Capstone Reports High Grade Intercepts at Cozamin Mine in Step Out and Infill Drilling

By Capstone Mining Corp., PRNE
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Infill Hole U256 Intercepts 8.5% Cu & 75g/t Ag Over 4.4m Within a Broader Interval of 4.5% Cu & 41g/t Ag Over 9.7m

VANCOUVER, April 14, 2011 - Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX: CS) today announced drill results for four
new exploration drill holes on the Mala Noche Footwall Zone ("MNFWZ") at the
Cozamin Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico. Highlights are presented in the table below
and the full results for all new underground holes on the MNFWZ for which
assay data has been received are in the table attached.

"In this latest round of drilling, we are particularly encouraged with
the results of the step-out drilling, with both holes for which we have data
returning substantial vein widths at excellent grades and very high grades
over significant sub-intervals. Hole U259 represents more than a 200 metre
step-out to the east and illustrates that much more drilling is warranted in
the MNFWZ," said Brad Mercer, VP Exploration for Capstone. "We are taking
steps to bring in higher capacity drills that will allow us to develop a
drill program with at least one rig conducting step-out drilling, while two
more follow-up with infill drilling. The MNFWZ is clearly open along strike
to the east and down dip as can be seen in the diagrams linked to this news

Drill Intercept Highlights for Mala Noche Footwall Zone Holes U255, U256
and U259

    Hole ID  Target Area  From    To  Interval  True  Copper Silver Lead Zinc
                           (m)    (m)    (m)*   Width  (%)   (g/t)  (%)  (%)
      U255     MNFWZ    545.50 549.30   3.80    2.90   2.81   84.3  0.05 0.22
    including           547.15 549.30   2.15    1.64   4.45   75.3  0.00 0.12
      U256     MNFWZ    290.80 300.45   9.65    7.62   4.49  41.20  0.01 0.21
    including           295.50 299.90   4.40    3.47   8.46  75.22  0.02 0.38
      U259     MNFWZ    554.00 567.55  13.55   11.66   2.47  29.49  0.01 0.50
    including  MNFWZ    555.45 561.10   5.65    4.86   5.00  59.01  0.01 1.16

Please view the accompanying long-sections to put the latest drill
intercepts into context:

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 ("NI 43-101") and reviewed by Brad Mercer, P. Geol., VP,
Exploration of Capstone, Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
Exploration activities at the Cozamin Mine are carried out under Mr. Mercer's

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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Detailed Assay Intervals for MNFWZ Drill Holes Released April 14, 2011

    Hole ID   Target                   Interval True  Copper Silver Lead Zinc
               Area                      (m)*   Width  (%)   (g/t)  (%)  (%)
                       From (m) To (m)          (m)*
      U255     MNFWZ    517.75  519.60   1.85   1.41   1.06   54.6  0.05 0.18
       And     MNFWZ    545.50  549.30   3.80   2.90   2.81   84.3  0.05 0.22
    including           547.15  549.30   2.15   1.64   4.45   75.3  0.00 0.12
      U256     MNFWZ    248.90  252.55   3.65   2.87   0.43  11.62  0.01 0.22
       And     MNFWZ    290.80  300.45   9.65   7.62   4.49  41.20  0.01 0.21
    including           295.50  299.90   4.40   3.47   8.46  75.22  0.02 0.38
      U258     MNFWZ                No significant intersections
      U259     MNFWZ    554.00  567.55  13.55   11.66  2.47  29.49  0.01 0.50
    including  MNFWZ    555.45  561.10   5.65   4.86   5.00  59.01  0.01 1.16
    For further information:
    Capstone Mining Corp.
    Cindy Burnett, VP, Investor Relations
    Telephone: +1-604-637-8157

For further information: Capstone Mining Corp., Cindy Burnett, VP, Investor Relations, Telephone: +1-604-637-8157, Email: cburnett at

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