Marc Fogassa, Chairman and CEO of Brazil Minerals, Inc. Discusses Recent News in a New Audio Interview at

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --, Inc. (SCV) announced today that a new audio interview with Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB:BMIX) (the "Company" or "BMIX"), a diversified mining company and a producer of diamonds and gold at its Mineraçao Duas Barras Ltda. ("Duas Barras") subsidiary located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, is now available. The interview can be heard at

Marc Fogassa, Chairman and CEO of BMIX, called in to to provide the SCV listening audience as well as the BMIX shareholders with his personal insights into the recent news for the Company. The Company recently announced that it has sold a lot of GIA-graded polished diamonds to a U.S. based investor group for future delivery. Prior to this event, BMIX had only sold unpolished, rough diamonds as well as gold to local Brazilian buyers. In addition, BMIX also announced that it had closed a transaction with a U.S. family trust in which it received funding directed at the purchase of capital equipment which will be used primarily at its Mineraçao Duas Barras Ltda. ("Duas Barras") gold and diamond mining property in Brazil. The equipment purchased with these funds will be used to replace expensive rented equipment currently operating on the Duas Barras property.

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About Brazil Minerals, Inc.

Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB:BMIX), a U.S. corporation, is a diversified mining company and a producer of diamonds and gold at its Mineraçao Duas Barras Ltda. ("Duas Barras") subsidiary located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. BMIX also owns all of the mining rights to a gold project covering 24,700 acres in the state of Amazonas, as well as interests in projects in titanium, vanadium, and iron in Brazil. More information on BMIX, including an investor presentation, can be found at

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are based upon the current plans, estimates and projections of Brazil Minerals, Inc.'s management and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning market and industry segment growth and demand and acceptance of new and existing products; any projections of production, reserves, sales, earnings, revenue, margins or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; uncertainties related to conducting business in Brazil, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: business conditions in Brazil, general economic conditions; geopolitical events and regulatory changes, availability of capital, the BMIX's ability to maintain its competitive position and dependence on key management. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

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