MENDOZA, ARGENTINA. December 30th, 2009. Argentina Mining is pleased to announce that Hochschild Mining, the Peruvian mining company operator of the San Jose Mine in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina - in joint venture with Minera Andes- has confirmed its participation as Gold Sponsor for its Argentina Mining 2010 Convention to be held in San Juan, on August 31, September 1-2, 2010.

Hochschild Mining has participated in Argentina Mining Conventions  since 2006, with outstanding presence in the conference programs and as sponsor in the 2008 edition. Also, Latin Exploration 2009, the new event focused on exploration, counted with the participation of Isac Burstein, Vice-president of Businesses Development of the Group. He was voted as the best Conference speaker.

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“The participation of Hochschild is of great importance to us, and we are sincerely thankful to the company for the trust they have in our significant event"; said Paola Rojas, Manager of Argentina Mining.

Hochschild is among the 14 well known companies participating as sponsors: Pan American Silver, Minera Andes, Silver Standard, Alex Stewart, Calypso Uranium, Exeter, MWH, Beretta Godoy, Alta Tecnologia Alimentaria and Geotruck, among others, as well as numerous exhibitors, who have already occupied the 90% of the exhibition hall.

About Hochschild Mining: Hochschild Mining plc is a leading precious metals company listed on the London Stock Exchange (HOCM.L for Reuters / HOC LN for Bloomberg) with a primary focus on the exploration, mining, processing and sale of silver and gold. Hochschild currently operates four underground epithermal vein mines, three located in southern Peru, one in southern Argentina and one open pit mine in northern Mexico and numerous long-term prospects throughout the Americas. Hochschild has over forty years experience in the mining of precious metal epithermal vein deposits. For further information please visit

About Argentina Mining Argentina Mining is an Events Marketing company focused on the Argentinean market. Its objectives are gathering the mining community in Argentina and providing a place to promote the activity in the world, developing business opportunities for its members. The company organizes the premium international event of the Argentinean mining sector, the Argentina Mining Convention, which takes place in Argentina since 1996, and the Latin Exploration Conference, among others. Additionally, it provides advisory services in public relations and marketing and supplementary products.