SOURCE: Coastal Pacific Mining Corp.

Coastal Pacific Mining Corp.

November 22, 2010 09:14 ET

Coastal Pacific Mining Corp. Exploration Program Update for Santa Rita Property, Peru

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) -  Coastal Pacific Mining Corp. (OTCBB: CPMCF) ("Coastal Pacific" or the "Company"), is pleased to provide a further update on the Phase I Exploration Work Program ("Work Program") on its Santa Rita Property ("Property"), located in Peru.

Based on a review of the prior geological work undertaken on the Property, the Company's recently retained expert firm, Dynamic Exploration Ltd., whose president is Mr. Rick Walker, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geo., a Geoscientist and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has indicated the existing data and results are of sufficient quality and promise, that the Phase I Work Program should focus not only on seeking to formally identify potential reserve quantities, but to also focus on establishing the plan for initial ore extraction. 

It was concluded in an October 2009 NI43-101 report that initial limited sampling of the Property's vein mineralization returned anomalous mineral contents which assay on average 290.7 g/t Ag, 14.65% Pb and 7.00% Zn. Similarly, the replacement-type mineralization is also characterized by anomalous mineral contents which assay on average 196.3 g/t Ag, 12.75% Pb and 9.03% Zn. As mentioned in a prior release, a summary of the available data contained within the historical geological reports on the Property, as prepared by Ing. C. Salinas, a Geologist from Lima, Peru, calculates that based on the samplings and other geological work performed through to 1997; there are an estimated 3,343,000 metric tonnes of mineable ore, averaging 230 g/t of silver, 13% lead, and 8% zinc. The grades given herein are not necessary representative of the entire mineralized structures. More detailed and extensive sampling is required in order to obtain meaningful average grades. 

Mr. Joseph Bucci, President of Coastal, comments, "We are very pleased that there is a strong possibility that we will be in a position to commence initial extraction and production, estimated initially to be 350 T/day, subsequent to the completion of our Phase I work program in April of 2011. While commencing operations will require additional funding beyond the US$1,000,000 we recently completed, we are confident that upon a successful outcome of our Phase 1 Work Program, we will be able to obtain the required funding."

The 1200 hectares (2965 acres) Santa Rita property is located within the Central Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes in rugged terrain at elevations that vary between 4200 m (13,780 feet) to 4800 m (15,748 feet) above sea level. Limited exploration by Gateway and others has outlined vein and replacement mineralization within the Jumasha Formation rock which may continue at depth. 

Note that while the above noted estimates are taken from historical data the Company believes to be accurate; these estimates are not derived from NI43-101 compliant mineral resource or mineral reserve studies, and are not to be construed as actual or potential reserves on the Property.

The technical information of this press release has been reviewed by Rick Walker, B.Sc., M.Sc., P. Geo. and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

About Coastal Pacific
Coastal Pacific activities are to explore, develop and mine gold and silver resources in North and South America. As its primary focus, Coastal Pacific will partner with companies having mineral properties to develop and produce. Currently the Company has option agreements in place for properties in Ontario, Canada and the Province of Huancavelica, Peru.

Our philosophy is to participate with companies who are in the later stage of exploration and are ready for development. Gold and silver have been used as currency for over 3,000 years. History has shown that in periods of market downturns gold and silver have proven to be a dependable hedge for investors against both inflation and any monetary crisis.

CAUTIONARY NOTE: Our mineral properties have reports may use terms which are recognized and permitted under Canadian regulations. We advise U.S. investors that while such terms are recognized and permitted under Canadian regulations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission requires a final or full Feasibility Study to be completed in order to support either Proven or Probable Reserves and does not recognize other classifications of mineralized deposits. 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements relating to the company's business activities and other statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations about the Company's business. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, estimates and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks that are difficult to evaluate. Actual results can vary from descriptions herein due to many factors including changes in metal prices and business conditions; changes in laws and regulations; problems encountered in exploration and obtaining permits; changes in the competitive environment; technological advances; shortages of skilled workers, drill rigs and equipment; the need for additional capital and other risks listed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings under "risk factors" and elsewhere. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

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