Canaco Resources Inc.

Canaco Resources Inc.

July 17, 2008 06:00 ET

Canaco's Handeni Project Highlighted at 2008 SEG/GSSA Conference in Johannesburg

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Canaco Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CAN) is pleased to announce the Company's Handeni Project located in east-central Tanzania has been the subject of two papers presented publicly for the first time at the Society of Economic Geologists, Geologic Society of South Africa Joint (SEG/GSSA) Conference recently held in Johannesburg.

The two published papers, Joas Kabete's "A new tectonic subdivision of the Archaean Tanzania Craton and its significance to gold metallogenty" and David Groves' "Magambazi Gold: a potential new orogenic gold deposit style in the Handeni district of Tanzania" highlight the gold potential of a new and emerging exploration district in the Handeni area, in which Canaco has a significant landholding and is actively exploring. The abstracts for both of these papers are available on the Company's website at

The SEG/GSSA conference was convened to showcase Africa's world-class mineral deposits and present new theories for their origins. Themes included exploration targeting, resource evaluation, and operational challenges.

Gold mineralization at the Handeni Project has been documented from four separate areas over 6.25km of strike, including Magambazi, North Magambazi, Semwaliko and Semwaliko North. The exploration program is in progress with reverse-circulation and diamond drill programs that will investigate the depth extensions of surface bedrock gold mineralization that are the sites of active artisanal mining operations.

Canaco Resources is an emerging junior exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company is actively engaged in developing an exploration portfolio that includes gold and diamond assets in Tanzania and the El Oro gold project in Mexico.

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  • Canaco Resources Inc.
    Andrew Lee Smith
    Chairman and CEO
    (604) 488-0822 or 1-866-488-0822
    Canaco Resources Inc.
    Nick Watters
    Investor Relations
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