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Pacific Comox Reports Cyanide Leach Recoveries of 85% to 95% for Gold and 82% to 89% for Silver at Mabel Gold/Silver Property in Mexico

October 8, 2008

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 8, 2008) – Pacific Comox Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PCM) reports cyanide leach test results on mineralization from the Carmelitas area of its Mabel property in northern Sonora State Mexico. This metallurgical test program was designed to establish the basic processing parameters of gravity separation, flotation, and cyanide leaching that will ultimately result in an optimized flowsheet for the mineralization.

The heap leach amenability tests (coarse mineralization bottle roll cyanidation tests) were conducted on approximately 1,000 gram of whole mineralization at different crush sizes for a 14 day period. Test results are summarized in Table M-1 below. The heap leach amenability cyanidation recovery of gold increased from 85.1% to 86.7% for gold and from 81.7% to 86.0% for silver when the feed size was decreased from 12.7 mm (1/2 inch) to 2.0 mm. ——————————————————————– – ——————————————————————– – __________________ PACIFIC COMOX RESOURCES LTD ——————————————————————– – __________________ Table M-1: Cyanide Leach Test Results ——————————————————————– – __________________ Mabel Property – Carmelitas Zone ——————————————————————– – ——————————————————————– – 1______________HEAP LEACH AMENABILITY CYANIDATION RESULTS ——————————————————————– – 2____ Whole Ore – 14 Days ——————————————————————– – 3________________________________________________ Gold________ Silver ——————————————————————– – 4____ Head Grade (g/tonne)________________________ 3.3__________117.0 ——————————————————————– – 5 ——————————————————————– – 6____ Feed Size – minus 12.7 mm ——————————————————————– – 7____ Recovery____________________________________85.1__________ 81.7 ——————————————————————– – 8 ——————————————————————– – 9____ Feed Size – minus 2.0 mm ——————————————————————– – 10____Recovery____________________________________86.7__________ 86.0 ——————————————————————– – 11 ——————————————————————– – 12____________ CONVENTIONAL CYANIDATION RESULTS ——————————————————————– – 13____Whole Ore – 48 hours ——————————————————————– – 14____Head Grade (g/tonne)________________________ 4.1__________114.0 ——————————————————————– – 15 ——————————————————————– – 16____Feed Size – minus 0.095 mm ——————————————————————– – 17____Recovery____________________________________95.2__________ 89.2 ——————————————————————– – ——————————————————————– – October 8, 2008 ——————————————————————– – ——————————————————————– –

Tests were also conducted on samples at different grind sizes. With a feed size of minus 0.095 mm the gold recovery was 95.2% and the silver recovery was 89.2 % in a 48 hour leach test.

Exploration Program On Mabel Property Northern Sonora Mexico

The recent 7,000 meter program was designed to test on a more closely spaced basis the at/near surface gold/silver mineralization potential of a number of areas on the property where previous drilling or surface sampling has indicated mineralization. Most of the holes are less than 20 meters deep.

Including assays reported on October 2, 2008, a total of 119 mineralized holes in the Carmelitas and Carmelitas North areas have averaged 1.6 g/tonne gold & 60 g/tonne silver over average intervals of 4.4 meters starting at an average of 5.6 meters from surface. Mineralization starts at or within one meter of surface in 33 of the holes. This area tested on a more closely spaced drilling basis is approximately 300 meters by 300 meters.

The results to-date for the areas of the Mabel property drilled or sampled are summarised in Table M-2 below.

——————————————————————– ——- Table M-2: Summary of Mabel Results by Area (Previously Reported) ——————————————————————– ——- ____________________________________Number__Thickness______ Gold____ Silver ——————————————————————– ——- Area______________________________Of Holes__ (meters)__(g/ tonne)__(g/tonne) ——————————————————————– ——- Carmelitas & Carmelitas North__________119________4.4________1.6________ 60 ——————————————————————– ——- Carmelitas West__________________________7________3.0________1.4________ 48 ——————————————————————– ——- Gate North______________________________11________5.0________1.6________ 78 ——————————————————————– ——- Gate South______________________________ 8________3.0________0.5________ 35 ——————————————————————– ——- Ridge Zone – RC Holes__________________ 10________3.0________1.7________ 35 ——————————————————————– ——- Ridge Zone – 3 Meter Chip Samples______ 14__________- ________0.7________ 68 ——————————————————————– ——- Micho – RC Holes________________________10__ All Reported Mineralized ——————————————————————– ——- Micho – 3 Meter Chip Samples____________ 9________- __________4.6____ 192(1) ——————————————————————– ——- (1). Also reported 0.43% copper. ——————————————————————– ——-

– Pacific Comox has completed 571 holes on the Mabel property.

– Assays for the last part of the current program are pending.

– A resource estimate is being started which will include the results of the current drilling program.

– The resource estimate and the preliminary metallurgical work reported herein will lead to a prefeasibility study to assess the economics of the mineralization delineated to date.

Robert Hill P. Eng. serves as the qualified person (QP) for the sampling and exploration programs under the definitions of National Instrument 43-101. The geologist on the Mabel program is Cesar Lemas. In the RC drill program the product is bagged separately for each meter of drill advance. A split sample is shipped by Company personnel to the ALS Chemex sample preparation facility at Hermosillo, Sonora which forwards prepared samples to the ALS Chemex Vancouver facility for assay.

The cyanidation tests were conducted by SGS Mineral Services at Lakefield Ontario on composite samples prepared by Pacific Comox from the RC drilling programs in the Carmelitas area of the Mabel property.

Donald Empey, President

For further information: view the Company web site at www.pacificcomox.com or the Company filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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