April 19, 2012

Drill Results at the Tac Property

Vancouver, B.C., Mediterranean Resources Ltd. (TSX: MNR; Frankfurt: MHM1) ("Mediterranean") announces results from five infill diamond core holes drilled over the winter at the Tac property. MNR owns 100% of the Corak and Tac advanced exploration properties together with six other properties situated along a continuous 12 kilometer mineralized trend in northeastern Turkey.


  • High grade gold values up to 12.6 g/t over short intervals
  • Copper values up to 4.5%
  • An updated Tac resource estimate incorporating current results is expected in mid- 2012.

The Tac Drilling Program

The five diamond core drill holes in the Tac program were all drilled as infill holes along the Western side of the main deposit. The results of the winter drilling campaign will be the basis of an updated resource estimate, expected mid-2012.

Highlights are tabled below. True widths of the high grade intercepts reported are indeterminable at this stage. Depths of the reported holes range from 275 to 338 metres with the average being 320 metres.

TD-142 From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
  264.2 265.2 1.0 12.65 1.2 0.195 n/a n/a

TD-138 From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
  136.3 136.8 0.50 n/a 1.10 n/a 0.60 2.66
and 146.8 147.6 0.80 0.789 10.10 4.59 n/a 0.357
and 258.6 259.00 0.40 0.499 2.90 0.636 n/a n/a
  274.95 275.25 0.30 7.73 4.50 2.89 n/a n/a
  279.9 280.40 0.50 0.532 1.10 3.02 n/a n/a
and 280.4 280.80 1.0 1.635 3.0 0.945 n/a n/a

Qualified Person and QA/QC

Alex Gostevskikh is the qualified person who has reviewed the data in this news release. The ALS Chemex Izmir laboratory used standard fire assay and atomic absorption methods in performing all gold and multi-element analyses.

About Mediterranean Resources

Mediterranean earned an undivided interest in the Tac and Corak properties from Teck Cominco in 2006. Approximately $18 million in cumulative expenditures have been made to date. The Cevreli and Celtik properties were acquired directly by MNR. Mediterranean is well financed for continued exploration.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Christopher Ecclestone”
President and CEO

For further information please contact:

Christopher Ecclestone
 President and CEO

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