Nevada drill program expected to start in 3 weeks

KELOWNA, BC, July 9 /CNW/ - Cantex Mine Development Corp. (CD : TSXV) ("Cantex" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that a drill contract has been signed to commence drilling the Leonard Creek property.

The Company is pleased to report that the O'Keefe Drilling Company has been contracted to commence drilling the Leonard Creek property. The Leonard Creek property consists of 127 claims covering 1,062 hectares and is located 80km north of the Crofoot-Lewis Mine. Significantly, the alluviums covering the claims area have historically been extensively placer mined for gold. Leonard Creek is one of the few major placer areas in Nevada where a hard rock gold mine has yet to be found as the source of the placer gold.

Mapping of the project area has identified two areas of outcropping sulphur mineralization, two areas of siliceous sinter and one area of alteration. A CSAMT geophysical survey has also been conducted over the claim group. This survey identified several targets including buried structurally controlled resistivity highs and vertical structurally controlled conductive zones. Both the geophysical targets and geological targets found by mapping are potential sources for the abundant alluvial gold. Twelve holes will test these targets.

At the Company's Al Hariqah gold project, 991 meters of core from 15 holes were logged by geologist John Churchill. This core has been divided into 666 samples. Each sample has been crushed at the CF Minerals Ltd laboratory and a +/- 1 kilogram split was sent to the ALS Chemex laboratory in North Vancouver. All of the samples have now arrived at ALS Chemex where they will undergo further preparation and assay for gold. Assay results will be released as when available.

This press release has been prepared by Chad Ulansky, P.Geo., a Qualified Person.


    Charles Fipke

    Charles Fipke

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SOURCE Cantex Mine Development Corp.

For further information: For further information: Cantex Mine Development Corporation, 203-1634 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, B.C., Canada, V1Y 6G2, Tel 250.860.8582, Fax 250.860.1362,,

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