SOURCE: Calais Resources

July 14, 2005 11:26 ET

Calais Resources Inc. President and CEO Completes 34th Year on Consolidated Caribou Project

Tom Hendricks Looking Forward to Another 20 Years of Progress and Innovation With Calais

NEDERLAND, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 14, 2005 -- Calais Resources Inc. (OTC BB: CAAUF) is pleased to announce that Mr. Tom Hendricks, Calais Resources Inc. president and CEO, has completed his 34th straight year on the Consolidated Caribou Mine project. Hendricks started his career at Caribou on July 12th, 1971.

Throughout this 34-year period, Hendricks has been directly involved with the entire district consolidation, mine plants construction, permitting, underground exploration and mine development programs. He has overseen drill programs at Caribou that have totaled over 165,000 feet of surface and underground drilling and has also directly participated in numerous environmental programs.

Hendricks wears many hats for Calais and is also actively involved in running all the daily activities for the company including finance work, permit maintenance and all corporate level work. Hendricks merged his company, Hendricks Mining Inc., with Calais Resources Inc. in 1998 which resulted in the final district consolidation. Hendricks commented, "I have logged over 106,000 hours on the Caribou project since 1971 and despite some of the constant challenges, I do not regret one minute of the time I've dedicated to this project."

The Caribou project has won a number of public awards and Hendricks has participated in a number of projects with Boulder County and local and State governments. Hendricks added, "I have enjoyed working over the years with some of the most skilled miners and drill contractors in the country." He also praised the geological staff he has worked with over the years, including the major contributions by geologist Larry Barrett and Bob Akright. "Mr. Akright has compiled all the pertinent geologic data on the Consolidated Caribou project and Nevada Manhattan project into the Vulcan program, which has proven to be an invaluable tool for the Company." Hendricks also praised the work done by corporate attorney John Henderson who has provided top legal service on the Caribou Project and all corporate matters since 1978, a period of 27 years.

Hendricks also emphasized the importance of providing lectures and tours during what little spare time he has available, to over 40,000 students and guests from around the world. During these lectures he focuses on the importance and relevance of the mining industry to everyone's daily life, emphasizing the importance of good environmental stewardship. Hendricks is proud to point out that Calais Resources Inc. was recently featured in the "Colorado Biz" magazine, June 2005 edition, in an article on Colorado's gold mining industry.

Hendricks is in excellent health and spirits and is looking forward to the next 15 to 20 years on Calais projects. He has worked with a number of experts on the plans for a new millennium mine that would incorporate state-of-the-art technology for mining, milling and environmental programs.

Calais is a gold mining company that owns or controls the historic Consolidated Caribou Mines District property at Caribou, Colorado, the historic Manhattan property in Nye County, Nevada, and holds certain mining applications in Panama.

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