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Cusac Secures Key Production Personnel and Equipment, Taurus II Exploration Program Underway

Cusac Secures Key Production Personnel and Equipment, Taurus II Exploration Program Underway

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/13/06 -- David H. Brett, President, Cusac Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: CQC)(OTCBB: CUSIF) (the "Company"), reports that operations have commenced to produce gold at its 100% owned and operated Table Mountain Gold Mine, and that a Mine Manager and Mill Superintendent have been appointed. Mr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, P.Eng, who previously held positions at Table Mountain as Chief Mining Engineer and Mine Manager in the 1990's will assume the role of Mine Manager. Mr. Colin Craft who previously held positions as Chief Assayer and Senior Mill Operator at Table Mountain will assume the role of Mill Superintendent.

The Company has also entered into an equipment purchase and personnel agreement with mining contractor Camlaren Mine Development Ltd. Under the agreement, underground mining specialist Mr. Gerry Hess, President of Camlaren, has been appointed Mine Superintendent. Also, Camlaren invested $540,000 in Cusac's recently closed convertible debenture offering. Camlaren has sold a significant amount of underground mining equipment to Cusac under the agreement, and more importantly, Camlaren has recruited a number of key mining and mechanical personnel to work directly for Cusac.

"Securing these key people in a tight market for mining talent is an important step in ramping up operations at Table Mountain. I'm very pleased about how mining team is coming together," said Cusac CEO, David Brett. "The deal with Camlaren also significantly accelerates our acquisition of critical mining equipment for the operation, including a large inventory of parts, tools and supplies."

The 2006 Exploration Program at Table Mountain is now fully underway. In advance of diamond drilling, fieldwork consisting of geochemical soil sampling and geological mapping is being carried out in conjunction with compilation and geological interpretation of the Company's extensive historical exploration database in the area. The Company has requisitioned an airborne LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) survey of the Table Mountain Property focusing on the 15 KM long Erickson Creek Fault Zone that controls the gold mineralization on the property. The increasingly popular LIDAR method will generate a very detailed "bare earth" image with an accuracy of about 15 centimeters. This state of the art high-resolution image will be incorporated into the existing database to greatly enhance the known fault structures which are known to control the gold emplacement.


David H. Brett, President & CEO

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Cusac Gold Mines Ltd.
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