Avnel Gold Mining Limited - Operations resume at the Kalana Mine on June 7, 2009


    ST. PETER PORT, Guernsey, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Avnel Gold Mining Limited
("Avnel" or the "Company") (TSX: AVK) announces that, further to its press
release of May 21, 2009, gold production operations re-commenced at the Kalana
Mine on June 7, 2009. Production is currently at approximately 70% and full
production is expected by June 10, 2009.
    The main pump station at 180m level is operating following the dewatering
of the flooded pump station and power supply reticulation equipment on May 20,
2009. The electrical equipment was dried out and re-commissioned. The company
has ordered some electrical spares as some components of the Motor Control
System may have been compromised.

    About the Company:

    Avnel is a gold mining producing company operating the Kalana gold mine
and is engaged in the exploration of the Kalana Exploitation Permit and
Fougadian exploration permit.
    Avnel's principal asset is an 80% interest in Société d'Exploitation des
Mines d'Or de Kalana ("SOMIKA"). SOMIKA is the holder of a 30 year
exploitation permit encompassing 387.4 sq. km. around and to the south of the
operating Kalana gold mine in South West Mali. Avnel also holds the Fougadian
exploration permit covering an area of 150 sq. km. which lies to the South of
the main Kalana exploitation permit.

    Forward-Looking Information

    This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Although Avnel
believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are
based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from
those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include
market prices, continued availability of capital and financing and general
economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or
developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
statements. Avnel does not assume any obligation to update or revise its
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
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For further information:

For further information: Howard Miller, Chief Executive Officer, +44 207
589 9082, Fax +44 207 589 8507, howard@hbmiller.co.uk; www.avnelgold.com;
Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Barry Mire: bmire@renmarkfinancial.com;
Henri Perron: hperron@renmarkfinancial.com; Montreal: (514) 939-3989, Fax:
(514) 939-3717; Toronto: (416) 644-2020, Fax: (416) 644-2021;

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