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News 2004

BRIAN GROVES JOINS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

October 8, 2004
Bud Smith, Q.C., President of Christopher James Gold Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Groves to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Groves has worked in both the Australian and Canadian Mining and Exploration Industries for more than 27 years. A graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia, Brian Groves began his career in exploration as a geophysicist in Australia. He has been involved in exploration for coal, gold, and base metals with AMAX Minerals (1977 - 1982) and Noranda Exploration (1983 - 1990) in Australia and Canada. Most of his professional career has been spent in Canada. Until May 2003, Brian was Manager, Corporate Development of Placer Dome Canada, based in Toronto. Previous assignments with Placer Dome Canada, during his 12 year career with the company, included positions in Timmins, Ontario, and Kamloops, British Columbia. Mr. Groves is President and CEO of Temex Resources Corporation, (TSXV - "TME") an exploration company focusing on development of gold and diamond properties in eastern Canada and Nunavut.

Bud Smith, in expressing his pleasure of the addition of Brian Groves to the Company's Board of Directors, observed:

"The addition of Brian Groves to the Board of Directors significantly strengthens the Board by the addition of proven exploration expertise. Together with Dr. Kenneth Dawson, PhD, P. Geo, the Company's Chairman, Brian Groves comprises a key part of a formidable exploration team. Furthermore, Brian's addition to our Board will greatly enhance the Company's attractiveness and access to capital markets as we move forward.

Brian Groves appointment to our Board signals that the company will move forward as we marshal internal and external resources to take advantage of the current favourable conditions for our mineral resource potential. We also will draw upon his management experience as we focus on the efficient use of our capital resources".

Concurrently with his appointment as a Director, Brian Groves has been granted a Directors Stock Option Agreement, under the Company's Stock Option Plan, entitling him to purchase up to 125,000 shares of Christopher James Gold Corporation over a 2 year term at a price of $ 0.15 per share. As required by the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, any shares acquired under the Stock Option will be subject to a 4 month "hold" and may not be sold or traded until February 4, 2005.

In a report dated May 15, 2004, Kenneth Dawson Ph.D. recommended a significant program to capitalize on work previously undertaken at the company's Big Kidd project, consisting of 24 diamond drill holes totalling 6900 metres of a cost of $938,000.00. (See press release dated May 31, 2004 at www.christopherjamesgold.com and Dr. Dawson's full Big Kidd report at www.christopherjamesgold.com.)

On September 26, 2004, the company received a report from Kenneth Dawson, Ph.D. respecting the company's Brassie polymetallic skarn deposit near Walhachin, B.C. In a press release dated April 4, 2004, (see www.christopherjamesgold.com) the company reported that Craigmont Mines Ltd. had tested and confirmed magnetite (Fe2) from the Brassie claims meets the "threshold required for dense media by its coal producing customers".

Dr. Dawson's September 26, 2004, report outlines a very practical cost effective program to advance the process of quantifying the size of the company's magnetite resource on its Brassie property.

The company identified and tested a sizeable copper porphyry system on its Worldstock property northwest of Little Fort, B.C. (see press release dated December 20, 1999, at www.christopherjamesgold.com). Ronald Wells, P. Eng. has recommended an extensive exploration program to advance development of the Worldstock property.

Also northwest of Little Fort, the company continues to consider opportunities to further explore the copper/silver/zinc potential of its VMS setting Discovery claims. (see press release dated February 3, 2000, at www.christopherjamesgold.com).

All of the company's mineral claims are in good standing, with some assessments paid up until 2010. The company has no underlying work obligations associated with the Big Kidd, Brassie, Discovery or Worldstock claim groups. "We are placed favourably to take full advantage of the current positive capital markets for base and precious metal development", noted Smith, "and we now are discussing financing options with appropriate parties".

Christopher James Gold Corp. holds a 100% ownership interest in four British Columbia projects, namely, Big Kidd (alkalic porphyry Au; Cu) Brassie (polymetallic skarn and manto Ag, Au, Cu, Pb, Zn, Fe); Discovery (vein and potential VMS Cu, Ag, Au); Worldstock (porphyry Cu, Au). The Company recently entered into a multi-faceted Alliance with the Craigmont Mines group with the general mission of exploring and developing base and precious metal resources as well as industrial mineral resources within the Guichon Batholith. The Kamloops based company is actively exploring financing and partnering arrangements to advance each of its projects, and the objectives of the Alliance.

On Behalf of the Board:
S. Douglas "Bud" Smith, QC, President

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The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.

For further information contact:
Bud Smith, QC, President & CEO (250) 374-3737; info@christopherjamesgold.com
Jim Keith: jim.keith@rbc.com