Kimber intersects high grade gold mineralization at Veta Minitas at Monterde



    VANCOUVER, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - Kimber Resources Inc. (AMEX:  KBX, TSX:KBR)
today reported the result of drilling at Veta Minitas on its Monterde property
in the prolific Sierra Madre gold-silver belt of Mexico. Two holes intersected
significant gold-silver mineralization at Veta Minitas, 250 metres west of the
Carmen deposit (which hosts the largest resource at Monterde).

    
    Highlights of recent results are tabulated below, while complete results
    are attached:

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

    LMC-08-007      276.0     280.0       4.0      13.8      24.6      14.1
       incl.        278.5     280.0       1.5      31.6      33.1      32.0
        and         329.0     331.5       2.5       2.6      15.5       2.8
        and         391.5     393.0       1.5       8.0      15.9       8.2
        and         438.0     439.5       1.5       3.1       8.5       3.2
    LMC-08-008      227.7     229.7       2.0       1.8      21.5       2.1
        and         282.7     284.0       1.3       2.3      17.4       2.5
        and         288.1     290.7       2.6       4.3      13.0       4.5

    (*) 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 encouraged that we have found evidence of significant gold-silver
mineralization at Veta Minitas, at considerably deeper levels than previously
drilled," said Gordon Cummings, President and CEO of Kimber Resources. "We
intersected high grade gold-silver mineralization at Veta Minitas in 2006 and
we are pleased to see indications that the mineralized zones appear to extend
to some depth."
    Veta Minitas is located approximately 250 metres west of the Kimber's
Carmen gold-silver deposit on the Monterde property. The Veta Minitas area is
underlain by felsic volcanic tuffs, breccias and intrusive rocks with minor
andesite flows; the same package of rocks hosting the Carmen deposit. The Veta
Minitas mineralization occurs in shear zones within the felsic volcanic
package and is characterized by strong oxidation and silicification. The
mineralization occurs in two zones, known as "Central" and "East".
    "The July 2008 drill holes at Veta Minitas were designed to drill test
the Central mineralized zone at depth and then to continue down to the East
zone, which has been tested in three previous holes," said Marius Mare, Vice
President Exploration. "The East zone is a gold-enriched system (relative to
the Central zone) that does not extend to surface. The results of the 2008
drilling, on top of those from 2006, suggest good vertical continuity of the
two systems, with increasing gold to silver ratios to depth. A follow-up drill
program in late 2008 or early 2009 is being planned to test the lateral
continuity of the two systems at Veta Minitas."

    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 Veta Minitas assays
    to accompany the news release dated September 2, 2008

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

    LMC-08-007      276.0     280.0       4.0      13.8      24.6      14.1
       incl.        278.5     280.0       1.5      31.6      33.1      32.0
        and         282.3     283.7       1.4       1.7       4.1       1.7
        and         329.0     331.5       2.5       2.6      15.5       2.8
        and         378.0     379.5       1.5       1.8      13.0       2.0
        and         391.5     393.0       1.5       8.0      15.9       8.2
        and         438.0     439.5       1.5       3.1       8.5       3.2
    LMC-08-008      222.5     223.5       1.0       1.2       6.4       1.3
        and         227.7     229.7       2.0       1.8      21.5       2.1
        and         256.6     258.0       1.4       1.4       3.3       1.4
        and         282.7     284.0       1.3       2.3      17.4       2.5
        and         288.1     290.7       2.6       4.3      13.0       4.5

    (*) 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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