Celeste Copper Corporation
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Celeste Copper Corporation

June 02, 2009 09:29 ET

Celeste Completes Reverse Circulation Testing of Three Targets

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - Celeste Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE:C) ("Celeste" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that in it has completed reverse circulation drilling ("RC") of its phase one 2009 exploration program. The RC drilling was completed on three targets on Celeste's Negrita copper-gold project located in the Cabeza de Vaca mineral district, Chile. The project is located 30 kilometres East from Copiapo, Chile.

Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Celeste stated, "The RC drilling intersected basaltic andesite and several intervals which showed visible copper mineralization. Although the visual description of the cutting is encouraging, we need to see the analytical results in order to complete a proper interpretation of the drilling results. The analytical results are expected over the next 2 to 4 weeks."

The RC program totaled 1,994 m in 17 holes. The main target was an area that is approximately 1,250 metres long and 750 metres wide in which 147 occurrences of oxide copper mineralization had been located. RC drilling was also completed on the recently acquired Manto Medio property (see news release dated May 15, 2009) and on the Negrita mineral claims.

Celeste is also please to report that it has commenced an Induced Polarization/Resistivity survey on the Negrita mineral claims.

The mapping, prospecting and sampling of the Celeste IX - X mineral claims is scheduled to commence in early June, 2009.

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 exploration program,descriptions 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.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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