Capstone Reports Additional High Grade Intercepts & Cross-cut into Footwall Zone at Cozamin Mine

By Capstone Mining Corp., PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hole U240 Intercepts 6.5% Cu & 118g/t Ag over 7.3m (including 11.0% Cu & 202g/t Ag over 4.1m) plus a second zone of 3.0% Cu, 4.1g/t Au & 355g/t Ag over 11.2m

VANCOUVER, Canada, December 1, 2010 - Capstone Mining Corp. (CS: TSX) today announced that it had successfully
confirmed continuity between the two prior high grade intercepts announced on
October 20, 2010 in the Mala Noche Footwall Zone ("MNFWZ") at its Cozamin
Mine, and had encountered the MNFWZ in a cross-cut driven to evaluate the
potential of this new discovery for mining.

On October 20, 2010, Capstone announced the discovery of a zone of high
grade copper-silver mineralization in the MNFWZ in holes located 200m east of
prior drilling. This discovery was made in a splay off the main Mala Noche
vein and is in close proximity to the current mineral reserves and active
mine workings. Hole U240, drilled between the two prior intercepts,
intersected two intervals with high copper-gold-silver values over
significant widths, confirming continuity of the high grade mineralization
over approximately 150m of dip extent. The high gold values in hole U240 are
particularly encouraging, as they are much higher than is typical for the
Cozamin Mine. Hole U241, drilled on an adjacent section also intersected high
grade copper silver mineralization. Three additional holes have been
completed, for which assays are pending, two additional holes are in progress
and more holes are planned. Capstone has added a second underground drill to
expedite the evaluation of this high grade zone in the MNFWZ, which will
continue into 2011. Assay results from hole U240 and U241 are summarized in
the table below.

Drill Intercept Highlights for Mala Noche Footwall Zone Hole U240

    Hole ID   Target Area From   To   Interval  Copper Gold  Silver Lead Zinc
                           (m)   (m)    (m)*     (%)   (g/t) (g/t)  (%)  (%)

    CG-10-U240   MNFWZ    314.9 326.1   11.2     3.03  4.11   355   0.04 1.90
       And       MNFWZ    357.6 364.9    7.3     6.47  0.07   118   0.04 0.44
    including             357.6 361.7    4.1    11.01  0.08   202   0.06 0.67
    CG-10-U241   MNFWZ    278.3 279.6    1.3     1.25  0.05    27   0.01 0.09
       And       MNFWZ    281.5 288.6    7.1     2.53  0.06    41   0.02 0.37
    including             281.8 286.0    4.2     3.63  0.05    56   0.03 0.32

    * Intervals reported are drill hole intercept lengths, true widths are
      believed to be within 85%-90% to those reported.

In addition to underground drilling, Capstone has commenced driving a
cross-cut into the MNFWZ mineralization and has exposed the first of several
anticipated mineralized zones. Once completely through the MNFWZ, lateral
drifts will be completed along the mineralization to provide a thorough
evaluation of the continuity of the mineralization and to generate
metallurgical samples for testing. Given the close proximity of the MNFWZ to
active mine haulage ways, the evaluation of this discovery is a priority for
the remainder of 2010 and into 2011, with the objective of defining mineral
resources and mineral reserves in order to provide a potential source of high
grade mill feed.

"The discovery of the Mala Noche Footwall zone provides a near term
opportunity to add high grade production at Cozamin," said Stephen Quin,
President of Capstone. "Given the very encouraging results from holes
completed to date, we continue to ramp up our evaluation, with drilling,
drifting and metallurgical testing to continue through the end of the year
and into 2011."

Please view the accompanying long-sections:

And the following link to see a cross-section showing CS-10-U235 and U240

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in
accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National
Instrument 43-101 and reviewed by Stephen P. Quin, P. Geo., President of
Capstone Mining Corp. The exploration activities at the Cozamin Mine are
carried out under the supervision of Brad Mercer, P. Geol., VP Exploration
for Capstone. Analyses for copper, zinc, lead, silver and gold were completed
by ALS Chemex using the following method. The entire sample is crushed to a
minimum of 70% minus 10 mesh. A 250g subsample of the crushed material is
then pulverized to 85% minus 200 mesh. Gold and silver grades are determined
by gravimetric fire assay using a 50g charge taken from the pulverized
material. Copper, zinc and lead are determined by ICP analysis after 4 acid
digestion of a 0.4g subsample of the pulverized material.

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