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News 2006

Vancouver, B.C. - Christopher James Gold Corp. (the “Companyâ€) has commenced its 2006 exploration program on the 100% owned, Craigmont copper project, in southern British Columbia.

The Company has begun compiling all available mine and exploration data in order to assess the potential for new resources beneath the mine workings. Because the records of historical surface exploration at Craigmont are incomplete, the Company will first undertake an airborne geophysical survey of the entire property to enable it to develop a detailed interpretation of the geology, structure, and distribution of potential mineralization.

Aeroquest International Ltd. has been contracted to fly a 10,000 metre helicopter-borne magnetics, radiometrics, and EM (electromagnetics) survey over the project. Upon the completion of this survey, the Company will identify and rank areas of potential mineralisation for drill testing.

Company President, Dr. Max Baker, commented: “Craigmont has tremendous potential; however, in order to assess it properly, we need to establish a reliable project-wide data set that can be used as a framework for identifying the most promising targets. We are confident that the planned geophysical survey will greatly improve our chances of making a significant discovery at Craigmont.

About Craigmont

The Company acquired the option to explore and develop the base and precious metal resources on the Craigmont mineral claims in April 2004. The optioned claims include the Craigmont Mine, which operated from 1962 to 1982 producing 36,750,000 tons of ore at an average grade of 1.28% copper. Anecdotal evidence indicates that Placer Development Limited closed the mine due to low copper prices at the time.

Based on a Craigmont engineering report, Company management believes that potentially economic copper mineralization remains beneath and immediately adjacent to the mine, along with any additional resources that may be discovered by the current exploration program.

Other areas, such as the Eric showing to the east, and the Payton showing to the northwest of the Craigmont pit, were intensively explored between the 1930s and 1950s but were never developed. The potential of these areas will be re-evaluated in the light of modern mining methods and the current copper prices. Prior to the Company’s preliminary ground geophysics and shallow drilling program in 2005, no systematic exploration or modern geological techniques had been applied to the area, since the closure of the mine in 1982.

About Christopher James Gold

Christopher James Gold Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “CJGâ€.

The Company owns 100% of the copper and gold rights to the historic Craigmont mine, in southern British Columbia. It also holds a portfolio of 100% owned gold projects in British Columbia, including the Brassie Creek, Big Kidd and Portage Lake properties, and is currently conducting first phase exploration under option on the Valle Grande project in Catamarca Province, Argentina.

The Company has assembled a strong management team with extensive experience in project generation and development, a proven track record of exploration capital fundraising and extensive international alliances. Its plans for 2006 include the continued exploration of its British Columbia projects and an active program of project generation and assessment in North and South America.

You are invited to visit our web site at .

Christopher James Gold Corp.
Max Baker, President

Christopher James Gold Corp.
Max Baker, President
John Glanville, Investor Relations
Tel: 604 408 8829

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