Pacific Comox Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : PCM

Pacific Comox Resources Ltd.

April 06, 2010 07:00 ET

Pacific Comox Blasts 2,000 Tonnes of Mineralization at Mabel Property for Larger Leach Tests

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - Pacific Comox Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PCM) reports that approximately 2,000 tonnes of drill defined mineralization has been blasted on the Mabel property. This broken mineralization will be crushed and leached on test pads.

The cyanide leach results for Test # 1 of 2.3 tonnes of Mabel gold/silver mineralization gave a gold recovery of 77% and silver 59% during a 16 day leach period and crushed to 1.9 cm (0.75 inches).

A larger Test # 2 with a 12.9 tonne sample of mineralization and crushed to a smaller size of 1.3 cm or 0.5 inches is now underway. These tests will provide data for the preliminary economic assessment of gold/silver production at Mabel using a cyanide leach process and for process design. Test 2 mineralization is from several gold/silver areas previously drilled on the Carmelitas zone. The preliminary economic assessment incorporates the resource estimate for Mabel.

Carmelitas has been an area of concentrated drilling to outline at/near surface gold/silver mineralization on a tighter drill spacing basis than Gate or the other 3 zones on Mabel where a significant amount of drilling has also been completed. To March 2010, excluding the diamond drill twinned hole program, 195 mineralized holes have been drilled in the Carmelitas Zone including 46 higher grade holes that averaged 2.9 g/t gold and 104 g/t silver, with an average mineralized interval of 4.5 meters.

Bhagwat Singh P. Eng. serves as the qualified person (QP) for the exploration programs under the definitions of National Instrument 43-101. The geologist on the Mabel program is Cesar Lemas. A split sample of the feed and tails from the leach test was collected by Company staff and shipped by Company staff to the ALS Chemex sample preparation facility at Hermosillo, Sonora which forwards prepared samples to the ALS Chemex Vancouver facility for assay.

Donald Empey, President

For further information please view the Company web site at www.pacificcomox.com or the Company filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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