Castle Resources Inc.

July 16, 2012 06:00 ET

Castle Resources Announces Impressive 1st Results from 2012 Campaign at the Granduc Copper Project

- GD12-01 intersects 1.81% Cu over 25.5 meters, including 2.13% Cu over 15.51 meters

- Excellent drill results confirm higher copper grades and wider intersections on the Granduc South Zone

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 16, 2012) - Castle Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CRI) ("Castle" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its first set of drill core assay results from the ongoing surface exploration program at the Granduc Copper Project located near Stewart, B.C.

"These impressive results once again underscore just how important the Granduc South Zone has become," stated Mr. Mike Sylvestre, President & CEO of Castle Resources. "Our goal in the South Zone is to significantly grow resource tonnes as part of our overall strategy of expanding the inferred resource footprint at the Granduc."

Granduc Drilling Results - 2012 Surface Program
Complete Assays for Holes GD12-01, GD12-02, GD12-03 & GD12-06
Note: all widths are downhole thickness
Hole Start (m) End (m) Width (m) % Cu Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) % Fe
GD12-01 262 279.8 17.8 1.28 0.12 5.77 19.76
inc 271.62 277 5.38 1.83 0.2 8.8 36.09
and 289.5 315 25.5 1.81 0.23 7.13 13.99
inc 295.49 311 15.51 2.13 0.29 9.07 16.07
and 397 421.46 24.46 1.40 0.17 10.21 10.2
GD12-02 550.5 558 7.5 1.97 0.20 23.61 9.36
GD12-03 508 529 21 1.47 0.14 2.08 18.11
inc 515.5 523 7.5 1.94 0.18 2.09 15.86
GD12-06 68.84 77.24 8.4 2.56 0.27 23.91 28.64

Castle has now completed over 12 holes of its expansion drilling program and aims to complete the surface program at the Granduc by September. There are currently 4 drills turning at site with a strategy of a) completing the drilling on the South Zone begun in 2011, an area of robust mineralization that has extended the strike of the current resource by over 600 meters to the south of the historic Granduc orebody, and b) defining the potential copper mineralization of the North Zone identified by SRK Consulting as 'exploration potential' (see SEDAR technical report dated April 9, 2012).

Brad Leonard, P. Geo., Castle's Exploration Manager, is the Qualified Person responsible for the scientific and technical work (as defined under National Instrument 43-101) discussed in this press release, and has reviewed this press release. Castle implemented a QA/QC protocol for all its exploration and diamond drilling program on the Granduc.

About Castle Resources

Castle is a Toronto-based junior mineral development company focused on the exploration and redevelopment of the 100% owned past producing Granduc Copper Mine. Castle currently has 147 million shares outstanding. For more information please visit the Castle Resources' website at


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