Dorex Minerals Inc.

Dorex Minerals Inc.

April 18, 2008 18:40 ET

Drilling Commences at Dorex's Carmelita Copper-Gold Project, Atacama Desert, Chile

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - Dorex Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DOX) -

The company reports that diamond drilling has commenced on its 100% owned Carmelita property located within the IOCG belt of the Atacama Desert, Chile.

The company anticipates of up to 1,000-metre NQ core size diamond drill program of 5 holes that will test at least 4 mineralized zones. Diamond drilling has been contracted to Geo-Operanciones Ltda, of Copaipo, Chile.

Targets were generated from previously conducted exploration programs, which included geological mapping, rock sampling, and a geophysical survey.

The Carmelita property has long history of artisan mining. Previous exploration completed resulted in Copper grades of up to 4.8%, Gold grades of up to 2.16g/t and Silver grades of up to 85.9g/t, grades greater than 10,000 ppm of Lead and Zinc were also assayed during the 2007 exploration program.

There is a potential for widespread porphyry or IOCG (Iron Oxide Copper Gold) style mineralization as well as a smaller, higher grade structurally controlled shear zone hosted copper oxide mineralization.

The project will be supervised by Stephen Kenwood P.Geo, a qualified person under National Policy 43-101.

Other activities in the area:

The Carmelita property is situated approximately 120 km south of Global Copper Corp.'s Relincho project which has a indicated and inferred resource of over 1,000,000,000 tonnes of copper at 0.56-0.61 % copper equivalent and total of 9.6 billion lbs of contained copper. Global Copper Corp. recently announced Relincho will be purchased by Teck Cominco for $425,000,000. The Relincho property consists of a large Andean style copper-molybdenum porphyry system.

As well directly 20 km east of the Carmelita property is Investika Ltd.'s Puquios Copper Project, which has a resource at pre-feasibility study of 29,900,000 tonnes @ 0.59% Copper, and the company is planning a 15,000 tpa open-cut heap leach operation.

Peter Walton President & CEO states "With metal prices at current levels any significant discovery will improve Dorex's position as a junior exploration and development company. We are looking forward to the results and future continuous exploration on the Carmelita property."

For further information please visit the company's website

About Dorex Minerals Inc:

Dorex Minerals Inc. is a base and precious metals exploration and development company focusing on its 100% interest Carmelita property located within the prolific mining region of Coastal Belt of the Andean Cordillera of Chile.


Peter Walton, President / CEO

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