Canplats Resources Corporation

Canplats Resources Corporation

April 23, 2007 05:30 ET

Canplats Reports Drilling Underway at Rodeo in Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2007) - Canplats Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:CPQ) is pleased to report that diamond drilling has commenced at its wholly-owned Rodeo gold property located approximately 150 kilometers north of Durango, Mexico.

The drill program will test the West Vein Swarm area at depth and along strike. The first hole will be approximately 600 meters long and will intersect the Ridge Vein and West Vein at depth while also testing for potential skarn mineralization at the volcanic-limestone contact. This program follows up reverse circulation and diamond drilling that outlined gold mineralization over a strike length of least 200 meters and a width of 60 meters. The zone is open to the south and to the northeast and to depth.

The West Vein Swarm is interpreted to be a shallow-dipping, brecciated, silicified volcanic unit mineralized with gold. The best results in shallow drilling to date to include hole BR-3 which intersected 2.98 grams of gold per tonne over 33 meters (0.09 ounces of gold per ton over 108 feet), including 6.24 grams of gold per tonne over 11 meters (0.18 ounces of gold per ton over 36 feet), and hole BR-21 which intersected 2.04 grams of gold per tonne over 29 meters (0.06 ounces of gold per ton over 95.1 feet), including 3.55 grams of gold per tonne over eight meters (0.10 ounces of gold per ton over 26.2 feet).

Previous work identified four other targets on the Rodeo property that require further work prior to follow-up drilling. The combined strike length of the five targets exceeds 2,000 meters, and shear zones and the epithermal system can be traced for 4,000 meters on the property. With 20 - 50 meter widths of well-developed quartz veins and breccias, the Rodeo property represents significant exploration potential.

At the Maijoma and El Alamo properties in the state of Chihuahua, field programs have been completed. This work included mapping, sampling and induced polarization surveys and were successful in defining several drill targets with coincident geochemical and geophysical anomalies to be tested later this year. All work is being supervised by Ken McNaughton, vice-president, exploration, and a qualified person as defined by Canada's National Instrument 43-101.

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