Brett Resources Inc.
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Brett Resources Inc.

May 26, 2009 09:26 ET

Brett's Exploration Drilling Confirms the Continuity of Gold Mineralization On-Strike and Two Kilometres Northeast of the Hammond Reef Deposit

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2009) - Brett Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BBR) is pleased to announce results from 16 holes drilled in a spring drill program at the Hammond Reef Property 23 kilometres north of the town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario.

Spring Program Highlights

- Drilling confirms the continuity of the gold system more than 2 kilometres along strike to the northeast of the current resource

- Step out holes outline new near surface mineralized intervals south of the resource area; will allow for expansion of the current 4.8 million ounce gold resource and may reduce pit strip ratios.

- Current metallurgical work confirms that gold recoveries exceed 91 percent

Spring Program Details

One of the primary objectives of the spring drill program was to test the depth extension of mineralization located at two surface trenches located more than 2km along strike to the northeast of the current 4.8 million ounce gold resource. The location of these trenches is northeast of the Manley Patents (see the attached map, http://www.brettresources.com/i/pdf/2009-05-25_NRM.pdf), the site of at least nine historic shafts mined by small scale mining in the early 1900's. The Manley Patents were privately owned until 2006 when Brett optioned them. No modern exploration techniques have been applied to this area and that will be one of the main objectives of the exploration program this summer and fall.

Drill holes BR-133 and BR-134 were drilled to test the mineralization below these two trenches. These holes were collared in the Snail Bay area about 2 km NE of the 41 Zone.

BR-133 confirms the "down-dip" continuity of the broad low-grade mineralization outlined with channel sampling on the 5500 Trench (0.42g/t Au over 18.0 metres ("m"), 0.46g/t Au over 19.5m and 0.69g/t Au over 25.5m). The entire mineralized interval for BR-133 is south dipping and extends from 132.5m to 197.0m. This interval intersected 0.30 g/t Au over 64.5m including a narrower zone of 0.51g/t Au over 19m. This mineralized interval has the hallmarks of the Hammond Reef mineralization with elevated levels of pyrite and extensive alteration. This hole confirms the gold system extends for a minimum of 2.0km northwest of the current resource.

Hole BR-134 was drilled about 400m north of BR-133 to test a second broad low-grade gold zone on Trench 5600 (0.85g/t Au over 30.2m and 0.76g/t Au over 10.5m). Results from BR-134 indicate a narrow mineralized interval of 3.0m of 0.51 g/t Au from 23.0 to 26.0m.

These new discoveries of gold mineralization in the Manley area is the same style of mineralization found in the A Zone, where gold grades increased with depth. This new mineralized area remains open along strike and at depth.

A second objective of the 2009 spring drill program was to provide information for a scoping study expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2009. The objectives include:

1. To test the mineralization up and down dip of the currently defined resource area. The holes stepped out from 50 to 275m along sections and tested both deep and shallow targets. The scoping study will incorporate an updated Hammond Reef resource.

2. To drill geotechnical holes for engineering purposes of the scoping study.

The spring step-out drill program has extended the resource at depth by as much as 150m down dip to the south. The program has also intersected additional shallow gold-bearing structures that are not in the current resource. These new structures have excellent potential to allow Brett to expand the current resource and positively impact the strip ratio of the pit.

The best results from the drill program are from hole BR 126 which intercepted 40.5m of 1.95 grams per tonne gold and from hole BR 127 which intercepted 159m of 0.97 grams per tonne gold.



Hole-ID From To Int Au g/t

BR-119 6 32 26 0.554
BR-119 96.5 101 4.5 1.004

BR-120 33.5 38 4.5 0.704
BR-120 147.5 153.5 6 0.578
BR-120 165.5 176 10.5 0.919
BR-120 197 200 3 1.289
BR-120 249.5 252.5 3 0.826

BR-121 141.5 144.5 3 0.686
BR-121 183.5 191 7.5 0.778
BR-121 213.5 230 16.5 0.856
BR-121 240.5 246.5 6 0.573

BR-122 150.5 153.5 3 0.951
BR-122 228.5 230 1.5 2.775
BR-122 266 268.1 2.05 1.186

BR-123 114.5 117.5 3 1.245
BR-123 140 161 21 0.284
BR-123 195.5 200 4.5 1.667
BR-123 206 213.5 7.5 0.594
BR-123 318.5 324.5 6 0.577

BR-124 45.5 53 7.5 0.350

BR-125 288.5 306.5 18 0.448
BR-125 318.5 338 19.5 0.882
BR-125 342.5 350 7.5 0.739

BR-126 164 200 36 0.685
BR-126 228.5 251 22.5 0.604
BR-126 258.5 299 40.5 1.952
Includes 260 275 15 2.661
Includes 279.5 291.5 12 2.422
BR-126 306.5 318.5 12 1.512
Includes 314 318.5 4.5 3.463

BR-127 62 80 18 0.365
BR-127 119 128 9 0.386
BR-127 137 155 18 0.559
BR-127 167 188 21 0.380
Includes 174.5 180.5 6 1.276
BR-127 188 347 159 0.970
Includes 188 198.5 10.5 1.798
Includes 209 215 6 1.249
Includes 272 282.5 10.5 1.254
Includes 314 330.5 16.5 3.029
BR-127 386 389 3 1.971

BR-128 32 38 6 1.158
BR-128 90.5 95 4.5 1.034
BR-128 104 129.5 25.5 0.769
Includes 107 113 6 1.098
BR-128 218 230 12 0.490
BR-128 269 281 12 0.729

BR-129 117.5 120.5 3 1.680
BR-129 143 153.5 10.5 0.303
BR-129 167 170 3 2.168
BR-129 207.5 227 19.5 0.863

BR-130 312.5 320 7.5 0.712
BR-130 330.5 351.5 21 0.852
Includes 341 345.5 4.5 2.137
BR-130 356 362 6 0.434
BR-130 369.5 386 16.5 0.686
Includes 371 378.5 7.5 1.163

BR-131 12.5 18.5 6 0.552
BR-131 236 245 9 0.456
BR-131 288.5 312.5 24 0.413

BR-132 117.5 131 13.5 0.434

BR-133 132.5 197 64.5 0.296
Includes 170 189.5 19.5 0.509

BR-134 23 26 3 0.508


Brett's successful drill program has extended the Hammond Reef resource in three directions: to the west; down dip by over 150m and northeastward by confirming that the strike extent of the gold-bearing structures extend past the Manley Patents by more than 2Km northeast from the currently defined resource.

Brett is looking forward to an aggressive exploration program this summer and fall where one of the main objectives is to apply modern exploration techniques on the Manley Patents, the site of extensive historic mining.

The Qualified Person responsible for this news release under the terms of National Instrument 43-101 is Patrick Soares, PGeo.

About Brett Resources Inc.

Brett Resources Inc. is a Canadian minerals exploration company whose primary mandate is the discovery, acquisition, and development of precious metals systems, with particular expertise in Canada and Latin America. Since 2006 Brett's primary focus has been the 100 percent owned Hammond Reef Gold Deposit in Ontario where a C.I.M. inferred resource of 4.8 million ounces of gold at a grade of 1.05 gram per tonne utilizing a 0.6 gram per tonne gold cut-off has been outlined. The Company will continue to advance this project during 2009.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BRETT RESOURCES INC.

Patrick Soares, President & CEO

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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