Cantex announces progress on Yemen projects



    KELOWNA, BC, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Cantex Mine Development Corp. (CD : TSX
Venture Exchange) is pleased to announce the progress on its Suwar nickel -
copper - cobalt project and Al Hariqah gold project.

    
    Suwar Nickel - Copper - Cobalt Project
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    As announced on November 19, 2008 the Company's nickel - copper - cobalt
projects in Yemen have been optioned to Vale International S.A, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale). Vale International S.A. has a
work commitment of US$ 2 million to be spent by August 31, 2009 and their
geological teams have now commenced work. They currently have both geologists
and a geophysicist on site at Suwar.
    All existing drill collars have recently been resurveyed with the
objective of preparing a topographic base map. This base map will be used for
modeling purposes and planning an upcoming drill program.

    
    Al Hariqah Gold Project
    -----------------------

    The final results from the previous round of drilling at Al Hariqah have
been received. Previously unreported highlights are presented in the table
below.

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      Hole          Length        From           To         Gold Grade
                     (m)           (m)           (m)          (g/t)
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    PDH 10A          1.04         89.40         90.44          0.33
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    PDH 14B          6.00          3.00          9.00          0.40
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    PDH 20           3.00          7.50         10.50          1.49
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    PDH 20A          4.50          3.00          7.50          1.32
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                     4.50         10.50         15.00          1.87
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    PDH 24           3.00          1.50          4.50          1.00
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                     3.00          9.00         12.00          0.34
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                     3.00         19.50         22.50          4.20
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                     3.00         36.00         39.00          0.49
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                    13.50         51.00         64.50          1.26
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                     7.50         67.50         75.00          1.28
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                     3.00        100.50        103.50          1.32
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    PDH 26           1.01         80.73         81.74          0.34
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    PDH 27A          2.27        115.00        117.27          0.80
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    PDH 29           1.20         67.50         68.70          0.37
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                     1.73         71.89         73.62         18.00
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    PDH 30           1.50         18.00         19.50          0.33
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                     4.50         42.00         46.50          0.59
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                     1.50         49.50         51.00          0.31
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    PDH 36           1.00         68.40         69.40          0.32
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                     1.43         71.55         72.98          0.33
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    PDH 37A          1.50         67.50         69.00          0.37
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                     7.50         78.00         85.50          0.93
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                     6.00         85.50         91.50          0.32
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    PDH 39           1.50          7.50          9.00          0.34
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                     1.21         24.00         25.21          0.34
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                     4.62         30.00         34.62          0.31
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                     0.98         42.67         43.65          0.32
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                     6.00         67.05         73.05          0.30
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    PDH 40           7.50         12.00         19.50          1.88
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    The assay results in the foregoing table as well as assay results
contained in previous news releases bring the total number of reported holes
to seventy seven.
    A new phase of delineation drilling utilizing two drills on the Al
Hariqah gold project has commenced. Previously drilled holes that terminated
in potential ore grades are planned to be lengthened. In addition seventy
seven new holes totaling 10,255 meters are planned for the next phase of
drilling. To date twenty holes totaling 2,169 meters have been completed and
1,148 samples from these holes are now being shipped to Canada for assay.
    Cantex continues to negotiate with major companies with the objective of
putting the potential heap leach open pittable Al Hariqah deposit into
production.
    This press release has been prepared by Charles Fipke, a Qualified
Person.

    
    Signed,

    Chad Ulansky

    Chad Ulansky
    President and Geologist

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

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For further information:

For further information: Cantex Mine Development Corp., 203-1634 Harvey
Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6G2, Tel (250) 860-8582, Fax (250) 860-1362, Email
cantex@shaw.ca

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