VANCOUVER, Dec. 29 /CNW/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna Gold" or the "Company") announces that its Aurizona gold operation, located in Maranhao
state, Brazil was the target of an armed robbery early on December
A group of armed robbers gained access to the site and escaped with
approximately 1,500 ounces of gold. No employees were injured during
the robbery. Luna Gold has purchased insurance to cover this type of
loss with an internationally recognized insurance company and is in the
process of filing a claim.
The robbery is currently under investigation by Maranhao State Police.
Luna Gold's President & CEO, John Blake comments, "The safety and
welfare of our employees is our highest priority and we will ensure
that those involved receive appropriate support and counseling. Theft
in this manner is disturbing and regrettable. The company is
co-operating with authorities and will update the market when
information becomes available."
About Luna Gold Corp.
Luna Gold is a gold mining and exploration company engaged in the
exploration and development of gold deposits and advanced stage gold
exploration projects in Brazil. The Company is currently commissioning
its Aurizona gold mine in Maranhão, Brazil.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
LUNA GOLD CORP.
John Blake- President and CEO
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This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The
securities have not been and will not be registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933, as amended or any state securities laws
and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S.
persons unless registered under the United States Securities Act of
1933 and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such
registration is available.
This release contains certain forward looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and
uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in Luna Gold
Corp.'s periodic filings with Canadian Securities Regulators. These
factors include the inherent risks involved in the exploration and
development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in
interpreting drill results and other exploration data, the potential
for delays in exploration or development activities, the geology, grade
and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that future
exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with
the Company's expectations, accidents, equipment breakdowns, title
matters, labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or
interruptions in production and operations, fluctuating metal prices,
unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties relating to the
availability and costs of financing needed in the future, the inherent
uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for
unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, currency
fluctuations, regulatory restrictions, including environmental
regulatory restrictions and liability, competition, loss of key
employees, and other related risks and uncertainties. The Company
undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except
as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information
represents management's best judgment based on information currently
available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual
future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised
not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or
SOURCE LUNA GOLD CORP.
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