VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2014) - Luna Gold Corp. (TSX:LGC)(LMA:LGC)(OTCQX:LGCUF) ("Luna" or the "Company") has temporarily halted operations at the Aurizona Gold Mine, Maranhao, Brazil.

Access to the Aurizona mine has been constrained as local community members demonstrate against the local government concerning the progress of government-sponsored infrastructure projects. In order to ensure the safety of the Company's workers and protect the Company's assets, Luna has decided to temporarily suspend mine operations until this situation is resolved and deemed safe for the Company's employees to resume work.

Luna is optimistic the parties will reach agreement soon and the mine will recommence normal operations.

The Company will provide updates as the situation develops and is resolved.

About Luna Gold Corp.

Luna is a gold production company engaged in the operation, expansion, and exploration of gold projects in Brazil.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


John Blake - President and CEO

Forward-Looking Statements: This release contains certain "forward-looking information" as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in Luna Gold Corp.'s periodic filings with Canadian Securities Regulators. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

Contact Information:

Luna Gold Corp.
Mark Halpin
Vice President Corporate Development & Investor Relations
+1 604 558 0564