Pacific Comox Resources Ltd.

Pacific Comox Resources Ltd.

March 29, 2010 07:00 ET

Comox's Leach Test # 1 on a 2.3 Tonne Sample Gave Recoveries of 77% for Gold and 59% for Silver

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - Pacific Comox Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PCM) reports the cyanide leaching results of the first bulk sample of gold/silver mineralization at Mabel. Based on the beginning and ending assays, the gold recovery was 77% and silver 59% for a 2.3 tonne sample of mineralization from a number of outcropping veins in the Carmelitas area of the Mabel property, during a 16 day leach period and crushed to 1.9 cm (0.75 inches). The head grade for Test # 1 was 2.1 grams/tonne (g/t) for gold and 61 g/t for silver.

A larger Test # 2 with a 12.9 tonne sample of mineralization and crushed to a smaller size of 1.3 cm or 0.5 inches is now underway. These tests will provide data for the preliminary economic assessment of gold/silver production at Mabel using a cyanide leach process and for process design. Test 2 mineralization is from several gold/silver areas previously drilled on the Carmelitas zone. The preliminary economic assessment incorporates the resource estimate for Mabel.

Carmelitas has been an area of concentrated drilling to outline at/near surface gold/silver mineralization on a tighter drill spacing basis than Gate or the other 3 zones on Mabel where a significant amount of drilling has also been completed. To March 2010, excluding the diamond drill twinned hole program, 195 mineralized holes have been drilled in the Carmelitas Zone including 46 higher grade holes that averaged 2.9 g/t gold and 104 g/t silver, with an average mineralized interval of 4.5 meters.

Bhagwat Singh P. Eng. serves as the qualified person (QP) for the exploration programs under the definitions of National Instrument 43‐101. The geologist on the Mabel program is Cesar Lemas. A split sample of the feed and tails from the leach test was collected by Company staff and shipped by Company staff to the ALS Chemex sample preparation facility at Hermosillo, Sonora which forwards prepared samples to the ALS Chemex Vancouver facility for assay.

Donald Empey, President

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