Athabasca Minerals Named Top Canadian Aggregate Producer For Second Straight Year
Edmonton, Alberta, June 30, 2010 - Athabasca Minerals Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Athabasca"- TSX Venture: ABM) is pleased to announce that it has received the honour of being the top aggregate producer in Canada for the second straight year, as published in Aggregates and Roadbuilding magazine annual top 10 rankings of sand and gravel suppliers. The Corporation delivered 6.59 million tonnes, which exceeds the number two supplier by almost 3 million tonnes. The entire story can be read at www.rocktoroad.com, the online presence for Aggregates and Roadbuilding Magazine.
President Dom Kriangkum states; "We continue to lead by example in the delivery of aggregates, and view the increased activity in the oil sands region as instrumental to aggregate demand. This demand is not only from oil sands companies, but infrastructure development to accommodate the increased needs of a growing population in Fort McMurray."
About Athabasca Minerals Inc.
Athabasca Minerals Inc. is a resource company involved in the management, exploration and development of aggregate projects in Canada. These activities include contracts works, aggregate pit management, new aggregate development and acquisitions of sand and gravel operations. The Corporation also has industrial mineral land holdings in the vicinity of Fort McMurray and Peace River, Alberta. The Corporation's aim is to find and develop local sources of industrial minerals essential to the economic development of specific high growth regions.
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