Alexandria Files Updated National Instrument 43-101 Compliant Resource Report for Akasaba on SEDAR

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AZX)(FRANKFURT:A9D) reported today that, in compliance with National Instrument ("NI") 43-101, it has filed on SEDAR the Technical Report for the updated resource estimate, as released on February 7, 2013, for its 100%-owned Akasaba Project in Bourlamaque Township, Val d'Or, Quebec.

The updated Current Resource, which more than doubled the original estimates in less than one year (see Press Release March 27, 2012), is summarized as follows:

Table 1. NI 43-101 Gold Resources at Akasaba

                        Indicated Resources        
                               Au Grade   Contained
Zone                Tonnage       (g/t)  Gold (oz.)
Underground         653,929        5.79     121,657
Main Pit(1)       3,009,214        1.37     132,475
West Zone Pit                                      
Totals                                      254,132

                                     Inferred Resources                     
                                                                       Cu in
                            Au Grade Contained  Cu Grade  Contained   Equiv.
Zone               Tonnage     (g/t)  Au (oz.)       (%)    Cu (Kg) (oz.)(2)
Underground      1,537,973      5.51   272,385                              
Main Pit(1)                                                                 
 Pit(1)            285,374      1.76    16,153                              
West Zone Pit   14,863,740      0.69   332,074      0.41 61,255,885  342,108
Totals                                 620,612           61,255,885  342,108
Note (1): Resources from the Main Pit and Satellite Pits are unchanged from 
Note (2): Gold Equivalent (Gold Eq.) calculated from copper resources using 
Au price of $1,325/oz. and copper price of $7.40/kg.                        

Eric Owens, President of Alexandria Minerals, said, "These robust estimates presented in this study attest to the potential of the project. We are excited to continue to build this deposit as we await the assay results for 22 drill holes."

The Current Resource consists of both open pit and underground resources. Growth over the past year occurred principally as a result of the discovery by Alexandria geologists in 2012 of the near-surface, open-pit resources of the West Gold-Copper Zone, which increased Inferred Resources by 263% over those estimated last year. Additional open-pit resources occur in the Main Pit, centered over the past-producing Akasaba Mine, and smaller nearby Satellite pits (see figure below), located 1,600 m along strike from the West Zone.

Underground resources occur in the vicinity of, and below, the Akasaba Mine, which produced a reported 40,000 ounces of gold at a grade of 5.25 g/t Au, and 10,000 of silver, from 1960-1963. From 2009 until 2012, the Company focused its efforts in this area, delineating the first underground resource in 2012 down to 500 m depth. The underground Current Resources now extend to a depth of 600m, and remain open below this depth.

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The NI 43-101 Compliant report was prepared by Independent Qualified Persons Alain-Jean Beauregard, P. Geo., OGQ, FGAC and Daniel Gaudreault, P. Eng., OIQ, both of Geologica Groupe Conseil, of Val d'Or, based on the resource estimation of Christian D'Amours, P.Geo. and OGQ, of Geopointcom, also of Val d'Or.

The expansion of the underground resource and discovery of the new gold-copper West Zone open pit resource was the result of the completion of 51 holes totaling 22,102 m drilled on the Akasaba project Since the March 27, 2012 release of its first NI 43-101 Resource Estimate at Akasaba.

The following apply to the estimated resource:

1.  The mineral resources were estimated using the Canadian Institute of
    Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Standards on mineral Resources
    and Reserves, Definitions and Guidelines prepared by the CIM Standing
    Committee on Reserve Definitions and adopted by CIM Council. 
2.  Assumptions for the Resource Calculation for Underground and West Zone
    Pit: (a) Gold Price, $1,325/oz., Copper Price $7.40/kg, (b) Cut-off
    Grade, Underground, 2.25 g/t Au, Open-pit, 0.5 g/t, (c) Bulk Density,
    Mine area underground and open pits, Specific Gravity 2.8; West Zone
    pit, Specific gravity 2.65, (d) Minimum true width, Underground, 2.5 m,
    all Open Pits, 5m, (e) Blasting/Mucking costs, Underground, $68/tonne,
    Open-Pit, $5.75/tonne, (f) Milling Costs, $12/tonne, (g) Overburden
    removal costs, $3/cubic meter, (h) Open pit shell optimized for best
    revenue, (i) Geostatistical analysis indicate no grade capping is
3.  Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves have not demonstrated
    economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially
    affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation,
    sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues, although the
    Company is not aware of any such issues. 
4.  Resources at the Main Pit and Satellite Pit were released on March 27,
    2012 and are not part of this study. 

The geostatistical evaluation of the diamond drill hole results were performed by independent Qualified Person Christian D'Amours, P.Geo., of Geopointcom in Val d'Or, QC, on data verified by Independent Qualified Persons Alain-Jean Beauregard, P. Geo., OGQ, FGAC and Daniel Gaudreault, P. Eng., OIQ, both of Geologica Groupe Conseil, of Val d'Or, QC. Geological interpretation and geological database compilation of Akasaba was performed under the supervision of Peter Legein, Qualified Person, of Alexandria Minerals Corporation. This Press Release, and the technical report, has been reviewed by all parties. Please note that Mineral Resources which are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Program design, management, and Quality Control/Quality Assurance is governed by Alexandria's exploration group, of which Peter Legein, P.Geo, and Eric Owens, P.Geo, are the Company's Qualified Persons. Peter Legein supervises the technical activities of the Company. The QA/QC program is consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices; this will be summarized in the technical report, but has previously been addressed in the NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Cadillac Break properties (February 2008).

About Alexandria Minerals Corporation

Alexandria Minerals Corporation is a Toronto-based junior gold exploration and development company with one of the largest portfolio of properties along the prolific, gold-producing Cadillac Break in Val d'Or, Quebec. The Company is currently focused on advancing its Akasaba and Sleepy projects. Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., with two producing gold mines in the region, owns roughly 9% of the Company.

WARNING: This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of up-coming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Alexandria Minerals Corporation relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

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Alexandria Minerals Corporation
Andreas Curkovic
Investor Relations
(416) 577-9927

Alexandria Minerals Corporation
Eric Owens