Celeste Copper Corporation
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Celeste Copper Corporation

June 18, 2009 09:28 ET

Celeste Provides Update on Exploration of Negrita Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - Celeste Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE:C) ("Celeste" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that the Induced Polarization ("IP") survey over a portion of its Negrita project is expected to be completed by the end of June, 2009. The analytical results for the recently completed Reverse Circulation ("RC") drilling program are expected shortly. Celeste's 100% owned Negrita copper-gold project is located in the Cabeza de Vaca mineral district, approximately 30 kilometres East from Copiapo, Chile.

Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Celeste stated, "The analytical results of the RC drilling should be helpful in understanding our current exploration model. Our exploration activities over the next few weeks will focus on the southern portion of the Negrita project to check several geophysical anomalies" The delay in receipt of the analytical results of the RC drilling will not affect our current plans."

The mapping, prospecting and sampling of the Celeste IX - X mineral claims is underway and is expected to be completed by early July, 2009.

As part of the ongoing corporate strategy to build shareholder value, the Corporation is currently and will continue to review mineral property opportunities that arise around Copiapo and throughout Chile.

Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President of Celeste, is the Corporation's nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument #43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed the technical information disclosed in this news release.

Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains forward - looking information including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming exploration program,descriptions and geological interpretations. Forward - looking information includes disclosure regarding possible future events and therefore, involves inherent risks and uncertainties. For any forward looking information given, management has assumed that the analytical results it has received are reliable, and has applied geological interpretation methodologies which are consistent with industry standards. Although management has a reasonable basis for the conclusions drawn, actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. For such statements, we claim the safe harbor.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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