Committee Bay Resources Ltd.
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Committee Bay Resources Ltd.

October 09, 2007 08:00 ET

Committee Bay Resources Ltd.: Upgraded Resource Within the "Tindals Gold Mining Centre"

Decline Development Completed Under Budget Redemption Joint Venture Project, Western Australia

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2007) - Committee Bay Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CBR) ("Committee Bay" or the "Company") and Australian Redemption Joint Venture ("RJV") partner Focus Minerals Ltd. (ASX:FML) today announced an updated resource estimate of 92,066 Indicated ounces and 35,075 Inferred ounces for the Perseverance Gold Deposit, located within the Tindals Mining Centre at the Coolgardie Gold Project.

Key Highlight Points

- Increased overall resource at Perseverance;

- New Indicated Resource: 447,757 tonnes at 6.40 g/t for 92,066 contained ounces Au

- New Inferred Resource: 406,458 tonnes at 2.68 g/t for 35,075 contained ounces Au

- Completed decline ahead of schedule and 20% under budget

- Bankable Feasibility Study for Tindals Mining Centre due at year end

"The Tindals Mining Centre has become the nucleus of the Coolgardie Project," stated Committee Bay's CEO, John Williamson. "Perseverance is a key deposit within the Tindals area, based on its near term production potential, and because our exploration drilling has continued to add high grade gold ounces to the project's resource inventory."

Tindals Mining Centre

The new Perseverance resource upgrade increases the combined Tindals Mining Centre inventory to 288,468 Indicated ounces and 234,085 Inferred ounces. The Tindals Mining Centre consists of the Perseverance, Dreadnought, Tindals East, Countess, Empress, Big Blow and Empress Alicia ore bodies, which historically have produced more than half a million ounces of gold from open pit and underground sources.

As of September 30, 2007 the RJV has completed over 500 metres of decline development from the Tindals ramp towards the Perseverance Deposit. The decline was completed one month ahead of schedule and $0.5 million under budget.

An underground delineation drill program has commenced from the Perseverance decline to support the final mine design and to convert the resource to a reserve. The RJV has also commenced underground drilling at the Countess zone, to expand and upgrade the existing Inferred Resource of 246,000 tonnes at 4.26 g/t Au for 33,700 ounces.

A bankable feasibility study targeting the commencement of mining at the Perseverance deposit, and other Tindals Mining Centre deposits, is progressing and should be completed by the end of 2007 (See Company Press Release August 2007).

Perseverance Resource Upgraded

The updated resource model is based on 10,000 metres of drilling in 22 diamond core and 23 reverse circulation drill holes. The Perseverance resource is comprised of two zones; a main quartz-sulphide lode (QSL) containing an Indicated Resource of 324,598 tonnes grading 7.79 g/t Au for 81,296 ounces and an Inferred Resource of 157,000 tonnes grading 2.77 g/t Au for 13,985 ounces and a diorite stockwork zone (DSZ) hosting an Indicated Resource of 123,159 tonnes grading 2.72 g/t Au for 10,770 ounces and an Inferred Resource of 249,422 tonnes grading 2.63 g/t Au for 21,090 ounces.



Table 1 - Tindals Gold Mining Centre Resources
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Indicated
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Resource Tonnes Au g/t Ounces
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Dreadnought 3,023,819 2.02 196,402
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Perseverance QS 324,598 7.79 81,296
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Perseverance Di 123,159 2.72 10,770
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Total Indicated 3,471,576 2.58 288,468
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Inferred
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Resource Tonnes Au g/t Ounces
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Dreadnought 434,342 1.76 24,580
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Perseverance QS 157,036 2.77 13,985
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Perseverance Di 249,422 2.63 21,090
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Tindals East 367,000 5.54 65,367
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Empress 129,500 4.68 19,485
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Countess UG 246,000 4.26 33,692
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Big Blow 268,000 2.72 23,406
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Empress Alicia 550,000 1.55 27,320
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Happy Jack 107,000 1.5 5,160
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Inferred Total 2,508,300 2.90 234,085
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Table 2 - Perseverance Resource
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Au Au g/t Uncut Cut(1)
Zone Category Volume Tonnes g/t Cut(1) Ozs Ozs
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Quartz-Sulphide Inferred 54,988 157,036 2.79 2.77 14,086 13,985
Indicated 109,984 324,598 9.35 7.79 97,576 81,296
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Diorite Inferred 86,285 249,422 3.06 2.63 24,538 21,090
Indicated 42,469 123,159 3.94 2.72 15,601 10,770
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Total Indicated 152,453 447,757 7.86 6.4 113,176 92,066
Total Inferred 141,273 406,458 2.96 2.68 38,624 35,075
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Resource reported at 1.0 g/t Au lower cutoff grade
(1) Upper cut of 35 g/t Au used for quartz sulphide zone, Upper cut of
15 g/t Au used for Diorite zone


Coolgardie Project, Western Australia

Committee Bay Resources Ltd., through the Redemption Joint Venture (Committee Bay in a 50% partnership with Focus Minerals Ltd. ASX:FML), has the mineral rights to more than 210 km2 of under-explored greenstone tenements, located in one of the world's most significant gold and nickel mining regions. These tenements contain Measured Resources of 31,014 ounces gold(i) (0.55 million tonnes at 1.77 g/t gold), Indicated Resources of 564,631 ounces gold(i) (8.53 million tonnes at 2.06 g/t gold), and Inferred Resources of 1,038,292 ounces gold(i) (11.52 million tonnes at 2.80 g/t gold). The RJV also has a 100% interest in the fully permitted, 1.2mtpa, Three Mile Hill Mill processing plant.(i)

Committee Bay Project, Nunavut, Canada

Committee Bay currently holds a 100% interest in approximately 640,000 acres of land with prospective geology along the Committee Bay belt. The Committee Bay Project hosts the Three Bluffs gold deposit, an Inferred Resource of 1.9 million tonnes at 8.0 grams per tonne (g/t) Au for 487,000 contained ounces ((i)See CBR press release - November 29, 2004).

(i) For more information on the stated gold resources and historic drill results of Committee Bay Resources Ltd., Coolgardie Project please refer to the detailed NI 43-101 compliant technical report filed on SEDAR by Committee Bay on February 26, 2007.

Committee Bay Resources Ltd. maintains an extensive quality control program in the preparation, shipping and checking of all samples from the property as detailed in Committee Bay Resources Ltd. 'Technical Report for the Coolgardie Gold Project, Coolgardie, Western Australia' by Dean Besserer - May 27, 2005 pp. 76-80. The program is supervised by Peter Kleespies, M.Sc. P.Geol., and Vice President of Exploration, who is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

On behalf of the Board

Committee Bay Resources Ltd.

John Williamson, P.Geol., President

Certain disclosures in this release, including management's assessment of Committee Bay's plans and projects, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to Committee Bay's operation as a mineral exploration company that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Committee Bay expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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