Vancouver, B.C., Canada, October 27, 2009 -- Magma Energy Corp. (TSX:MXY) is pleased to announce that Magma Energy Corp. and Ram Power Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Polaris Geothermal Inc. ("PGI"), have jointly won an international bid for two geothermal concessions known as "Volcán Mombacho" and "Caldera de Apoyo" in Nicaragua. Future exploration of the concessions will be made pursuant to a joint venture agreement, where PGI will be the operator, with each company contributing equally to project costs.
The Caldera de Apoyo concession is 10 km south of Masaya and 10 km west of the colonial town of Granada. The Volcán Mombacho concession is located 10 km south of Granada. The total area for these exploration concessions is 100 km2 per concession. The requirements of the concession are approximately US $50 million to be spent by the joint venture to define the potential of these resources. Exploration is programmed to start on both concessions during the first quarter of 2010 for completion within 27 months. Preliminary studies indicate reservoir temperatures reaching above 220°C.
About Magma Energy Corp.
Magma Energy Corp. is a geothermal power company which is actively engaged in operating, developing, exploring and acquiring geothermal energy projects. We currently have one operating power generation plant (the Soda Lake Operation in Nevada), and an extensive portfolio of exploration properties throughout the western United States, Chile, Argentina and Peru.
For further information please contact:
Alison Thompson, Vice President, Corporate Relations
Magma Energy Corp.
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This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws, which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to future events or future performance, management's expectations regarding reservoir temperatures, the potential of concessions, recoverable geothermal energy or energy generation capacities. Such forward-looking information reflects management's current beliefs and is based on information currently available to management.
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