VAL-D'OR, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ECR) ("Cartier") is pleased to announce it is commencing a diamond drill program on its 100% owned Dollier property south of town of Chibougamau in north western Quebec. Drilling will focus on the Main Gold Zone exposed by trenching (9.17 g/t Au over 1.1 m within a broader zone of 3.85 g/t Au over 3.2 m and 7.94 g/t Au over 1.0 m). The first phase includes 2,500 meters of drilling with the majority of the holes targeting directly beneath the known surface mineralization. The remainder of the program will test four additional zones that are parallel to the Main Gold Zone. A second phase of 1,500 meters of drilling will test the best results from the first phase drilling.

The Main Gold Zone was exposed at surface by trenching. Detail channel sampling has shown that the high grade gold values are associated with a 6.0-meter wide zone of sulphide-bearing horizon spatially related with porphyritic felsic horizons in mafic volcanics. A recent Induced Polarization (IP) survey covered a one kilometer section of the mineralized trend. The survey outlined 10 prominent anomalies parallel to the main gold zone, itself traced by the IP method over the entire length of the survey. These anomalies will be tested in conjunction with drilling directly beneath the Main Gold Zone.

Figure: Location Dollier Property.

Image: Picture looking northeast on surface trench and channel sampling of Main Gold Zone.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

The exploration program and the technical information presented in this press release have been reviewed and approved by Mr. Philippe Berthelot, P. Geo., Vice President – Exploration. Mr. Berthelot is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The Dollier exploration program is conducted under the supervision of Mr. Berthelot. Cartier has implemented and adheres to a strict Quality Assurance/Quality Control program which includes mineralized standards and blanks for each batch of samples. Assay samples are taken from drill core sawed in half with one half sent to a commercial laboratory and the other half retained for future reference. Analyses are either performed by Techni-lab S.G.B. Abitibi inc. in Sainte-Germaine, Quebec, or by ALS-Chemex in Val-d'Or, Quebec, both accredited laboratories.

Contact Information: Cartier Resources Inc.
Philippe Cloutier
President and CEO
819-874-3113 (FAX)