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Gentor Resources and Al Fairuz Mining announce further near-surface high grade sulphide intersections from the Mahab 4 VMS copper deposit in Oman

January 31, 2012

New drill results include:
B5MB4D070 – 24.04 metres @ 6.32% Cu, 0.49 g/t Au, 1.10% Zn & 24.2 g/t Ag
from 12.42 metres of primary/supergene massive sulphide

B5MB4D071 – 56.85 metres @ 6.21% Cu, 0.22 g/t Au, 0.90% Zn & 10.4 g/t Ag
from 63.15 metres in massive and semi-massive sulphide

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Gentor Resources, Inc. (“Gentor” or the
“Company”) (TSX-V – “GNT” & OTCQB – “GNTO”) announces further strong
results from their on-going evaluation drilling of the Mahab 4
“Cyprus-type” volcanogenic massive sulphide copper discovery in Oman. 
Infill diamond drilling at approximately 25 metre spacing, mainly in
the northern and central parts of this shallow body, has confirmed the
continuity of high grade massive sulphide above a lower grade stringer
zone.  Although in its original position, the final shape of the
deposit shows marked faulting.

Evaluation drilling of the Mahab 4 deposit is now close to completion. 
This press release reports the assay results of a further ten drill
holes, B5MB4D70 to B5MB4D91 – summarized in Table 1.  The remaining evaluation drill holes have been
logged and sampled with final assay results expected during
February/March 2012. Following receipt of all drill assay information,
an independent resource consultant will be mandated to conduct a
preliminary resource estimation on the Mahab 4 deposit.  From the
discovery of Mahab 4 in 2010, until mid-January 2012, Gentor has
drilled 51 diamond drill holes for 6,179.73 metres at Mahab 4.

Drill focus will now switch to Maqail South where Gentor discovered a
second massive sulphide deposit in 2010 and up until the end of 2011
has drilled 16 diamond holes for 1,692.58 metres.

An active regional exploration and drilling programme will continue in
the Block 5 and 6 Oman tenements in 2012.

Location plans of the Oman concessions, the key prospect areas and
reported drill holes on sections are found accompanying this press
release on the Company’s web site: http://www.gentorresources.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=504627

Gentor’s President & CEO Dr. Peter Ruxton commented: “The infill evaluation drilling programme at Mahab 4 has enabled us to
better define the irregular shape of this near-surface, high grade
massive sulphide body and to construct a wire frame geological model in
preparation for resource estimation.  Further drilling will focus at
Maqail South in combination with our continued regional exploration
effort to expand our potential resource base in Oman.”

TABLE 1.  Summary of Mahab 4 Significant Intersections from Nov 2011-
Jan 2012
.

     ___________________________________________________________________________________
    |Hole #    | From |   To | Intercept |Copper| Gold | Zinc | Silver | Mineralization |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |Mahab 4   |   m  |   m  |       m   |   %  |  g\t |   %  |   g/t  |         Type   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D070 |12.42 |36.46 |    24.04  | 6.32 | 0.49 | 1.10 |   24.2 |          MS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |including:|12.42 |26.44 |    14.02  | 5.65 | 0.64 | 0.90 |   32.5 |   MS Supergene |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |and:      |42.00 |44.00 |     2.00  | 1.00 | 0.04 | 0.10 |   1.5  |         QVS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |and:      |55.20 |59.27 |     4.07  | 1.50 | 0.06 | 0.10 |   3.2  |         QVS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D071 |63.15 |120.00|    56.85  | 6.21 | 0.22 | 0.90 |   10.4 |       MS/SMS   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |including:|63.15 |84.99 |    21.84  | 7.10 | 0.30 | 1.50 |   18.1 |          MS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D074 |Reported Previously                                                     |
    |__________|________________________________________________________________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D075 |91.00 |96.34 |     5.34  | 7.84 | 0.22 | 1.20 |   6.0  |          MS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D077 |68.64 |71.36 |     2.72  | 0.81 | 0.15 | 1.60 |   6.7  |       UMB/MS   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D079 |96.00 |105.00|     9.00  | 0.44 | 0.04 | 0.10 |   1.4  |      QVS/SMS   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |and       |124.00|130.35|     6.35  | 0.40 | 0.04 | 0.00 |   1.4  |         QVS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D082 |82.45 |116.00|    33.55  | 0.55 | 0.09 | 0.90 |   3.7  |       MS/QVS   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |including:|82.45 |83.80 |     1.35  | 3.84 | 0.29 | 5.70 |   18.8 |          MS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |and       |99.00 |109.00|    10.00  | 0.76 | 0.14 | 0.90 |   5.3  |      QVS/BXA   |
    |including:|      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D083 |45.15 |88.44 |    43.29  | 3.62 | 0.24 | 0.90 |   11.8 |    MS/SMS/QVS  |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |including:|45.15 |70.00 |    24.85  | 5.12 | 0.31 | 0.80 |   15.6 |       MS/SMS   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |and       |70.00 |86.00 |    16.00  | 1.79 | 0.13 | 0.80 |   6.5  |      SMS/QVS   |
    |including:|      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D084A|11.90 |24.50 |    12.60  | 0.02 | 2.52 | 0.00 |   16.2 |         GOS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |and:      |24.50 |86.00 |    61.50  | 2.08 | 0.14 | 0.70 |   7.7  |    MS/SMS/QVS  |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |including:|24.50 |40.95 |    16.45  | 5.29 | 0.39 | 1.70 |   19.9 |       MS/SMS   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |including:|24.50 |33.00 |     8.50  | 6.55 | 0.65 | 2.70 |   31.8 |   MS Supergene |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |and:      |108.60|116.00|     7.40  | 1.50 | 0.04 | 0.00 |   3.2  |       MS/QVS   |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D088 |133.87|142.00|     8.13  | 4.67 | 0.12 | 0.70 |   9.4  |          MS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |          |      |      |           |      |      |      |        |                |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|
    |B5MB4D091 |129.50|147.67|    18.17  | 5.18 | 0.16 | 0.80 |   10.0 |          MS    |
    |__________|______|______|___________|______|______|______|________|________________|

(Codes: MS = Massive Sulphide, SMS = Semi-Massive Sulphide, QVS = Quartz
Vein Stringer, GOS = Gossan, UMB = Umber, BXA = Breccia
)

TABLE 2. Core holes completed at Mahab 4 (Nov 2011 to Jan 2012)

     ____________________________________________________________________
    |           |         |         |          |       |        | Length |
    |   Hole No | Section | Easting | Northing |  Dip  |  Azim  |  (m)   |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D084  |     1a  |  468758 |  2656163 |   60  |   255  |  27.05 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D084A |     1a  |  468758 |  2656165 |   60  |   255  | 140.56 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D086  |      3  |  468638 |  2656205 |   55  |   075  | 157.85 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D088  |      5  |  468670 |  2656314 |   71  |   075  | 149.00 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D089  |     5a  |  468663 |  2656335 |   75  |   075  | 154.70 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D091  |     4a  |  468670 |  2656314 |   67  |   095  | 157.80 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D093  |      4  |  468663 |  2656254 |   60  |   065  | 153.60 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D095  |      4  |  468663 |  2656254 |   70  |   065  | 162.45 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D097  |      2  |  468708 |  2656181 |   65  |   075  | 100.75 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D100  |      2  |  468676 |  2656167 |   76  |   075  | 142.15 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|
    |B5MB4D103  |      0  |  468677 |  2656060 |   65  |   055  | 100.00 |
    |___________|_________|_________|__________|_______|________|________|

Note: Reference is made to Table 2 of Gentor’s press release dated
November 14, 2011 for the above type of information relating to holes
B5MB4D070 to B5MB4D083.

Summary

Recent drilling at Mahab 4 has now better defined the dimensions of this
wedge-shaped, northerly plunging, fault-controlled deposit that may
have been formed in a graben at the contact between the footwall
Geotimes pillow lavas and the overlying Lasail Unit pillowed sequence.
The Mahab 4 deposit, as defined, has a strike of approximately 330
metres between Sections 1S to 5aN, is cut off by faults at both ends
and lies underneath a moderately west dipping reverse fault – the Main
Fault (see Figure 1).

The deposit is also constrained to the east by northerly trending linear
structures that may have originally been sea-floor growth faults that
controlled deposition of the mineralization.  The Mahab 4 body is
exposed at surface south of Section 2 and is represented by a narrow
gold gossan (12.6 metres @ 2.52 g/t Au in hole B5MB4D084A from depth of
11.90 metres) developed above supergene enriched massive sulphides that
plunge shallowly to the north – see the long section in Figure 2. 
Infill drilling on five intermediate 25 metre sections was required to
determine ore shapes for wire frame geological modeling (for example
see cross sections in Figures 3-5) and to provide additional core for
initial metallurgical testing of ore types – currently in-progress.

Potential faulted extensions of Mahab 4 along strike to the north and
south are possible and will be evaluated by using ground geophysics and
drilling.

Qualified Person

The exploration results disclosed in this press release have been
reviewed, verified (including sampling, analytical and test data) and
compiled by Dr. Peter Ruxton, who is a Professional Member of the
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (I.M.M.M.), the Company’s
President and Chief Executive Officer and a “qualified person” (as such
term is defined in Canadian National Instrument 43-101 as promulgated
by the Canadian Securities Administrators).

Technical Report

Additional information with respect to the Company’s Omani properties is
contained in the technical report prepared by Venmyn Rand (Pty) Ltd,
dated December 31, 2010 and entitled “National Instrument 43-101
Independent Technical Report on Block 5 and Block 6 Copper Projects,
Semail Ophiolite Belt, Sultanate of Oman held by Gentor Resources,
Inc.”  A copy of this report can be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Gentor

Gentor is a mineral exploration company whose projects include copper
and gold properties in the Sultanate of Oman and a
molybdenum-tungsten-silver property in East Central Idaho, U.S.  The
Company’s strategy is to create shareholder value by developing highly
prospective mineral properties around the globe, with current focus in
the Sultanate of Oman.  In Oman, Gentor is partnered with Al Fairuz
Mining Company LLC on its Block 5 exploration tenement and Al Zuhra
Mining Company LLC on Block 6.

Cautionary Notes

Forward-Looking Information: This press release contains forward-looking
information. All statements, other than statements of historical fact,
that address activities, events or developments that the Company
believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future
(including, without limitation, statements regarding drilling and other
exploration results, potential mineral resources, potential
mineralization and the Company’s exploration and development plans) are
forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects
the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information
currently available to the Company. Forward-looking information is
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the
actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed
in the forward-looking information, and even if such actual results are
realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they
will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company.
Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially
from current expectations include, among other things, risks related to
the exploration stage of the Company’s properties, the possibility that
future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s
expectations, changes in world copper or gold markets and equity
markets, political developments in Oman, uncertainties relating to the
availability and costs of financing needed in the future, the
uncertainties involved in interpreting exploration results and other
geological data and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration
business. Forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on
which it is provided and, except as may be required by applicable
securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to
update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new
information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the
Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking
information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a
guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should
not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

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mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or
produce. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any disclosure
of mineralization contained in this press release is economically or
legally mineable. U.S. investors are urged to closely consider all of
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SOURCE Gentor Resources Inc.

Image with caption: “FIGURE 1 – Mahab 4 geological plan showing drill holes, geology and mineralised intervals. (CNW Group/Gentor Resources Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120131_C8116_PHOTO_EN_9462.jpg

Image with caption: “FIGURE 2 – Mahab 4 geological long section showing drill holes, geological interpretation and mineralised intervals. (CNW Group/Gentor Resources Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120131_C8116_PHOTO_EN_9463.jpg

Image with caption: “FIGURE 3 – Mahab 4 geological cross section – Section 3a – showing drill holes, geological interpretation and mineralised intervals. (CNW Group/Gentor Resources Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120131_C8116_PHOTO_EN_9464.jpg

Image with caption: “FIGURE 4 – Mahab 4 geological cross section – Section 4 – showing drill holes, geological interpretation and mineralised intervals. (CNW Group/Gentor Resources Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120131_C8116_PHOTO_EN_9465.jpg

Image with caption: “FIGURE 5 – Mahab 4 geological cross section – Section 4a – showing drill holes, geological interpretation and mineralised intervals. (CNW Group/Gentor Resources Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120131_C8116_PHOTO_EN_9466.jpg


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