Capstone Reports Significant Increase in Copper-Gold Mineral Resources at Minto Mine, Yukon



    
    32% Increase in Contained Copper in the M&I Classes Provides Basis for
    Phase IV Expansion
    

    VANCOUVER, June 9 /CNW/ - Capstone Mining Corporation (CS: TSX) today
announced the results of National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource
estimates for its high grade Minto copper-gold mine in Yukon, Canada. New
mineral resource estimates were completed for the combined Area 2/Area 118
deposit, the Ridgetop deposit and the Minto North deposit and are current to
today's date, while mineral resources and mineral reserves for the Minto Main
deposit (current open pit) were adjusted to reflect mining activity up to
December 31, 2008. These updated mineral resource estimates include results
from almost all of the drilling conducted up to the end of April 2009, and
will form the basis of Capstone's Phase IV expansion study for the Minto Mine.
    The net result of successful 2008-09 exploration programs, including
reductions due to two years of mining, and using a copper cut-off grade of
0.5% copper, is that the estimated measured and indicated mineral resource saw
an increase of 32.4% in contained copper, 38.3% in contained gold and 28.1% in
contained silver over the last consolidated mineral resource estimate,
reported in early 2007. Since Capstone's acquisition of the Minto Project in
2005, total copper contained in all classes of mineral resource have increased
a net 163%, gold 223% and silver 118%, even after mineral resource depletions
from two years of mining. The updated mineral resource estimate for all
deposits at the Minto Mine are tabulated below, are discussed by deposit in
the sections following and are tabulated in detail at the end of this release.

    
           Minto Mine - Mineral Resources by Class for All Deposits
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                         (at a 0.5% copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Measured (M)     14,062  1.39  0.51   5.1    432,049       230     2,289
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    Indicated (I)    15,808  1.06  0.42   3.9    368,444       212     1,984
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    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)       29,870  1.22  0.46   4.4    800,492       443     4,273
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    Additional
     Inferred         6,465  1.00  0.32   3.3    142,774        67       677
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    

    These mineral resources are reported inclusive of mineral reserves;
mineral reserves are discussed below in the section "Minto Mine Mineral
Reserve". Further changes in mineral reserves will be addressed in a Phase IV
expansion study currently underway with SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. ("SRK"),
incorporating the expanded Area 2/Area 118, Ridgetop and Minto North deposits,
which study is expected to be completed in Q4/09.
    "The continued rapid growth in mineral resources at the Minto Mine,
resulting from five new discoveries over the past three years, is a credit to
Capstone's exploration team," said Stephen Quin, Capstone's President & COO.
"Contained copper, gold and silver in the measured and indicated categories
have increased by approximately one third since 2007 as a result of the rapid
sequence of discovery, mineral resource delineation and definition at deposits
such as Minto North, which went from discovery to a mostly indicated mineral
resource in less than five months. The significantly increased measured and
indicated mineral resource provides the basis for the Phase IV expansion study
currently in process, which aims to maximize resource to reserve conversion
and optimize the project economics, including consideration of increasing the
mill throughput from the current 3,200tpd to somewhere in the range of
4,000-5,000 tpd," he said. "In parallel, the much larger mineral resource at
lower cut-offs, albeit with an overall lower grade but also likely to have a
lower strip ratio, will be considered at a scoping study level to determine
the potential for a substantially larger operation than that being considered
in the Phase IV study." The potential for a much larger operation is discussed
in the section of this release entitled "Bulk Tonnage Scenario" below.
"Exploration drilling is set to resume in late June 2009, initially focused on
converting the current inferred resource at Minto North to measured and
indicated resources, but then moving on to begin exploration drilling on
several new targets in the area," said Mr. Quin. "The discovery of Minto North
opened up a whole new area within our claims that is prospective for the
discovery of further high grade copper gold deposits and we aim to continue
our aggressive exploration in order to sustain the tremendous rate of
discovery of new deposits at Minto."

    Bulk Tonnage Scenario

    All mineral resource estimates, except Minto Main, detailed herein were
constrained by Whittle Shell pits using parameters derived from larger scale
(15,000 to 20,000 tpd) open pit mining and milling operations in British
Columbia. All mineralization outside of the pits defined by these parameters
were excluded from mineral resources and are not reported in this release. On
review of the substantially larger mineral resources within these larger pits
at lower cut-offs, it was apparent that the mineral resources at a 0.2% copper
cut-off were significantly higher grade than those at the operating mines used
for comparison. Mineral resources at a 0.2% copper cut-off are tabulated
below, and detailed at various cut-offs by deposit in the tables at the end of
this release.

    
           Minto Mine - Mineral Resources by Class for All Deposits
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                         (at a 0.2% copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Measured (M)     21,350  1.03  0.36   3.7    485,496       248     2,535
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    Indicated (I)    39,384  0.62  0.21   2.2    538,357       265     2,823
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    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)       60,734  0.76  0.26   2.7  1,023,853       513     5,358
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    Additional
     Inferred        17,389  0.58  0.16   1.9    223,899        91     1,090
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    

    As a result of the significant tonnages at metal grades higher than those
at larger scale (15,000 to 20,000 tpd) operations in British Columbia, there
may be merit in considering a much larger processing rate than that being
considered in the Phase IV study. Further, much of the mineralization that
results in the increased tonnages lies within the likely open pit limits
required to access the higher grade mineralization, suggesting strip ratios
could be reduced in such a development scenario. This bulk tonnage scenario
will be more fully evaluated in parallel with the Phase IV study currently in
process. Such a study would evaluate the merits of incurring the additional
capital cost for a greatly expanded operation versus the benefits of higher
production, significantly reduced unit operating costs, lower strip ratios and
increased mineral resources resulting from the lower cut-off grades likely
applicable in such an operation.

    Change in Mineral Resource Estimates 2007-2009

    The 2009 updated mineral resource estimates result in both an overall
gain in tonnage and contained metal, as well as a substantial positive upgrade
in classification in mineral resources. The third line in the following table
shows the net gains in tonnes and contained metal, while the last line
expresses these changes as a percentage of the total gains. The increase in
tonnes, modest reduction in grade and significant net increase in contained
metal is a result of a combination of two years of mining high grade ores from
the Minto Main deposit, the addition of significant tonnages of new, lower
grade resources in Area 2/Area 118 and Ridgetop and the delineation of the
modest tonnage but high grade Minto North deposit.

    
      Consolidated Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources - Comparison of
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                           2007 and 2009 Estimates
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold       Ag
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Measured +
     Indicated
     in 2007         19,280  1.42  0.51    5.4   604,700       320     3,340
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    Measured +
     Indicated
     in 2009         29,870  1.22  0.46    4.4   800,492       443     4,273
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    Change (2009 -
     2007)           10,590                      195,792       123       933
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    % Change          54.9% -14.4% -9.6% -17.3%    32.4%     38.3%     27.9%
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    Minto Main Deposit

    The updated mineral resource estimate remaining in the Minto Main
deposit, after adjustments for mining to December 31, 2008 and using a 0.5%
copper cut-off, is tabulated below. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves
and not all of the mined resource was processed through the Minto mill; some
material was placed in stockpiles for later processing. Mineral reserve
reconciliation for the Minto Mine is discussed in the section below entitled
"Minto Mine Reserve Reconciliation".

    
               Minto Main Deposit - Mineral Resources by Class
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               (at a 0.5% copper cut-off) Excluding Stockpiles
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Measured (M)      5,558  1.69  0.63   6.9    207,692       112     1,226
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    Indicated (I)       915  0.96  0.25   4.4     19,466         7       129
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    Sub-total
     (M + I)(xx)      6,473  1.59  0.58   6.5    227,158       120     1,355
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    Additional
     Inferred            29  0.62  0.13   2.8        393         -         3
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    

    The mineral resource estimate for the Minto Mine was completed by Ali
Shahkar (P.Eng.) of Lions Gate Geological Consulting Inc. ("LGGC") in 2006 and
updated by Mr. Shahkar and Susan Lomas (P.Geo.) of LGGC in 2007. The estimates
were completed in Gemcom Software GEMS(C) using a three dimensional block
model (5m by 5m by 3m (vertical) block size) and ordinary kriging method. Ali
Shahkar, P.Eng., and Susan Lomas, P.Geo., (both of LGGC) are responsible for
the mineral resource estimation for the Minto Main deposit as at December
2007. The mineral resource reconciliation above is reported at a 0.5% copper
cut-off. LGGC used the 2007 block model and tabulated the remaining mineral
resources exclusive of material mined up to the 29th of December, 2008 (a pit
shell was provided by Minto Exploration). Additional cut-off grades are
provided for comparative purposes in the tables at the end of this release.

    Area 2/Area 118 Deposit

    Previously, Area 2 and Area 118 were treated as separate deposits but,
based upon drilling in 2008 and 2009, they are now considered one deposit with
the east half (Area 2) interpreted as being thrust over the west half (Area
118). For the purposes of mineral resource estimation and any subsequent
economic evaluation and, due to their juxtaposition, they are considered one
larger, dismembered deposit. The updated mineral resource for the combined
Area 2/Area 118 deposit is tabulated below and is detailed at different
cut-offs at the end of this release.

    
      Minto - Mineral Resources by Class for the Area 2/Area 118 Deposit
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                         (at a 0.5% Copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Measured (M)      6,936  1.25  0.47   4.3    190,638       104       956
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    Indicated (I)    11,301  0.92  0.29   3.4    230,198       106     1,220
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    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)       18,237  1.05  0.36   3.7    420,836       210     2,176
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    Additional
     Inferred         5,116  0.91  0.24   3.0    102,420        40       492
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    

    The increases in mineral resources at Area 2/Area 118 versus those
reported in 2008 are the result of the infill drill programs in 2008 and 2009,
which add 60 new drill holes to the resource models over the last estimate
conducted in 2007. This drilling has not only increased the total size of the
resource but has also increased the confidence in those resources, resulting
in significant amounts of mineral resources previously classified in the
inferred category now moving into the measured and indicated categories.
    Dr. Wayne Barnett, Ph.D, Pr.Sci.Nat of SRK estimated the mineral
resources for the combined Area 2/Area 118 deposit in April, 2009 and the
results are effective as of June 1, 2009. The estimate was completed in Gemcom
Software GEMS(C) using a three dimensional block model (10m by 10m by 3m
(vertical) block size). The mineralization was interpreted into 11 different
domains and wireframes were created and geostatistical analysis was completed
on the assay and 1.5m composite data for each of the metals. The grades for
copper and gold were interpolated into the block model using ordinary kriging
method while the inverse distance squared method was used for comparative
purposes. Whereas the silver grades were interpolated using the inverse
distance squared method only. Interpolated results are reported in measured,
indicated and inferred categories and were based on continuity of the
mineralization and sample density.

    Ridgetop

    Ridgetop is a near surface, more moderate grade deposit that is expected
to have lower strip ratios than the other deposits identified to date at the
Minto Mine. The updated mineral resource estimate for the Ridgetop deposit is
tabulated below using a 0.5% copper cut-off and is further presented at
different cut-offs at the end of this release.

    
         Minto - Mineral Resources by Class for the Ridgetop Deposit
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                         (at a 0.5% copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Measured (M)      1,568  0.98  0.26    2.1    33,719        13       107
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    Indicated (I)     2,355  0.98  0.33    3.3    50,926        25       250
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    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)        3,923  0.98  0.30    2.8    84,645        38       357
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    Additional
     Inferred           686  0.90  0.26    2.4    13,644         6        53
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    

    As for Area 2/Area 118, the Ridgetop infill drill programs in 2008 and
2009 resulted in a significant percentage of the Ridgetop mineral resource
being upgraded from the inferred to measured and indicated categories. After
including results for 78 new holes there was a 6% drop in tonnage but a 15%
increase in copper grade. The overall result is a much more robust mineral
resource estimate with a much higher degree of confidence.
    Dr. Barnett of SRK estimated the mineral resources at Ridgetop in May,
2009, and the results are effective as of the June 1, 2009. It was completed
in Gemcom Software GEMS(C) using a 3 dimensional block model (10m by 10m by 3m
(vertical) block size). The mineralization was interpreted into seven
different domains and wireframes were created and geostatistical analysis was
completed on the assay and 1.5m composite data for each of the metals.
    The grades for copper and gold were interpolated into the block model
using ordinary kriging method (and inverse distance squared method for
comparative purposes), whereas the silver grades were interpolated using the
inverse distance squared method. Interpolated results are reported in
measured, indicated and inferred categories and were based continuity of the
mineralization and sample density.

    Minto North Deposit

    The Minto North deposit is a new discovery made in early 2009 and
comprises relatively near surface, higher grade copper-gold mineralization.
The first mineral resource estimate for the Minto North deposit, using a 0.5%
copper cut-off, is tabulated below and detailed at different cut-offs in the
tables at the end of this release.

    
       Minto - Mineral Resources by Class for the Minto North Deposit
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                         (at a 0.5% copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Measured (M)          -     -     -     -          -         -         -
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    Indicated (I)     1,237  2.49  1.86   9.7     67,853        74       385
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    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)        1,237  2.49  1.86   9.7     67,853        74       385
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    Additional
     Inferred           634  1.88  1.03   6.4     26,318        21       130
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    

    A significant percentage of the Minto North mineral resource is already
in the indicated category but Capstone will be embarking on a new drill
program in late June to infill and upgrade the confidence in the remaining
inferred mineral resource to the measured and indicated category, as well as
detailing the very high grade core to Minto North. After this work is
complete, Capstone intends to continue drilling to explore new targets on the
Minto Mine Property. As noted in the table "Minto Mine - Minto North Deposit -
Mineral Resources by Class at Select Copper Cut-offs", attached to the end of
this release, the amounts of contained metals at successively lower cut-off
grades below 0.5% copper do not change appreciably, suggesting this high grade
deposit is already well constrained by drilling and has minimal internal
fluctuation of grades.
    Mr. Garth Kirkham of Kirkham Geoystems Ltd. ("KGL") estimated the mineral
resources at Minto North in April, 2009. It was completed in MineSight(R)
using a 3 dimensional block model (10m by 10m by 3m (vertical) block size).
The mineralization was interpreted into 6 different domains, wireframes were
created and geostatistical analysis was completed on the assay and 1.5m
composite data for each of the metals.

    Maps

    The attached location map
(http://capstonemining.com/_resources/2009-06-08-fig-1.jpg) and cross section
(http://capstonemining.com/_resources/2009-06-08-fig-2.jpg) that illustrate
the locations of these high grade copper-gold deposits, adjacent significant
prospects and their relative position to the mill infrastructure at the Minto
Mine.

    Minto Mine Mineral Reserves

    Mineral reserves at the Minto Mine are summarized below, representing the
previously announced (June 2007) reserve for the Minto Main deposit and the
Area 2 deposit based on drilling to the end of 2006, less mining that has
taken place in 2007 and 2008 at the Minto main deposit; no mining was
undertaken at Area 2 so that mineral reserve estimate is unchanged from 2007.
The potential for expanded mineral reserves at Area 2/Area 118, as well as
first time consideration of the Minto North and Ridgetop deposit, will be
evaluated in the Phase IV expansion study currently underway with SRK.

    
      Minto - Mineral Reserves by Class for Minto Main and Area 2 Deposits
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                         (at a 0.62% copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Proven            7,129  1.77  0.69   6.9    278,172       159     1,574
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    Probable            801  1.21  0.47   5.6     21,324        12       145
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    Total (P&P)(xx)   7,930  1.71  0.67   6.7    299,491       171     1,720
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    Stockpiles          252  2.25         8.8     12,500                71.3
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    

    Stockpiles are materials mined but not yet processed, and are not
included in mineral resources reported above or in the mineral resource tables
attached hereto. Gold grades for the stockpiles are not available due to gold
assaying being conducted off site. Also see below for a discussion on reserve
reconciliation.
    Mineral reserves for the Minto Main deposit (only) are summarized as
follows;

    
             Minto Main Deposit - Mineral Reserve(1) by Category
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                         (at a 0.62% copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver     Cu        Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Proven            4,326  1.88  0.72   7.6    179,299       100     1,060
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    Probable            249  1.18  0.55   8.1      6,478         4        65
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    Total (P&P)(xx)   4,575  1.84  0.71   7.7    185,585       104     1,125
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    Stockpiles          252  2.25         8.8     12,500                71.3
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding

    Note 1: Main Deposit Mineral Reserves are current to December 31, 2008,
            the date of the last reserve reconciliation.


    Mineral reserves for the Area 2 deposit (only) are summarized as follows;

    Area 2 Deposit - Mineral Reserves(2) by Class (at a 0.62% copper cut-off)
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                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classification   Tonnes Copper Gold Silver    Copper     Gold     Silver
                    (000's)   (%) (g/t) (g/t)  (000s lbs) (000s oz) (000s oz)
                      (*)                          (*)        (*)       (*)
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    Proven            2,803   1.6  0.65   5.7     98,873        59       515
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    Probable            552  1.22  0.44   4.5     14,847         8        80
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    Total (P&P)(xx)   3,355  1.54  0.62   5.5    113,906        67       594
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    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding

    Note 2: Area 2 Deposit Mineral Reserves are current to December 12, 2007
            but no mining has occurred in this area. Also see discussion
            below.
    

    There has been no adjustment to the Area 2 reserve from that announced on
December 12, 2007, which was based on drilling to the end of 2006 and were
included in the Phase II expansion study conducted by SRK. See the news
release dated June 17, 2008 for additional details on the basis for the
reserve estimates and disclosure in respect of the Qualified Persons
responsible for those estimates. Area 2 mineral reserves will be readdressed
in the Phase IV expansion study currently being conducted by SRK.

    Minto Mine Reserve Reconciliation

    Mineral reserves were calculated by Minto Explorations' geology and
engineering staff under the supervision of Guy Lauzier, P. Eng., Manager of
Mining at the Minto Mine, who is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101
responsible for the mineral reserve estimate.
    Minto Main deposit reserve estimate was compiled using a mineral resource
model (the "Model") provided by LGGC. The Model was imported into Vulcan
software for the reserve calculation. The mineral resource estimate was
verified using MineSight(R) to ensure the import was successful. The mineral
reserve calculation was bounded by the 2007 year-end survey surface and the
2008 year-end survey surface. A 0.62% copper equivalent cut-off grade was
used. The mineral reserve summary is based on measured and indicated mineral
resource classifications in the model only, totalled within ore zones 2, 4, 5,
and 8 in the Minto Main deposit (as established in the Area 2 Technical
Report), and bounded by the aforementioned surfaces and assumptions. Mineral
resource categories and definition of ore zones in the Model were established
by the relevant QPs for each resource model, as defined herein.
    The start and end of year pit shells were used to estimate the mined
tonnages and grades from the block model. The reconciled mined tonnes were
1.2% more than calculated using the block model. A 5.58% loss in copper metal,
5.00% Ag and 4.76% Au occurred during 2008. The loss of metal occurred
primarily on the 730 and 724 benches, which are the lower contact of the
deposit.

    Resource and Reserve Estimation Methodology

    SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.: All mineral resources reported herein for
Area 2, Area 118 and Ridgetop were estimated by SRK. Marek Nowak (P. Eng.),
and Wayne Barnett (Pr.Sci.Nat.) of SRK are the Independent Qualified Persons
under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the mineral resource
estimates.
    The resource estimates for Area 2, Area 118 and Ridgetop were based on
revised geological models. The revision of the models was undertaken by SRK
using historical and newly completed geological drilling logs and assay sample
results for each of the deposits. All geological models and estimations were
undertaken using the Gemcom Software GEMS(C). A total of 192 drill holes were
used to construct the geology and estimate the resource for the combined
volume of Area 2 and Area 118. The Ridgetop model was constructed from 119
drill holes. The geology is similar for all deposits, with mineralization
concentrated in shallow dipping zones of foliated granodiorite along which
grade continuity can be demonstrated. Each deposit has between seven and nine
such ore zones. The grades were estimated for each ore zone separately, with
independently derived kriging parameters. The estimated block model for each
deposit consists of 10m by 10m by 3m block sizes. Resource classification
categories were designed from continuity of the mineralization and sample
density. All resource models were validated and independently verified by
Kirkham Geosystems. The open pit mineral resources are reported within a
Whittle shell designed from an NSR model and based on optimistic parameters.
    Kirkham Geoystems Ltd: All mineral resources reported herein for Minto
North were estimated by Kirkham Geosystems. Garth Kirkham (P. Geo.) is the
Independent Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for
the Minto North mineral resource estimate. The Minto North Deposit was
constructed using 30 drillholes resulting in 3 relatively flat lying
mineralized zones (i.e. 115, 120 and 130 zones) and 3 small splayed zones. The
grades were estimated for each zone separately with independently derived
kriging parameters. The estimated block model consisted of 10 x 10 x 3 m block
sizes using 1.5m composites. Resource classification categories were designed
from continuity of the mineralization and sample density.
    Lions Gate Geological Consulting Inc.: All mineral resources reported
herein for Minto Main were estimated by LGGC. Ali Shahkar (P. Eng.) and Susan
Lomas (P.Geo.) who are the Independent Qualified Persons under National
Instrument 43-101 responsible for the Minto Main mineral resource estimate.
    Minto Main deposit reserve estimate was compiled using the updated
mineral resource model provided by LGGC, hereby referred to as the "Model".
The Model was imported into Mintec's MineSight(R) software for the reserve
calculation. The mineral resource estimate was verified using MineSight(R) to
ensure the import was successful. The mineral reserve calculation was bounded
by the 2007 year-end survey surface (122007 YE Pit Surface) and the most
current ultimate pit design surface (ph5 nov1). Furthermore, a cut-off grade
of 0.62% copper was used and no dilution or recovery factors were employed.
The absence of these factors is justified on account of historical performance
showing good mining reconciliation against the past model. The mineral reserve
summary is based on measured and indicated mineral resource classifications in
the model only, totalled within ore zones 2, 4, 5, and 8 in the Minto Main
deposit (as established by in the December 2007 Pre-feasibility Study), and
bounded by the aforementioned surfaces and assumptions. Mineral resource
categories and definition of ore zones in the Model were established by the
relevant QP's for each resource model, as defined herein.
    Mineral Resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated
economic viability. Mineral resource estimates do not account for mineability,
selectivity, mining loss and dilution. These mineral resource estimates
include inferred mineral resources that are normally considered too
speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that
would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is also no
certainty that these inferred mineral resources will be converted to measured
and indicated categories through further drilling, or into mineral reserves,
once economic considerations are applied.

    
    The TSX does not accept any responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
    of this press release.
    

    Quality Assurance

    The technical information in this news release has been prepared in
accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National
Instrument 43-101 and reviewed by Stephen P. Quin, P. Geo., President & COO
for Capstone Mining Corp., who has reviewed the content of this press release.
The exploration activities at the Minto project site are carried out under the
supervision of Brad Mercer, P. Geo., V.P. Exploration (Canada) with Capstone.
The mineral resources discussed in this new release were estimated by the
following:
    Marek Nowak (P. Eng.), and Wayne Barnett (Pr.Sci.Nat.) of SRK Consulting
(Canada) Inc. are the Independent Qualified Persons under National Instrument
43-101 responsible for the Area 2/Area 118 and Ridgetop mineral resource
estimates and have reviewed the information in this release in respect of the
Area 2, Area 118 and Ridgetop mineral resource estimates.
    Ali Shahkar (P. Eng.) and Susan Lomas (P.Geo.) of Lions Gate Geological
Consulting Inc. are the Independent Qualified Persons under National
Instrument 43-101 responsible for the Minto Main mineral resource
reconciliation and have reviewed the information in this release in respect of
the Minto Main mineral resource estimates.
    Garth Kirkham (P. Geo.) of Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. is the Independent
Qualified Persons under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the Minto
North mineral resource estimate and have reviewed the information in this
release in respect of the Minto North mineral resource estimates.
    The analytical method for the copper and silver analyses is aqua regia
digestion of the samples followed by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Gold is
analysed by fire assay fusion with atomic absorption spectroscopy finish for
gold. Analyses are carried out by ALS Chemex in North Vancouver. When visible
gold is noted in drill core samples or regular fire assay values appear
abnormally high, the pulp and screen metallic assay method is used to
determine the total gold content and gold contents of different size
fractions. This is considered industry best practice when dealing with coarse
gold mineralization where a nugget effect is suspected. This determination is
accepted as the most representative value and is used in the assay database
for resource calculations. Blank and standard samples are used for quality
assurance and quality control. Where more than two check samples assay outside
expected ranges, the entire batch is re-assayed. After the completion of
planned drill programs at Minto, random check assays will be carried out by
Acme Analytical of Vancouver.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made as of
the date of this document and Capstone Mining Corp. (hereinafter referred to
as the "Company") do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update
these forward-looking statements.
    Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance
and reflect management of the Company's expectations or beliefs regarding
future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to
the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral
reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs
of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations,
environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or
claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases,
forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as
"plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled",
"estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate",
or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that
certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will
be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or
comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be
materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include,
among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration
activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined;
future prices of resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or
recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining
industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the
completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors
detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and annual financial
statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all
of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could
cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those
described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause
actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements.
    Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking
statements.

    
         Minto - Area 2/Area 118 Deposit - Mineral Resources by Class
         ------------------------------------------------------------
                          at Select Copper Cut-offs
                          -------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classifi-  Cut-Off Tonnes Copper Gold Silver  Copper     Gold     Silver
     cation     (Cu%)  (000's)  (%) (g/t) (g/t) (000s lbs)(000s oz) (000s oz)
                         (*)                        (*)       (*)       (*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Measured (M)  2.0   1,014  2.61  1.15   9.4    58,250       38       305
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5   2,075  2.16  0.92   7.6    99,055       61       507
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   3,461  1.79  0.73   6.3   136,790       81       696
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   6,936  1.25  0.47   4.3   190,638      104       956
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   8,301  1.12  0.41   3.8   204,095      109     1,017
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   9,994  0.99  0.35   3.3   217,082      113     1,073
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2  12,604  0.83  0.29   2.8   231,223      117     1,132
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1  17,537  0.64  0.21   2.1   246,839      120     1,196
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Indicated (I) 2.0     585  2.78  1.15  12.6    35,856       22       237
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5   1,189  2.24  0.89   9.6    58,688       34       369
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   2,692  1.66  0.61   6.7    98,269       53       581
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5  11,301  0.92  0.29   3.4   230,198      106     1,220
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4  15,802  0.79  0.24   2.8   274,442      121     1,440
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3  21,914  0.67  0.19   2.4   321,347      136     1,673
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2  29,652  0.56  0.15   2.0   363,584      147     1,890
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1  41,085  0.44  0.12   1.6   400,145      157     2,093
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)    2.0   1,599  2.67  1.15  10.6    94,106       59       543
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5   3,264  2.19  0.91   8.3   157,743       95       875
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   6,153  1.73  0.68   6.5   235,059      134     1,277
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5  18,237  1.05  0.36   3.7   420,836      210     2,176
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4  24,102  0.90  0.30   3.2   478,537      230     2,457
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3  31,908  0.77  0.24   2.7   538,429      249     2,746
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2  42,257  0.64  0.19   2.2   594,807      264     3,022
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1  58,622  0.50  0.15   1.7   646,985      277     3,289
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Additional
     Inferred     2.0     366  2.20  0.74   8.9    17,758        9       104
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5     591  2.02  0.69   8.1    26,282       13       154
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   1,442  1.52  0.49   5.4    48,380       23       251
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   5,116  0.91  0.24   3.0   102,420       40       492
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   7,712  0.75  0.19   2.5   127,756       48       615
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3  11,334  0.62  0.15   2.1   155,655       55       756
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2  14,595  0.54  0.13   1.8   173,356       60       859
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1  21,026  0.42  0.10   1.5   193,801       65       999
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding



            Minto - Ridgetop Deposit - Mineral Resources by Class
            -----------------------------------------------------
                          at Select Copper Cut-offs
                          -------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classifi-  Cut-Off Tonnes Copper Gold Silver  Copper     Gold     Silver
     cation     (Cu%)  (000's)  (%) (g/t) (g/t) (000s lbs)(000s oz) (000s oz)
                         (*)                        (*)       (*)       (*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Measured (M)  2.0      51  2.33  0.76   4.4     2,606        1         7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5     198  1.87  0.63   3.6     8,173        4        23
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0     569  1.44  0.45   2.9    18,036        8        54
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   1,568  0.98  0.26   2.1    33,719       13       107
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   1,848  0.90  0.24   2.0    36,500       14       117
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   2,138  0.82  0.21   1.8    38,749       15       126
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   2,449  0.75  0.19   1.7    40,466       15       133
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   2,810  0.67  0.17   1.5    41,644       15       138
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Indicated (I) 2.0     142  2.52  1.27  11.5     7,893        6        52
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5     358  2.03  0.93   8.3    16,030       11        96
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0     758  1.60  0.66   6.1    26,813       16       148
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   2,355  0.98  0.33   3.3    50,926       25       250
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   3,043  0.86  0.28   2.8    57,694       27       278
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   4,140  0.72  0.22   2.3    66,058       30       311
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   5,857  0.58  0.17   1.8    75,397       32       348
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   7,379  0.50  0.14   1.6    80,522       34       370
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)    2.0     193  2.47  1.14   9.6    10,499        7        60
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5     556  1.98  0.82   6.7    24,203       15       119
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   1,327  1.53  0.57   4.7    44,849       24       202
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   3,923  0.98  0.30   2.8    84,645       38       357
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   4,891  0.87  0.26   2.5    94,194       41       395
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   6,279  0.76  0.22   2.2   104,806       44       437
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   8,306  0.63  0.18   1.8   115,863       47       480
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1  10,189  0.54  0.15   1.6   122,167       49       508
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Additional
     Inferred     2.0      18  2.36  0.76   5.3       924        0         3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5      59  1.91  0.63   5.1     2,498        1        10
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0     208  1.38  0.50   4.2     6,359        3        28
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5     686  0.90  0.26   2.4    13,644        6        53
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4     919  0.79  0.22   2.1    15,949        7        61
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   1,265  0.67  0.18   1.8    18,607        7        71
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   1,747  0.55  0.15   1.5    21,214        8        83
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   2,458  0.44  0.12   1.2    23,599        9        93
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding



           Minto - Minto Main Deposit - Mineral Resources by Class
           -------------------------------------------------------
                          at Select Copper Cut-offs
                          -------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classifi-  Cut-Off Tonnes Copper Gold Silver  Copper     Gold     Silver
     cation     (Cu%)  (000's)  (%) (g/t) (g/t) (000s lbs)(000s oz) (000s oz)
                         (*)                        (*)       (*)       (*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Measured (M)  2.0   1,688  3.04  1.14  12.8   113,258       62       692
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5   2,540  2.60  0.97  10.7   145,924       79       875
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   3,685  2.18  0.82   8.8   177,031       97     1,047
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   5,558  1.69  0.63   6.9   207,692      112     1,226
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   5,883  1.63  0.60   6.6   210,919      114     1,249
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   6,147  1.57  0.58   6.4   212,980      115     1,264
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   6,296  1.54  0.57   6.3   213,807      116     1,270
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   6,566  1.48  0.55  6.06   214,634      117     1,279
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Indicated (I) 2.0      19  2.28  0.70  11.1       969        -         7
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5      93  1.83  0.42   7.8     3,761        1        23
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0     357  1.36  0.36   6.2    10,725        4        71
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5     915  0.96  0.25   4.4    19,466        7       129
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   1,174  0.85  0.21   3.8    21,973        8       142
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   1,768  0.68  0.17   3.0    26,502        9       169
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   2,431  0.56  0.13   2.4    30,179       11       191
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   3,075  0.48  0.11   2.1    32,246       11       203
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)    2.0   1,707  3.03  1.14  12.7   114,227       62       699
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5   2,634  2.58  0.95  10.6   149,686       81       898
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   4,042  2.11  0.78   8.6   187,757      101     1,118
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   6,473  1.59  0.58   6.5   227,158      120     1,355
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   7,057  1.50  0.54   6.1   232,892      122     1,391
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   7,914  1.37  0.49   5.6   239,482      125     1,433
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   8,727  1.27  0.45   5.2   243,986      127     1,461
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   9,640  1.16  0.41   4.8   246,880      128     1,483
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Additional
     Inferred     2.0       -     -     -     -         -        -         -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5       -     -     -     -         -        -         -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0       2  1.17  0.32   4.7        39        -         -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5      29  0.62  0.13   2.8       393        -         3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4      56  0.54  0.11   2.3       658        -         4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3     112  0.44  0.09   1.6     1,081        -         6
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2     234  0.34  0.07   1.2     1,749        1         9
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1     316  0.29  0.06   1.0     2,030        1        10
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding



           Minto - Minto North Deposit - Mineral Resources by Class
           --------------------------------------------------------
                          at Select Copper Cut-offs
                          -------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Contained Contained Contained
    Classifi-  Cut-Off Tonnes Copper Gold Silver  Copper     Gold     Silver
     cation     (Cu%)  (000's)  (%) (g/t) (g/t) (000s lbs)(000s oz) (000s oz)
                         (*)                        (*)       (*)       (*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Measured (M)  2.0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Indicated (I) 2.0     539  4.09  3.29  16.4    48,593       57       284
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5     746  3.44  2.75  13.5    56,589       66       325
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   1,009  2.87  2.20  11.1    63,815       71       361
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   1,237  2.49  1.86   9.7    67,853       74       385
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   1,268  2.44  1.82   9.5    68,145       74       387
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   1,311  2.37  1.77   9.2    68,484       75       389
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   1,444  2.17  1.62   8.5    69,197       75       394
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   1,625  1.95  1.45   7.6    69,824       76       399
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sub-total
     (M+I)(xx)    2.0     539  4.09  3.29  16.4    48,593       57       284
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5     746  3.44  2.75  13.5    56,589       66       325
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0   1,009  2.87  2.20  11.1    63,815       71       361
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5   1,237  2.49  1.86   9.7    67,853       74       385
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4   1,268  2.44  1.82   9.5    68,145       74       387
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3   1,311  2.37  1.77   9.2    68,484       75       389
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2   1,444  2.17  1.62   8.5    69,197       75       394
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1   1,625  1.95  1.45   7.6    69,824       76       399
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Additional
     Inferred     2.0     142  4.62  3.43  16.5    14,452       16        76
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.5     235  3.47  2.31  12.0    17,996       17        90
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  1.0     407  2.50  1.48   8.5    22,472       19       111
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.5     634  1.88  1.03   6.4    26,318       21       130
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.4     674  1.80  0.99   6.1    26,722       21       133
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.3     719  1.71  0.94   5.9    27,072       22       136
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.2     813  1.54  0.85   5.3    27,581       22       139
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  0.1     984  1.30  0.71   4.5    28,160       23       144
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*)  Rounded to nearest thousand
    (xx) Totals may not add exactly due to rounding
    





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