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Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone") (TSX VENTURE:CGP) (FRANKFURT:GWN) (BERLIN:GWN) (OTCBB:CTNXF) today announced that it has received formal notification from the Ecuadorian Ministry of Non-Renewable Natural Resources (MNRNR) that its mineral rights to the Cana Brava concession have been restored, following the successful appeal by Cornerstone of a November 25, 2008 administrative ruling that sought to terminate Cornerstone's rights to the concession. In November 2008, Cana Brava was revoked as a result of having been mistakenly placed on a list of concessions whose owners allegedly had not filed their preliminary environmental impact statements (EIS) at the time the 2008 Mining Mandate (moratorium) was declared. Cornerstone appealed the revocation, and during the appeal process its preliminary EIS was approved by the Ministry of Environment in 2009. As a result of the current MNRNR ruling, Cornerstone will now be able to begin the process of obtaining and registering a new 25 year mining title under the 2009 Mining Law, securing the required terms of reference for an environmental license, and recommencing exploration activities at Cana Brava.
Cana Brava Property
The Cana Brava property was optioned from a local prospector in 2007. It is located in south-central Ecuador in Loja province and covers an area of 11.5 km2. Cana Brava hosts two large epithermal high sulphidation (HS) gold-silver systems (2.5 by 2.0 km and 1.75 by 1.0 km) sitting above a possible gold-copper porphyry system at depth. Prospecting work carried out by Cornerstone prior to the 2008 Mining Mandate confirmed the potential of the property to host significant epithermal HS style of mineralization. An update of the exploration programs and results to date on the Cana Brava and Cornerstone's 100%-owned adjacent Monterrey property will be released shortly.
Maps showing the location of the Cana Brava Property can be viewed at http://cornerstoneresources.com/i/pdf/NR12-24LocMap.pdf.
Yvan Crepeau, M.Ba., P.Geo, President of Cornerstone Ecuador S.A. and a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for supervising the exploration program and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company based in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, with a diversified portfolio of projects in Canada, Ecuador and Chile, and a strong technical team that has proven its ability to identify, acquire and advance properties of merit. The company's business model is based on generating exploration projects whose subsequent development is funded primarily through joint venture partnerships. Commitments from JV partners constitute significant validation of the strength of Cornerstone's projects.
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On Behalf of the Board,
Brooke Macdonald, President and CEO
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