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Orex Minerals Commences Drilling at Zambraneña

Vancouver, B.C. -- Orex Minerals Inc. (formerly Orex Ventures Inc.) - REX: TSX-V announces the commencement of its drilling program, consisting of a planned eight holes within its Santa Cruz Project in Durango State, Mexico; a joint venture with Silverex S.A. de C.V.("Silverex").

Located in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains, Otaez Municipality, midway between Tayoltita (San Dimas) and Topia mining camps, the Santa Cruz Project lies within one of the World's most prolific mineral belts. Santa Cruz hosts epithermal gold-silver mineralization. The property encompasses three main gold-silver bearing districts, the Eastern, Central and Western, as well as the previously operating Santa Cruz Mine.

Drilling of the first hole commenced April 23. The hole is located in front of the Zambraneña mine portal in the Western District and is expected to cut the Zambraneña vein and other vein structures in the footwall.

Ben Whiting, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person and takes responsibility for the technical disclosure in this news release.

About Orex Minerals Inc.
Orex Minerals Inc. is a junior mineral exploration company comprised of highly qualified mining professionals with a focus on the exploration of prospective gold and gold-silver properties in Mexico.


Gary Cope

For further information, contact Orex Minerals Inc. at (604) 684-4691 or Via email at info@orexminerals.com or visit our website on line at www.orexminerals.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Orex relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

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