CORE to Present at Pritchard Capital Partners Energize 2011 Conference in San Francisco

January 3, 2011 – HOUSTON, TEXAS – Contango ORE, Inc. (“CORE”) (OTCBB: CTGO) announces today that the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Kenneth R. Peak, will make a corporate presentation at the Pritchard Capital Partners Energize 2011 Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM Pacific Time (1:25 PM Central Time). A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is now available on our website. Details for the presentation, live broadcast and replay are as follows:

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM Pacific Time (1:25 PM Central Time)
Presenter: Kenneth R. Peak, Chairman and CEO
Live Webcast: Available here
Replay: Available here
Presentation: Capital Partners Energize 2011 Conference in San Francisco

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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding CORE that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor "forward-looking statements" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on CORE’s current expectations and includes statements regarding future results of operations, quality and nature of the asset base, the assumptions upon which estimates are based and other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, strategies or statements about future events or performance (often, but not always, using words such as "expects", “projects”, "anticipates", "plans", "estimates", "potential", "possible", "probable", or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "will", "should", or "could" be taken, occur or be achieved). Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those, reflected in the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: the risks of the exploration and the mining industry (for example, operational risks in exploring for, developing mineral reserves; risks and uncertainties involving geology; the speculative nature of the mining industry; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to future production, costs and expenses; the volatility of natural resources prices, including prices of gold and rare earth elements; the existence and extent of commercially exploitable minerals in properties acquired by CORE; potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the interpretation of exploration results and the estimation of mineral resources; the loss of key employees or consultants; health, safety and environmental risks and risks related to weather and other natural disasters); uncertainties as to the availability and cost of financing; inability to realize expected value from acquisitions; inability of our management team to execute its plans to meet its goals; and the possibility that government policies may change or governmental approvals may be delayed or withheld, including the inability to obtain any mining permits. Additional information on these and other factors which could affect CORE’s exploration program or financial results are included in CORE’s other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from the projections in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. CORE does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

For information, contact:
Kenneth R. Peak
Contango ORE, Inc.
3700 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 960
Houston, Texas 77098
(713) 960-1901