Amazon to commence drilling on Tocantins



    TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Amazon Mining Holding Plc ("Amazon" or
the "Company") (AMZ:TSX-V) is pleased to announce that it has signed an
agreement with Boart Longyear Geoserv of Brazil ("Boart") a subsidiary of
Boart Longyear Company, to conduct 1,500m of preliminary drilling on the
Company's Tocantins Gold Project.
    Boart has been providing drilling services to the global minerals
industry for over 100 years. Drilling is scheduled to commence by month's end
and results are to be expected during Q1, 2008. The Tocantins Gold Project,
covering some 9,100ha, is located in an Achaean Greenstone Belt in the state
of Tocantins, Brazil.
    The concession is underlain by Precambrian granite-greenstone terrene and
the region is an appendix to the Sao Francisco Craton. In 2006 Amazon's
exploration program focused on exploring the hinge zones of major folds and
succeeded in identifying three priority areas for further detailed, two phase
exploration. Phase one will consist of approximately 7,000m of reverse
circulation (RC) and diamond drilling (DD). Phase two will consist of
additional systemic and infill drilling with the preparation of a NI 43-101
compliant gold resource estimate as the combined program target.

    About Amazon

    Amazon is listed on the TSX Venture exchange and is a mineral exploration
company engaged in acquiring and developing gold exploration properties in
Brazil. Its strategic focus is to acquire projects with demonstrated potential
for hosting gold deposits and to define resources through exploration and
drilling campaigns. Amazon's activities are currently focused on the Tocantins
Gold Project, located in the state of Tocantins, in central Brazil, and on the
Madeira Gold Project, located in the states of Rondonia and Amazonas, in
north-western Brazil.

    Qualified Person

    The technical and scientific information in this release has been
reviewed by Dr. Joao Batista G. Teixeira, Chief Geoscientist of Amazon; a
Qualified Person as described in NI 43-101 and a professional geologist with
more than 39 years of experience.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of Amazon Mining Holding Plc

    Cristiano Veloso, President & Chief Executive Office

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release and the information contained herein.

    This press release contains certain "forward looking statements", which
include but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial
or operating performance of the Company, its subsidiaries and its projects,
statements regarding use of proceeds, exploration prospects, identification of
mineral reserves, costs of and capital for exploration projects, exploration
expenditures, timing of future exploration and permitting, requirements for
additional capital, government regulations of mining operations, environmental
risks, reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims, and limitations of
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achievements expressed or implied by said statements. There can be no
assurances that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as
actual results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in said statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue
reliance on forward-looking statements.




For further information:

For further information: Cristiano Veloso, President & Chief Executive
Officer, Tel: +44 (0) 20 8133 7607, Fax: +44(0)20 7405 7773, Email:
cv@amazonplc.com; Nadine Williams, Investor Relations, Tel: +1(416)866-2966,
Fax: +1(416)867-9393, Email: nw@amazonplc.com; For Press Release or further
information Contact: Renmark Financial Communications: Dan Symons:
dsymons@renmarkfinancial.com; Melanie Lecavalier:
mlecavalier@renmarkfinancial.com, T: (514) 939-3989, F: (514) 939-3717,
www.renmarkfinancial.com

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