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Copper Fox to Fund Exploration on Eaglehead Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver Property in Northern British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES NEWSWIRES.

Copper Fox Metals Inc. ("Copper Fox" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CUU) is pleased to announce that it has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Desert Fox Copper Inc. ("Desert Fox"), entered into a Subscription Agreement with Carmax Mining Corp. ("Carmax") (TSX VENTURE: CMX), whereby Desert Fox will subscribe, via a non-brokered private placement, for 20,000,000 units of Carmax for an aggregate subscription price of $1,000,000. Units (each a "Unit") will be subscribed for at a price of $0.05 per Unit and will consist of one previously unissued common share ("Share") of Carmax and one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). The private placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and Carmax Shareholders. The private placement will close as soon as practicable after such approvals are obtained, provided that they are obtained on or before May 29, 2014.

In connection with the private placement, Carmax will grant Desert Fox certain rights, including, but not limited to:


--  The right to nominate two members to the Board of Carmax at each annual
    meeting of Carmax's shareholders;

--  The pre-emptive right to participate in any equity financing of Carmax,
    so as to maintain its pro rata percentage shareholding in Carmax; and

--  The right to make top-up investments in Carmax, by way of future private
    placements, so as to maintain its pro rata percentage shareholding in
    Carmax.

The aforementioned rights are, however, subject to Desert Fox, Copper Fox and their affiliates maintaining ownership of 20% of Carmax's issued and outstanding common shares.

Each Warrant will be exercisable for a period of 24 months from the closing date of the applicable private placement and will entitle the holder, on exercise, to purchase one additional common share of Carmax at a price of $0.075 per share.

Under the subscription agreement with Desert Fox, Carmax has agreed to use the proceeds of the private placement to carry out a field program on the Eaglehead property this upcoming summer.

On June 29 2012, Carmax filed a National Instrument 43-101 - Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") technical report on SEDAR at www.sedar.com entitled "Technical Report on the Eaglehead Cu-Mo-Au Project, British Columbia, Canada", which was prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. ("RPA") and dated June 29, 2012 (the "Eaglehead Technical Report"). The Qualified Persons (as defined under NI 43-101) who prepared the Eaglehead Technical Report were Barry McDonough, P.Geo., and David W. Rennie P.Eng. The results of the Eaglehead Technical Report were reported by Carmax in a news release dated July 4, 2012 and entitled "Carmax files Technical Report for the Eaglehead Pophyry Copper-Molybdenum Project on SEDAR" (the "News Release"), a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Highlights of the Eaglehead property and rationale for the investment in Carmax are as follows:

Highlights:


a.  The Eaglehead property has a current Inferred Mineral Resource of 102.5
    million tonnes at an average grade of 0.29% copper, 0.010% molybdenum
    and 0.08g/t gold (containing 663 million pounds copper, 22.07 million
    pounds molybdenum and 265,600 ounces gold within conceptual open pit
    limits);

b.  The mineralization on the Eaglehead property contains silver; the
    content of which was not included in the resource estimate due to the
    assay methodology;

c.  The Inferred Mineral Resource is contained in two of the six zones of
    mineralization identified to date on the Eaglehead property, all zones
    of mineralization are open along strike and at depth;

d.  The mineralization is characterized by strong, pervasive alteration,
    quartz veining and consists of disseminated and veinlet chalcopyrite-
    bornite-molybdenite and pyrite;

e.  Alteration associated with the mineralization consists of pervasive
    potassic, chlorite-sericite, sericite, propylitic alteration and
    carbonate assemblages;

f.  A number of the diamond drill holes intersected intervals of high-grade
    copper mineralization with associated molybdenum-gold-silver
    mineralization over significant intervals (see Table-3 below); and

g.  The Eaglehead Technical Report, a copy of which is available on SEDAR at
    www.sedar.com, provides detailed information about the Eaglehead
    property.

Elmer B. Stewart, President and CEO of Copper Fox stated, "The investment in Carmax provides Desert Fox exposure to a large, advanced copper-molybdenum-gold-silver property in northern British Columbia. The number of zones of mineralization located to date along with the copper-gold-molybdenum-silver assemblage, host rock and alteration (including carbonate alteration) suggests many similarities to the Schaft Creek copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project also located in northern British Columbia. The objectives of the 2014 exploration program consisting of geophysical exploration and diamond drilling is to further define the extensions of the known mineralized zones and to assess the potential of the un-explored portions of the Eaglehead property. It is noteworthy that the characteristics of the mineralization located to date are interpreted to represent the upper portion of a porphyry system."

Rationale for Investment in Carmax:

1. Resource Estimate

The current mineral resource was estimated for two of the six zones of mineralization located to date on the property using criteria consistent with the CIM Definitions Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (2010) and in conformity with CIM "Estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Best Practice" (2003) guidelines. The numbers presented in the following table have been rounded to reflect "Best Practice Principals" as established by the CIM. The estimated current mineral resource used a 0.16% Cu Eq. cut-off grade and are categorized and tabulated in Table-1.

Table-1: Mineral Resource Estimate - Eaglehead Project

Effective Date: May 14th, 2012


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Zone                Resource                  Copper  Molybdenum        Gold
Name                Category      Tonnes         (%)         (%)       (g/t)
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East                Inferred  61,600,000        0.28       0.011        0.06
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Bornite             Inferred  40,900,000        0.32       0.008        0.11
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Total               Inferred 102,500,000        0.29       0.010        0.08
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                           Contained Metal
                ------------------------------------
Zone                          Molybdenum        Gold
Name                Cu (Lbs)       (Lbs)       (ozs)
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East             376,000,000  14,900,000     126,000
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Bornite          287,000,000   7,170,000     139,600
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Total            663,000,000  22,070,000     265,600
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The current mineral resources are contained within two conceptual open pits, the East and Bornite zones, and constitute approximately 69% of total mineralization above the 0.16% CuEq grade cut-off.

Cautionary Note to Investors

While the term "inferred mineral resource" is recognized and required by NI 43-101, investors are cautioned that except for that portion of mineral resources classified as mineral reserves, mineral resources do not have demonstrated economic viability. Additionally, investors are cautioned that inferred mineral resources have a high degree of uncertainty as to their existence, as to whether they can be economically or legally mined, or will ever be upgraded to a higher category. United States investors are advised that current Mineral Resources are not current Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. Moreover, all mineral resource estimates and other information about the Eaglehead property contained in this news release have been derived from, and are qualified in their entirety by, the Eaglehead Technical Report and the News Release, a copies of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The mineral resource estimate was carried out using a block model constrained by 3D wireframe models of the principal mineralized domains. Grades for copper, molybdenum, and gold were interpolated into the blocks using Inverse Distance to the Third Power (ID3) weighting. The estimate was further constrained by a Whittle pit shell, generated to demonstrate that the mineralized bodies have a reasonable probability of economic extraction, as stipulated in NI 43-101 and the CIM Definitions Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (2010). The effective date of the estimate is May 14, 2012.

The 0.16% Cu Eq. cut-off was the minimum grade of copper equivalent estimated by RPA to complete the Whittle pit shells for the mineralized zones using the parameters set out in Table-2 below:

The following Table-2 sets out the parameters that were used by RPA to develop the Whittle Pit shells for the two mineralized zones:

Table-2: Parameters used for Whittle Pit Shell Determination and Copper Equivalent Grade


Metal Prices: Copper US$4.00 /lb; Molybdenum US$17.00 /lb; Gold US$1,500.00
/oz;
Costs: Mining US$2.00 /tonne; Processing/G&A US$10.00 /tonne
Pit Slopes: 45 degrees in bedrock; 30 degrees in Overburden
Metal Recoveries: Copper 80%; Molybdenum 80%; Gold 67%;

Some of the selected drill hole assays from the Eaglehead property are set out in Table-3, below:

Table-3: Selected mineralized intervals from the Eaglehead Property:


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                         From     To Interval Copper Molybdenum  Gold Silver
DDH ID   Azimuth   Dip    (m)    (m)      (m)    (%)        (%) (g/t)  (g/t)
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DDH0099A   358.2 -63.9  167.0  243.0     76.0   0.34      0.004 0.024   1.57
Including               182.0  203.0     21.0   0.99      0.010 0.063   4.85
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DDH0100      3.5 -49.9   21.0  519.0    498.0   0.21      0.006 0.031  16.65
Including               232.0  315.0     83.0   0.37      0.007 0.038   1.92
Including               269.0  304.0     35.0   0.57      0.015 0.078   2.72
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DDH0111    359.4 -46.9   26.0  137.0    111.0   0.53      0.003 0.088   2.97
Including                63.0   98.0     35.0   1.27      0.003 0.161   6.62
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DDH0112      2.2 -64.4   70.0  171.0    101.0   0.40      0.007 0.210   3.82
Including                71.0   92.0     21.0   0.72      0.009 0.602   6.45
Including               126.0  140.0     14.0   1.02      0.017 0.297  12.65
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DDH0114      5.2 -61.8  130.0  295.0    165.0   0.53      0.028 0.278   2.28
Including               195.0  248.0     53.0   0.83      0.037 0.394   2.05
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DDH0116      4.5   -54  135.0  318.4    183.4   0.32      0.013 0.231   1.12
Including               140.0  251.0    111.0   0.47      0.020 0.355   1.54
Including               188.0  215.0     27.0   0.61      0.018 1.194   2.73
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Note: The above core intervals do not represent true widths to the mineralization

2. Logistics and Access

The Eaglehead property is located approximately 50 km east of Dease Lake, British Columbia. The property is connected to Dease Lake by road access and comprises 31 mineral claims covering a total area of approximately 11,410 hectares (ha) in the Liard Mining Division of British Columbia.

3. Style of Mineralization

The mineralization on the Eaglehead property is typical of porphyry Cu-Mo systems within intermediate volcanic and granodioritic and monzonitic rocks. Mineralization is contained in altered rocks, which are localized by geological structures that exhibit quartz stockworks, hydrothermal brecciation and disseminated and veinlet chalcopyrite-bornite and other sulphide minerals.

Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President of Copper Fox, is the Company's nominated Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed the technical information disclosed in this news release.

About Copper Fox

Copper Fox is a Canadian resource development company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE: CUU) with offices in Calgary, Alberta and Miami, Arizona. In addition to Copper Fox's 25% interest in the Schaft Creek Joint Venture, Copper Fox holds, through Desert Fox and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Sombrero Butte copper project in the Bunker Hill Mining District, Arizona and the Van Dyke oxide copper project in the Globe-Miami Mining District, Arizona. Desert Fox has opened an operations office in Miami, Arizona to advance the work required on the Van Dyke copper project to a Preliminary Economic Assessment. For further information on these projects, please refer to the Company's website at www.copperfoxmetals.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Elmer B. Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer

All mineral resource estimates and other information about the Eaglehead property contained in this news release have been derived from, and are qualified in their entirety by, the Eaglehead Technical Report and the News Release, copies of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is generally identifiable by use of the words "believes," "may," "plans," "will," "anticipates," "intends," "budgets", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "projects" and similar expressions, and the negative of such expressions. Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the investment to be made by Desert Fox in Carmax by way of a non-brokered private placement of Units; the size of the investment to be made in Carmax by Desert Fox; the proposed issuance and terms of the Units, Warrants and Shares to be issued by Carmax to Desert Fox by way of a non-brokered private placement; the grant to Desert Fox of certain nomination and anti-dilution rights in connection with its investment in Carmax and the conditionality of such rights; the use of the proceeds of the private placement to fund exploration on the Eaglehead property; statements about the resource estimate for the Eaglehead property deposit; potential existence and size of mineralization within the Eaglehead property; estimated timing and amounts of future expenditures and geological interpretations and potential mineral recovery processes. Information concerning mineral resource estimates also may be deemed to be forward-looking information in that it reflects a prediction of the mineralization that would be encountered if a mineral deposit were developed and mined.

In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, Copper Fox has made numerous assumptions, regarding, among other things: the geological, metallurgical, and engineering, information that Copper Fox has received is reliable, and is based upon practices and methodologies which are consistent with industry standards. While Copper Fox considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. Known risk factors include, among others: approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and/or Carmax shareholders may not be obtained for the private placement to Desert Fox; investments in Carmax may not be paid in the quantum or at the times expected, or at all; the actual mineralization in the Eaglehead property deposit may not be as favorable as suggested by the resource estimate; the possibility that future drilling and geophysical exploration on the Eaglehead property may not occur on a timely basis, or at all; fluctuations in copper and other commodity prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of the mineral deposit; uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs, recovery rates, and estimated economic return; the need to obtain additional financing to develop properties and uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing; the possibility of delay in exploration or development programs or in construction projects and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; and uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals.

A more complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing Copper Fox is disclosed in Copper Fox's continuous disclosure filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com. All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and Copper Fox disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.

Contacts:
Copper Fox Metals Inc.
Investor line
1-866-913-1910

Copper Fox Metals Inc.
Lynn Ball
1-604-689-5080
www.copperfoxmetals.com

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