Cusac Gold Mines Ltd.
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OTC Bulletin Board : CUSIF
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Cusac Gold Mines Ltd.

December 18, 2006 09:01 ET

Cusac Starts Gold Production at Table Mountain

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 18, 2006) - David H. Brett, President, Cusac Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:CQC)(OTCBB:CUSIF)(FWB:DCB) (the "Company"), reports that the Company has commenced gold production at it's 100% owned and operated Table Mountain Gold Mine in northern British Columbia. Milling of ore from the Rory Vein commenced December 14, 2006. As part of a December 15th tour of the property by media, investors, government officials, and company executives the Company poured a series of commemorative gold wafers bearing the Company's logo. December production is expected to be modest, with production accelerating significantly during the first quarter of 2007. The mine tour and gold pour was captured by BTV Business Television as part of a corporate video presentation that will be broadcast and made available on the Company's web site in the New Year.

"Table Mountain is the only mine in British Columbia to start production in 2006," said Cusac CEO David Brett. "I am very proud of our hard working Cusac team, whose experience and professionalism has been critical to achieving this important milestone for the Company."

Cusac Gold Mines Ltd. is a gold mining and exploration company in existence since 1966. Cusac has a dominant land position in the Cassiar Gold Camp of northern BC, and is producing gold from high-grade quartz veins on Table Mountain. Cusac also owns over 30% of the low-grade, bulk tonnage, million-ounce resource at the Taurus deposit, and is exploring for more bulk-tonnage, disseminated gold mineralization nearby at its 100% owned Taurus II project. Please visit our website www.cusac.com for more details.

CUSAC GOLD MINES LTD.

David H. Brett, President & CEO

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