Cream Minerals Drills 22 Metres of 63.69 g/t Silver and 0.299 g/t Gold at Once Bocas North, Nuevo Milenio Silver-Gold Project

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire -02/27/12)- Cream Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: CMA.V - News)(OTC.BB: CRMXF.OB - News)(Frankfurt: DFL.F - News) ("Cream" or the "Company") is pleased to announce in-fill drill results for four holes testing the Once Bocas North Zone at Nuevo Milenio. Drill holes OBN 09-11 to OBN 12-11 tested the central section of Once Bocas North returning good values over widths ranging from four metres to 22 metres.

Once Bocas North

Once Bocas North is a broad moderate to intense hydrothermal alteration zone which hosts numerous well developed quartz veins and associated quartz stock work. The zone has an indicated width of 100 metres and an indicated strike length of 1,000 metres (mapped on surface) of which 450 metres were drill tested during the 2011 drill program. Employing a cut-off grade of 131 g/t silver equivalent and metal prices at the time of USD$10.28 silver and USD$816.09 gold the contained silver at Once Bocas North is 15.6 million ounces as reported in the Revised NI 43-101 Report, dated December 24, 2008 by F. Holcapek, P. Eng.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DRILL RESULTS

Highlights include significant drill intersections (intersections are drill widths, true widths are 50% to 70% of drill intersected width depending on drill inclination).

OBN 11-11

 

--  63.69 g/t Ag and 0.299 g/t Au over 22 metres including, 114.40 g/t Ag
    and 0.547 g/t Au over 8 metres, and 259.40 g/t Ag and 1.277 g/t Au over
    2 metres.

OBN 10-11

 

--  53.38 g/t Ag and 0.373 Au over 8 metres including 185.40 g/t Ag and
    1.045 g/t Au over 2 metres

OBN 12-11

 

--  70.90 g/t Ag and 0.510 g/t Au over 4 metres including 109.50 g/t Ag and
    0.530 g/t Au over 2 metres

ASSAY RESULTS

OBN 09-11 was located in front of Colonial workings comprised of a shaft and sublevels. Wide spread quartz veining is evident on surface. To the north of this section an easterly trending fault that dips at 65 degrees was mapped. It appears the drill hole intersected the FW of the fault however the quartz veining and the Colonial workings are located in the HW of the fault. No mineralized zones were intersected.

OBN 10-11 and OBN 11-11 intersected the mineralized quartz vein quartz stock work zones observed in front of drill hole OBN 09-11. Core recovery from the mineralized portion of the zone was below average.

 

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Description             Sample      From        To     Width      Ag      Au
OBN 10-11               Number    Metres    Metres    Metres     g/t     g/t
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Zone 1 Recovery 62%    E688327     16.00     18.00      2.00   24.70   0.203
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Zone 2 Recovery 77%    E688338     38.00     40.00      2.00    5.20   0.114
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                       E688339     40.00     42.00      2.00   30.10   0.358
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Zone 3 Recovery 40%    E688348     58.00     60.00      2.00  185.40   1.045
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                       E688349     60.00     62.00      2.00    6.70   0.051
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                       E688350     62.00     64.00      2.00    6.90   0.277
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                       E688351     64.00     66.00      2.00   14.50   0.119
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Weighted average   688348 - 51     58.00     66.00      8.00   53.38   0.373
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including              E688348     58.00     60.00      2.00  185.40   1.045
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                       E688358     78.00     80.00      2.00   52.60   1.505
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Description             Sample      From        To     Width      Ag      Au
OBN 11-11               Number    Metres    Metres    Metres     g/t     g/t
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Quartz stock work      E688377     26.00     28.00      2.00   13.60   0.123
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Quartz stock work      E688380     32.00     34.00      2.00   19.60   0.111
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Quartz stock work      E688384     40.00     42.00      2.00   78.70   0.313
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Quartz stock work      E688388     48.00     50.00      2.00   16.70   0.067
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Quartz stock work      E688389     50.00     52.00      2.00   14.90   0.085
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Quartz stock work      E688390     52.00     54.00      2.00   10.00   0.073
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Quartz stock work      E688391     54.00     56.00      2.00    5.70    0.06
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Quartz stock work      E688392     56.00     58.00      2.00   13.80   0.150
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Quartz stock work      E688393     58.00     60.00      2.00    6.30    0.07
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Quartz stock work      E688394     60.00     62.00      2.00    6.30   0.036
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Quartz vein            E688395     62.00     64.00      2.00   259.4   1.277
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Quartz stock work      E688396     64.00     66.00      2.00   39.30   0.141
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Quartz stock work      E688397     66.00     68.00      2.00   39.40   0.162
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Quartz vein            E688398     68.00     70.00      2.00   119.5   0.608
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Quartz stock work      E688399     70.00     72.00      2.00    9.60   0.063
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Quartz stock work      E688400     72.00     74.00      2.00   24.10   0.071
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Quartz stock work      E688401     74.00     76.00      2.00   59.70    0.27
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Quartz stock work      E688402     76.00     78.00      2.00   44.70   0.115
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Quartz stock work      E688403     78.00     80.00      2.00   55.70   0.137
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Quartz stock work      E688404     80.00     82.00      2.00   30.30    0.33
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Quartz stock work      E688405     82.00     84.00      2.00   18.90   0.111
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Weighted average    688388-405     48.00     84.00     36.00   43.02   0.110
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including           688395-405     62.00     84.00     22.00   63.69   0.299
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Including            688395-98     62.00     70.00      8.00  114.40   0.547
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Description             Sample      From        To     Width      Ag      Au
OBN 12-11               Number    Metres    Metres    Metres     g/t     g/t
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Stock work             E688427     46.50     48.50      2.00  109.50   0.530
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Fault                  E688428     48.50     50.50      2.00   32.30   0.496
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Weighted Average   688427 - 28     46.50     50.50      4.00   70.90   0.510
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                       E688427     46.50     48.50      2.00  109.50   0.530
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Discussion

In-fill and exploration drill results combined with geological mapping on the Once Bocas North zone have confirmed the known quartz zones over a strike length of 320 metres. Outcropping quartz veins to the south of the N40E fault zone suggest continuation for a total strike length of 450 metres tested. The zone continues to trend NW beyond the area drill tested. Faulting, including multiple fault structures observed during drilling conducted in 2002 and 2003 remains a challenge to drill testing Once Bocas North. Drill holes that intersected faults showed low to nominal assay values as can be seen in OBN 09-12. However, holes OBN 10-11, OBN 11-11 and OBN 12-11 intersected good grades over wider intervals.

Once Bocas North remains open on strike and at depth. Cream expects to release an updated NI 43-101 Resource Estimate prepared by ACA Howe in calendar Q1 2012 based on the 2011 Drill Program.

 

  Revised NI 43-101 Report, dated December 24, 2008 by F. Holcapek, P. Eng.
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Dos Hornos   Width                     Ag      Au             Ag          Au
(U/G)            m         Tonnes     g/t     g/t             oz          oz
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Dos Hornos
 Segment 1    4.70   1,173,901.56  165.34   1.500   6,552,238.85   59,400.00
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Dos Hornos
 Segment 2    4.06     746,528.32  201.95   1.770   4,847,215.70   42,390.25
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Veta Tomas    5.09   1,246,162.50  351.19   1.280  14,070,467.48   51,344.17
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Once Bocas    2.42   1,921,162.50  252.59   1.920  15,602,012.74  118,347.79
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Total                5,087,754.88  251.09   1.660  41,071,934.77  271,482.21
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   Tonnes: 5,088,000 Ag: 251.09 g/t, Au: 1.660 g/t. Ag: 41,072,000 oz, Au:
                                 271,500 oz.
Silver Equivalent (Gold-Silver price Ratio = 50:1): 54,647,000 oz (In-Situ).
 Metal prices employed were USD$10.28 per ounce Ag and USD$816.09 per ounce
                                     Au.
  A cut-off grade of US$ 45.00 per tonne or 131g/t Ag equivalent was used.

Mr. Ferdinand Holcapek, P. Eng., Director and Administrator General, Cream Minerals De Mexico, SA de CV, supervises exploration programs on the Nuevo Milenio Project. He is responsible for all technical reporting and is the Company's "Qualified Person" for the purpose of National Instrument NI 43-101.

Samples are prepared in the Preparatory Laboratory of Inspectorate in Durango, Durango. In addition to the in-house check assaying, Cream Minerals De Mexico instructed Inspectorate to take approximately 20 % (1 sample out of 5) as marked on the sample shipping paper and take a split from the prepared samples. All samples are shipped to the Inspectorate Laboratory in Reno, Nevada. The check samples are shipped to the Steward Group's Preparation Lab in Zacatecas for shipping to their main Laboratory in Kamloops, B.C. for assaying. All samples are assayed using Inspectorates Genx 30 31 Element Package Au&Ag/FA/AA plus 29 elements ICP-AES Scan by aqua regia digestion & Hg by CVAA. The Steward Group uses their equivalent to the Genx 30 package of Inspectorate for assaying.

Cream Minerals is a silver-gold exploration company. The Company's flag ship project is the Nuevo Milenio silver-gold project in Nayarit State Mexico. To learn more about Cream Minerals please click here www.creamminerals.com.

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities regulations and including "forwarding-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This forward-looking information is made as of the date of this News Release and except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update this forward-looking information. Forward looking information is based on management's current expectations and beliefs and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information in this News Release includes, but is not limited to the planned drilling program on the Nuevo Milenio project and the Nuevo Milenio project's estimated mineral resource. Forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions which management believes are reasonable including that equipment, personnel and approvals will be available when required to complete the planned drilling program, that no disruption to the program will occur as a result of breakdown, labour disputes, or natural hazards, that the assumptions underlying the inferred resources estimate are valid, including but not limited to the projected future prices of silver and gold, continuity of mineralization and grades, and expected recovery methods and rates. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: the risk that actual results of exploration activities will be different than anticipated, that cost of labour, equipment or materials are more than expected, that the future price of silver and/ or gold will differ materially from those implied or estimated, that Canadian / US dollar exchange rates vary in a manner that has a negative effect on the resource estimate, unanticipated delays in obtaining governmental approvals or required financing; that changes in project parameters result in increased costs, of unexpected variations in mineralization, grade or recovery rate and other factors on which the mineral resource estimate is based, of failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, of accidents, labour disputes and other risks generally associated with mineral exploration and development; a deterioration in general economic conditions; and changes in laws, rules and regulations applicable to Cream and the Nuevo Milenio project.

CAUTIONARY NOTE TO U.S. READERS REGARDING MINERAL RESOURCES

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") allows mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits they can economically and legally extract or produce. The Company uses certain terms in this document, such as "mineral resources", and "inferred resources" that are recognized and mandated by Canadian securities regulators but are not recognized by the SEC. U.S readers are cautioned that while the term 'inferred resource' is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize it. "Inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases. U.S. readers are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

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Contact:

Cream Minerals Ltd.
Christopher Hebb, LLB, Chairman
Chairman of the Board
(604) 687-4622 or Toll Free: 1-888-267-1400
Cream Minerals Ltd.
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President & CEO
(604) 687-4622 or Toll Free: 1-888-267-1400
Cream Minerals Ltd.
Robert Paul
Investor Relations
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