South-Malartic : New gold-silver structure discovered at Piedra Rodante, Natora project, Mexico

    VAL-D'OR, QC, April 9 /CNW Telbec/ - South-Malartic Exploration Inc.
(TSXV-MSU) is pleased to announce the discovery of a new gold bearing
structure in the Piedra Rodante (PR) sector within the Natora property in the
Sierra Madre gold belt in Mexico. Ongoing sampling and detailed mapping have
identified a second silicified Au-Ag bearing structure located 360 metres
north-east of drill hole PR06-01. This new structure has been traced over 500
metres on a north-west strike towards the main PR north-south structure. The
channel sampling across the new structure returned 4 meters of 1.89 g/t Au and
118 g/t Ag.
    The Au-Ag grade and mineralogy suggest that the new silicified structure
and the main PR structure originate from the same source, the north-west
orientation further indicating the possibility that the two structures

    Work in progress

    At Piedra Rodante, 29.5 kilometers of line cutting have been completed in
preparation for the upcoming 49.5 line-kilometer IP-Mag survey which is
scheduled to begin shortly. Over 5 kilometers of roads have been laid as
bulldozers continue to forge access roads to the main areas.
    At the southern portion of the Cusalito area, 9 kilometers south of
Piedra Rodante, an extensive soil sampling program is underway which has
outlined to date an area of 1 km by 3 km containing anomalous Cu-Ag-Zn-Pb
values. This survey will help define the targets for the next drilling
    The samples referred to above were sent to the ALS Chemex preparation
laboratory in Hermosillo. Fire assays of 50 gram pulp samples (Au-AA26)
finalized with atomic absorption were performed at the ALS Chemex laboratory
in Vancouver. Malarsur, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, instituted a
quality control program for insertion of standards. Richard Dufresne, P. Geo.,
is the qualified person under Canadian standard 43-101 and has reviewed and
approved the contents of this press release.

    About South-Malartic Exploration Inc.

    South-Malartic Exploration Inc. is a mineral exploration company with 17
properties located in known gold regions of Mexico and Canada, including the
prolific Sierra Madre Gold Belt in proximity to Minefinder's Dolores (15 km
east), Alamos' Mulatos (40 km south) and Gammon Lake's Ocampo deposit (80 km
south), as well as the Val-d'Or region of Quebec.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the accuracy
    of this press release. This press release contains "forward-looking
    statements" not based on historical facts. Forward-looking statements
    express, as of the date of this press release, our estimates, forecast,
    projections, expectations and opinions as to future events or results.
    Forward-looking statements herein expressed are reasonable, but involve a
    number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that
    such statements will prove to be accurate. Therefore, actual results and
    future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
    statements. Factors that could cause results or events to differ
    materially from current expectations expressed or implied by the forward-
    looking statements include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in the
    market price of precious metals, mining industry risks, uncertainty as to
    calculation of mineral resources and requirements of additional financing
    and the capacity of the Company to obtain financing.

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Léon Méthot, President and CEO, (819)
824-5422; Mr. Richard Dufresne, Executive Vice-President, (819) 824-5422; Mrs.
Donna Yoshimatsu, Investor Relations, (647) 293-7047,;
Malartic's website:

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