|Canyon Copper Corp. ("Canyon") (TSX-V: CNC) (OTCBB: CNYC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with Sandfield Resources Ltd. ("Sandfield") whereby Canyon has agreed to transfer to Sandfield up to a 70% interest in its optioned Moonlight Copper-Porphyry Property. The Moonlight Property is comprised of 307 unpatented claims having an area of approximately 6,300 acres and is located on the northern end of the Walker Lane Belt in Plumas County, California.
Under the terms of the Agreement, Sandfield will earn a 60% interest in the Moonlight Property (the "Initial Interest") upon:
If Sandfield exercises the Initial Interest, Canyon and Sandfield will form a joint venture for the purpose of carrying out further exploration and development of the Moonlight Property.
The Agreement is subject to Canyon obtaining approval from the TSX Venture Exchange.
Benjamin Ainsworth, P. Eng, BC, with Licence #8648 and the President of Canyon, is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
CANYON COPPER CORP.
Benjamin Ainsworth, President
Canyon Copper Corp.
(604) 684-9365 (FAX)
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