Significant results in Algeria for Cancor Mines



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    MONTREAL, Dec. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Cancor Mines is pleased to announce the
results of sampling on its two recently acquired exploration permits in
Algeria. As part of an NI 43-101 evaluation, the Tan Chaffao West and In
Ouzzal North properties were visited recently by engineer and company
president Kamil Khobzi, accompagnied by Michel Lacey, an independent Canadian
consulting geologist with NI 43-101 accreditation, and Messaoud Ouali, an
Algerian geological engineer.
    The purpose of the visit was to walk the properties to establish their
boundaries, to locate previous exploration work and to confirm the results
presented in historical reports. The team found nearly all the trenches and
two of the casings from the three holes drilled during previous exploration
work. They also took 16 and seven grab and channel samples from the Tan
Chaffao West and In Ouzzal North properties respectively, from trenches and
outcrops. Visible gold was seen in one of the samples. An NI 43-101 report is
being written by Mr. Lacey and will describe the exploration program to be
conducted on the properties.
    The results from the samples taken during the visit confirm the presence
of major gold-bearing mineralization at both projects. The samples were
analysed by fire assaying (FA) and by atomic absorption (AA) at the ALS-Chemex
laboratory in Val d'Or, Québec.

    
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    Project      No                             Sampling
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                                         Zones          Type          L(m)
    Tan Chaffao  301                     Zone 1         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  302                     Zone 2         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  303                     Zone 2         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  304                     Zone 4         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  305                     Zone 4         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  306                     Zone 3         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  307                     Zone 3         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  308                     Zone 2         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  309                     Zone 2         Channel       2
    Tan Chaffao  310                     Zone 2         Channel       1.6
    Tan Chaffao  311                     Zone 2         Grab
    Tan Chaffao  312                     Zone 2         Channel       2
    Tan Chaffao  313                     Zone 2N        Channel       2.1
    Tan Chaffao  314                     Zone 2N        Channel       0.8
    Tan Chaffao  315                     Zone 2N        Channel       1.1
    Tan Chaffao  316                     Zone 2N        Channel       0.6
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    Project      No                             Grade (g/t)
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                                         Au (AA)        Au (FA)       Ag (AA)
    Tan Chaffao  301                     0.024                        0.3
    Tan Chaffao  302                     0.061                        1.6
    Tan Chaffao  303                     0.134                        3.0
    Tan Chaffao  304                     0.009                        2.6
    Tan Chaffao  305                     0.076                        0.5
    Tan Chaffao  306                     0.013                        0.5
    Tan Chaffao  307                     0.200                        0.8
    Tan Chaffao  308                     0.059                        0.8
    Tan Chaffao  309                     7.060          5.91          3.4
    Tan Chaffao  310                     5.660          6.94          3.6
    Tan Chaffao  311                     0.068                        2.4
    Tan Chaffao  312                     0.077                        2.5
    Tan Chaffao  313                     0.090                        0.8
    Tan Chaffao  314                     0.220                        2.4
    Tan Chaffao  315                     1.985          2.45          0.9
    Tan Chaffao  316       (greater than)10.000         78.40         9.3
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    Project      No                             Sampling
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                                         Zones                 Type
    In Ouzzal    317                     Trench 0411           Grab
    In Ouzzal    318                     Trench 0403           Grab
    In Ouzzal    319                     Trench 0406           Grab
    In Ouzzal    320                     Near Trench 0376      Grab
    In Ouzzal    321                     Trench 0376           Grab
    In Ouzzal    322                     Trench 0373           Grab
    In Ouzzal    323                     Trench 0373           Grab
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    Project      No                             Grade (g/t)
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                                         Au (AA)        Au (FA)       Ag (AA)
    In Ouzzal    317       (greater than)10.000          39.7         0.5
    In Ouzzal    318       (greater than)10.000         40.80         0.6
    In Ouzzal    319                      0.648                      -0.2
    In Ouzzal    320                      0.294                      -0.2
    In Ouzzal    321       (greater than)10.000        128.50        29.8
    In Ouzzal    322                      0.431                      -0.2
    In Ouzzal    323       (greater than)10.000        410.00        33.4
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    In Ouzzal North property: This gold exploration permit is located in the
Hoggar region, 500 km southwest of Tamanrasset. The site is easily accessible
by light or heavy vehicles, along a paved highway and tracks.
    The permit is adjacent to and south of the Amessmessa gold deposit, soon
to be put into production by GMA Resources Plc (GMA), an Australian company
listed on the AIM exchange in London, Measured and indicated resources of the
Amessmessa gold deposit (in compliance with Australia's JORC classification)
for veins 8 and 9 are 1,043,000 tonnes at 12.05 g/T Au, Inferred resources are
810,000 tonnes at 8.0 g/T Au (GMA website, 2007). GMA expects annual
production of 100,000 ounces of gold starting in 2008.
    The Ouzzal North permit covers an area of 25,872 hectares (258 km2), with
30 km of it along the In Ouzzal gold-bearing structure that hosts the Tirek
and Amessmessa deposits.
    The In Ouzzal gold-bearing structure is marked by a submeridian mylonitic
band 3,000 metres wide, extending about 400 km. A number of gold showings have
been identified along this major shear zone. Previous exploration work in the
acquired perimeter showed a large number of quartz veins, with some providing
significant gold content. The gold, sometimes free, is associated with quartz
veins and stringers accompanied locally by iron oxides and hydroxides, galena
and pyrite. Two showings on the property, Tachamek and Zone B, were prospected
previously.

    Tan Chaffao West property: This prospection permit is for gold and copper
mineralization. It is located in the Hoggar region, 250 km northwest of the
city of Tamanrasset. The area of the Tan Chaffao permit is 44,580 hectares
(445.8 km2). It is 45 km northwest of the Tan Chaffao East copper-gold
deposit, in a similar geological context. The area is easily accessible by
light or heavy vehicles, along a paved highway and tracks.
    Following previous surface exploration work on the site of the zone, a
number of sulphide and altered zones were discovered. Three shallow holes, at
some distance from each other, were drilled on the property in the 1970s.
    Cu, Zn, Pb, Au and Ag mineralization is associated with quartz veins and
stringers cross cutting volcanic rocks or included in shear zones. These
mineralized zones extend over distances of 300 to 500 metres and can reach up
to 55 metres in thickness. They are associated with recognized corridors over
more than 20 km in length.
    Six particular sectors were studied during previous exploration
campaigns. Values of 1 to 10 g / t of gold and 0.5 % to 3 % copper were
reported. Visible gold was observed locally.

    Quality control
    ---------------

    The sampling was conducted by Michel Lacey, a consulting geologist to
Cancor and a qualified person as defined by Canada's National Instrument
43-101. The 23 samples were analysed at the ALS-Chemex laboratory in Val d'Or,
Québec by fire assaying and by atomic absorption, based on industry standards.

    Qualified person
    ----------------

    Michel Lacey, a consulting geologist to Cancor Mines Inc., serves as
qualified person in compliance with National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Lacey
provided geological data for the preparation of this release.
    Kamil Khobzi, president of Cancor Mines, is of Algerian descent and is
familiar with the country's geology and its mining potential. His experience
and involvement in this project represent a considerable asset for Cancor.
    Cancor Mines Inc. is a Canadian mining company involved in the
exploration and development of properties with high potential for precious or
base metals in recognized mining camps.
    All Cancor Mines press releases are available on the company's website,
www.cancor.ca. Mr. Khobzi, an engineer and qualified person under NI 43-101,
has read and approved this release.

    Caution concerning forward-looking statements

    This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements",
including. but not limited to, the statement regarding exploration work and
the emphasis on looking for a certain type of deposit. Forward-looking
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no
assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and
future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results or future events
to differ materially from current expectations expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements include, among other things, those set forth in
Cancor's 2007 Annual Information Form, a copy of which can be obtained on the
SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.




For further information:

For further information: Mr. Khobzi, the company president, (514)
849-3013

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