Woodjam “South” Covering Southeast Copper-Gold-Molybdenum Zone Excluded
Vancouver, BC, June 3, 2009 - Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: CRB) is pleased to report that the Woodjam Joint Venture, comprising Fjordland Exploration Inc. (TSX-V:FEX) (60%) and Cariboo Rose (40%), has signed a Letter Agreement granting an option to Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV, a member of the Gold Fields Limited group of companies (NYSE:GFI), to earn up to a 70% interest in a portion of the Woodjam gold-copper property, referred to as Woodjam North. This Letter Agreement is subject to a due diligence period of 35 days.
Located in south-central British Columbia, 45 km east of the city of Williams Lake, the Woodjam North property includes the Megabuck, Takom and Deerhorn zones and a large tract of claims to the north, east and west of those targets (in total an area of 40,500 hectares). The option excludes the newly-discovered Southeast copper-gold-molybdenum zone, as well as claims to the south and southwest (in total an area of 7,500 hectares).
Gold Fields may earn an initial 51% interest by expending C$7.0 million in exploration, and making $350,000 in cash payments to the Joint Venture, over a three year period with a minimum expenditure of $1.0 million in the first year. Gold Fields may extend the option to earn a further 19% interest in the Woodjam North property by funding a further C$12.0 million in exploration over a 4-year period. Should Gold Fields elect not to extend the option, then the Woodjam Joint Venture (Fjordland/Cariboo Rose) will have the right to make an offer for Gold Fields’ 51% interest and if it is not accepted it then will have the right of first refusal on any offers to acquire Gold Fields’ vested 51% interest.
The Woodjam Joint Venture is very pleased to have Gold Fields as a partner in exploring the gold-rich porphyry systems at Woodjam and to benefit from its expertise in gold exploration. Fjordland President, Tom Schroeter stated, “This partnership with one of the world’s largest gold producers not only allows for aggressive advancement of the gold-dominant property, but also allows the Woodjam Joint Venture to independently explore and develop the very exciting Southeast Zone copper-gold-molybdenum discovery and pursue new target development on the ‘Woodjam South’ portion of the Property”.
G. L. Garratt, P.Geo., who is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101, has read and takes responsibility for this news release.
G. L. Garratt, P.Geo., Director
Paul Way, Business Development Manager
Phone (604) 681-7913, Toll Free: 888-656-6611
About Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd.
Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd. is a Canadian public resource company that trades on the TSX - Venture exchange under the symbol CRB. Cariboo Rose has five gold, copper and molybdenum exploration projects in Western Canada, two of which border the Woodjam property. Cariboo Rose is part of the Eastfield Group. Since its inception in 1987, the Eastfield Group has utilized a successful business strategy that leverages exposure by securing third party exploration financing on the majority of its projects. Other affiliated companies in the group include Eastfield Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ETF) and Lorraine Copper Corp. (TSX-V: LLC). For more information please visit the Company’s website at www.cariboorose.com.
About Gold Fields Ltd.
Gold Fields Limited is one of the world’s largest unhedged producers of gold with attributable production of four million ounces per annum from nine operating mines in Peru, South Africa, Ghana and Australia. The company has total attributable ore reserves of 83 million ounces and mineral resources of 251 million ounces. In addition, the company has an extensive exploration portfolio with highly prospective projects in all of the major gold provinces of the world (website: www.goldfields.co.za).
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