Celeste Copper Corporation
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Celeste Copper Corporation

April 02, 2009 09:41 ET

Celeste Commences 2009 Exploration Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 2, 2009) - Celeste Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE:C) ("Celeste" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that in early April it plans to commence its 2009 exploration program on its 100% owned Negrita copper-gold project located in the Cabeza de Vaca mineral district, Chile. The Negrita project is located 30 kilometres East from Copiapo, Chile. The initial portion of the exploration program focuses on the Celeste I - X mineral claims and consists of mapping, sampling, prospecting and reverse circulation drilling.

Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Celeste stated, "We are very pleased to get back into the field and start our 2009 exploration program. The main focus of the program will be directed toward evaluating target areas that appears to have all the criteria to support our IOCG exploration model much like the Candelaria mine located near Copiapo. This area hosts 147 occurrences of oxide copper mineralization".

The main focus of the exploration program is the testing of an area that is approximately 1,250 metres long and 750 metres wide in which 147 occurrences of oxide copper mineralization has been located. The copper mineralization is interpreted to occur at two separate, sub-parallel levels ("mantos") over a 40 metre vertical interval on the side of a steep hill. The mantos are hosted in an andesite that is in contact with the Cabeza de Vaca batholith. The andesite hosting the interpreted mantos exhibit a moderate-strong positive magnetic signature. A reverse circulation drilling program totaling greater than 1000 meters is planned to complete the preliminary evaluation of the two mantos.

The balance of the program will consists of mapping, prospecting and sampling of the Celeste IX - X mineral claims to follow-up targets defined by the magnetometer survey completed in the last quarter of 2008.

Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President of Celeste, is the Corporation's nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument #43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed the technical information disclosed in this news release.

Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains forward - looking information including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs and geological interpretations. Forward - looking information includes disclosure regarding possible future events and therefore, involves inherent risks and uncertainties. For any forward looking information given, management has assumed that the analytical results it has received are reliable, and has applied geological interpretation methodologies which are consistent with industry standards. Although management has a reasonable basis for the conclusions drawn, actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. For such statements, we claim the safe harbor.

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