Campbell Resources announces closing of Copper Rand mine



    MONTREAL, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Campbell Resources Inc. (the "Company")
("Campbell") (TSX: CCH, OTC Bulletin Board:   CBLRF) today announced that it
will be discontinuing mining operations at its Copper Rand mine by
December 31, 2008. Campbell has 100% ownership of the Copper Rand mine, an
underground copper and gold mine located near the town of Chibougamau, Québec.
    "For the past three years, Campbell has devoted a great deal of effort,
expertise and financial resources into trying to make Copper Rand a profitable
operation," said André Fortier, Campbell's President and CEO. "Despite the
considerable improvements achieved, the operation has continued to accumulate
operating deficits quarter after quarter. As a result, we have determined that
the operation cannot meet the production levels required to ensure its
economic viability."
    Effective immediately, all development work and diamond drilling
activities will cease at the Copper Rand mine. Mining activities will be
concentrated in two areas that are already developed, one of which is of
higher ore grade. Overall, manpower resources will immediately be reduced by
forty-five (45) from a total of 169 employees currently working at the Copper
Rand Mine and Mill and further reductions will occur as working areas are
closed. By the end of the year, manpower at Campbell will total approximately
50 employees.
    "The decision to close the Copper Rand mine is an extremely difficult
one, but we are convinced that this is the only reasonable course of action at
this time," Mr. Fortier said. "We will now be dedicating our resources to the
ongoing development of the higher-grade Corner Bay project and operations at
the Copper Rand mill and to pursuing other opportunities in the Chibougamau
camp. Until now, this has basically been ignored as we focused on the Copper
Rand mine. Chibougamau is a very desirable mining camp with many opportunities
available."

    About Campbell Resources

    Campbell Resources Inc. concentrates on the development and exploitation
of copper and gold mining properties in the Chibougamau region of Quebec. The
geographical grouping of its operations allows Campbell to realize economies
of scale and to focus development within access to existing infrastructures.
Campbell's main operations include the Corner Bay property and the Copper Rand
mill. Campbell's headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec.

    Certain information contained in this release may contain
"Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to certain risks, assumptions 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, 2007, which
may cause actual future results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied in any forward-looking statement. 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 and copper prices which
affect the profitability and mineral reserves and resources of Campbell. The
key assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained in this
release are that the gold and copper prices remain equal to or above the
prices disclosed herein. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
Forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this
cautionary statement.
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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; Alain Blais, Vice-president, (418) 748-7691,
Fax: (418) 748-7696, ablais@campbellresources.com; Renmark Financial
Communications Inc.: Henri Perron, hperron@renmarkfinancial.com; Eric
St-Pierre, estpierre@renmarkfinancial.com, (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514)
939-3717, www.renmarkfinancial.com

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