Camino Minerals Corporation: Drilling to Commence at El

Camino Minerals Corporation: Drilling to Commence at El Secreto Gold,
Silver and Copper Project 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/12 -- Camino
Minerals Corporation ("Camino" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:COR) is
pleased to announce that it has selected Major Drilling Group
International Incorporated to carry out a 2,000 metre reverse
circulation drill program at the El Secreto Gold, Silver and Copper
Project ("El Secreto" or the "Project"), located in Sinaloa State,
Mexico. This will be the first ever drill program to be carried out
at El Secreto. Drilling is expected to commence within the next
several weeks. 
Drilling initially will focus on two target areas: the El Secreto
Zone and the Carrizal Area. The El Secreto Zone, located in the
northeastern part of the property, was delineated by a soil
geochemical survey, which outlined a 1.5 km by 2 km area of anomalous
gold and silver values. Rock samples collected from the El Secreto
Zone have returned values as high as 13.3 g/t gold and 187 g/t
silver. The Carrizal Area, located 6-km to the west of the El Secreto
Zone, contains a number of mineralized veins. Rock samples collected
from the Carrizal Area have returned values as high as 8.8 g/t gold,
316.0 g/t silver and 5.1% copper. Northeast-trending epithermal veins
that cross cut granodioritic intrusions are present at both the El
Secreto Zone and the Carrizal Area. The veins vary from one to five
metres in thickness and from several hundred metres to more than one
kilometre in length.  
El Secreto is situated along the western edge of the Sierra Madre
Occidental in a structural setting similar to Primero Mining
Corporation's San Dimas Mine, located 40-km to the east. San Dimas
produced 79,000 ounces of gold and 4.6 million ounces of silver in
2011. San Dimas hosts probable reserves of 584,000 ounces gold and
34,700,000 ounces of silver (3.785 mt @ 4.8 g/t gold, 290 g/t
silver), indicated resources of 678,000 ounces of gold and 40,630,000
ounces of silver (3.193 mt @ 6.6 g/t gold, 400 g/t silver) and
inferred resources of 866,000 ounces gold and 67,500,000 ounces of
silver (6.865 mt @ 4.0 g/t gold, 300 g/t silver). The San Dimas
district, which has been mined since 1757, contains a series of
epithermal gold-silver veins. Historical production
 from the San
Dimas district is estimated at 11 million ounces of gold and 582
million ounces of silver. 
Since acquiring the option to earn up to an 80-per-cent interest in
El Secreto (see April 5, 2012, news release), Camino has collected
more than 1,500 soil samples, 600 rock samples and built more than 9
kilometres of roads to access drill sites. This extensive and
systematic approach to exploration has resulted in the discovery of
10 previously unknown anomalous gold, silver and copper target areas,
"In a very short period of time we have taken El Secreto from a
geological concept to a potential new discovery opportunity," said
Gordon Davis, Camino's Chairman and CEO. "Our exploration team has
done a fantastic job advancing the project to the drill stage and we
eagerly anticipate the start of drilling." 
About the El Secreto Gold, Silver and Copper Project 
Recently consolidated by Arcelia Gold Corp. ("Arcelia"), a private BC
company, through staking and the acquisition of privately held
claims, El Secreto consists of three mineral concessions encompassing
over 12,000 hectares (49 square miles). The Project is located
approximately 100 km northeast of Mazatlan, Sinaloa State, and is
accessible by paved and gravel roads. The geology and mineralization
obtained to date suggests that El Secreto is highly prospective for
the discovery of epithermal gold-silver vein systems. The Project has
never been subject to modern exploration techniques or drilling.
Camino has an option to earn up to an 80-per-cent interest in El
Secreto from Arcelia.  
About Camino Minerals Corporation 
Camino is a discovery-oriented mineral exploration company formed in
connection with Goldcorp's C$300-million acquisition of Canplats
Resources Corp. Camino is led by Canplats' former management and is
focused on precious and base metal projects located in Mexico. For
more information on Camino's projects, please refer to the Company's
website at www.caminominerals.com. 
The technical information contained in this news release has been
reviewed and approved by Richard Dufresne, P.Geo., Camino's V.P.,
Exploration, a "Qualified Person" as defined under NI 43-101. 
To receive Camino's news releases, contact Blaine Monaghan, V.P.,
Corporate Development, at info@caminominerals.com or (866) 338-0047.  
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United
States, The securities of Camino described herein have not been and
will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities
laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to
U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and
applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such
registration is available 
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 
Statements contained in this news release that are not historical
fact are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking
information under the provisions of Canadian securities laws
(collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause
actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Such
risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the
company's ability to raise sufficient capital to fund exploration,
changes in economic conditions or financial markets, changes in
prices for the company's mineral products or increases in input
costs, litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial,
regulatory, political and competitive developments in Mexico,
technological and operational difficulties or inability to obtain
permits encountered in connection with exploration and development
activities, labour relations matters, and changing foreign exchange
rates, all of which are described more fully in Camino's filings on
SEDAR. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or
otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result
of new information, future events or other factors, except as
required by law. Readers are cautioned no
t to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.  
Neither the 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. 
Contacts:
Corporate Information:
Camino Minerals Corporation
R.E. Gordon Davis
Chairman and C.E.O.
Direct: (604) 629-8292 
Investor Inquiries:
Blaine Monaghan
V.P., Corporate Development
Direct: (604) 629-8294 or Toll-Free: (866) 338-0047
info@caminominerals.com
www.caminominerals.com
 
 
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