Projects in Haiti

The geology of Haiti is prospective exploration terrain for epithermal gold-silver as well as copper-gold porphyry deposits, and consists of preserved remnants of a Cretaceous island arc assemblage situated along the northern margin of the Caribbean Plate. This geologic environment hosts numerous gold and copper occurrences in Haiti, as well as the Pueblo Viejo deposit in the adjacent Dominican Republic. Pueblo Viejo has 215 million tons of proven and probable reserves containing 20.4 million ounces of gold, 117.3 million ounces of silver, and 423.5 million pounds of copper as of year-end 2007 reporting ( However, even though Haiti's mineral potential is similar to that found in the Dominican Republic, it has remained under-explored.

The recognition of Haiti's exploration potential, coupled with an improving business climate, resulted in EMX's establishment of an exploration program in early 2006 and the acquisition of the La Miel and La Mine gold properties. The Treuil copper property was acquired in 2007. EMX's exploration successes on these properties led to the establishment in 2008 of a Joint Venture and Regional Strategic Alliance (the "Agreement") with Newmont Ventures Limited ("Newmont") for exploration in the Republic of Haiti. The Agreement includes a private placement, a joint venture on the La Miel gold project, and a regional strategic exploration alliance that covers northern Haiti.

EMX's programs in Haiti gained further momentum later 2008, with the acquisition of the 27 additional exploration licenses, including the historic Meme copper-gold mine. This property package, in combination with EMX's previous license awards, gives the Company a commanding land position along 130 kilometers of strike length in an emerging new gold belt. EMX's exploration land holdings now total 281,858 hectares, and cover approximately half of the Massif du Nord metallogenic belt in Haiti.

EMX, and exploration alliance partner Newmont, are aggressively exploring the Company's extensive property portfolio in what is gaining recognition as one of the world's premier, early stage gold exploration terrains.