VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2012) - Douglas Forster, Chairman of Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CXB) (the "Company" or "Calibre") is pleased to announce additional results from the Phase II delineation drilling program on the Company's 100%-owned Riscos de Oro epithermal gold-silver project in the Borosi Concession of Northeast Nicaragua.

The Phase II Program has completed 19 diamond drill holes totaling 4833.25 metres. Assays results have now been received for 13 holes totaling 3158.6 metres. Recent results from the Phase II Drill Program include;

Hole ID From To Length (m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t)
RD11-028 47.1 48.1 1.00 0.30 56.3
RD11-029 282.52 284.97 2.45 10.30 56.7
including 282.52 283.97 1.45 16.30 90.1
RD11-030 No significant results
Upper Zone 148.5 151.15 2.65 3.32 11.2
including 148.5 149.6 1.10 6.06 14.9
Lower Zone 219.06 223.60 4.54 2.03 12.2
including 221.10 222.10 1.00 7.25 15.8
Notes: 1) All reported intercepts are core lengths and true widths are estimated at 80 per cent of core lengths
2) Weighted averages calculated using uncut assays.

Douglas Forster, Chairman of Calibre stated: "Calibre's Phase II drill program continues to expand gold-silver mineralization at the Riscos de Oro project. Particularly significant is Drill Hole RD11-029 which intersected excellent grade gold and silver mineralization in an area previously interpreted as unmineralized as a result of a gap in drilling information."

Drilling has been paused awaiting receipt of the additional assays for the remaining drill holes completed to date. As detailed in a previous Calibre news release dated December 6, 2011, the drilling program is designed to further delineate high grade epithermal gold-silver vein stockwork mineralization encountered in previous drilling including 7.69 g/t Au and 211.80 g/t Ag over 10.6 metres in RD11-012 and 10.25 g/t Au and 288.25 g/t Ag over 5.4 metres in RD11-010.

Additional maps and results as well as current information on the Riscos de Oro program can be found at

Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates into the rock sample strings. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly to Inspectorate Labs in Managua, Nicaragua for sample preparation and then to Inspectorate Labs in Vancouver, Canada for gold and silver fire assay and ICP multi element analyses. The technical content in this news release was read and approved by Gregory Smith, P.Geo, Vice President, Exploration and a Qualified Person ("QP") as defined by NI 43-101.

About Calibre Mining Corp.

Calibre Mining Corp. is a, TSX Venture Exchange listed company (TSX VENTURE:CXB) that is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Central America. The Company is focused on a delineation drill program at its 100% owned Riscos de Oro gold-silver project, the drilling program at the Primavera gold-copper prospect in conjunction with B2 Gold Corp. and the drilling program on the Rosita copper-gold-silver project in conjunction with Alder Resources Ltd. Major shareholders of Calibre include gold producer Yamana Gold Inc. and investment fund Sun Valley Gold.


Douglas Forster, M.Sc., P.Geo., Chairman

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Contact Information:

Calibre Mining Corp.
Mark Carruthers
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