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25-Jun-09

Orex Completes Phase-I Diamond Drilling at Santa Cruz


Vancouver, B.C. -- Orex Minerals Inc. - REX: TSX-V is pleased to announce that Phase-I diamond drilling program has been completed at the Santa Cruz Project in Durango State, Mexico, a joint venture with Silverex S.A. de C.V. ("Silverex").

Diamond drilling was performed by Major Drilling Group International Inc. and took place in the Western structural district. This initial phase of drilling consisted of 3,070 metres in 12 holes, starting in the Zambraneña area and continuing northwest toward the Carmen area.

The Zambraneña structure is interpreted to be a fault zone, with quartz veining at the contact between an andesite unit and an altered dioritic intrusive. The intrusive also contains multiple zones of quartz veinlet and stringer mineralization. All 12 drill holes hit the target structure, but most were low-grade. The best Zambranena intercept was in hole SC-09-08 which yielded 1.40 metres (true thickness 0.90 metres) grading Au 0.596 g/t and Ag 330.5 g/t for a silver-equivalent of 336.2 g/t.

Within the dioritic intrusive were intervals of 2.60 metres (true thickness 1.67 metres) grading Au 3.900 g/t and Ag 78.6 g/t for a silver-equivalent of 312.6 g/t, plus 2.70 metres (true thickness 1.74 metres) grading Au 0.199 g/t and Ag 206.4 g/t for a silver-equivalent of 218.3 g/t.

Considering the intrusive as a potential bulk tonnage target, hole SC-09-08 yielded 62.60 metres (true thickness 40.23 metres) grading Au 0.302 g/t and Ag 42.1 g/t for a silver equivalent of 60.2 g/t.

Summary Table of Intercepts -- For complete results, refer to www.orexminerals.com

Hole From To Core
Length
True
Width
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Ag-Eq
(g/t)
               
SC-09-01 76.05 78.60 2.55 1.96 0.122 47.3 62.3
SC-09-02 83.40 85.40 2.00 1.53 0.066 4.1 8.0
SC-09-03 132.20 135.80 3.60 1.80 0.468 105.9 134.0
SC-09-04 139.30 141.90 2.60 1.30 0.097 13.1 18.9
SC-09-05 154.85 159.30 4.45 3.72 0.036 10.5 12.6
SC-09-06 222.60 226.00 3.40 1.95 0.080 11.1 15.9
247.80 249.10 1.30 0.75 0.077 163.8 168.4
SC-09-07 132.80 133.20 0.40 0.35 0.197 60.0 71.8
184.10 185.40 1.30 0.65 0.183 124.5 135.5
243.70 244.70 1.00 0.87 0.152 147.0 156.1
272.40 272.90 0.50 0.43 0.110 293.0 299.6
SC-09-08 193.50 194.90 1.40 0.90 0.596 330.5 336.2
202.90 205.60 2.70 1.74 0.627 115.7 153.4
210.40 213.00 2.60 1.67 3.900 78.6 312.6
219.10 221.80 2.70 1.74 0.199 206.4 218.3
229.30 229.90 0.60 0.39 0.382 204.0 226.9
239.40 240.30 0.90 0.58 0.144 185.0 193.6
252.50 256.10 3.60 2.31 0.986 117.1 176.2
300.80 301.30 0.50 0.32 0.725 171.0 214.5
SC-09-09 113.50 114.60 1.10 0.95 0.062 19.1 22.8
SC-09-10 160.00 160.80 0.80 0.51 0.024 2.8 4.2
SC-09-11 148.35 155.50 7.15 6.72 0.097 33.4 39.2
SC-09-12 207.90 214.90 7.00 4.50 0.076 10.3 14.9

Located in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains, Otaez Municipality, midway between Tayoltita (San Dimas) and Topia mining camps, the Santa Cruz Project is in one of the World's most prolific mineral belts. Santa Cruz is an epithermal gold-silver camp divided into three structural districts, Eastern, Central and Western, as well as the previously operating Santa Cruz Mine.

Silver-equivalent (Ag-Eq) for the purposes of this sampling program is defined as silver grade plus 60 times gold grade. Metallurgical recoveries and net smelter returns are assumed to be 100% for the silver-equivalent value. Base metal values are not included in the silver-equivalent.

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gary Cope
President

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


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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