UC Resources Ltd.
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UC Resources Ltd.

January 08, 2007 14:50 ET

UC Resources Inc. Expands Copalquin Land Package to 1,500 Sq. Kilometres

TORREON, COAHUILA, MEXICO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 8, 2007) - Management of UC Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UC) has received preliminary results from ongoing regional exploration work on the Company's wholly owned Copalquin project in Durango Mexico.

As announced (see NR dated September 20, 2006), one of the objectives of Phase III exploration program on the Copalquin property was to confirm that epithermal gold and silver mineralization at Copalquin is more extensive than had been recognized by previous operators. New results from recently completed close spaced soil geochemical surveys located approximately 500 meters to the east of the Cometa Zone identified highly anomalous gold and silver values in soils covering an area of several hundred square meters, with peak values ranging from 0.4 to 0.7 g/t gold and 5.0 to 10.3 g/t silver. There are no known historic workings in this immediate area. However, the geochemical values are higher than the soil geochemical values associated with the Cometa zone where preliminary drilling in 1998 and 2004 by other operators intersected epithermal "bonanza" grade as well as wide intervals of lower grade gold and silver mineralization. The Company's website (www.ucresources.net) includes historic drill results for the El Cometa Zone.

The successful identification of new areas of mineralization by prospecting and detailed sampling clearly validates managements' belief that the Copalquin property has potential to host a significant epithermal system. Results are pending for several additional reconnaissance areas that have been sampled as part of the Phase III program at Copalquin. Results will be reported as they become available.

With regard to the La Soledad drill program, technical and mechanical problems, as summarized herein, have delayed progress and completion of the proposed drill program. However, drilling is scheduled to re-commence during the second week of January with the drill program expanded to include additional drilling as required to continue the testing of La Soledad to depth and along strike to further test and locate the main vein system. The main objective of the Phase III program at Copalquin is to continue to delineate the extent of the high-grade silver and gold mineralization identified at the La Soledad prospect, a previous producing high-grade silver-gold mine. As announced in an earlier news release dated July 20, 2006, the first hole ever completed below the historic La Soledad mine workings (DDH 06-07) intersected 5.2 meters of mineralization averaging 45 g/t gold and 1,564 g/t silver. These results were in line with previous, historic results. The initial hole of the current program (06-1A) was designed to undercut hole 06-07. This hole was lost due to rods jamming and breaking in hole, and the target zone was not reached. In the second hole (06-2A) an unrecognized (from surface) fault was intersected in the second attempt to undercut hole 06-07; the displacement of the main vein system caused by this fault is not as yet determined. The drill was turned to a new azimuth being 30 degrees to the NE and at the expected target depth for the mineralized zone, old mine workings were encountered. However, just prior to entering the mine workings, silicification and mineralization similar to the overlying rock found in hole 06-07 was encountered. This mineralized zone is being sampled for gold and silver content. The current hole 06-4A is undercutting the mine workings encountered in the third hole. It was started prior to the Christmas break and will re-commence shortly.

Based upon the initial results of the regional exploration program and results of ongoing compilation studies of the area, management has authorized a second major expansion of the Company's Copalquin land position, located in the central part of Mexico's Sierra Madre (located in the northwestern part of Durango). Two new concession applications (located to the southwest and southeast of the company's existing concessions at Copalquin) covering multiple historic mining areas have been submitted, increasing the total land position for UC from 64,000 hectares to 152,000 hectares. An updated property map will be posted on the company's website in due course.

The technical information contained in this release has been approved by Neil Novak, P.Geo., in his capacity as Qualified Person under TSXV regulatory requirements. Samples from the Copalquin project are sealed on site by a site geologist and then shipped in rice bags by fixed wing aircraft to Culiacan prior to shipping by commercial truck to the ALS Chemex Laboratory in Guadalajara Mexico. The samples are then prepared and forwarded by bonded courier to ALS Chemex Laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia, where they are analyzed using standard techniques. All samples reported upon herein were processed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver using their ME ICP41 (Induced Coupled Plasma) multi-element analysis for all metals, while gold samples reported upon used AA 23 (Atomic Absorption) with fire assay finish. Standard QA/QC services supplied by ALS Chemex are included in the assay report issued by ALS Chemex.

As announced at the end of last year, UC added to its Board of Directors, and two long-standing board members resigned in order to allow additions to the Board. The Company would like to thank Michael Cartmel and David Boyd for their service to UC Resources. The Company would also like to announce that William S. Elston will become an external consultant to UC Resources and is no longer Vice President of Corporate Development.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Richard J. Hamelin, President/Director

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's registered filings what are available at www.sedar.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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