Lake Victoria Reports Progress at Kinyambwiga Gold Project Tanzania, East Africa

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Lake Victoria Reports Progress at Kinyambwiga Gold Project Tanzania, East Africa

Files Official Environmental Report

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (LVCA:OTCBB) Lake Victoria Mining Company is pleased to provide an update on the progress of acquiring a Mining License for its open pit gold mining project near the town of Bunda in northern Tanzania. On Friday, August 2nd the Company completed and filed with the Tanzanian government the required Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Report (ESIA). Acceptance of the ESIA report is necessary before the government can move towards awarding a mining license.

TANSHEQ, an experienced Tanzanian consulting firm specializing in environmental management, was awarded the contract to complete the Environmental Impact Assessment study for an open pit gold mine at Kunanga 1 (K-1), a location within the larger Kinyambwiga project area (Refer to Press Release 19th December 2012).

Field work by TANSHEQ commenced immediately, and by March 2013 a Baseline study and a preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment report was completed and submitted to the Tanzanian Government's National Environmental Management Council (NEMC). Based upon this report, NEMC conducted a field investigation in May 2013; during this investigation, both environmental and social aspects of the project were discussed with local and government stakeholders. Various issues were resolved which led to finalizing technical requirements contained in the draft report.

During this time, the Company met with the Ministry of Mines, Environment, Lands and Water and with local inhabitants who might be affected by the project. After many meetings with the government's District representatives, the village council and the inhabitants, the majority stakeholders voted in favor of the planned project.

Additional Property

The Company, through its 100 percent owned Tanzanian subsidiary, has applied and been granted an additional 15 Primary Mining Licenses (PML's), adjoining and covering the area immediately south and north of the current 24 PML boundary. These 15 additional PMLs include at least 2 new gold occurrences known as Kunanga 2 (K-2) and 3 (K-3). The area enclosed within the Company's PML's now totals 3.44 square kilometers, and will support conditions and terms within the ESIA report as well as requirements for a Mining License application.

The ESIA report has been submitted for approval to the NEMC's Director General. Once the report is approved, NEMC will issue an Environmental Certificate, which is the next and final step towards receiving a license to mine from the Tanzania Ministry of Energy and Minerals.

David Kalenuik, CEO and President of Lake Victoria stated "the Company and our contractor's have worked very hard to complete this detailed report in a short amount of time, and I am very pleased that this milestone has been reached and that we are moving closer to the Company's goal of having our first gold mine in Tanzania."

Expansion Possibilities

In the meantime, at K-3 about 1 kilometer north of K-1, recent artisanal mining activities have increased with the arrival of about 400 small scale gold miners. In addition, at K-2, artisanal miners have found and opened another gold bearing quartz vein about 1.4 kilometers northeast of K-1 which is the planned site of the initial small scale open pit. Both K-2 and K-3 are exploration targets and may contribute to an expansion of the current K-1 mine plan.

The reader is cautioned that the potential quantity and grade of the Company's regional exploration targets are conceptual in nature; it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the exploration targets being delineated as a mineral resource and there is no guarantee that these resources, if delineated, will be economic or sufficient to support a commercial mining operation. The Company's production objectives are intended to provide an indication of management's current expectations and are still conceptual in nature. It is uncertain that it will be established that these resources will be converted into economically viable mining reserves. Until a feasibility study has been completed, there is no certainty that these objectives will be met.

Clive King, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as such term is defined in Canadian National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for monitoring the supervision and quality control of Lake Victoria's exploration program and has reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release. Clive King, registered as a Professional Geologist with the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions (Pr.Sci.Nat Reg. No. 400065/09).

About the Company

Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. is working to create another gold mine in the world famous Lake Victoria Greenstone Belt, Tanzania, East Africa. Tanzania is Africa's fourth largest gold producer, behind South Africa and Ghana, but also has reserves of uranium, nickel and coal. Gold exports alone earned it $1.076 billion in 2009, up from $932.4 million the previous year. Lake Victoria holds nine prospective gold projects and five uranium projects within its Tanzania property portfolio. Additional information regarding the Company is available on the corporate website at: or by contacting:

Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc.
David T. Kalenuik, CEO & President
Phone: 303-586-1390


This news release may contain forward-looking statements or information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws applicable to the Company. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to obtaining financing to meet the Company's exploration programs and operating costs during its exploratory stage, the interpretation of exploration results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, 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, or other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in production and operations, the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies, the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, regulatory restrictions, including the inability to obtain mining permits and environmental regulatory restrictions and liability, the speculative nature of mineral exploration, dilution, competition, loss of key employees, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on June 28, 2013, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Company's periodic filings available at and with Canadian Securities Administrators at Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly revisions to any "forward-looking statement," to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as is required under applicable securities laws.

Cautionary note to U.S. Investors — The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this press release, such as "mineralized zones" which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in our annual report on Form 10-K. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of the Company in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or unless an exemption from such registration is available.

Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc.
David T. Kalenuik, 303-586-1390
CEO & President

KEYWORDS:   North America  Canada  Africa  Tanzania


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