Metanor Resources Inc.

Metanor Resources Inc.

June 16, 2011 09:05 ET

Metanor Resources Inc.: Shaft Sinking 85% Complete at Bachelor Lake

Bachelor/Hewfran Drill Campaign begins

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2011) - Metanor Resources Inc. ("Metanor") (TSX VENTURE:MTO) is pleased to provide a further update on its activities at the Bachelor Lake Gold Project. The shaft sinking process is now 85% complete, including the development of the 2 shaft stations (Levels 13, 14) along with over 446 feet of shaft completed with less than 90 feet remaining. Over 80% of the equipment required to complete the 5,000 ton bulk sample is already on site. The infrastructures are being upgraded, and are on schedule to be ready for the execution of the bulk sample. The project team is presently recruiting its operating team to take over the operation when the shaft sinking is completed by the contractor. The shaft sinking (down to approximately 2,400 feet) is still scheduled to be completed by the end of July.

The Pre-Feasibility Study outlines an average annual production of 60,000 ounces commencing in July 2012 using only 66 2/3% capacity of the 1,200 tonnes per day mill with a cash cost of $464. The project has an 85% IRR with a 10 month payback using gold priced at $1,271/oz.

The 15,000 m definition diamond drilling campaign at Bachelor/Hewfran has officially started. Both the Bachelor Lake and the Hewfran properties, which are accessible by the present shaft, are open in all directions and at depth (with a deep hole intercept at approximately 3,500 feet). This campaign will begin on surface while the shaft sinking is being executed, and move to the three new levels 13, 14 and 15 when the sinking is completed. The results of this drilling campaign will be inserted into the Feasibility Study.

Serge Roy, Chairman & CEO and Ghislain Morin, President & COO both stated : Progress at the Bachelor Lake Gold Project is being managed very well by the project team as we are on schedule to begin our 5,000 ton bulk sample this fall."

About Metanor

Metanor is a Canadian based gold mining company with a focus on adding value per share through efficient exploration, and development of it properties. Maintaining a low risk profile through a strong operating team, sound financial management, and operating in secure jurisdictions like Quebec are key priorities for Metanor's management team.

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Pascal Hamelin, P. Eng, Ing, General Manager of Operations, is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 responsible for reviewing and approving the technical information contained in this news release.

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