Animas Resources Ltd.

Animas Resources Ltd.

June 18, 2008 09:30 ET

Animas Resources Reports on Drilling Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Animas Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ANI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the initial drill targets and plans for the initial drilling in the Santa Teresa mining district at and around the Company's past producing Santa Gertrudis and Amelia gold projects.

Animas Resources has completed preliminary targeting work in preparation for the first phase of drilling at Santa Gertrudis. These drilling plans consist of approximately 4,500 meters of a planned 10,000 meter drilling program starting in June. Drilling will be done with a reverse circulation/diamond core-type drill rig. The primary focus of this initial drilling will concentrate on the testing of indicated offsets of known historical mineralization (along strike and down-dip) and on the verification of indicated resources from the historical data.

In general, the planned drilling program is based on the need to provide necessary information for future resource estimates and to explore indicated extensions of known gold mineralization, and it is expected that this work will lead to larger sequential offsets and the identification of other areas of deeper mineral potential. We anticipate the drilling to continue advancing to test these targets and projects throughout the summer.

Six main project areas have been selected for initial evaluation (please also refer to the map on the Animas web site at These areas were selected on the basis of detailed surface geologic mapping/geochemical sampling, new geophysical surveying (pole - dipole IP), and reinterpretation of existing historic geological, geophysical, and geochemical data. Based on this work, it appears that the known gold deposits are contained within larger, kilometer-sized pyritic zones (now oxidized to goethite/hematite at the surface). This fact implies that although the known historic gold deposits may have been relatively small, the mineral system(s) itself is quite large, strong, and possibly deep-seated.

Designated project areas (see Animas website) are as follows: 1. Maribel - Dora; 2. Cora - Dora - Cristina; 3. Mirador - Katman; 4. Amelia - Cosahui; 5. Corral SE; and, 6. Greta. Seven more conceptual targets also have been identified: Sargento Thrust, Toro Norte Thrust, Sargento Centro, Aqua Blanca SW Thrust, Dora Deep Thrust/ Feeder target, San Enrique, and Enedina (Old RIP anomaly area). Targeting in these areas is based primarily on the recognition/documentation of the following district-wide mineralization control features:

- Favorable host-rock lithology and select stratigraphic control.

- Local mineral control by E-W, NE, and NW "feeder zones".

- Pre-mineral thrust faults (large, shallowly-dipping zones of broken rock with limited hanging wall permeability).

Locally, thrust faults have favorable indirect evidence of mineralization at depth, such as the occurrence of jasperoids, and it is permissive that they may overlie favorable host rock lithologies and potential gold mineralization. The recognition of the importance of thrust fault control of mineralization is a major step change in our district-wide mineralization model.

The proposed drilling program, is consistent with the earlier reported allocation of the exploration efforts as follows: 40% to extend known resources; 40% to discover new resources along strike and under cover; and, 20% to develop/test new ideas for larger deposits. However, at any given time, there will likely be a component of offset drilling, infill drilling, extension drilling from known deposits, step change concept verification, and new model concept testing.

- Infill Drilling will be required locally to verify historic data for future NI 43-101 complaint resource estimates.

- Offset Drilling from known deposits/intercepts will target projections of known gold mineralization along strike or down dip. In some cases, due largely to the economics at the time of mining, it appears that gold mineralization may have been left untested and/or undefined by previous operators at Santa Gertrudis.

Offset and along strike drill sites identified to date are as follow:

- Maribel - Dora................. 2 holes
- Cora - Dora - Cristina......... 0 holes
- Mirador - Katman.............. 10 holes
- Amelia - Cosahui............... 3 holes
- Corral SE...................... 3 holes
- Greta.......................... 0 holes

Six holes also are planned in the Pirinola (2 holes), Real Viejo (2 holes), and Santa Teresa (2 holes) areas.

- Concept Verification Drilling will be done in target areas where the geology, geophysics and/or geochemistry suggest the potential for important gold mineralization. These would include some of the deeper targets reasoned to exist under Dora, Cristina and potential targets under post-mineral gravel cover.

Important Features of Santa Gertrudis

- Based on a recent re-interpretation of the existing aeromagnetic data, it is permissive that the district may be underlain by a large intrusive complex.

- Several known deposits remain open along strike, down dip.

- Large areas of receptive host sedimentary rocks are inferred to extend to depth in several areas.

- Pre-mineral thrust faults and post-mineral listric faults are inferred to cover favorable host rocks, and it is permissive that the thrust faults also could be important in ore localization.

- Gold "feeder structures" crop out and represent both deeper targets and the source conduits for the known gold mineralization.

- The mineral systems appear to be quite large (km2 in size) (see the IP polarization image on the Animas web site).

About Animas Resources Ltd.

Animas Resources Ltd., a North American mineral resource company focused on acquisition and discovery in Latin America, has consolidated the Santa Teresa and currently controls 447.14 square kilometers (214.23 square miles) of land in the area. The Company also controls the 274 square kilometer (113.78 square miles) Shirley exploration concession located in the Bacanuchi area of Northern Mexico (25+/- km. east of the main Santa Gertrudis area).

Gregory E. McKelvey, M.S. (Geol.), President & Director

This press release was reviewed by Dr. Roger C. Steininger, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators. This press release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to drilling plans, timing of our planned NI 43-101 resource report, timing of assays, resource estimates, projections, our planned exploration and drilling programs, the availability of future financing for exploration, and other plans, projections, estimates, and expectations. Such forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties outlined in our most recent financial statements and reports and registration statement filed with Canadian securities administrators (available at Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated, or expected.

The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

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