Development of Eco Oro's Angostura Project not restricted by official Park boundaries

Development of Eco Oro's Angostura Project not restricted by official Park 
VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Eco Oro Minerals Corp. ("Eco Oro" or the 
"Company") (TSX: EOM) is pleased to announce that further to the declaration 
of the Regional Park of Santurbán (the "Park") on January 8, 2013, the 
coordinates of the Park have now been approved by the Corporación Autónoma 
Regional para la Defensa de la Meseta de Bucaramanga. The Company's initial 
assessment indicates that the officially declared boundaries do not impede 
development of the Angostura Project. 
The Angostura deposit, Eco Oro's principal asset, covers a total area of 215 
hectares of which 193 hectares or 90% falls outside of the surface boundaries 
of the Park. Of the previously disclosed(1) mineral resources for the deposit, 
approximately 3 million ounces of gold equivalent(2) or 89% of the indicated 
resources and 2.3 million ounces of gold equivalent(2) or 96% of the inferred 
resources fall outside the surface boundaries of the Park. "This long awaited 
declaration of the Park represents a significant milestone for Eco Oro and its 
shareholders as we work towards advancing the development of the Angostura 
Project. We remain committed to developing Angostura in a way that is 
economically, socially and environmentally beneficial for all stakeholders," 
stated Joao Carrelo, Eco Oro's President and CEO. "In participating in the 
declaration of the Park, senior government officials have recognized that 
responsible mining and environmental protection can coexist for the common 
benefit of the Santander region." 
A total of 6,394 hectares of the Company's 30,132 hectares of mineral rights 
fall within the Park boundaries. Although the development of the Angostura 
project may be only marginally affected, a significant portion of Eco Oro's 
total non-core mineral and surface rights are covered by the surface of the 
Park. To the extent the Company is unable to make use of these assets, it will 
seek compensation. 
The Company will provide updates on this matter should any significant 
developments occur. 
Qualified Persons 
Frederick Felder, P.Geo, a consultant to Eco Oro and a qualified person as 
that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and verified 
the technical information contained in this news release. 
Company Profile 
Eco Oro Minerals Corp. is a publicly-traded precious metals exploration and 
development company with a portfolio of projects in Colombia. Eco Oro has been 
focused on its wholly-owned, multi-million ounce Angostura gold-silver 
project, located in northeastern Colombia. The Angostura Project consists of 
the Angostura deposit and four key satellite prospects: Móngora, La Plata, 
Armenia and Violetal. The Company has invested over $200 million in the 
project's development and in that of the surrounding communities over more 
than 15 years. Eco Oro is committed to further advancing the Angostura 
Project in a socially and environmentally responsible manner that will be 
beneficial for all stakeholders. 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility 
for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. 
Forward-Looking Statements 
Certain statements in this news release are "forward-looking" within the 
meaning of Canadian securities legislation. They include statements about the 
impact of the Park on the Company's assets and business as well as future 
plans for its mineral and surface rights. Forward-looking statements are 
necessarily based upon the current belief, opinions and expectations of 
management that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently 
subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social 
uncertainties and other contingencies. Many factors could cause the Company's 
actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the 
forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, political 
influence, government regulation as well as other risk factors set out under 
the heading "Risk Factors" in the Annual Information Form dated March 26, 
2012, which is available on SEDAR at Investors are cautioned 
not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent 
uncertainty therein. 
(1) See the Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment for Angostura dated March 
23, 2012 available on SEDAR.
(2) Using a cutoff grade of 1.5 g/t Au. 
Please visit the Company's website or contact 
João Carrelo President & CEO Tel: +1 604 682 8212  
Fiona Grant Leydier Director, Investor Relations Tel: +1 604 682 8212   
SOURCE: Eco Oro Minerals Corp. 
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