Vancouver, BC – Orex Minerals Inc. – (TSX-V: REX – OTCQX: ORMNF) (“Orex”), is pleased to announce that project partner Fresnillo PLC (LSE: FRES – BMV: FRES) (“Fresnillo”), has commenced a Phase-V diamond drilling program of approximately 5,000 metres in 11 holes on the Coneto Gold-Silver Project in Durango, Mexico. The Coneto Project is a joint venture, with ownership of 55/45% between Fresnillo and Orex. The mineral concessions of both parties in the Coneto Mining District have recently been combined into a company named “Exploraciones y Desarrollos Mineros Coneto S.A.P.I. de C.V.”, in order to advance the project. A Technical Committee, with membership from both companies, guides the exploration programs.