Clifton Star Resources Inc.
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Clifton Star Resources Inc.

September 17, 2009 07:00 ET

Clifton Star Delineates Broad Zones of Gold at the Beattie Deposit, Duparquet Township, Quebec

Assaying of Un-Sampled Drill Core Yields Wide Zones of Lower-Grade Gold Surrounding Previously Sampled Zones of Higher-Grade Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - Clifton Star Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CFO)(FRANKFURT:C3T) is pleased to announce that the recent assays obtained from the extended core sampling program at the Beattie gold deposit demonstrate the presence of broad zones hosting lower-grade gold that may be amenable to large-scale, open-pit mining methods. Highlights include:



Table 1. Highlights of Extended Core Sampling Program for Beattie Deposit.
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Drill After-New Intervals Before-Corresponding Old Intervals
Hole (0.4 g/t Au cut off) (2.0 g/t Au cut off,
minimum width 2.0 m)
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B08-84 173.5 m at 0.98 g/t Au 7.0 m at 4.09 g/t Au &
14.0 m at 4.02 g/t Au
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B08-83 100.3 m at 1.17 g/t Au 10.0 m at 2.71 g/t Au &
8.0 m at 4.95 g/t Au
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B08-47 15.5 m at 1.00 g/t Au No historical interval
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B08-27 43.85 m at 0.51 g/t Au No historical interval
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B08-27 37.80 m at 1.30 g/t Au 10.9 m at 2.24 g/t Au
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B08-07 40.33 m at 0.81 g/t Au 2.83 m at 3.94 g/t Au
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B93-03 53.02 m at 1.10 g/t Au 2.73 m at 3.00 g/t Au;
4.10 m at 2.44 g/t Au;
2.42 at 2.46 g/t Au
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The data from these 16 drill holes, including the six holes highlighted above, are presented in Table 2 below.

Mr. Harry Miller, President of Clifton Star Resources, commented as follows:
"We are pleased that this first batch of assays from the old core continues to confirm our belief that broad and extensive zone of approximately 1 g/t gold may occur at our Beattie, Donchester, Central Duparquet, and Dumico gold deposits. It is remarkable that the new intervals are typically four-to-five times wider than the higher-grade gold zones previously reported. At a minimum, these broader gold zones should add substantial tonnage and ounces to the project. If spatial continuity can be demonstrated for these new and wider zones, then these zones may be amenable to low-cost, open-pit mining similar to the Canadian Malartic deposit located nearby.

More samples from the old core are currently being prepared and shipped to the assay lab. We will continue to report the results from this program as assays arrive in the weeks ahead."

Rationale for the Extended Core Sampling Program

Historical mining at the Beattie, Donchester, Central Duparquet, Duquesne, and Dumico deposits yielded large quantities of gold from high-grade veins using traditional underground mining methods. At least four major vein systems or zones are present: the North, South, RW, and RS. In the past, geologists submitted for assay only those portions of the drill holes cutting these four major zones, leaving the remainder of the drill core un-split and un-sampled. It is estimated that more than 80% of all core drilled at the Beattie-Donchester-Central Duparquet-Dumico went un-sampled.

In the past few years it has been demonstrated at a few gold projects in eastern Canada that significant tonnages of lower-grade material may occur near-or-about the known narrow veins that were mined in the past. The premier example is the Canadian Malartic project, owned and operated by Osisko Mining. Recently Clifton Star geologists and independent mining analysts have recognized that the Beattie-Donchester-Central Duparquet-Dumico and the Canadian Malartic deposits share key geological similarities, leading to the tentative conclusion that the Beattie-Donchester-Central Duparquet-Dumico may also host important lower-grade gold zones surrounding the higher-grade veins structures. Review of the historical assay data pertaining to the Beattie-Donchester-Central Duparquet-Dumico deposits has confirmed this possibility. In June of this year Clifton Star began an extensive program to assay the previously un-sampled core drilled since 1987 as a means to evaluate further the possibility for substantial zones of lower-grade gold similar to those found at Canadian Malartic.

Current Progress of the Extended Core Sampling Program

Clifton Star is working with the engineering firm of Scott-Wilson-Roscoe-Postle Associates Inc. and Peter Bevan, P Eng., regarding the selection of the specific cores for extended sampling. Samples are now being submitted to analytical labs on a daily basis. It is estimated that the present extended sampling program will require another six weeks to complete.

Clifton Star will be commissioning an updated NI 43-101 resource estimate for the Beattie-Donchester-Central Duparquet-Dumico-Duquesne deposits upon completion of the extended core sampling program. It is anticipated that this updated report will provide the first look at a shallow resource that may be amenable to large-scale, open-pit mining methods.



Table 2. Comparison of New vs. Historical Drill-Hole Intercepts, Beattie
Deposit.
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Hole From To Length Au From To Length Au Sec-
(m) (m) (m) (g/t) (m) (m) (m) (g/t) tion Zone
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B87-20 27.10 198.12 171.02 1.77 75.74 150.82 75.08 3.01 060E North
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189.28 195.07 5.79 3.32 North
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B88-48 47.34 128.02 80.68 3.55 50.30 110.34 60.04 4.51 120E North
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B93-03 55.48 108.50 53.02 1.10 62.80 65.53 2.73 3.00 200E South
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84.29 88.39 4.10 2.44 South-C
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99.99 102.41 2.42 2.46 South-D
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B98-01 234.00 258.20 24.20 1.48 234.00 239.10 5.10 3.90 500E South
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254.60 258.20 3.60 2.25 South
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B08-03 119.50 149.30 29.80 1.55 122.70 131.20 8.50 3.80 840E South
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B08-07 82.10 122.43 40.33 0.81 118.74 121.57 2.83 3.94 150E South
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B08-16 63.15 91.60 28.45 5.61 63.15 83.50 20.35 7.58 750E South
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B08-21 6.85 16.50 9.65 1.38 6.85 8.60 1.75 4.96 925E South
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B08-27 7.65 51.50 43.85 0.51 No Historical Interval 610E South
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171.00 208.80 37.80 1.30 174.20 185.10 10.90 2.24 South
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B08-45 234.20 332.00 97.80 1.97 236.70 242.70 6.00 3.01 545E South
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254.00 267.45 13.45 5.23 South-C
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312.25 316.20 3.95 7.91 South-D
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B08-47 306.00 321.50 15.50 1.00 No Historical Interval 615E South
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B08-67 316.50 335.00 18.50 1.75 331.00 335.00 4.00 5.74 610E RW
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B08-72 133.00 169.00 36.00 5.26 144.00 166.00 22.00 7.84 1425E South
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B08-78 88.75 127.30 38.55 4.53 88.75 112.00 23.25 6.74 1310E South
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B08-83 30.00 130.30 100.30 1.17 40.00 50.00 10.00 2.71 300E South
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72.00 80.00 8.00 4.95 South-
C,D
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B08-84 47.00 220.50 173.50 0.98 47.00 54.00 7.00 4.09 230E South
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80.00 94.00 14.00 4.02 South-
C,D
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Avg Avg
(n equals 17) 58.76 1.90 (n equals 23) 13.69 4.34
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Note: avg grades are weighted by interval lengths


The true widths are estimated at approximately 70% to 80% of the core lengths on average. Scott-Wilson-Roscoe-Postle Associates Inc. has been overseeing the QA/QC Program since February of 2009 and the Clifton Star geologists have been following the protocols suggested by Roscoe-Postle. Cores are sawed in half and one-half of the cores are bagged and sent to either ALS Chemex Chimitec of Val d'Or, Quebec, Technilab of St.Germaine Quebec, or Expert Labs of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Samples are delivered on a daily basis directly to the labs by authorized Clifton Star personnel or by lab personnel. The samples are assayed using fire assay with either AA or gravimetric finish (50 gram samples). Any assays over 3.0 g/t Au are assayed using gravimetric finish. At least 5% of the pulps and 5% of the rejects are sent as check samples to another lab. At least 10% of the samples are blanks or certified reference standards. Approximately 2% of the core samples are being quartered and sent as check samples. Clifton Star continues to follow the strict protocols as suggested by Roscoe-Postle to assure good quality sampling and assay results in keeping with the regulatory reporting requirements.

Current NI 43-101 Resource Estimate

Clifton Star announced on Sept 8, 2009, an updated NI 43-101 resource estimate by Peter Bevan, P Eng., for the Beattie and Donchester deposits (see Table 3). These resources were calculated without the benefit of the results of the extended core sampling program described above. As a result, the resources shown below in Table 3 consist mostly of mineralized rock confined to the North, South, and RW vein structures.



Table 3. NI 43-101 Compliant Resource Estimate using 1 g/t Au Cut-Off
Grade.
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Resource Category Metric Tonnes Grade (g/t Au) Contained Oz Gold
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Beattie Deposit (North, South, and RW Zones)
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Measured 119,569 3.78 14,533
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Indicated 2,696,841 3.21 278,356
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Measured + Indicated 2,816,410 3.23 292,888
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Inferred 6,347,090 3.36 685,731
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Donchester Deposit (North and South Zones)
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Indicated 323,397 5.08 52,825
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Inferred 11,705,304 2.79 1,050,090
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These resources do not include future potential tonnages and gold ounces
that may exist at the Central Duparquet, Duminco, and Duquesne deposits,
nor the potential tonnages and gold ounces that may be contained in the
tailings facility.


Qualified Person

Mr. Fred Archibald, OGQ Vice President of Exploration of Clifton Star Resources Inc., P Geo, and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this release.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements which address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from these currently anticipated in such statements.

On behalf of the board,

Harry Miller, President

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