ATW Gold Corp.
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ATW Gold Corp.

September 11, 2009 09:00 ET

ATW Gold Corp.: Northern Mineralization Drill Results-Burnakura, NOA2

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2009) - ATW Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ATW), ("ATW" or "the Company"), has received results from the NOA2 northern mineralization drilling program at Burnakura.

A 10m by 20m grid drill program was initiated to gather additional geological and structural information along the northern corridor between the NOA2 and NOA7/8 mines. A total of 17 NQ core holes for 2,970.7m were drilled logged, photographed and assayed.

Drilling intersected three different styles of mineralization within the dolerite host rock. These are:

1. Sericite with quartz veining;

2. Brecciated quartz veining;

3. Quartz stockwork

These veins are all mineralized with gold and are associated with pyrite. The veins vary in width from 0.5m to several meters of thickness and coalesce near the NOA2 fault forming wide mineralized zones of up to 10m thickness.

Significant results from the northern area drilling to date are:



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Hole From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au (g/t)
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09NOADD0001 186.55 188.11 1.56 19.41
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09NOADD0002 187.0 189.0 2.0 2.11
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09NOADD0003 188.1 188.5 0.4 2.90
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09NOADD0004 194.8 195.3 0.5 16.02
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224.2 225.6 1.4 71.08
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09NOADD0005 136.9 138.0 1.1 3.96
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162.0 162.3 0.3 5.36
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09NOADD0006 119.5 122.0 2.5 6.14
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incl 120.4 121.0 0.6 18.91
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135.3 139.0 3.7 5.90
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incl 136.5 136.8 0.3 11.47
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incl 137.5 137.9 0.4 20.40
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09NOADD0007 136.4 137.4 1 7.36
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142.0 143.0 1 7.59
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09NOADD0008 113.0 113.5 0.5 9.22
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09NOADD0009 117.7 127.9 10.2 2.74
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incl 118.8 120.0 1.2 6.72
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09NOADD0010 149.1 150.9 1.8 2.75
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09NOADD0011 112.2 113.8 1.6 2.11
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114.4 116.4 2 4.44
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117.5 120.0 2.5 3.48
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125.0 125.3 0.3 2.76
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09NOADD0012 120.9 121.9 1 12.97
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incl 121.7 121.9 0.2 37.87
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123.6 128.7 5.1 8.41
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incl 126.9 127.8 0.9 25.40
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09NOADD0013 159.9 161.9 2 10.21
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incl 159.9 160.4 0.5 49.88
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09NOADD0014 122.0 122.7 0.72 7.14
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09NOADD0015 158.9 159.3 0.38 14.56
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09NOADD0016 136.2 136.4 0.21 9.93
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09NOADD0017 138.0 138.9 0.9 2.90
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As a result of the drill program, supplemented with recent underground mapping, multiple northeastern fault splays previously not recognized in earlier drilling were identified. These splays have a profound effect in controlling mineralization and recent mining has encountered vein offsets of up to 15m.

This complexity is currently affecting the mining dilution which is negatively impacting the mill head grade. This structural complexity affected the last two gold pours of August, returning only 1,865 fine ounces of gold for the month. Production for September is forecast to be in the order of 2,100oz.

A new structural model is currently being developed to investigate the fault splays and their impact on future mining. A new mineralized wireframe model will then be merged with the structural model, resulting in the development of a new block model. Upon completion, new stope designs will be created along with a new mining plan.

Brent Butler, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented: "This drilling enhances our structural and geological understanding in the northern corridor. We are currently re-working the block model to incorporate the complexity of these faults offsets. This will be included in an update mining plan scheduled to be completed by the first week of October."

Mineralized core is cut in half onsite and sampled. In addition, a half to full tray of non mineralized rock is cut and sampled on the hangingwall and footwall. Half core is sent to the minesite laboratory for analysis and the other half core is stored onsite. Samples are dried, crushed and pulverized with 85% of the sample achieving minus 75 micron. Gold Analysis is completed by 30 gram Aqua regia assay with a detection limit of 0.01 ppm. All assayed intervals that return a value above 0.1g/t are sent to Amdel Laboratory in Kalgoorlie as pulp samples. A pulp sample split is also retained onsite. At Amdel, the samples are dried, crushed and pulverized with 85% of the sample achieving minus 75 micron. Gold Analysis is completed by 50 gram fire assay with a detection limit of 0.01 ppm.

The Burnakura Gold Mine is located in the West Yilgarn goldfields of Western Australia on 58.8 square kilometers of mining leases and prospecting licenses. Infrastructure includes a fully permitted 160,000-tonne-per-year (450 tonnes per day) CIL gold plant, rolling stock, underground equipment, workshops, office space and a 90-man camp. The project covers 12 kilometers of prospective strike length along a major auriferous shear zone and mesothermal gold system. Historic production on the project focused on lower-grade surface oxides, which had been historically mined from 15 open pits stretching along the entire 12 kilometers of strike length.

Brent Butler, President and CEO of ATW Gold Corp. is the qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed the contents of this news release.

ATW Gold Corp.

Brent Butler, President & CEO

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