Kimber intersects additional high grade gold mineralization at depth below Carmen resource at Monterde



    VANCOUVER, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Kimber Resources Inc. (AMEX:  KBX, TSX:KBR) is
pleased to report further drill results from diamond drilling at its Monterde
property in the prolific Sierra Madre gold-silver belt of Mexico, where
several holes intersected significant gold-silver mineralization at depth,
below the Carmen resource. The Carmen deposit contains the majority of the
gold-silver resources at the Monterde property. In particular Holes
MTC-08-112, MTC-08-115, MTC-08-116 and MTC-08-117 had high grade gold
intercepts below the existing resource, in some cases over 100 metres below
the deepest previous intercepts in the relevant Carmen section.
    Highlights of recent results are tabulated below, while complete results
are attached.

    
    Drill Hole    From    To    Interval   Gold    Silver    Gold Equivalent
    ----------    ----    --    --------   ----    ------    ---------------
                   (m)    (m)      (m)    (g/t)    (g/t)         (g/t)(*)

    MTC-08-108   261.4   263.4     2.0      1.8     187.2          4.3
       and       390.0   393.0     3.0      3.3      13.9          3.5
    MTC-08-110   164.5   166.0     1.5      5.8       1.6          5.8
    MTC-08-112   496.5   501.3     4.8      3.7       3.9          3.7
       and       513.3   514.8     1.5     20.7       4.2         20.8
       and       519.3   522.9     3.6      1.5       3.0          1.5
    MTC-08-113   120.2   121.7     1.5      3.9       235          7.0
    MTC-08-114   238.0   239.5     1.5      5.0      55.2          5.8
       and       271.0   272.5     1.5      3.0      29.2          3.4
       and       299.5   301.0     1.5      4.6      90.0          5.8
       and       368.5   370.0     1.5      1.2      53.1          2.0
    MTC-08-115   518.0   519.5     1.5     13.1       4.7         13.2
    MTC-08-116   450.3   454.0     3.7      8.3       6.2          8.4
    MTC-08-117   455.0   458.0     3.0      1.8       8.0          1.9

    (*) Gold equivalent grade assumes equivalence of 75 grams of silver to
        one gram of gold. True widths are expected to range between 65 per
        cent and 85 per cent of the intervals reported on the table.
    

    "I am pleased that we have found further evidence of significant
gold-silver mineralization at depth, below the Carmen deposit," said Gordon
Cummings, President and CEO of Kimber Resources. "We will continue to develop
our understanding of the depth potential of the Carmen gold-silver
mineralizing system and the implications for the rest of the Monterde
property."
    There are still outstanding drill results for one more hole from Carmen
and the two holes drilled at Veta Minitas. Drilling on the recent drill
program was completed in the middle of July this year.

    About Kimber

    Kimber owns mineral concessions covering in excess of 39,000 hectares in
the prospective Sierra Madre gold-silver belt, including the Company's
Monterde property, where three gold-silver deposits have already been
identified. The most advanced of these, the Carmen deposit, has been
extensively drilled and is currently undergoing detailed geologic modeling in
order to evaluate the potential for a combined open pit and underground mining
operation based on current resources. In addition, the Company has a 100%
interest in the mineral concessions of its Pericones property, an 11,890
hectare property targeted for silver, located approximately 100 kilometres
southwest of Mexico City.

    Mr. Petrus (Marius) Mare, Vice-President Exploration, managed this
program of drilling on the Monterde project and is also the designated
Qualified Person (Q.P.) for the project being responsible for quality control
and has verified the data being disclosed. He has determined that the
laboratory reports matched the drill sample logs and that the quality control
assays fall within reasonable limits. QA/QC procedures incorporate blanks
inserted at the core shack and standards inserted after sample preparation.
Diamond drilling has been carried out. A one half split of sections of
interest from 0.5 metres to 1.5 metres in length marked by the site geologist
is cut by diamond saw. Pulps are analysed by ALS Chemex at its laboratory in
North Vancouver, British Columbia, using 50 gram sub-samples, using fire assay
with an AA finish for gold and four-acid digestion and ICP finish for silver
from a 0.4 gram subsample. High grade gold or silver intervals are re-assayed
by fire assay with gravimetric finish. Statements in this release may be
viewed as forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected. There are no assurances the Company can fulfil such forward-looking
statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements.
Such forward-looking statements are only predictions; actual events or results
may differ materially as a result of risks facing the Company, some of which
are beyond the Company's control. Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors - The
United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits U.S. mining
companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral
deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We
use certain terms on this website (or press release), such as "measured,"
"indicated," and "inferred," "resources," which the SEC guidelines strictly
prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the
SEC. U.S.Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form
20-F which may be secured from us, or from the SEC's website at
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.

    Tabulation of significant drill results from recent Carmen assays to
accompany news release dated August 12, 2008

    
    Drill Hole    From    To    Interval   Gold    Silver    Gold Equivalent
    ----------    ----    --    --------   ----    ------    ---------------
                   (m)    (m)      (m)    (g/t)    (g/t)         (g/t)(*)

    MTC-08-108   155.5   160.0     4.5      1.4     108.5           2.9
       and       228.0   232.2     4.2      3.1      32.4           3.5
       and       261.4   263.4     2.0      1.8     187.2           4.3
       and       390.0   393.0     3.0      3.3      13.9           3.5
    MTC-08-109    16.0    22.0     6.0      1.0     117.3           2.6
       and       134.5   137.5     3.0      3.1      55.7           3.8
       and       143.3   150.0     6.7      1.6      37.6           2.1
    MTC-08-110   100.5   102.0     1.5      0.9     121.0           2.5
       and       164.5   166.0     1.5      5.8       1.6           5.8
    MTC-08-111     No significant results
    MTC-08-112   496.5   501.3     4.8      3.7      3.9            3.7
       and       513.3   514.8     1.5     20.7      4.2           20.8
       and       519.3   522.9     3.6      1.5      3.0            1.5
    MTC-08-113    21.0    26.5     5.5      0.3    108.8            1.8
       and       120.2   121.7     1.5      3.9      235            7.0
       and       189.9   194.0     4.1      1.5     25.5            1.8
       and       305.5   310.0     4.5      1.1      2.1            1.1
    MTC-08-114    18.0    19.1     1.1      0.4     88.1            1.5
       and       111.5   113.0     1.5      1.3     72.7            2.3
       and       211.5   213.0     1.5      1.2     12.5            1.4
       and       238.0   239.5     1.5      5.0     55.2            5.8
       and       271.0   272.5     1.5      3.0     29.2            3.4
       and       299.5   301.0     1.5      4.6     90.0            5.8
       and       368.5   370.0     1.5      1.2     53.1            2.0
    MTC-08-115   518.0   519.5     1.5     13.1      4.7           13.2
    MTC-08-116   450.3   454.0     3.7      8.3      6.2            8.4
    MTC-08-117   455.0   458.0     3.0      1.8      8.0            1.9
    MTC-08-119     No significant results

    (*) Gold equivalent grade assumes equivalence of 75 grams of silver to
        one gram of gold. True widths are expected to range between 65 per
        cent and 85 per cent of the intervals reported on the table.
    




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For further information: Matthew Hamilton, Manager of Investor Relations
or Gordon Cummings CA, President and CEO, North America Toll Free:
1-866-824-1100, Tel: (604) 669-2251, Fax: (604) 669-8577, Website:
http://www.kimberresources.com, Email: news@kimberresources.com

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