Castle Resources Inc.

October 16, 2009 09:27 ET

Castle Resources Closes Private Placement

- Phase II drilling underway at the Elmtree Gold Project; 2000 metre program to test South Gold Zone and Discovery Zone

TORONTO, ONTARIO - Castle Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:CRI) ("Castle" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has a closed a $480,440 financing pursuant to which it has issued 4,003,666 units at a price of $0.12 per unit. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant (each whole share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant is exercisable for one common share at a price of $0.20 at any time prior to April 15, 2011. Two directors and an officer of the Company purchased an aggregate of 546,666 units for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $65,600.

In connection with the financing, the Company agreed to pay eligible persons (the "Finders") a cash fee of 6% of the gross proceeds raised through each Finder under the financing and also to issue compensation warrants (the "Compensation Warrants") equal to up to 10% of the total number of units issued through each Finder under the financing. On closing, Castle paid an aggregate amount of $16,766 in cash fees to the Finders and issued an aggregate of 232,866 Compensation Warrants to the Finders.

Each Compensation Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional unit for a period of 18 months from issuance at an exercise price of $0.12 per unit. Each unit underlying the Compensation Warrant is comprised of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant underlying the compensation units is exercisable for one common share at a price of $0.20 at any time prior to April 15, 2011.

All securities issued in connection with the financing are subject to a four-month statutory hold period. The financing remains subject to receipt of applicable regulatory approvals including final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Proceeds from this financing will be used for general working capital purposes of Castle.

Castle is also pleased to announce that drilling is underway at its Elmtree Gold Project near Bathurst, N.B. The 2,000 metre Phase II program will focus on the unexplored portions of the South Gold Zone and Discovery Zone to test for deeper intersections surrounding known mineralization. At least one hole will also test a prospective target on the newly optioned Murphy Claims, which are contiguous to the east of the Elmtree Gold Project (see Sept. 15, 2009 press release).

Castle's Phase 1 program from August and September of this year was focused on the high-grade West Gabbro Zone where 3000 metres were drilled to test the strike and depth around known mineralization; samples are currently being assayed and analysis of results is underway. Management plans to conduct a preliminary economic assessment later this year of the high grade West Gabbro Zone.

Brad Leonard, P. Geo., Castle's Exploration Manager, is the Qualified Person responsible for the scientific and technical work discussed as defined under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed this press release.

About Castle Resources

Castle Resources Inc. is a Toronto-based junior mineral exploration company focusing on high-quality, advanced exploration gold projects. Management's goal is to quickly advance the new Elmtree option and to seek additional opportunities to continue to add value for shareholders. For more information please visit the Castle Resources' website at


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