ROUYN-NORANDA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(FRANKFURT:E1H)(PINK SHEETS:EXSFF) is pleased to announce the results of four (4) wedge holes and two pilot holes being the next series of holes on the diamond drilling program. Holes #11-50, 11-53, 11-45W1, 11-45W2, 11-47W2, and 11-47W5 are reported in this press release.

Chris Dupont, President and Chief Executive Officer of Explor Resources Inc commented: "We are extremely pleased and encouraged by these excellent drill results. The continuity of the mineralization from hole to hole as well as the grade encountered to date with the increasing width as we go to depth are very significant in terms of establishing a large mineable gold resource."

The "A" Zone identified through modelling strikes east northeast and dips to the north at 70 to 80 degrees. The drilling confirms the association of gold mineralization with Quartz feldspar (QFP) and syenite porphyry, found at both the Lakeshore and West Timmins Properties. Five mineralized zones designated "A" thru "E" have been identified. The larger zones of mineralization display a strong spatial relationship with proximity to syenite intrusive rocks and high Fe-tholeitic volcanic rocks. The model may be viewed on our website:

It is important to note that the strike length of the gold mineralization is greater than 1975 meters. The structure is still open on strike and at depth. The first phase of drilling was concentrated on mineralized Zone "A" located on the south limb of the geo-syncline. Two (2) other high grade intervals have been discovered in Zone "A" and remain to be drill tested. Mineralized Zone "A" is one of five (5) mineralized zones identified on the property.

The program will continue to test the discovery zone along strike and at depth. The Company is encouraged by that the fact that on the "A" Zone, 53 out of 54 holes and all the wedges drilled from the main holes have intersected gold mineralization and that the grades encountered would in theory, support a profitable future underground mining operation at current gold prices.

All the Diamond Drill Hole reported in this press release were designed to test the depth continuity of the high grade mineralization as we proceed out from the discovery Hole #10-30 (previously reported in press release dated November 23, 2010). The continuity of mineralization continues to be confirmed, and the structure remains open on strike and at depth.

As previously stated in press release dated May 11, 2011, the intersection in Hole #11-46 (8.12 g/tonne over 15.3 m) is 80 meters west of the mineralization in Hole #11-45 (8.05 g/tonne over 6.5 m) and 100 meters down dip of the intersection in Hole #10-30 (9.22 g/tonne over 11.0 m). The wedges that have been drilled to date have confirmed the continuity of the grade and mineralization. What we observe is an emerging high grade gold zone that is increasing in width as it goes to depth. To the west of the current intersections, there remains 1.0 kilometre of untested strike length to the Lake Shore Property boundary.

Hole # From To Interval Gold
(m) (m) (m) (ft) (g/tonne) (oz/ton)
Hole #45W1 734.5 735.5 1.00 3.28 2.746 0.080
778.5 781.5 3.00 9.84 2.189 0.064
Hole #45W2 538.5 540.0 1.50 4.92 1.826 0.053
542.5 546.0 3.50 11.48 2.406 0.070
782.5 787.6 5.10 16.73 2.650 0.077
Hole #47A 78.0 79.0 1.00 3.28 1.877 0.055
Hole #47AW2 982.0 983.0 1.00 3.28 1.366 0.040
1018.0 1021.0 3.00 9.84 1.593 0.046
1035.0 1036.5 1.50 4.92 2.803 0.082
Hole #47AW4 979.2 991.5 12.3 40.36 1.625 0.047
Hole #47AW5 1007.7 1011.0 3.30 10.82 2.079 0.061
1017.0 1021.5 4.50 14.77 1.445 0.042
1041.0 1042.5 1.50 4.92 2.251 0.066
Hole #50 58.5 60.3 1.80 5.90 1.155 0.034
75.0 78.0 3.00 9.84 2.515 0.073
96.9 98.0 1.10 3.61 1.155 0.034
623.7 624.7 1.00 3.281 3.814 0.111
724.5 726.0 1.50 4.92 1.015 0.030
760.5 764.3 3.80 12.47 1.563 0.046
778.3 779.2 0.90 2.95 3.493 0.102
Hole #53 352.0 354.0 2.00 6.56 2.194 0.064
383.7 387.0 3.30 10.83 1.883 0.055
390.0 397.5 7.50 24.61 3.081 0.090
450.0 454.5 4.50 14.77 2.230 0.065
478.5 482.0 3.50 11.48 1.606 0.047

Explor is focused on developing a mineable resource based on the drill results that have been obtained to date. Explor Resources has engaged MRB and Associates of Val-d'Or to complete a NI 43-101 compliant resource report. The results of all Explor's drilling are currently being incorporated into the 3-D Model and will be available on the website in the near future. The Timmins Porcupine West Project has as a Target Model "The Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum System." To date, Explor's drill program has confirmed the idealised Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum (HMC) isometric model. The HMC system has produced a total of over 30 million oz of gold and is spatially associated with the Pearl Lake Porphyry.

The Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property consists of 185 unpatented mining units and 3 patented claims located in the Bristol and Ogden Townships in the Timmins-Porcupine Mining Camp for a total 3,200 hectares. The property is contiguous with Lakeshore Gold West Timmins Mine. The highway 101 bisects the property and provides access from the city of Timmins located 13 km to the east.

The property has been explored since 1927 by numerous ground geophysical surveys and diamond drilling of up to 111 holes. In 1984, Dome Exploration discovered and delineated a gold mineralized zone that was approximately 350 meters long and 45 meters wide and is open below 350 meters of vertical depth. The drill program on the Timmins Porcupine West Property is ongoing and assay results are pending.

Chris Dupont P.Eng is the qualified person responsible for the information contained in this release.

Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the USA Pink Sheet (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (E1H).

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About Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Quebec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Quebec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Company is headquartered in Quebec and was incorporated in Alberta in 1986.

This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor's operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor's control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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