MENDOZA, ARGENTINA. October 20th, 2010. Argentina Mining is pleased to announce that Minera Andes, owner of 49% of San Jose Mine in Santa Cruz province -in joint venture with Hochschild Mining-,   and owner of Los Azules project in San Juan, among others, has confirmed its renewed participation, in this opportunity as Copper Sponsor for the 2nd International Conference on Exploration in Latin America, Latin Exploration 2010, to be held in the city of Buenos Aires, on October 28 - 29, 2010.

Minera Andes was Sponsor in the last edition of Argentina Mining 2010 and now it confirms its support to the mining activity in the region by participating in Latin Exploration 2010. Argentina Mining thanks the company for participating one more time and for its continued support to our event.

Minera Andes is a successful exploration company. 49 percent of the value of San Jose's production is attributable to Minera Andes. The company also owns 100% of Los Azules copper project in San Juan province containing 11.2 billion lbs. of copper and other exploration targets are 100% owned by Minera Andes.

To achieve its success, Minera Andes carries out a systematic, methodical exploration plan. Part of this deliberative approach has been to concentrate technical and human resources in Argentina and focus on properties which can be brought to drill and discovery stage as soon as possible, thus making more efficient use of financial and human resources.

“It is an honor for us to receive the support of Minera Andes one more time, in this occasion as Copper Sponsor of Latin Exploration 2010. We welcome the company and appreciate their effort to continue investing in Argentina,” commented Paola Rojas, Manager of Argentina Mining, organizing company of Latin Exploration 2010.

About Argentina Mining:

Argentina Mining is an Events and Marketing firm focused on the Argentinean mining 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 biennially in Argentina since 1996, and the Latin Exploration Conference, among others. Additionally, it provides advisory services in public relations and marketing and develops supplementary products. For further information, please visit

About Minera Andes:

Minera Andes’ strategic goal is to achieve success in a "mine cycle" of exploration, development and production in Argentina. Minera Andes explores in high-potential regions in Argentina, makes a discovery and adds value to the discovery through a methodical and systematic exploration program. Their properties and targets are located in two mining-friendly provinces in Argentina –Santa  Cruz in southern Argentina (San José), and San Juan in the north (Los Azules). For further information, please visit