Canaco Resources Inc.

Canaco Resources Inc.

December 02, 2010 09:42 ET

Canaco Announces Significant Development in Property Dispute in Tanzania

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2010) - Canaco Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CAN) ("Canaco") attended a meeting today with the Commissioner for Minerals of The United Republic of Tanzania. The Commissioner has ordered, citing the interest of the orderly development of gold mining in the area, the immediate surrender for cancellation of the 0.07 square kilometre mining licence (ML 413/2010) (converted from PML 0010145) within Canaco's 196 square kilometre Kilindi prospecting license (PL 4871/2007). Once ML 413/2010 is surrendered, the Commissioner has indicated that PML 010145 held by Abdallah Omary Kigoda will be reinstated for small-scale artisanal mining activities only.

The Commissioner has stated that he will "ensure that the Order is implemented in the interest of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to develop the Handeni – Kilindi goldfields into large-scale mining investments in the area."

Canaco President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Lee Smith said: "This is a significant step forward for Canaco and paves the way to move this matter towards a final resolution. We appreciate the continued support of the Commissioner's office in dealing with this challenging issue and we will now turn our focus back to development of this exciting gold project."

A copy of the Commissioner's Order can be found on the company's website ( and under the company's profile on SEDAR (

Andrew Lee Smith, P.Geo, CEO 

Canaco Resources Inc.

Dr. Jingbin Wang, Chairman

Canaco Resources Inc.

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