Camino Minerals: New Discovery at El Secreto

Camino Minerals: New Discovery at El Secreto Gold-Silver-Copper
Project 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Camino
Minerals Corporation ("Camino" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:COR) is
pleased to announce significant drill results from the El Secreto
Gold, Silver and Copper Project ("El Secreto" or the "Project")
located in Sinaloa State, Mexico. Drilling confirmed the presence of
gold and silver mineralization and suggests that high-grade stockwork
zones and ore shoots may exist at depth. 
The 1,921.5 metre reverse circulation drill program was directed to a
number of northeast-trending epithermal veins in two target areas,
the Carrizal Area and the El Secreto Zone. Hole SE-12-001, located in
the Carrizal Area, returned 84 metres of 0.33 g/t Au and 6.5 g/t Ag,
including 30 metres of 0.58 g/t Au and 11.1 g/t Ag. Hole SE-12-003,
located approximately 1.5 km southwest of hole SE-12-001 and also
located in the Carrizal Area, returned 19.5 metres of 0.34 g/t Au and
21.5 g/t Ag. Hole SE-12-003 is interpreted to be a different vein
from the one intercepted in hole SE-12-001. Drilling at the El
Secreto Zone targeted three major sub east-west structures, with six
of the seven holes intersecting anomalous gold values.  
Sharing the same mineralized system, a distance of six kilometres
separates the El Secreto Zone and the Carrizal Area. Similar
mineralization and alteration (silicification, arsenopyrite and
scorodite) can be observed at both target areas. This large system is
over 9 kilometres in length, sub east-west trending, and up to 4
kilometres wide, north to south. This is comparable in size to the
San Dimas District, located 40 kilometres northeast. 
In addition to the geological-mineralogical footprint of the system,
the anomalous gold and silver mineralized horizons intersected are
highly anomalous in arsenic and antimony. In a paper written by Erme
Enriquez, 1995, titled Trace Element Zonation and Temperature
Controls of the Tayoltita Ag-Au Hydrothermal System, San Dimas
District, Durango, Mexico, high arsenic and antimony values are found
above the "Favourable Zone", which hosts all of the deposits at San
Dimas. The Company believes that this mineralization is situated high
in a mineral system and that high-grade stockwork zones and ore
shoots, si
milar to the mineralization at San Dimas, may exist at
depth. Camino plans to diamond drill test these targets in the near
future.  
"This was the first ever drill program to be carried out at El
Secreto and resulted in the discovery of five mineralized vein
systems," said Gordon Davis, Camino's Chairman and CEO. "The
footprint of the system and the trace element signature is very
encouraging. In addition to a diamond drill program, to test for
high-grade stockwork zones and ore shoots at depth, we are planning
additional ground work to follow up on extensive soil geochemical
anomalies and mineral occurrences to identify other targets."  
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 kilometres to the northeast.
San Dimas produced 102,000 gold equivalent ounces in 2011. Primero
recently announced plans (see Primero's news release dated October
15, 2012) to increase mine throughput from the current 1,925 tonnes
per day to 2,500 tonnes per day by the end of the first quarter of
2014. This expansion will allow for an average production target of
160,000 gold equivalent ounces per year over the next five years. 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. 


 
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                   El Secreto RC Drilling Results -- 2012                   
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Hole #       Zone           From         To  Length(i)     Au g/t     Ag g/t
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SE-12-001    Carrizal       85.5      169.5       84.0       0.33        6.5
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Including    Carrizal      133.5      163.5       30.0       0.58       11.1
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SE-12-002    Carrizal      156.0      157.5        1.5       0.20       42.2
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SE-12-003    Carrizal       40.5       48.0        7.5       0.54        9.4
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SE-12-003    Carrizal      121.5      141.0       19.5       0.34       21.5
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SE-12-004    Carrizal      130.5      132.0        1.5       0.12       13.4
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SE-12-005    El Secreto     36.0       48.0       12.0       0.56       14.6
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SE-12-005    El Secreto     54.0       57.0        3.0       0.63        2.2
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SE-12-005    El Secreto     79.5       84.0        4.5       0.50       12.7
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SE-12-006    El Secreto     31.5       36.0        4.5       0.49        2.2
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SE-12-006    El Secreto     46.5       58.5       12.0       0.29        5.4
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SE-12-007    El Secreto     39.0       40.5        1.5       0.82        6.3
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SE-12-008    El Secreto     52.5       55.5        3.0       0.67        1.3
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SE-12-008    El Secreto    147.0      157.5       10.5       0.40        6.6
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SE-12-008    El Secreto    192.0      195.0        3.0       0.23        2.9
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SE-12-009    El Secreto    177.0      178.5        1.5       0.23        2.6
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SE-12-010    El Secreto                       Lost Hole                     
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SE-12-011    El Secreto     15.0       16.5        1.5       0.24        6.1
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SE-12-011    El Secreto    108.0      115.5        7.5       0.38        4.1
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SE-12-011    El Secreto    130.5      133.5        3.0       0.36        1.6
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SE-12-011    El Secreto    181.5      183.0        1.5       0.66        2.2
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(i) True length to be determined                                            

 
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 kilometres 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. The Company 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 Camino's
website at www.caminominerals.com. 
A strict chain of custody was maintained by the Company during the
drill program. The samples were picked up by ALS Global at Camino's
field office, located in the town San Ignacio, Sinaloa, and
transported directly to their Zacatecas facilities where they were
prepped for shipping. The pulps were then couriered to ALS Global's
laboratory in North Vancouver, Canada. Gold was analyzed using a 30g
fire assay with AA finish. A 51 multi-element suite using both ICP-MS
techniques was also used. A QA/QC program was in place from sample
collection through to laboratory analysis. This included the use of
gold standards, blanks and duplicates. Samples chain of custody was
monitored and reported at every stage. 
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, chan
ges 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 not 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:
Camino Minerals Corporation - Corporate Information
R.E. Gordon Davis
Chairman and C.E.O.
(604) 629-8292 
Camino Minerals Corporation - Investor Inquiries
Blaine Monaghan
V.P., Corporate Development
(604) 629-8294 or Toll-Free: (866) 338-0047
info@caminominerals.com
www.caminominerals.com
 
 
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