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April 27, 2012 08:33 ET

Cerro Resources: 18m @ 261g/t Silver Equivalent From 155m + High Grade Highlights in Northern Extension at Namiquipa, Mexico

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 27, 2012) - Cerro Resources NL (TSX VENTURE:CJO)(ASX:CJO) is pleased to advise that further drill results from the Namiquipa Silver Project, in Chihuahua, Mexico, confirm considerable silver/lead/zinc mineralization extending 200m North of the historic La Venturosa mine workings.

Results of 9 holes drilled in the northern area of the Princesa/Megan vein system included:

  • 18m @ 261 g/t AgEq (NAM-064) from 155m, including
    • 0.7m @ 1,332 g/t AgEq (NAM-064) from 156.8m (1,170 g/t Ag, 5.60%Pb)
    • 1.0m @ 2,151 g/t AgEq (NAM-064) from 163m (1,995 g/t Ag, 5.57% Pb)
  • 0.87m @ 1,151 g/t AgEq (NAM-061) from 185.93m (771 g/t Ag, 6.93%Pb)
  • 0.57m @ 910 g/t AgEq (NAM-062) from 198.59m (614g/t Ag, 5.39%Pb and 9.26% Zn)
  • 1.0m @ 1,179 g/t AgEq (NAM-065) from 189m (1,775 g/t Ag)

More than 1km of strike length has now been demonstrated to show continuity along strike and down dip within the vein systems (refer figure 1), with:

  • Wide intervals of good grade material (+150g/t Ag Eq) recurring at depths of 130m-220m below surface, along the 1km approx. strike length, and where
  • Supergene high grade (+1000g/t Ag Eq) intervals occur frequently both throughout the 130m-220m depth zone, as well as above and below that zone.

Namiquipa Project Drill Program

The results reported are for drilling up to the end of March and for which assay results have been received. Further drill results are pending.

Figure 1 is a long section of pierce points with corresponding grades and thickness along the Princesa/Megan vein system. Intersections along the America, Mexico and Esmeralda veins are not shown.

Figure 2 is a location map showing the locations of recent drill hole results and the subject of this press release in the main target area (southern extension holes not shown).

Figure 3 is a simplified cross-section showing the continuity of mineralization intersected in three of the drill holes being reported in this press release.

Table 1 list the significant assay results for these drill holes. Assay results were also received for NAM-056, in the southern extension area but did not contain any significant results.

The Princesa and Megan Veins

Drill testing the Princesa/Megan system is the primary focus of the Namiquipa drill program. Recent geologic modeling is pointing to a low sulphidation system that is potentially expanding in the northern area of this +1.5km system.

Figure 1: http://file.marketwire.com/release/cerro_fig1.pdf

Figure 2: http://file.marketwire.com/release/cerro_fig2.pdf

Figure 3: http://file.marketwire.com/release/cerro_fig3.pdf

Table 1: http://file.marketwire.com/release/cerro_table1.pdf

The America Vein

As reported March 6, 2012, core hole NAM-010 was positioned between the Princesa and the America Vein to test an IP anomaly and the potential for near-surface mineralization associated with the hanging wall of the America Vein. The near-surface mineralization is of prime interest because it represents potential for open pit exploration in a future development scenario.

NAM-010 successfully intersected multiple narrow veins consisting primarily of moderate to high silver values (high of 392 g/t Ag over 1m from 115m) and moderate to low lead and zinc values above 117m. From 117m to 120m the zinc grades increased to highs of 1.61% over 1m.

These results open the potential for near surface mineralization.

A second drill hole - NAM-011 - was also conducted to test the IP anomaly.

Analyzing the core from this drill hole was put on a lower priority than the Princesa/Megan drill holes. Recent results from analysis of the core from this hole however has confirmed that the mineralization extends farther to the west, beyond previously known mineralization and also points to the potential usefulness of IP as a tool for locating additional mineralization in the area.

Table 2: America Vein Drill Intercepts

HOLE-ID FROM
(m)
TO
(m)
LENGTH
(m)
Ag
g/t
PB
%
ZN
%
AgEq
g/t
NAM-011 217.0 218.0 1.0 238 0.15 0.33 246
NAM-011 224.3 224.72 0.42 134 0.06 0.51 138
NAM-011 267.0 268.0 1.0 68 0.22 0.02 80

The Silver equivalent grades ("AgEq") have been calculated using metal prices of US$25oz Silver; US$1.00/lb Zinc; and US$1.00/lb Lead. Metal recoveries are not considered in this calculation. Further drilling is required to provide a more accurate assessment of vein thickness and true width may vary.

Drilling has continued to test the down dip projection of the America vein below the lower levels of previous historic mining activity (250m) as well as to the south of the known mining along of the America system.

Competent Person/Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release is based on information compiled Mr Bill Fleshman, who is a Chartered Professional and Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Fleshman is a consultant to Cerro Resources NL and has sufficient experience, which is relevant to the style of mineralization and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 edition of the "Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results and "qualified person" as this term is defined in Canadian National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"). Mr Fleshman consents to the inclusion in this news release of the information in the form and context in which it appears.

About Cerro Resources

Cerro Resources is a precious and base metals exploration and development company. The Company is currently focused on Mexico where it is developing the Cerro del Gallo gold/silver project in the central state of Guanajuato, Mexico, actively exploring the Namiquipa silver project in northern Mexico, and commencing exploration on the Espiritu Santo gold/silver project in Jalisco. It also maintains an active working focus on the Mt Isa, Queensland, region where it is exploring the Mt Philp haematite project and it holds an interest in the Kalman molybdenum, rhenium, and copper project.

Additional information about the Company is available on the Company's website at www.cerroresources.com and on SEDAR.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities laws. All statements that address future plans, activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur are forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes statements regarding the structure of the mineralization of the project, the results of the exploration program, the interpretation of such results, and the potential of the Namiquipa project. Forward looking information is based upon assumptions by management that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties beyond the Company's control, including risks related to mining exploration and the availability of financing for companies such as the Company. There can be no assurance that outcomes anticipated in the forward looking information will occur, and actual results may differ materially for a variety of reasons. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information, except as may be required by law.

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