An unsuccessful robbery attempt was made at the Aurizona gold mine in the early hours of Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Armed individuals who had taken employees as hostages from a nearby village attempted to force entry to Luna Gold's gold storage facility located at site. All of the hostages were released unharmed and no injuries were sustained by any employees at Aurizona. The individuals were unsuccessful in the attempted robbery and no gold was stolen.
Production at Aurizona continues without interruption with some damage sustained to the gold storage facility.
The policies and procedures introduced after the robbery in December 2010 prevented a loss of gold in this unsuccessful attempt. Luna Gold will continue to monitor and upgrade security policies and procedures. Police are currently on site at Aurizona working with management to investigate the robbery.
About Luna Gold Corp.
Luna Gold is actively engaged in the operation, exploration, acquisition and development of gold opportunities in Brazil. The company currently has a gold mining operation, Aurizona Gold Mine in Maranhão, Brazil, a gold development project, the Cachoeira project in Para, Brazil and the Company is exploring in a large strategically placed greenfields land position in Maranhão, Brazil.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
LUNA GOLD CORP.
John Blake, President and CEO
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Luna Gold Corp.