Shares of global exploration and production mining company Elray Resources Inc. spiked 10 percent to $0.11 this morning after the company issued a positive update regarding the Ecuadorian mining sector.

Elray’s portfolio of heavily mineralized mining tenements is based in South East Asia and South America. News that several agencies and institutions anticipate significant growth in Ecuador’s mining sector could result in mining and economic pay-offs for the company.

The company said that compared to other Latin American countries, Ecuador has a favorable investment environment influenced by stable political culture and low wage levels, which create many opportunities for foreign investors.

“We believe Ecuador has key elements required to see its mining sector explode,” Barry Lucas, Elray’s executive chairman stated in the press release. “These include excellent geological potential, stable economy and a business-oriented government.”

Elray noted several key facts supporting its outlook for the Ecuadorian mining sector, including positive geological studies that suggest Ecuador has “tremendous potential for discovery of new economic ore deposits”; progressing laws protecting the Ecuadorian economy and environment; new mining laws to enforce mining regulation compliance; and estimates that oil and mining represent 27 percent of the economy of Ecuador.

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