Cantex announces progress on Yemen projects

    KELOWNA, BC, April 21 /CNW/ - Cantex Mine Development Corp. (CD : TSX-V)
("Cantex", the "Company") is pleased to announce the progress on its Suwar
nickel - copper - cobalt project and Al Hariqah gold project.

    Suwar Nickel - Copper - Cobalt Project
    Work is progressing well at the Suwar project which is optioned to Vale
International S.A, a wholly owned subsidiary of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
    The work underway focuses on a 2 kilometer by 4 kilometer area which
includes all of the previously drill tested nickel - copper - cobalt
    A 32 line kilometer ground magnetic survey is now complete which expands
the previous ground magnetic survey to cover the southern extents of the Suwar
mineralization. A 15 line kilometer ground gravity survey has been conducted
covering the main mineralization found to date near Suwar Hill. Data from
these surveys is to be interpreted by Vale geophysicists to assist in defining
drill targets.
    An induced polarization survey is shortly expected to commence to extend
the previous coverage. The IP survey is to cover a 2 kilometer by 3.4
kilometer area.
    Soil sampling has now been completed over the entire 4.2km focus area.
Approximately 2000 soil samples have been collected and shipped to Canada by
air cargo for processing and analysis.
    A satellite image has been commissioned covering the Suwar - Wadi Qutabah
region. The image has been collected and the required georeference points are
now being accurately located in the field to allow processing of the raw image
to produce the final products.
    A 5,000m drill contract has been signed with Logan Drilling Limited from
Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. A Duralite 1000N drill, capable of drilling 1,000
meter NQ holes, is now en route to Yemen. To facilitate the drill program
existing roads in the area are being improved and new roads are under
    Cantex and Vale are both pleased with the progress on the project to

    Al Hariqah Gold Project
    A 77 hole drill program is underway at Al Hariqah using the Company's two
drills. Since the last update on January 28th, 2009 an additional 14 holes
have either been completed or are in progress, bringing the total of the
current program to 34 holes. In total 111 holes have now been drilled at Al
    1,148 samples from the first twenty holes are shortly expected to arrive
in Canada to be processed.
    This press release has been prepared by Chad Ulansky, a Qualified Person.


    Charles Fipke

    Charles Fipke
    Chairman and Geologist

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Cantex Mine Development Corp., 203-1634 Harvey
Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6G2, Tel (250) 860-8582, Fax (250) 860-1362, Email

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