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News 2006

Drilling Underway at the Ranch Gold Project in British Columbia

Drill Programs Mobilizing in Mexico and Nevada

September 13, 2006

Vancouver, BC - Christopher James Gold Corp. (“CJG” or the “Company”) has commenced drilling at its Ranch Project, in the Toodoggone District of northern British Columbia, and is preparing to drill, this fall, on projects in Mexico and Nevada.

Company President, Max Baker, commented: “We have been very active over the past six months reviewing and securing new projects and preparing for initial drilling.  With three major drill programs now at hand, we will be generating a steady flow of news over the next six months.”

The Ranch Gold Project

The initial program at the Ranch Gold Project consists of 2,000 metres of diamond drilling, designed to test the down-dip, and along-strike, potential of known mineralization.  The drilling targets high-grade gold mineralization, similar to that which was extracted in previous, shallow mining on the property.

The Ranch deposit appears to be structurally controlled, consisting of moderate, to steeply, dipping lenses of high-grade, high-sulfidation epithermal mineralization.  Individual mineralized zones have previously been shown to have strike lengths, on average, of up to several hundred metres and thicknesses of five to ten metres.

The project was explored in the 1980s, resulting in the definition of open-pit resources in the Bonanza, BV, and Thesis III zones.  These resources were defined by shallow drilling only, to a depth of approximately 50 metres, and are not NI 43-101 compliant.

In 1991, during the closing months of operations at the nearby Lawyers Mine, Cheni Gold Mines Inc. high-graded approximately 41,200 tonnes of ore from these bodies, at an average grade of 9.2 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold.  An estimated 80% of the ore came from BV zone, because ore from Bonanza and Thesis III zones was sulphide-rich and high in copper, and, therefore, not suitable for processing by the Lawyers Mine mill.

Mexico and Nevada 

Separately, CJG is now mobilizing for the commencement of drilling, later this fall, at its Cucaracha Dorada project, in Mexico, and at its Olympic-Sun project, in Nevada.

At Cucaracha Dorada, a planned drill program of 2,000 metres is slated to commence in late November.  This is the first round of drilling on the project and is intended to test the continuity of low-sulfidation epithermal mineralization within a 900 metre by 200 metre zone that has been defined by surface mapping and channel sampling.

The Company believes the project has the potential to develop into a significant gold deposit.  Significant intercepts of potentially ore-grade mineralization discovered previously in channel-sampling by Chesapeake Gold Corp. include 15 metres grading 5.1 g/t gold, 9 metres of 13.6 g/t gold, and 3 metres of 17.7g/t gold.  The results of an induced polarization survey, also undertaken by Chesapeake, suggest that this mineralization may extend to considerable depth.

At the Olympic-Sun project in Nevada, approximately 1,000 metres of reverse circulation drilling, consisting of several fences of shallowly inclined holes, are planned for October.

The drilling will test the potential of a 2,000 metre by 500 metre zone that has been defined by the discovery of anomalous gold, arsenic, antimony and mercury in rock-chips.  The anomaly is coincident with a broad northwest-southeast-trending structure that cuts through the volcanic and sedimentary package.

Specific targets include gold-bearing quartz-vein structures, disseminated mineralization within the volcanics, and replacement mineralization within the carbonates.  Although, high-grade gold mineralization was previously mined underground from the nearby Olympic and Mina mines, the Company considers that its most prospective target will be heap-leachable, bulk-tonnage, disseminated mineralization within the volcanics.


Finally, at the Company’s Craigmont Project (the Betty Claim) in southern British Columbia, a 300 metre diamond drill hole has been planned to test for skarn mineralization near the contact between the limestone unit that hosted the Craigmont mine and the Guichon Creek Batholith.  The Company is currently seeking a suitable rig for this job, which will be completed this year.

Quality Assurance and Control

This news release was prepared under the supervision of Dr. Max Baker, PhD, the Company’s President and a “qualified person”, as that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) of the Canadian Securities Administrators.  While the results of previous exploration reported herein are believed to be accurate, these data were not collected under the guidelines stipulated in NI 43-101 and should be viewed only as indicative of the exploration potential of the projects to which they relate.

About Christopher James Gold Corp.

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

The Company holds interests in a large portfolio of gold projects in British Columbia, Nevada and Mexico:

  • Most notably, it has the exclusive option to acquire 100% of Guardsmen Resources Inc., a private company that owns a number of highly-prospective properties in the Toodoggone mining district in northern British Columbia, including the high-grade Ranch gold and copper project.
  • In Durango State, Mexico, the Company has an option to acquire up to a 65% interest in Chesapeake Gold Corp.’s Cucaracha Dorada gold project.
  • In Nevada, the Company is currently conducting first-phase exploration under option on the Olympic-Sun and Cedar Mountain gold and silver projects.
  • In southern British Columbia, it owns 100% of the copper and gold rights to the historic Craigmont mine, as well as the Brassie Creek, Big Kidd, and Portage Lake gold properties.

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.

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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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