Campbell Resources and Nuinsco Resources provide update on Corner Bay production



    MONTREAL, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Campbell Resources Inc. ("Campbell")
(TSX: CCH, OTC Bulletin Board:   CBLRF) and Nuinsco Resources Limited
("Nuinsco") (TSX: NWI) today announced that they have encountered groundwater
which has temporarily delayed production at the Corner Bay copper project near
Chibougamau, Quebec. Production was expected to begin this month.
    Groundwater is not an unusual occurrence in the Chibougamau mining camp,
and was encountered as development approached the mineralized zone. Until
groundwater was encountered, development was on schedule. While this has
delayed early production, no long-term detrimental impact is expected.
Campbell and Nuinsco have retained the services of a consultant to assist in
implementing a grouting strategy to mitigate the groundwater issue and allow
production to begin as soon as possible. In total, 550 metres of the 700 metre
decline are now complete. Development is in mineralization on the 55 metre
level, and within 10 to 15 metres of mineralization on the 75 metre level.
    At a 3% Cu cut-off, Corner Bay has measured and indicated resources of
446,000 tonnes averaging 5.58% Cu (181,000 @ 5.07% Cu measured and   265,000 @
5.93% Cu indicated); inferred resources total 1,441,000 tonnes averaging 6.76%
Cu (Ref.: GEOSTAT Technical Report, July 2006, available on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com).
    Ore from the Corner Bay mine will be trucked approximately 45 kilometres
and processed at Campbell's Copper Rand mill. Following extraction of the
42,000 ton bulk sample, Phase II anticipates mining an additional 500,000 tons
of ore grading 4.5% copper over the following three years. Corner Bay remains
open at depth, where drilling has returned intercepts grading up to   9.27%
copper over 6.7 metres at 1,200 vertical metres, attesting to the potential
for significant expansion of resources. An exploration drilling program is
planned for 2008 to further test the extension at depth. Nuinsco completed its
earn-in of a 50% carried interest in the Corner Bay project in July of this
year.

    About Campbell Resources Inc.

    Campbell Resources Inc. is a mining company focusing mainly in the
Chibougamau region of Québec, holding interests in gold and gold-copper
exploration and mining properties. The Company's shares trade on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CCH.

    Certain information contained in this release contains "Forward-Looking
Statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995 and is subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those
"Risk Factors" set forth in the Campbell's current Annual Report on Form 20-F
for the year ended December 31, 2006. Such factors include, but are not
limited to: differences between estimated and actual mineral reserves and
resources; changes to exploration, development and mining plans due to prudent
reaction of management to ongoing exploration results, engineering and
financial concerns; and fluctuations in the gold price which affect the
profitability and mineral reserves and resources of Campbell. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date hereof. Campbell undertakes no obligation to
release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect
events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect unanticipated
events or developments.
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For further information:

For further information: Campbell Resources Inc.: André Fortier,
President and Chief Executive Officer, (514) 875-9037, Fax: (514) 875-9764,
afortier@campbellresources.com; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Henri
Perron, hperron@renmarkfinancial.com; Julien Ouimet,
jouimet@renmarkfinancial.com; (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717,
www.renmarkfinancial.com

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