ATW Gold Corp.
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ATW Gold Corp.

September 16, 2009 09:00 ET

ATW Gold Corp.: Phase 2 Drill Program to Commence at Gullewa

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2009) - ATW Gold Corp (TSX VENTURE:ATW) ("ATW" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that a 4,000m follow-up core drilling program on the Phase 1 drill results will commence at Gullewa in approximately in two weeks.

Of particular focus is drillhole 9DEF034, located 70m south of previously known mineralization, which intersected 7m averaging 11.01g/t gold, 0.3% copper and 0.8g/t silver from 108m. This drillhole has significant importance in terms of the current scoping study. Recent open cut pit optimization studies indicate that southern expansion of the pit shell is probable if infill drilling is successful in delineating mineralization extending from the most southern part of the current block model to drillhole 9DEF034.

The Scoping study results are on track to be announced during November. Metallurgy, plant refurbishment cost estimates and Environmental baseline studies are near completion. Current work in progress includes open cut and underground optimization studies. Once Phase 2 drilling is completed, a new block model will be constructed and new optimization studies for both open cut and subsequent underground operations will be carried out.

Brent Butler, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented: "This second phase of drilling is of significant importance in terms of extending and optimizing the pit shell at Deflector. ATW is on track to deliver the results of the Scoping Study in November."

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.

Gullewa is located 450 kilometres north of Perth, in the Yalgoo mineral fields of Western Australia. Gullewa is a 550 sq kilometre property that hosts several gold deposits of various size and grade, the most significant being the Deflector gold-copper deposit. which contains a measured and indicated resource of 369,000 ounces at 6.75 grams per tonne (g/t) gold equivalent ("AuEq") of and an inferred resource of 400,000 ounces at 7.71 g/t AuEq (gold equivalent ounces, AuEq, are calculated using the ratio: 1% copper equals 2.5 g/t gold and a cut-off grade of 1.0 g/t AuEq). Mining infrastructure assets at Gullewa include a 800 tonne per day CIL plant, a licensed tailings disposal facility, a 50-person camp, offices, and workshops.

ATW GOLD CORP.

Brent Butler, President & CEO

"This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements."

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