SOURCE: American Sierra Gold Corp.

American Sierra Gold Corp.

January 19, 2010 08:45 ET

American Sierra Gold Corp. Appoints Mine Manager of Discovery Day Project

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - American Sierra Gold Corp. (OTCBB: AMNP), an independent gold exploration company headquartered in Reno, Nevada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Patrick Fagen as the mine manager of the Discovery Day Gold Project, a production-ready gold property in Northern California.

"I am very excited to join American Sierra's efforts to work on progressing the Discovery Day mining project. The high-grade gold mines in Salmon River district were some of the richest in California and this particular claim block includes several historical mines that were among the best producers in the district. The extensive development work and infrastructure already in place, including an operational mill, sets this group of mining properties far apart from the typical junior exploration portfolio," explained Mr. Fagen. "The already funded work plan will provide an excellent opportunity to block out significant high-grade ore for profitable production mining potentially beginning in Q2 of 2010," added Mr. Fagen.

"I am delighted that Pat decided to join American Sierra's efforts to develop the Discovery Day Mine. He has the right set of skills to take the project forward successfully. American Sierra will provide him with all the support necessary to try to accomplish our corporate goals. Pat's expertise will be crucial to the success of the project," commented Mr. Wayne Gruden, American Sierra's CEO.

Mr. Fagen has operated several successful mining projects with a particular focus on the exploration, development and management of high-grade underground mines. He has ample experience in different facets of the mining industry including exploration, acquisitions, feasibility analysis, permitting, planning, construction, and management. Mr. Fagen has a proven track record of taking underdeveloped properties and maximizing shareholder value through resource production and liquidity events including sales, mergers, acquisitions and public offerings. In the past 10 years he has served as chief executive for Tahoe Resources LLC, Lazarus Mining LLC and Tahoe Gold LLC. Mr. Fagen holds a BS Degree from Auburn University and is a specialist in California and USFS mine permitting.

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