TORONTO, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ – Oremex Gold Inc. (“Oremex Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: OAU) (Frankfurt: OM8) is pleased to report the commencement of the initial underground drill program at its Cerro del Oro gold project. The planned program will comprise of approximately 500 meters in 8 to10 holes, drilled from two rehabilitated underground workings. Holes will target skarn and structurally-controlled mineralized zones. A Phase I surface diamond drilling program is planned to start during the summer of 2012.

“This underground drill program is intended to further delineate below surface the extent of the gold mineralization sampled on surface and in underground workings at Cerro del Oro. This program, combined with the upcoming surface diamond drill program, will provide a near term assessment of the resource potential of the 500 by 500 meter core area of the project” stated David Terry, President and CEO.

The Cerro del Oro property is 100% owned by the Company’s wholly-owned Mexican subsidiary, Minera Tres Diamantes, S.A. de C.V. The project is located in the Melchor Ocampo mining district in northern Zacatecas State, Mexico, approximately 22km north of Goldcorp Inc.’s world-class, Peñasquito, gold-silver-lead-zinc mine (P&P Reserves greater than 18 million oz gold and 1 billion oz silver)1 at the northern end of the Zacatecas “Zona Dorada” (Golden Zone). The Cerro del Oro property hosts numerous historical pits, trenches, underground workings and is underlain by a mixed intrusive/skarn domain mineralized with gold-silver, +/-base metals. Mineralization commonly displays structural controls and occurs in both intrusive and skarn lithologies. Sampling results (reported in February 23 2012 and April 3 2012 news releases) indicated widespread gold-dominant mineralization over considerable widths. 460 samples averaged 0.47 g/t gold. Assay highlights include 3.2m at 8.3 g/t gold, 13.8m at 2.85 g/t gold, 25.2m at 0.53 g/t gold and 64.1m at 0.45 g/t gold from surface chip sampling.

The current underground program is being carried out using a pneumatic Wolverine drill capable of recovering up to 120 meters of core with a diameter of TT46 (35.3 mm core). The drilling program will be carried out under the supervision of Bill Feyerabend, CPG -11047, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Oremex Gold Inc.

Oremex Gold Inc. is a Canadian gold exploration and development company created from the spin-out of gold assets owned by Oremex Silver Inc. (previously Oremex Resources Inc.) in 2011. The Company has a portfolio of gold properties in prolific mining regions of Mexico. Its two main projects are Cerro del Oro, located in historic Melchor Ocampo gold district, and Santa Catarina, located in the prolific Sierra Rosario gold belt.

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Although the Company believes that certain of its properties have promising potential, its properties are in the early stages of exploration. There can be no assurance that mineral reserves will be identified on any property, or that, if identified, any mineralization may be economically extracted.