2011 News Releases

High-Grade Gold Results From Drilling In Red Lake

(including 20.15g/t gold over 2.0 meters within 22.0 metres grading 5.23 g/t gold at Newman Todd)

Confederation Minerals Ltd. (“Confederation”:TSX.V:CFM) is pleased to report additional results from the on-going drilling program at the Newman Todd property in the Red Lake Gold District, Ontario. The work is being funded and operated by Confederation under option from Redstar Gold Corp. (“Redstar”:TSX.V:RGC). These results are from wide spaced drilling along the Newman Todd Structure ("NTS") where drilling has been continuing since January of 2011. The NTS is a large-scale structural zone which is host to widespread high-grade gold mineralization over a strike length of 1.6 kilometres. The highlight hole from the latest results returned 22.0 metres of 5.23 g/t gold from the area of the prospect known as the “Hinge Zone”. Within the 22.0 meter interval, a 2.0 meter interval contains 20.15 g/t gold and a 1.0 meter interval contains 41.20 g/t gold. Historical drilling and geophysics indicate that the NTS extends for at least 2.2 kilometres on the property and has significant on-strike exploration potential beyond the 1.6 kilometers already shown to host high-grade gold. For a complete list of drill hole locations and assay results from the Newman Todd drilling program, refer to the Company’s website at www.confederationmineralsltd.com.

Highlights from recently completed 4 drill holes:

  • NT-076 intersected 22.0 metres of 5.23 g/t gold including 2.0 metres of 20.15 g/t gold and including 1.0 metres of 41.20 g/t gold.
  • NT-075 intersected 10 metres of 2.27 g/t gold including 0.50 metres of 8.86 g/t gold and 2.0 metres of 7.16 g/t gold including 1.0 metres of 10.80 g/t gold


Analysis of Results

Drilling at Newman Todd has discovered multiple sub-parallel zones of high-grade gold mineralization often associated with significant widths of lower grade mineralization (see table 1) in a number of target areas. The Hinge Zone has emerged as a priority target returning some of the highest grades and broadest widths (see Table 2). The Hinge Zone is located at a kink or bend in the NTS and is associated with a distinct magnetic anomaly. In addition the Hinge Zone has several alteration and mineralization similarities to Goldcorp’s high-grade Red Lake mine located 20 kilometres to the southeast.

To date 44 drill holes have been completed in 2011 and results have been received for 21. Two drills continue to be active on the project and additional results will be released when received.

Table 1. Summary of significant results from recent drilling.

Hole
From (m)
To (m)
Width (m)*
Gold (g/t)
Section
NT-074
256.00
268.00
12.00
1.00
1400
NT-075
169.00
191.00
22.00
1.29
2250
NT-075
including
175.50
176.00
0.50
8.86
2250
NT-075
and including
180.00
184.00
4.00
2.90
2250
NT-075
266.00
267.00
1.00
6.07
2250
NT-075
341.00
349.00
8.00
1.60
2250
NT-075
including
344.50
345.00
0.50
5.21
2250
NT-075
412.00
414.00
2.00
7.16
2250
NT-075
including
413.00
414.00
1.00
10.80
2250
NT-076
215.00
216.00
1.00
5.38
1900
NT-076
240.00
262.00
22.00
5.23
1900
NT-076
including
240.00
246.00
6.00
8.28
1900
NT-076
and including
244.00
246.00
2.00
20.15
1900
NT-076
255.00
262.00
7.00
8.34
1900
NT-076
including
259.00
262.00
3.00
18.17
1900
NT-076
and including
261.00
262.00
1.00
41.20
1900
NT-076
268.00
275.00
7.00
1.69
1900
NT-076
including
273.00
274.00
1.00
7.81
1900
NT-077
87.00
88.00
1.00
6.08
2300
NT-077
339.00
340.00
1.00
5.05
2300
NT-071
28.00
29.00
1.00
4.94
1700
NT-071
62.00
72.50
10.50
1.25
1700
NT-071
including
70.00
70.50
0.50
7.16
1700
NT-071
138.00
139.00
1.00
10.70
1700
NT-071
151.00
151.50
0.50
8.88
1700
NT-071
177.00
178.00
1.00
12.86
1700
NT-071
Including
177.50
178.00
0.50
24.50
1700
NT-071
And
220.00
220.50
0.50
3.66
1700
NT-071
And
231.00
231.50
0.50
3.22
1700
NT-072
8.00
9.00
1.00
24.10
1700
NT-072
137.00
142.00
5.00
2.95
1700
NT-072
Including
137.00
138.50
1.50
8.19
1700
NT-072
144.00
147.00
3.00
2.60
1700
NT-072
Including
145.50
146.00
0.50
11.00
1700
NT-072
163.00
191.00
28.00
1.13
1700
NT-072
Including
182.00
183.50
1.50
5.20
1700
NT-072
208.00
209.00
1.00
4.78
1700
NT-072
230.00
239.00
9.00
1.42
1700
NT-072
241.00
242.00
1.00
31.10
1700
NT-072
251.00
258.00
7.00
2.42
1700
NT-072
Including
253.00
254.00
1.00
13.70
1700
NT-072
And
270.00
271.00
1.00
4.06
1700
NT-072
And
294.00
296.00
2.00
4.24
1700
NT-072
And
295.00
296.00
1.00
7.36
1700

becoming a priority target – eight of the nine holes completed in the area returned gold values greater than 10 g/t including 9 intercepts of greater than 20g/t gold and 4 intercepts greater than 30 g/t gold. The aggressive drill program in 2011 is adding significantly to our understanding of the nature and continuity of the gold mineralization at Newman Todd. With two drills currently still active on the project and results still pending for 23 holes, management expects significant news flow from Newman Todd for the remainder of 2011.”
Exploration work at the Newman Todd project is funded by Confederation and it can earn a 50% interest in the project by spending $5.0 million in exploration by November 2013, and an additional 20% by producing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) by November 2016. Confederation is the operator of the project during the earn-in period.
Core samples from the program were cut in half, using a diamond cutting saw, and were sent to Activation Laboratories Ltd. in Red Lake Ontario, an accredited mineral analysis laboratory, for analysis. All samples were analyzed for gold using standard Fire Assay-AA techniques. Samples returning over 3.0 g/t gold were analyzed utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. Certified gold reference standards, blanks and field duplicates were routinely inserted into the sample stream, as part of Confederation's quality control/quality assurance program.

Bob Singh P.geo is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed this news release. Mr. Singh has been engaged through a third party service provider by Confederation Minerals Ltd. to manage the project, and is also the Canadian Exploration Manager for Redstar Gold Corp.


About Confederation Minerals Ltd.
Confederation Minerals Ltd. is a British Columbia based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Its objective is to locate and develop economic precious and base metals properties of merit. Confederation Minerals Ltd. holds an option agreement to acquire up to 70% of the Newman Todd project in the Red Lake Mining District of Northern Ontario as well as 100% ownership in two other properties in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario.


On Behalf of the Board,
Confederation Minerals Ltd.

“Lawrence Dick”

Lawrence A.Dick, Ph.D., P.Geo
President, CEO, and Director


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