Campbell Resources granted permit to start mining Merrill Island pit

    MONTREAL, Sept. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Campbell Resources Inc. (the
"Corporation") ("Campbell") (TSX: CCH, OTC Bulletin Board:   CBLRF) announces
that it has received the Certificate of Authorization from the Québec Ministry
of Environment that enables the Company to start mining at the Merrill Island
open pit. Beginning immediately, material from the Merrill Island pit will be
processed at Campbell's Copper Rand mill in line with the Company's strategy
to maximize mill throughput.
    "The start-up of operations at the Merrill Island pit is a significant
step forward in our strategy to increase the volume of ore processed at the
Copper Rand mill," said André Fortier, Campbell's President and Chief
Executive Officer. "Material from the Merrill Island pit is expected to more
than offset the impact of the previously-announced termination of operations
at the Joe Mann Mine, and development of the high-grade Corner Bay Copper
project is progressing on schedule. The addition of material from these two
deposits is expected to have a positive impact on Campbell's overall unit
costs going forward."
    A past producer, the Merrill Island pit is located a short haul,
approximately five kilometres, from the Copper Rand mill. In the initial phase
of mining, approximately 150,000 tonnes will be extracted beginning in
September 2007 at an estimated rate of 20,000 tons per month. The estimated
grade and recovery rate indicate incremental monthly production of
200,000 pounds of copper. In conjunction with this initial phase of mining,
the Company is working to identify additional potential to sustain longer term
production from the Merrill Island pit.
    Historic (non 43-101 compliant) resources in the Merrill Island pit are
1.1 million tons measured, grading 0.92% Cu, and 905,000 tons inferred grading
0.53% Cu. The Merrill pit resource estimates are based on prior data and
reports obtained and prepared by previous operators and Campbell. The
necessary work to verify the classification of the mineral resource estimates
has not been completed and the Company is not treating the mineral resource
estimates as NI 43-101 defined resources verified by a qualified person.
(Ref.: May 14, 2007 press release).

    Campbell is a mining company focusing mainly in the Chibougamau region of
Québec, holding interests in gold and gold-copper exploration and mining

    Certain information contained in this release contains "Forward-Looking
Statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995 and is subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those
"Risk Factors" set forth in the Campbell's current Annual Report on Form 20-F
for the year ended December 31, 2006. Such factors include, but are not
limited to: differences between estimated and actual mineral reserves and
resources; changes to exploration, development and mining plans due to prudent
reaction of management to ongoing exploration results, engineering and
financial concerns; and fluctuations in the gold price which affect the
profitability and mineral reserves and resources of Campbell. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date hereof. Campbell undertakes no obligation to
release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect
events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect unanticipated
events or developments.
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For further information:

For further information: Campbell Resources Inc.: André Fortier,
President and Chief Executive Officer, (514) 875-9037, Fax: (514) 875-9764,; Alain Blais, Vice-president and General
Manager of Operations, (418) 748-7691, Fax: (418) 748-7696,; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.; Henri
Perron,; Julien Ouimet,, (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717,

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