Crew Gold Corporation
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Crew Gold Corporation

January 19, 2007 11:06 ET

Crew Gold Corporation: Exploration Update-Drilling Continues to Extend LEFA Orebodies

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 19, 2007) - Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or the "Company") (TSX:CRU) (OSE:CRU) (FWB:KNC) (OTCBB:CRUGF).

Resource drilling continues to extend the current Faylala, Lero Karta, Camp de Base and Folokadi orebodies with further intercepts returning results higher than the current resource grades.

Regional drilling has also returned significant incepts for Banora and Siguirini that will result in further additions to the resource ounces at LEFA.

Study commences on potential underground mine to supplement open pit production.

Crew is pleased to announce that the resource drilling from October to December 2006 at the LEFA Corridor Project has continued to provide further encouraging results. Resource drilling has continued to extend Fayalala, Lero Karta, Camp de Base and Folokadi orebodies, with many intercepts returning results higher than the current resource grades.

Drilling also took place outside the immediate LEFA Corridor at Banora and Siguirini with very encouraging results being returned that will certainly add to the current resource inventory at LEFA. An additional structure 600m to the west of Siguirini has also been identified and initial results have proved very encouraging.

Encouragingly, broad zones of high grade mineralisation have continued to be returned at depth from Lero Karta in addition to Lero South. A scoping study has commenced to assess a potential underground operation to extract these resources. Conceptually, this would deliver an additional 60,000 to 80,000 ounces to total annual site production.

Selective results from the October-December 2006 resource drilling program are presented below (full results will be available on www.crewgold.com).

Jan A. Vestrum, President & CEO

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