Vancouver, B.C., February 1, 2017.Desert Star Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: DSR) (“Desert Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointments of Rob Duncan as Chief Operating Officer, Rory Kutluoglu as Vice President of Exploration and Eva Nakano as Corporate Development.


Mr. Duncan brings over 26 years of experience in the mineral exploration business to Desert Star. He has worked for both major producers, including Rio Tinto and Inmet Mining Corp., and junior explorers, such as Rimfire Minerals/Kiska Metals Corp. and Evrim Resources Corp., where he held senior management positions and was an integral part of generative exploration, project evaluations and joint venture negotiations.

Mr. Kutluoglu is a Professional Geoscientist with over a decade of exploration experience in a wide variety of commodities across North America. He was Exploration Manager for Kaminak Gold Corp. from 2012 to 2015, where he was instrumental in delivering the maiden resource, positive preliminary economic assessment and positive feasibility study for the Coffee Gold Project, Yukon, subsequently acquired by Goldcorp Inc. in 2016.

Ms. Nakano has been involved in mineral exploration and mining for over 10 years. Her experience spans all phases of exploration and a wide range of deposit types. In her previous role at B2Gold Corp. she contributed to project evaluations and resource delineation which led to the successful acquisition of several key projects, advancing the company towards mid-tier status. Ms. Nakano brings to the Company a strong foundation in financial modelling and business strategy.

“As the Company continues to aggressively evaluate new opportunities ranging from early to advanced stage projects, the experience these individualsAnchor bring will greatly enhance Desert Star’s ability to evaluate, acquire and maximize value through the acquisition process and beyond” commented Vince Sorace, Desert Star’s President & CEO.

On behalf of the Board of

DESERT STAR RESOURCES LTD.

“Vince Sorace”

Vince Sorace

President and CEO, Desert Star Resources Ltd.

For further information regarding Desert Star, please email info@desertstar.ca or visit our website at www.desertstar.ca.

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