Cusac Gold Mines Ltd.
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Cusac Gold Mines Ltd.

September 20, 2005 09:01 ET

Cusac Hits 25 Meters Grading 1.26 g/tonne Gold in Diamond Drilling at Cassiar Open Pit Target

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) - David H. Brett, President, Cusac Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:CQC)(OTCBB:CUSIF) (the "Company"), reports continued encouraging disseminated gold assay results from its Taurus II bulk tonnage exploration program on its 100% owned Table Mountain Property in northern BC, including 1.26 grams per ton gold over 25.6 meters in hole 05SV-04. A total of 13 holes comprising 2,444 meters of diamond drilling were completed during the 2nd phase of exploration. Final assays are still pending on 3 of the 13 holes as of the date of this news release. The Taurus II area is 3 Km north of the Company's historic Table Mountain high-grade underground operation. This current phase of drilling at Taurus II is returning highly encouraging intercepts of low grade, near surface disseminated gold mineralization that confirms the potential for a bulk tonnage open pit gold deposit.

Backyard System. A total of 1,140 meters were drilled in 6 holes on the Backyard System which is the largest exposed zone of quartz veining and carbonate-pyrite altered volcanics on the Taurus II property. As previously reported in the Company's news release dated August 11, 2005, the first hole, 05BY-01, encountered three broad zones of gold mineralization, including one zone of 2.20 grams g/t over 32 meters. Other significant results in the Backyard System include 1.43 g/t Au over 3.7 meters in Hole 05BY-03, 3.72 g/t Au over 2.20 meters in hole 05BY-04, and several other intercepts of more than 2 meters grading at or above 1 g/t in the Backyard System holes.

Somerville System. A total of 1,122 m was drilled in 6 holes on the Somerville System located roughly 300 meters to the northwest of the Backyard System where numerous surface rock and soil geochem anomalies define a zone over half a kilometer square. Highlights of the Somerville zone drilling so far are 0.93 g/t Au over 12.7 m in hole 05SV-01, 2.04 grams gold over 8.70 meters in 05SV-02, and 1.26 g/t Au over 25.6 m in 05SV-04. 05SV-03, testing the same zone on strike to the west of SV-04, encountered a number of mineralized zones for which re-assay has been requested for quality control purposes. SV-03 intersected a similar zone along strike from the reported 25m of 1.26 g/t Au in SV-04. Assays from hole 05SV-03 will be released once they are received.

All significant intercepts from the drilling so far are presented in table form at the end of this press release and on our website www.cusac.com. The intercepts reported herein are core-length intercepts. Their true widths will be estimated when the geological data is interpreted on cross sections.

"Our second phase of exploration has been very successful," said Cusac VP of Exploration Lesley Hunt. "We have delineated a large number of gold bearing zones over an area measuring 400m by almost a kilometer. Visible gold in quartz veins and veinlets within the strongly altered volcanics always adds excitement to logging of these holes. We have only begun to explore two of the seven potential bulk tonnage disseminated gold bearing structures we know of on this property. I am very excited with these results and look forward to Phase III which will include drilling and the geological modeling of these results."



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Significant Composite Assay Intervals
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Core Length Au
Hole From (m) To (m) (m) (g/tonne)
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05BY-01 42.30 193.15 150.85 0.85
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including 56.00 88.00 32.00 2.20
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including 114.60 142.10 27.50 1.04
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including 167.65 193.15 25.50 0.94
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05BY-03 93.10 96.80 3.70 1.43
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05BY-04 81.25 92.40 11.15 0.54
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05BY-04 199.40 201.60 2.20 3.72
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05BY-05 113.40 121.85 8.45 0.62
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05BY-05 160.90 163.20 2.30 2.57
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05BY-06 141.50 149.40 7.90 0.66
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05SV-01 29.55 67.50 37.95 0.52
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including 29.55 44.20 14.65 0.53
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including 54.80 67.50 12.70 0.93
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05SV-02 25.10 33.80 8.70 2.04
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05SV-04 162.70 178.70 16.00 0.46
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05SV-04 205.20 230.80 25.60 1.26
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including 205.20 207.40 2.20 8.66
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including 225.45 230.80 5.35 2.43
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The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dale A. Sketchley, M.Sc., P.Geo., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Acme Analytical Laboratories of Vancouver, BC prepared all assays reported above.

CUSAC GOLD MINES LTD.

David H. Brett, President & CEO

Cautionary Note: Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking statements as defined by securities legislation. We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially. Investors should consider the important risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ. These important risks and uncertainties include those discussed in our Annual Reports on Form 20-F filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our Annual Information Form we file with the British Columbia Securities Commission.

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