VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 -- Canamex Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CSQ)(OTCQX: CNMFX)(FRANKFURT: CX6) ("Canamex" or the "Company") announces that it has signed a contract with AK Drilling of Butte, Montana for 22,000 feet (+6,700 meters) of reverse circulation ("RC") drilling at its Bruner Gold project located in central Nevada, approximately 200 kilometers east - southeast of Reno. Drilling is expected to commence on or about March 15, 2013, and continue through June 2013. Additional drilling of at least a similar amount during the second half of 2013 is anticipated, although details on that drilling will be dependent upon, in part, the drilling results received from the first half of 2013.
Canamex can earn a 70% interest in the Bruner project by expending $6 million before May 2017, and an additional 5% by completing a bankable feasibility study (News Release dated October 15, 2010). Canamex currently has sufficient cash to complete the contracted drilling program for the first half of 2013.
Drilling to Commence on the Northern Extension of the Historic Resource Area
Drilling will commence on the west side of the property on the northern extension of the historic resource area(i). The gold-in-soil anomaly that defines the area of the historic resource continues over 600 feet (approx. 200 meters) to the north of the area that was drilled extensively by Newmont, Miramar, Kennecott, and others in the 1980s and 1990s. The area includes 32 rock chip samples taken by Newmont Exploration, Inc., with values ranging from .03 g/t to 50.3 g/t Au. The Company has no reason to doubt the veracity of the map dated November 1989 which contains these data.
This area has seen little drilling, and is characterized by strong silica-adularia alteration and some brecciation along north-trending structures that appear to be the extension of the gold-bearing structures that host the feeder zones of the historic resource area. A total of 16 holes from four sites are planned in this area to test this northern extension to the historic resource area. If successful, additional drilling in this area will be proposed for the second half of the year.
Column leach tests on bulk samples from underground workings in the historic resource area performed by Canamex in 2012 (News Release dated September 12, 2012) returned excellent gold extractions of +85% in only 83 days at both -3/4 inch and -3 inch crush sizes, which supports advancing exploration on the property aggressively towards the preparation of a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") mineral resource report and, if warranted by the results of that report, a follow-on preliminary economic assessment in order to quantify the economics of any such mineral resource.
Penelas East Discovery Area Drilling to Follow
Following the first stage of drilling on the west side of the property discussed above, the drill will proceed to the east side of the property and the Penelas East discovery area, after the snow cover there has melted, to continue drilling the open extension to both the north and south of the new deposit discovered in 2012, where 19 out of 20 holes intersected mineralization averaging 158 feet grading 0.041 opt (1.41 g/t) Au, including discovery hole B-1201 which returned 360 feet grading 0.119 opt (4.08 g/t) Au (see News Release dated January 30, 2013 for full details).
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