VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2012) - Canaco Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CAN) ("Canaco" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from 16 new drill holes at the Magambazi gold project in Tanzania. Priority infill and extension drilling has been completed at Magambazi and the initial mineral resource estimate is on track for completion by the end of Q1. Additional drilling at Magambazi is contingent on results from ongoing geological model review and continued favourable assay results. Drill testing of deep targets is continuing.

Highlights include:

MGZD336 271.0 277.0 6.0 3.36 Western Lodes
MGZD341 112.0 131.0 19.0 1.56 Magambazi North
including 118.0 123.5 5.5 2.92 Magambazi North
146.0 158.5 12.5 2.90 Magambazi North
including 148.7 151.8 2.8 9.77 Magambazi North
MGZD346 254.0 261.0 7.0 1.05 Western Lodes
292.0 309.6 17.6 1.85 Western Lodes
Including 305.4 308.2 2.8 6.24 Western Lodes
MGZD393 183.5 189.1 5.6 3.18 Magambazi Main
196.0 239.4 43.4 5.37 Magambazi Main
including 219.8 239.4 19.6 9.37 Magambazi Main
(1) Mineralized true thicknesses are 60-100% of stated thicknesses. The calculation of drill intercepts employs a 0.3 gram/tonne cut-off and no cutting grade has been applied to high gold values.
(2) Not all drill holes identified in this release have had a full sample submission completed as planned, as a prioritized system of sample submission has been introduced due to the previously identified sample backlog. Additional significant results will be released and posted as received.

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Quality Control

The planning, execution and monitoring of Canaco's quality control programs at the Handeni project are under the supervision of Jeff Heidema, P.Geo., Canaco's Vice President Exploration. Mr. Heidema is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Diamond drill samples are prepared and analyzed at the SGS Geochemical Laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania. RC drill samples are prepared at the ALS Chemex Laboratories in Mwanza, Tanzania and analyzed at their facilities in Johannesburg, South Africa. Samples are processed by Fire Assay with A.A. finish under the SGS FAA505 and ALS Au-AA24 protocols. Additionally, core samples analyses are conducted at Acme Labs in Vancouver, Canada, and undergo Fire Assay Fusion Gold by ICP-ES and lead collection fire assay-gravimetric finish. Canaco utilizes an industry standard QA/QC protocol with respect to sampling procedures. Blanks and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance, and duplicates of core, rejects, and pulps are also used to monitor laboratory performance and characterize mineralization. Mineralized true thicknesses are 60-100% of stated thicknesses throughout this release.

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About Canaco

Canaco is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company focused on advanced exploration projects in Africa. Built on a foundation of experienced management, the Company is rapidly advancing the Handeni project in Tanzania and is well positioned to build shareholder value through discovery and resource development.

Canaco's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CAN.

On behalf of the Board of Directors:

Andrew Lee Smith, P.Geo.

President, CEO and Director

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

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Contact Information:

Canaco Resources Inc.
Meghan Brown
Director Investor Relations
604-488-2557 or 1-866-488-0822