Canaco Resources Inc.

Canaco Resources Inc.

June 30, 2011 17:09 ET

Canaco Congratulates Dr. David Groves on Recent Distinction

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) - Canaco Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CAN) ("Canaco" or the "Company") is pleased and proud to announce that its Director of Project Development in Tanzania, Dr. David Groves, has been honored with The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits SGA-Newmont Gold Medal.

The SGA is the European equivalent of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). The SGA-Newmont Gold Medal recognizes the career of the awardee involving unusually original work in the mineral deposit sector. This broadly encompasses major contributions to scientific research and/or development of mineral deposits through exploration and discovery. The medal is based on whole-of-career accomplishments, including research and student mentorship, success in exploration or mining, and service to SGA and other organizations. In this case, Dr. Groves has published widely in international journals, mentored and supervised innumerable postgraduate students, and was instrumental in Canaco's discovery and success at its Handeni and Harvest exploration projects in Africa.

Dr. Groves has also been President of SGA, SEG and the Geological Society of Australia.

"Canaco's management and Board of Directors are pleased to join colleagues and peers from around the world in congratulating Dr. Groves on this well-deserved honour," said Andrew Lee Smith, Canaco's President and CEO. "The Penrose and SGA-Newmont medals have been awarded to Dr. Groves in recognition of a career dedicated to excellence in geoscience. His guidance has been fundamental to Canaco's success and the achievements of the Company's technical personnel."

Dr. Groves has also been bestowed the Penrose Gold Medal from SEG (see Canaco's news dated December 15, 2010). The Penrose Gold Medal was established in 1923 to be awarded primarily in recognition of a full career in the performance of unusually original work in the Earth Sciences, which is broadly interpreted to encompass major contributions to the development of mineral resources through mine geology, exploration, and discovery. The medal is the highest honour it can bestow on a geologist.

Dr. Groves will be the first person to be awarded both the SEG Penrose Gold Medal and the SGA-Newmont Gold Medal.

About Canaco

Canaco is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company focused on advanced exploration in Africa. Built on a foundation of experienced management and focused on rapidly advancing exploration projects in Tanzania, Canaco believes it is well positioned to build shareholder value through discovery and resource development.

Canaco's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CAN.

On behalf of the Board of Directors:

Andrew Lee Smith, P.Geo., President, CEO and Director

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