Canarc Resource Corp.
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Canarc Resource Corp.

February 01, 2007 03:01 ET

Canarc Reports Updated NI 43-101 Resource Estimate For New Polaris Gold Project, British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2007) - Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX:CCM)(OTCBB:CRCUF)(FWB:CAN) announces that it has received an updated, independent, NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate for the New Polaris gold project, northwestern British Columbia.

Measured and indicated undiluted resources range from 570,000 to 457,000 oz of gold contained in 1,670,000 to 1,009,000 tonnes (1,840,861 to 1,112,233 tons) of mineralized vein material grading 10.6 to 14.1 grams per tonne (0.31 to 0.41 oz per ton) using a range of cutoff grades from 2 to 8 gpt (0.06 to 0.23 opt). Greater than 95% of the measured and indicated resources are located within the C vein system where infill drilling programs were conducted over the past three years.

Inferred undiluted resources range from 697,000 to 571,000 oz of gold contained in 2,060,000 to 1,340,000 tonnes (2,270,763 to 1,477,098 tons) of mineralized vein material grading 10.5 to 13.3 grams per tonne (0.31 to 0.39 oz per ton) using a range of cutoff grades from 2 to 8 gpt (0.06 to 0.23 opt). Approximately 75% of the inferred resources are also located within the C vein system, with the remainder attributable to the Y19 and Y20 veins.



MEASURED UNDILUTED RESOURCE

Contained
Cutoff Grade Mineralized Tonnage Average Grade Gold
(g/tonne) (oz/ton)(i) (tonnes) (tons) (g/tonne) (oz/ton) Au (oz)
------- --------- ------ ---- ------- ------ ------

2 0.058 390,000 429,902 9.48 0.277 119,000
4 0.117 330,000 363,763 10.62 0.310 113,000
6 0.175 271,000 298,727 11.89 0.347 104,000
8 0.233 203,000 223,769 13.54 0.395 88,000


INDICATED UNDILUTED RESOURCE

Contained
Cutoff Grade Mineralized Tonnage Average Grade Gold
(g/tonne) (oz/ton)(i) (tonnes) (tons) (g/tonne) (oz/ton) Au (oz)
------- --------- ------ ---- ------- ------ ------

2 0.058 1,280,000 1,410,960 10.97 0.320 451,000
4 0.117 1,180,000 1,300,728 11.65 0.340 442,000
6 0.175 1,017,000 1,121,052 12.71 0.371 416,000
8 0.233 806,000 888,464 14.22 0.415 368,000


MEASURED PLUS INDICATED UNDILUTED RESOURCE

Contained
Cutoff Grade Mineralized Tonnage Average Grade Gold
(g/tonne) (oz/ton)(i) (tonnes) (tons) (g/tonne) (oz/ton) Au (oz)
------- --------- ------ ---- ------- ------ ------

2 0.058 1,670,000 1,840,861 10.62 0.310 570,000
4 0.117 1,510,000 1,664,491 11.42 0.333 555,000
6 0.175 1,288,000 1,419,778 12.54 0.366 519,000
8 0.233 1,009,000 1,112,233 14.08 0.411 457,000


INFERRED UNDILUTED RESOURCE

Contained
Cutoff Grade Mineralized Tonnage Average Grade Gold
(g/tonne) (oz/ton)(i) (tonnes) (tons) (g/tonne) (oz/ton) Au (oz)
------- --------- ------ ---- ------- ------ ------

2 0.058 2,060,000 2,270,763 10.5 0.307 697,000
4 0.117 1,925,000 2,121,951 11.0 0.322 683,000
6 0.175 1,628,000 1,794,564 12.2 0.354 636,000
8 0.233 1,340,000 1,477,098 13.3 0.387 571,000

(i) ton equals short dry ton


Bradford Cooke, Chairman and CEO, commented, "This updated NI 43-101 resource estimate was a key first step in advancing the New Polaris gold project towards the feasibility stage. We are thrilled to beat our minimum resource target, even though we only infill drilled the C vein system to a depth of just 500 m and did not drill any of the other historic resource areas in the Y and AB veins, which are mostly at shallower depths."

2007 Proposed Work Program

The first goal of the recent infill drilling programs at New Polaris was to establish a minimum 650,000 oz NI-43-101 compliant gold resource in all categories. Canarc has well exceeded this initial resource target so work is now underway to complete a conceptual mine plan, initial economic assessment and government permit application in Q1, 2007.

Subject to receiving positive results, Canarc plans to carry out an aggressive 2007 work program of mine dewatering, underground development, diamond drilling, bulk sampling, metallurgical testing, environmental studies and related work necessary to complete a feasibility study.

An Alimak raise climber was recently reinstalled in the mine shaft and the mine dewatering program is now underway. The lowest mine level 600 should be open within three months, at which time the proposed 2007 development and bulk sampling program will commence.

Resource Calculation Methodology

The resource estimate was prepared by Giroux Consultants Limited using ordinary kriging of 192 recent drill holes and 1,432 gold assay intervals constrained within 4 main vein segments as modelled in three dimensions by Canarc geologists. The total New Polaris data base consists of 1,056 diamond drill holes with a total of 31,514 sample intervals.

The geologic continuity of the C vein system has been well established through historic mining and diamond drilling. Grade continuity was quantified using a geostatistical method called the semivariogram, which measures distances (ranges) and directions of maximum continuity. The four principle veins in the semivariogram model produced ranges between 50 and 90 metres, both along strike and down plunge.

For this study, the classification for each resource block was a function of the semivariogram range. In general, blocks estimated using 1/4 of the semivariogram range were classed as measured, blocks estimated using 1/2 the semivariogram range were classed as indicated and all other blocks estimated using the full semivariogram range were classed as inferred.

A review of gold grade distribution outlined 6 overlapping lognormal gold populations within the resource data base. On this basis, a total of 10 gold assays were capped at 63 g/t.

Historic Resource Estimates

In addition to the new NI 43-101 resource estimate, two historic resource estimates cover other veins within and beyond the old mine workings on the New Polaris property (see table below).

Beacon Hill (1988) estimated probable and possible resources for the AB vein system within the old mine workings based on historic underground drilling and sampling, a 5 foot minimum mining width and a 0.15 oz per ton cutoff grade. Giroux (1995) estimated probable and possible resources for the Y veins beyond the old mine workings based on surface drilling by Canarc and its predecessors, no minimum mining width and a 0.25 oz per ton cutoff grade.



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New Polaris Historic Resource Estimates
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Probable Resources
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Zone In-Situ Diluted
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Tons Grade Tons Grade
(SDT) (oz/SDT) (SDT) (oz/SDT)
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Beacon Hill (1988)
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Up Levs. 53,440 0.37 67,800 0.29
Lo Levs. 50,170 0.50 64,410 0.39
Subtotal 103,610 0.43 132,210 0.33
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Giroux (1995)
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Y Zone 210,000 0.461 262,500 0.369
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Possible Resources
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Zone In-Situ Diluted
Tons Grade Tons Grade
(SDT) (oz/SDT) (SDT) (oz/SDT)
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Beacon Hill (1988)
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Up Levs. 41,560 0.35 53,450 0.27
Lo Levs. 45,000 0.48 58,760 0.37
Subtotal 85,560 0.42 112,210 0.32
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Giroux (1995)
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Y Zone 987,000 0.469 1,124,000 0.375
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The Beacon Hill (1988) historic resource estimate utilized data from historic information and represents a resource completely separate from the current NI 43-101 resource estimate. The Giroux (1995) historic resource estimate was made on a partially separate data base for the Y vein system but there are numerous drill intercepts in multiple Y veins from Giroux (1995) not included in the current NI 43-101 resource estimate.

Therefore, the Beacon Hill (1988) and Giroux (1995) historic resource estimates may be considered relevant even though Canarc has not verified the classification of these resources. They are referred to here because they represent additional areas with gold vein potential on the New Polaris property.

The probable and possible historic resource categories correspond roughly to the indicated and inferred current resource categories. Canarc is not treating these historic resources as current resources, and they should not be relied upon.

James Moors, B.Sc., P.Geo, Vice President, Exploration, is the Qualified Person responsible for the project QA/QC, infill drilling, and geological modelling on the New Polaris property. Gary Giroux, MASc., P.Eng. is the Qualified Person who prepared the updated NI 43-101 resource estimate.

Canarc Resource Corp. is a growth-oriented, gold exploration company listed on the TSX (symbol CCM) and the OTC-BB (symbol CRCUF). The Company's New Polaris gold project in north-western British Columbia is one of the largest undeveloped high grade gold deposits in Western Canada. Canarc's focus is now on advancing New Polaris to the feasibility stage and acquiring attractive near-term gold mining projects. Barrick Gold Corp. is a shareholder.

CANARC RESOURCE CORP.

Bradford J. Cooke, Chairman and C.E.O.

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