ATW Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : ATW

ATW Gold Corp.

September 18, 2009 09:00 ET

ATW Provides an Update on Burnakura

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2009) - ATW Gold Corp (TSX VENTURE:ATW) ("ATW" or "the Company") wishes to address shareholder questions regarding its Burnakura Mine operations in Australia.

As previously disclosed in the news release of September 11, 2009, operations at the Burnakura Mine have encountered multiple northeastern fault splays in the mineralization presently being mined. This structural complexity affected the last two gold pours in August, and as a result, production in August was 1,865 ounces which was less than the Company anticipated. Production is forecast to be in the order of 2,100 ounces for September of 2009.

At this time, the Company is assessing the impact of this structural complexity and intends to develop a new block model for future mining operations at Burnakura.

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 for future operations.

The Company, upon advice of its corporate counsel, has advised its board of directors and its personnel not to discuss future production forecasts, future mining forecasts or operational forecasts until such time as the Company has more definitive information available.

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."

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

"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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