MENDOZA, ARGENTINA. October 5th, 2011. Argentina Mining is pleased to announce that Votorantim Metais, Brazilian mining company, positioned on the world’s top-ten zinc producers and largest nickel producers in Latin America, has confirmed its participation as Gold Sponsor for the 3rd International Conference on Exploration in Latin America, Latin Exploration 2011, to be held in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 17 - 18, 2011.

“We thank the company support as Gold Sponsor of Latin Exploration 2011 Conference, once again. The presence of Votorantim shows us their strong interest to develop the Mining activity in the región”, commented Paola Rojas, Manager of Argentina Mining, organizing company of Latin Exploration 2011.

Votorantim is also participating in the conference program with the presence of their General Manager of Mineral Exploration in Latin America, the geologist Eugenio Ferrari, who will present a lecture entitled   “Votorantim Metais and its strategy in Latin America.”

Votorantim joins other sponsor companies as Silver Standard Resources, Argentex, Pan American Silver, Metallum, Tetra Tech, Austral Minerals and over 50 confirmed companies, to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Exploration in Latin America which will offer not only the conference program but also the Project Exchange - a new way of promoting mining projects.  Junior mining companies will find it very useful for finding new partners for JV, getting offers to farm-out properties or even getting capital from savvy investors.

Latin Exploration 2011 has the support of the embassies of South Africa, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Chile.

About Argentina Mining:

Argentina Mining is an Events and Marketing firm focused on the Argentinean mining market, with offices in Mendoza and Salta. 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 Votorantim Metais:

Votorantim Metais is a private company, owned by the Votorantim Group, dedicated to zinc and nickel production in Latin America, and drawn steel manufacturing in Brazil. The company is divided into eight industrial units and has their own mines located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Goiás, and also in Lima, Peru. For further information please visit: