South America Gold and Copper Company Limited Announces Start of Drill Program on Porphyry Copper Deposit of Pimenton



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    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - South American Gold and Copper Company Limited
(the "Company") (TSX: SAG) is pleased to announce that Empresa Minera de
Mantos Blancos S. A., the Chilean subsidiary of Anglo American, has moved its
drill rig on site and is about to commence drilling on the Pimenton porphyry
copper target.
    Pimenton is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and is located in
the Central Porphyry Copper belt of Chile in an area of current and intense
exploration activities.

    South American Gold and Copper Company Limited is a minerals producing,
exploration and development company with properties and activities currently
focused in Chile.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United
States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Except for statements of
historical fact relating to the company, certain information contained herein
constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are
frequently characterized by words such as "plan," "expect," "project,"
"intend," "believe," "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or
statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur.
Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of
management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety
of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or
results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
statements. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the
exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved
in interpreting drilling results and other ecological data, fluctuating metal
prices, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and
expenses, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing
needed in the future and other factors. The Company undertakes no obligation
to update forward looking statements if circumstances or management's
estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements.





For further information:

For further information: Stephen W. Houghton, President and CEO,
Telephone: (212) 751-0083, Website: www.sagc.com


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