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First Nations Students Complete Underground Core Mining Training Program in New Brunswick

by NationTalk on March 15, 2012157 Views

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March 14, 2012

Vancouver, British Columbia…Trevali Mining Corporation (“Trevali” or the “Company”) (TSX: TV and TV.WT; BVL: TV; OTCQX: TREVF; Frankfurt: 4TI) is pleased to announce that the twelve initial students enrolled in the First Nations Underground Core Mining Training Program (the “Program”) through the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) in Miramichi have successfully completed their studies.

The Program is a partnership between the Aboriginal Workforce Development Initiative (AWDI), the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL), and Trevali.The twelve students (see Figure 1), from the Elsipogtog, Pabineau, Eel Ground, Esgenoopetitj, Eel River Bar and Metepenagiag First Nations, all completed the initial 11-week training-to-employment initiative for Trevali’s Halfmile Mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick. The next stage of the Program will see the students teamed with experienced miners for on the job-training in all aspects of underground mining operations after which they will receive a certificate, thereby creating a new generation of skilled First Nation trades-people for a growing resource industry in New Brunswick, as well as throughout Canada and internationally.

“We are extremely proud to be part of this exciting initiative and would like to express our congratulations to the inaugural class of First Nation students in the mining program,” stated Dr. Mark Cruise, Trevali’s President and CEO. “We’re also looking forward to seeing the students commence their second-phase of training at our Halfmile mine where initial production recently commenced.”

ABOUT TREVALI MINING CORPORATION

Trevali has two advanced-stage polymetallic (zinc-lead-silver-copper) deposits in Canada and Peru – the Halfmile and Santander mine projects respectively. In Canada, Trevali owns the Halfmile Mine and Stratmat polymetallic deposit in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick, and the past-producing Ruttan copper-zinc mine in northern Manitoba. Production from the Halfmile Mine commenced in early 2012 and will ramp up to a planned production rate of 2,000-tonnes-per-day.

In Peru, the Company has the Santander zinc-lead-silver mine project and the former-producing Huampar silver mine, both located in the Central Peruvian Polymetallic Belt. Mine commissioning is anticipated to commence at the Santander operation in mid-2012 with ramp up to full 2,000-tonnes-per-day production to follow shortly thereafter. Additionally through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Trevali Renewable Energy Inc., Trevali is undertaking a significant upgrade of its wholly-owned Tingo run-of-river hydroelectric generating facility along with transmission line upgrades and extensions to allow, in addition to supplying power to the mining operation on the property, the potential sale of surplus power into the Peruvian National Energy Grid.

The common shares of Trevali are listed on the TSX (symbol TV), the OTCQX (symbol TREVF) and on the Lima Stock Exchange (symbol TV). Warrants to purchase common shares of Trevali are listed on the TSX (symbol TV.WT). For further details on Trevali, readers are referred to the Company’s web site (www.trevali.com) and to Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
TREVALI MINING CORPORATION
“Mark D. Cruise” (signed)
Mark D. Cruise, President

Contact Information: Steve Stakiw, Manager – Corporate Communications
Email: sstakiw@trevali.com
Phone: (604) 488-1661 / Direct: (604) 638-5623

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