Orex Minerals Inc.
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Orex Minerals Inc.

January 07, 2013 08:30 ET

Orex Reports 2.7 Metres Grading 840 g/t Silver-Equivalent in a New Target Area on the Coneto Gold-Silver Project in Durango, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 7, 2013) - Orex Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:REX) ("Orex"), is pleased to announce the results of the second batch of holes from the 12,000 metres Phase-II diamond drilling program on the Coneto Gold-Silver Project in Durango, Mexico. A technical committee, with representation of Orex and its project partner Fresnillo PLC (LSE:FRES) ("Fresnillo"), is managing this Phase-II program.

Hole BCO-11 yielded a high-grade Santo Niño vein intercept of core length of 3.30 metres (true width 2.70 metres) grading gold 4.34 g/t and silver 612 g/t, for a gold-equivalent of 16.00 g/t, or silver-equivalent of 840 g/t. Within this intercept is core length 1.20 metres (true width 0.98 metres) grading gold 11.77 g/t and silver 1,655 g/t, for a gold-equivalent of 43.29 g/t, or a silver-equivalent of 2,273 g/t.

Also in BCO-11 was a La Bufa vein intercept of core length 6.40 metres (true width 5.23 metres) grading gold 2.41 g/t and silver 129 g/t, for a gold-equivalent of 4.87 g/t, or a silver-equivalent of 256 g/t. Within this intercept is core length 2.40 metres (true width 1.96 metres) grading gold 6.08 g/t and silver 187 g/t, for a gold-equivalent of 9.64 g/t, or a silver-equivalent of 506 g/t.

According to Orex's President, Gary Cope, "This is the first reconnaissance drilling in the La Bufa Zone at Coneto. This high grade drill result proves that La Bufa is a promising target area and deserves more detailed drilling."

Table 1. - Vein Intercepts
Vein From
(m)
To
(m)
Core
Length
True
Width
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Au-Eq
(g/t)
Ag-Eq
(g/t)
BCO-07
Sauce 272.35 275.6 3.25 2.80 0.17 7 0.32 17
BCO-08
Sauce 200.20 204.70 4.50 4.23 0.37 39 1.11 58
includes 200.20 201.30 1.10 1.03 1.16 39 1.90 100
includes 200.90 201.30 0.40 0.38 2.03 43 2.85 149
Unnamed 554.95 556.60 1.65 1.43 2.80 2 2.83 149
BCO-09
La Bufa 103.75 109.10 5.35 3.78 0.90 24 1.36 71
includes 103.75 106.75 3.00 2.12 1.22 27 1.74 91
includes 103.75 105.40 1.65 1.17 1.56 38 2.28 120
Unnamed 294.20 295.35 1.15 0.81 2.81 181 6.26 329
Santo Niño 326.95 328.90 1.95 1.60 0.30 23 0.73 39
BCO-10
La Bufa 159.35 160.60 1.25 0.95 0.36 13 0.60 31
Santo Niño 367.10 368.80 1.70 1.30 0.07 2 0.10 5
BCO-11
VBU-A2 19.90 20.85 0.95 0.70 6.68 230 11.06 581
includes 20.35 20.85 0.50 0.37 12.15 354 18.89 992
La Bufa 116.35 122.75 6.40 5.23 2.41 129 4.87 256
includes 120.35 122.75 2.40 1.96 6.08 187 9.64 506
includes 120.35 121.00 0.65 0.53 4.83 531 14.94 785
VLB-FW 138.45 139.75 1.30 0.90 0.47 109 2.55 134
includes 139.50 139.75 0.25 0.17 1.59 342 8.10 425
Santo Niño 395.40 398.70 3.30 2.70 4.34 612 16.00 840
includes 397.50 398.70 1.20 0.98 11.77 1655 43.29 2273
includes 397.50 397.85 0.35 0.29 38.30 4990 133.35 7001
BCO-12
Unnamed 107.20 108.15 0.95 0.87 2.04 144 4.78 251
Santo Niño 114.80 116.80 2.00 1.28 0.11 182 3.59 188
includes 115.75 116.80 1.05 0.67 0.14 216 4.26 224
BCO-13
Santo Niño 216.50 216.90 0.40 0.35 0.28 54 1.31 69

Holes 7 and 8 were drilled in the Coneto "Central Zone" to target the Sauce vein. Holes 9 to 13 were drilled in the Coneto "La Bufa Zone" to target the La Bufa and the Santo Niño veins.

Silver-equivalent for the purposes of this news release is defined as silver grade plus 52.5 times gold grade. Gold-equivalent is defined as gold grade, plus silver divided by 52.5. The 52.5:1 ratio is based on the spot prices of silver $32/ounce and gold $1680/ounce. Metallurgical recoveries and net smelter returns are assumed to be 100% for the equivalent values. Base metal values are not included in the equivalent values.

Coneto Mining District - Durango, Mexico

The historic Coneto Mining District is situated in the heart of the "Mexican Silver Trend", stretching from Guanajuato in the southeast, through to the states of Zacatecas and Durango. The trend hosts some of the world's largest silver deposits, including Fresnillo, Guanajuato, La Pitarrilla, La Preciosa, Real de Angeles, and Zacatecas mining camps.

Orex and Fresnillo hold extensive contiguous mineral concessions in the Coneto Mining District, which collectively total approx. 17,600 hectares and cover more than 50 known mineralized epithermal quartz veins. The project is located in the Mesa Central, on the eastern flank of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains.

Ben Whiting, P.Geo, is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101 and takes responsibility for the technical disclosure contained within this news release.

The drill core sampling has been conducted with a rigorous QA/QC program, incorporating analytical standards and blanks into the sample stream. Analyses were performed in the laboratories of ALS Chemex.

The first six holes of the current drilling program, all in the Loma Verde sector of Coneto, were reported in a news release on November 7th 2012 and are a line of holes drilled beneath the successful Phase-I drilling program (see news releases: July 6th 2010 and August 9th 2010). A drill hole location map will be available on the Orex Minerals Inc. website at www.orexminerals.com.

ABOUT OREX MINERALS INC.

Orex Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:REX) is a Canadian-based junior exploration company comprised of highly qualified mining professionals. The Company has two current projects: its flagship property, the Barsele Gold Project located in Sweden, and the Coneto Gold-Silver Project situated in Durango, Mexico, currently under option to Fresnillo PLC.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gary Cope, President

This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements and Orex undertakes no obligation to update such statements, except as required by law.

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