Tamerlane Ventures Inc. ("Tamerlane" or the "Company") (TSX-V: TAM) announced today that the Federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada has approved and signed a 5-year extension to Tamerlane’s Type A Water License for the Pine Point Project. 

Tamerlane also received its updated Type A Land Use Permit in March of this year.  The Company’s Land and Water permits are valid for the maximum term allowable, which is 5 years, encompassing the construction and mining operations at the R-190 zinc-lead deposit.


In 2008, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board issued Tamerlane a Type A Land Use Permit pertaining to the completion and construction of the main mine, milling and tailings facilities at the R-190 deposit of the Pine Point project.  In 2009, the Federal Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs also approved and signed the project’s Water License. 
Although these permits were valid until 2013, last year the Company submitted an application to amend the Water License and Land Use Permit, reflecting the change in method of accessing the R-190 ore body from a vertical shaft to a ramp decline.  
As a result of today’s announcement, both the Water License and the Land Use Permit have been successfully renewed, and are currently in effect for the full maximum term of 5 years, through March 2017.

About Tamerlane Ventures Inc.

Tamerlane Ventures Inc. is an exploration and development mining company with advanced base metal development projects in Canada and Peru. The Company’s immediate focus is bringing the 100%-owned Pine Point Project to production. The Company is currently in the financing phase and expects to commence construction following financing. Tamerlane plans to sell the well-known, Pine Point Concentrates to various smelting facilities around the world. The Company also plans to develop its Los Pinos heap leach copper project in Peru.

“Michael A. Willett”
Chief Executive Officer

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Brent Jones
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