Bullion River Gold Corp.

Bullion River Gold Corp.

January 10, 2005 16:00 ET

Bullion River Gold Corp. Starts Surface Drilling at its French Gulch Mine



OTC Bulletin Board SYMBOL: BLRV

JANUARY 10, 2005 - 16:00 ET

Bullion River Gold Corp. Starts Surface Drilling at
its French Gulch Mine

RENO, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 10, 2005) - Bullion River Gold Corp.
(OTCBB:BLRV)(FWB:BVM) has started its surface drill program at its
French Gulch mine. After some weather-related delays, Lang Exploratory
Drilling has started to drill the first of seven to eight
reverse-circulation drill holes of the planned 15,000-foot program. Each
hole will be drilled to a depth of about 2,000 feet and angled across
the area where multiple high-grade veins are known from previous mining.
The drilling is testing outboard at depth and along strike of
previously-mined areas, and the program aims to provide significant
information about the potential and future development of the French
Gulch mine.

Despite the existence of high grade ore, the French Gulch mine was never
systematically explored and, therefore, its potential never properly
quantified. Bullion River's surface exploration program has already
identified several additional mineralized structures that have not been
developed, with samples returning high-grade values up to 4.20 ounces
per ton, as previously reported. More recent surface sampling has
returned additional encouraging assays, including two separate
unexplored vein areas returning values of 0.95 and 0.38 opt Au,

Bullion River's President Peter M. Kuhn states: "Despite the inclement
weather, we have succeeded in starting to drill our first hole. We
expect to get a lot of valuable information about new and existing vein
systems and their extensions and hope to finally do justice to this
intriguing property."

About Bullion River Gold Corp.

Bullion River Gold Corp. is an American based mineral exploration
company focusing on regions containing gold-silver deposits
predominantly located in the Southwest United States. The company
presently has a total of seven properties of which five are located in
Nevada. Three of these properties are considered advanced projects and
two are considered grassroots projects. The two remaining properties are
in California. Both of these properties are past producers.

Approved by the Board of Directors:


PETER M. KUHN, President

For more information, contact Brad Long, Investor Relations at Bullion
River Gold Corp. at (800) 540-BLRV (2578) or at brad@bullionriver.com or
visit the Company's website at www.bullionriver.com or the U.S.
Securities & Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov/ to review
Bullion River's latest filings.

This release contains certain statements that are "forward-looking"
statements (as the term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995). Any such forward-looking statements are inherently
speculative and are based on currently available information, operating
plans and projections about future expectations and trends. As such,
they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, such as general
economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop
specific projects, the ability to fund operations, and other factors
over which Bullion River Gold Corp. has little or no control. Actual
results and performance may be significantly different from expectations
or trends expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Bullion River Gold Corp. expressly disclaims any obligation to update
the statements contained in this release.


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