Continent Announces Option to Purchase Dos Cabezas Gold Mine, Arizona

August 21, 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia: Continent Resources Inc. (CNSX: CTT) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Fronteer Group, Reno, Nevada under which Continent has the right to purchase the Dos Cabezas Property in southern Arizona for the total price of USD$400,000 payable over 3 years. The Dos Cabezas property is a series of gold-silver-copper quartz fissure veins exposed for 3 miles that were previously produced by underground miners. The last gold mining occurred in 1996 by Western States Mining, a subsidiary of the Fronteer Group.

The company also reports that it has filed on SEDAR ( a NI 43-101 technical report on its Lone Mountain Property located in Grant County, southwest New Mexico.

The Company proposes to change its name to Copper One Inc., to reflect its primary focus, subject to regulatory approval. In anticipation of the corporate name change, the Company has reserved the ticker symbol "CUO", which is a general chemical formula for copper oxide.

Assuming completion of the private placement, the net proceeds will be used to carry out definition drilling of Lone Mountain-Mimbres copper deposits, geological, geochemical, geophysical studies and diamond drilling on the portfolio of properties in Arizona and New Mexico, USA and for general working capital.

About Continent Resources Inc.

Continent Resources Inc. holds a significant portfolio of copper properties in one of the world's most prolific copper-producing regions, in Arizona and New Mexico. This area is elephant country for copper, containing the greatest cluster of porphyry copper deposits anywhere in the world and making up over 10% of the world's copper production. Continent Resources Inc. is focused on the discovery of copper resources which are suitable for leaching. Lone Mountain, the Company's feature property is within sight of the large Tyrone and Chino porphyry copper deposits owned by Freeport-McMoRan.

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In compliance with National Instrument 43-101, Michael R. Pawlowski, President of Continent Resource Inc., is the Qualified Person who prepared and supervised the preparation of the information that forms the basis for this news release.

On behalf of Continent Resources Inc.,

"Michael R. Pawlowski"
Michael R. Pawlowski
President and Director
Continent Resources Inc.

Continent Resources Inc. Herrick Lau, CFO

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This document includes forward-looking statements as well as historical information. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the continued advancement of the company's general business development, research development and the company's development of mineral exploration projects. When used in this document, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intent", "may", "project", "plan", "should" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Although Continent Resources Inc. believes that their expectations reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statement. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include the potential that fluctuations in the marketplace for the sale of minerals, the inability to implement corporate strategies, the ability to obtain financing and other risks disclosed in our filings made with Canadian Securities Regulators.

The CNSX does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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