TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Alturas Minerals Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ALT)(BVLAC:ALT) announces the granting of an aggregate of 3,930,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers and key employees, pursuant to the Company's Stock Option Plan, at an exercise price of $0.21 per common share. The options have a term of five years and vest over two years, with one-half vested immediately, and the final one-half one year thereafter.
About Alturas Minerals Corp.
Alturas is a Canadian corporation, which is the parent company of Alturas Minerals S.A. ("Alturas Peru") and Alturas Chile Ltda ("Alturas Chile"). Alturas' exploration strategy is focused on the discovery of large epithermal gold mineralized deposits and copper-gold porphyry/skarn deposits in Peru and Chile.
Alturas Peru has been actively exploring various mineral projects in Peru since January 2004. Alturas' properties include five drill-ready mineral exploration projects located in central and southern Peru, which includes the Chapi Chapi-Utupara Copper-Gold Project, the Sombrero Copper-Gold Project, the Ccaccapaqui Gold-Silver Project, Pampa Colorada and the Huajoto Gold-Silver-Zinc Project. In addition, Alturas Peru has interests in four other exploration projects in Peru. In Chile, Alturas has an option to acquire 100% of the La Corina copper-gold porphyry property in northern Chile.
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