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VANCOUVER, BC, May 17, 2011 -- Canyon Copper Corp. (the "Corporation") (OTCBB:CNYC) announced today that Milton Datsopoulos resigned as a member of the Corporation's Board of Directors. Mr. Datsopoulos resigned for personal reasons. There was no disagreement between Mr. Datsopoulos and the Corporation regarding any matters relating to the Corporation's operations, policies or practices. 

About Canyon Copper

The Corporation's New York Canyon Property is located in the New York Canyon area of the Santa Fe Mining District, Mineral County, Nevada. The project hosts oxide and sulphide copper bearing mineralization outlined by historical operators. The most advanced of these zones is the Longshot Ridge copper oxide deposit. This zone has not been completely outlined and remains partially open. The Copper Queen mineralized zone is located approximately three kilometres west of Longshot Ridge and hosts copper and molybdenum sulphide mineralization. Several additional mineralized areas identified throughout the New York Canyon property have yet to be explored.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Anthony Harvey"

CANYON COPPER CORP.
Anthony Harvey, Chairman and CEO

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