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China Gold International Announces a 443% Increase in the Measured and Indicated Resource at its Jiama Copper Gold Mine and Will Proceed With Planning to Support a Major Mine Expansion

September 2, 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2011) - China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (TSX:CGG)(SEHK:2099) (the "Company") is pleased to report that a Resource Update Report on the Jiama Copper-Polymetallic Project located in Tibet Autonomous Region of China was completed by the globally recognized mining advisory company, Behre Dolbear Asia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Behre Dolbear Group, Inc. Denver Colorado, United States of America.
The Company's 2010 drilling program (please refer to the Company's News Release dated January 5, 2011) has successfully expanded the overall resource for the Jiama Project through in-fill and step out drilling and has upgraded a significant amount of the Inferred resources to Measured and Indicated resources. The total Measured and Indicated resource has increased from 185.1 million tons averaging 0.74 percent copper and containing 1.38 million tons of copper, to 1,006.0 million tons averaging 0.41 percent copper containing 4.08 million tons of copper, or a 443% increase in tonnage. The resource increase is a result of adding tonnage to the previously reported skarn deposit, upgrading the mineral resource classification of the low grade hornfels and by adding a new low grade porphyry deposit. The Jiama Project is now comprised of three types of mineralized bodies - Skarn, Hornfels and Porphyry. All three remain open along strike and down dip.
The updated mineral resource estimate was prepared by the Mineral Resource Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and then reviewed by Behre Dolbear Asia, Inc. for compliance with reporting standards. The authors of the current resource update report have reviewed original assay certificates and the check assay work. It is the authors' opinion that the drilling data have been adequately verified for the purposes of a JORC or NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate.
The updated mineral resource estimate will be used for a new conceptual mine model and studies for a proposed major expansion of the Jiama Project's production facilities. It will be the basis for the ongoing Phase II Production Expansion Feasibility which is due for release in 2012.
The 443% increase in mineral resources also justifies the continuation of our local and regional geological work. This program has been designed to gather more geotechnical information to support mining activities and to further expand the overall Jiama copper-gold poly-metallic deposit mineral resource base.
This new mineral resource estimate is based on 51,362 assay results from a total of 300 holes with 120,196.92 m drilling. It includes molybdenum (Mo), gold (Au), silver (Ag), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) credits and is reported as a Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 1,006 million tonnes at 0.41% Cu, 0.044 % Mo, 5 g Ag per tonne, 0.10 g Au per tonne, 0.02% Pb, and 0.02% Zn and an Inferred resource of 170.1 M tons at 0.51% Cu, 0.048 % Mo, 9.48 g Ag per tonne, 0.17 g Au per tonne, 0.07% Pb and 0.04% Zn. Details of the updated mineral resources at the Jiama Copper-Gold poly-metallic project are shown in Table 1 and Table 2.
To view Table 1 and Table 2 accompanying this press release, please click on the following link:
1. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.
2. The quantity and grade of reported Inferred resources in this estimation are conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these inferred resources as an Indicated or Measured mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to an Indicated or Measured mineral resource category.
The mineral resources in this press release were estimated using the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definitions and Guidelines prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions and adopted by CIM Council December 11, 2005 and revised on July 1, 2011.
Dr. Xin Song, CEO of the Company commented: "We are very pleased with the upgrade and increase of the resources at Jiama and this will support the Company's phase II production feasibility study. CGG purchased the Jiama project with our management's and board's confidence in the significant expansion potential of Jiama's resource and future production levels. This Updated Resource Estimate begins to formally demonstrate and continues the rapid delivery of that expansion potential to our shareholders and to the market place. The increase in resources and production at Jiama is one of the cornerstones underlying the significant organic growth in resources on owned projects that the Company is experiencing. The Company will continue to drill in 2011 and expect to expand the overall resources with the deposit, in which all three types of mineralized bodies remain open along their strike and down dips. We are especially excited to begin exploring a standalone gold deposit and other porphyry deposits within the Jiama deposit area in 2011."
Dr. Robert E Cameron, a "Qualified Person" as defined under Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and a senior associate of Behre Dolbear, has reviewed and verified the technical information on the mineral resources contained in this news release.
About China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd.:
The Company is a mineral development company focused on acquisitions, exploration, development, mining and processing of gold and other non-ferrous metals. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CGG) and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK:2099). The Company has been designated as the overseas flagship vehicle of China National Gold, the only gold producer in China directly controlled by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.
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