Canterra Minerals Corporation

Canterra Minerals Corporation
Shore Gold Inc.

Shore Gold Inc.

December 10, 2009 14:01 ET

Canterra and Shore Gold Buy Burnstone's Interest in Buffalo Hills Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2009) - Canterra Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:CTM) (formerly Diamondex Resources Ltd.) ("Canterra") and Shore Gold Inc. (TSX:SGF) ("Shore") are pleased to announce that they have purchased, each as to 50%, the joint venture interest of Burnstone Ventures Inc. (formerly Pure Diamonds Exploration Inc.) ("Burnstone") in the Buffalo Hills project in north central Alberta under a purchase and sale agreement between Canterra, Shore and Burnstone. As consideration for Burnstone's interest, Canterra and Shore each paid $75,000 in cash to Burnstone, and Burnstone was granted a 1% royalty interest in the Buffalo Hills project. The Buffalo Hills project is presently a joint venture with Canterra, Shore, EnCana Corporation ("EnCana") and Burnstone. As a result of the sale, Canterra and Shore each hold a 28.5% interest in the Buffalo Hills project, and EnCana holds the remaining 43% interest. The sale was subject to a 30-day right of first refusal in favour of EnCana, which was waived, as well as the receipt of EnCana's consent to the transaction, which was obtained.


Randy C. Turner, President


Harvey J. Bay, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

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