MONTREAL, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Campbell Resources Inc. (the "Company")
("Campbell") (TSX: CCH, OTC Bulletin Board: CBLRF) announces positive
developments at its Copper Rand Mine and Corner Bay project that are a
significant step forward in the Company's strategy to increasing production at
the Copper Rand mill. At the Copper Rand Mine, development has opened up two
new sources of higher-grade ore, while development of the high-grade Corner
Bay deposit has begun at both the 55 and 75 metre levels.
"We are making good progress with our strategy of bringing additional
mine on stream in an effort to maximize throughput to increase production and
lower unit costs at the Copper Rand Mill," said André Fortier, Campbell's
President and Chief Executive Officer. "We now have Copper Rand, Corner Bay
and Merrill Island feeding the Copper Rand Mill and are continuing to evaluate
additional deposits in the Chibougamau camp to further advance the strategy."
Copper Rand Mine
Development at the Copper Rand Mine has now reached the 4,850-foot level,
the deepest level to date. Ore was intercepted earlier than anticipated and
drilling indicates a zone approximately equal in grade and significantly
larger in volume to the ore zone intercepted on the preceding 4,790-foot
The ore zone on the 4,850-foot level is approximately 20 feet wide
averaging 3.58% copper and 0.085 oz gold per ton with a total length of close
to 500 feet, while the ore zone on level 4,790 carried similar grades with a
total length of some 300 feet. Copper is considerably higher than the average
historical grade mined at Copper Rand of 1.80% copper and 0.089 oz gold per
Development toward level 4,910 will begin shortly. This will be followed
by drilling to upgrade to measured and indicated the 150,000 tons of inferred
resources contained between levels 4,910 and 5,200.
Level 4,690 is the second new source of ore. The first block being mined
at level 4,690 is a 10-foot wide, 110-foot long vein grading an average of
3.10% copper and 0.045 oz gold per ton. Drilling will begin shortly to
delineate three veins at this level with the goal of increasing resources and
reserves by 80,000 tons of high-grade copper.
Corner Bay Mine
As announced last week, the Company has successfully mitigated
groundwater inflow at the Corner Bay Mine. Development in ore has now begun at
both the 55 and 75 metre levels and shipment of ore to the Copper Rand Mill
will begin in the coming days.
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 qualified person, Valère Larouche, ing.-geologist, is the Chief
Geologist for Campbell Resources Inc. Analysis was conducted at the Campbell
Resources laboratory in Chibougamau, Quebec.
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 20F
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.
For further information:
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President and Chief Executive Officer, (514) 875-9037, Fax: (514) 875-9764,
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