Camino Minerals Corporation
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Camino Minerals Corporation

March 18, 2011 08:30 ET

Camino Minerals Corporation: El Rincon Gold Project Drill Results; Diamond Drill Program Planned at the Rodeo Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) - Camino Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:COR) ("Camino" or the "Company") has received the results from the 16 hole reverse circulation drill program, totaling 2,932.5 metres, completed at the El Rincon gold project, located in Durango State, Mexico.

Six of the 16 holes intersected several mineralized horizons ranging from 1.5 to 16.5 metres in thickness. Mineralization in the upper horizon was associated with sugary and glassy smoky quartz veinlets hosted in a strongly oxidized dacite porphyry. In the lower horizon, mineralization was associated with quartz veinlets as well as finely disseminated pyrite within clay to propylitic altered dacite porphyry intruding Mesozoic sediments. Please see the table below for selected drill results.

Hole # From To Width Au g/t Ag g/t
RI-11-001 31.50 39.00 7.50 0.25 0.84
  73.50 82.50 9.00 0.23 0.62
RI-11-003 52.50 54.00 1.50 1.72 4.99
  63.00 67.50 4.50 0.17 0.20
  100.50 103.50 3.00 0.37 1.05
RI-11-005 148.50 150.00 1.50 0.33 6.75
  181.50 183.00 1.50 0.44 3.16
RI-11-012 82.50 87.00 4.50 0.40 0.94
  141.00 144.00 3.00 0.41 2.03
  162.00 178.50 16.50 0.19 2.29
RI-11-014 172.50 175.50 3.00 0.25 1.92
RI-11-015 145.50 150.00 4.50 1.05 4.51

Visit www.caminominerals.com to view a drill hole location map.

This was the first drill program to be carried out by Camino at El Rincon, with drilling focused in and around an area known as the Ventana Zone, located in the southwest area of the property. El Rincon remains highly prospective as the recently completed drill program tested just a fraction of the 12,946 hectares (50 square miles) property, which is situated along the same northeast-trending structural corridors as Argonaut Gold's El Castillo gold mine, located 3-km to the west, and Silver Standard's San Agustin deposit.

Exploration update

Camino is currently permitting the Rodeo gold project for an extensive diamond drill program and expects drilling to be underway sometime in the second quarter of 2011.

Canplats Resources Corp. ("Canplats") drilled a total of 3,449 metres in 25 holes at Rodeo from 2004-2007 before concentrating its activity on the Camino Rojo discovery. Past drilling by Canplats tested approximately 600 metres of the 5-kilometre long epithermal system and only two holes exceeded a depth of 200 metres. The limited drilling to date and the new I.P. data (see news release dated March 7, 2011) indicates good potential for high-grade gold mineralization in veins and breccias along strike and to depth.

Rodeo hosts gold and silver mineralization related to a low sulfidation epithermal system that is controlled by major north-northwest and east-northeast trending fault systems. Reverse circulation drilling by Canplats in 2004 confirmed the presence of near-surface gold mineralization, hosted in quartz rich structures, over significant intervals, hole BR-06 returned 5.5 g/t Au and 12.5 g/t Ag over 28 metres, including 35.6 g/t Au and 37.0 g/t Ag over 1 metre. Subsequent diamond drilling in 2007 returned broad mineralized intervals, including 0.23 g/t Au and 8.68 g/t Ag over 103.1 metres (hole BRD-002).

The 100% owned Rodeo gold project covers 13,099 hectares (51 square miles) and is located 160 kilometres north of the city of Durango, Durango State, Mexico. The property is accessed by paved highway.

About Camino Minerals Corporation

Camino is a new, well-funded mineral exploration company that was formed in connection with Goldcorp's C$300-million acquisition of Canplats. Camino is led by Canplats' former management and is focused on precious and base metal projects located in Mexico. For more information on Camino's properties and associated agreement terms, please refer to the Company's website at www.caminominerals.com.

The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Richard Dufresne, P.Geo., Camino's V.P., Exploration, a "Qualified Person" as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

To receive Camino's news releases, contact Blaine Monaghan, V.P., Corporate Development, at info@caminominerals.com or (866) 338-0047. 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this news release that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information under the provisions of Canadian securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to raise sufficient capital to fund exploration, changes in economic conditions or financial markets, changes in prices for the company's mineral products or increases in input costs, litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments in Mexico, technological and operational difficulties or inability to obtain permits encountered in connection with exploration and development activities, labour relations matters, and changing foreign exchange rates, all of which are described more fully in Camino's filings on SEDAR. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or other factors, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • Corporate Information: Camino Minerals Corporation
    R.E. Gordon Davis
    Chairman and C.E.O.
    Direct: (604) 629-8292
    or
    Investor Inquiries: Camino Minerals Corporation
    Blaine Monaghan
    V.P., Corporate Development
    Direct: (604) 629-8294 or Toll-Free: (866) 338-0047
    info@caminominerals.com
    www.caminominerals.com