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Entree Gold Inc.

October 09, 2007 08:34 ET

Entree Gold Reports Additional Results From Drilling on Javhlant License, Mongolia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2007) - Entree Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG)(AMEX:EGI)(FRANKFURT:EKA) ("Entree" or the "Company") has received additional results of ongoing drilling on the Javhlant license, Mongolia, from its partner and project operator, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. ("Ivanhoe Mines") (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN). The Javhlant license is included in the joint Entree-Ivanhoe Mines agreement area.

The drilling program on the area formerly known as Sparrow South, and now called the Heruga Deposit, lies within the north-northeast-trending Oyu Tolgoi structural corridor. The deposit lies approximately 5 kilometres southwest from Ivanhoe Mines' Southwest Oyu copper and gold deposit.

As announced by Entree on October 3, 2007, drilling at the Heruga Deposit returned significant initial results in five (EJD0001, EJD0004, EJD0007, EJD0009, EJD0012) of the eleven holes for which results were available at that time. Entree has now been notified by Ivanhoe Mines that results from a further eight holes have confirmed the discovery of a 1,100 metre-long coherent zone of molybdenum-rich copper and gold mineralization. A zone of gold-rich copper mineralization lies beneath this molybdenum-rich shell.

Results for the eight additional holes are summarized in Table 1. Hole collar locations are shown on a map posted on the Entree website at www.entreegold.com.

Greg Crowe, President and CEO of Entree, commented, "In addition to the importance of this discovery, it again confirms the regional nature of the mineralized system associated with Oyu Tolgoi and bodes well for Entree's ongoing exploration on its 100%-owned ground to the west of Oyu Tolgoi."

"Mineralization now extends over twenty kilometres, along the structural trend hosting Oyu Tolgoi. Our long held belief that significant mineralization could extend onto Entree's ground beyond the borders of Oyu Tolgoi has now been confirmed both to the north and south of it."

The Heruga Deposit was discovered by drill-testing an induced polarization ("IP") geophysical anomaly that defined a 3 kilometre-long, north-south zone of high chargeability with a width up to 1,000 metres. The anomaly trends north-northeast to the Southwest Oyu Deposit on Oyu Tolgoi. As presently defined, the Heruga Deposit is open to the east and to the south. The IP anomaly indicates that the mineralized zone also may continue to the north and to depth below the early holes drilled on the northern-most section, which now appear to have been stopped short of the mineralized zone.

Nineteen drill holes (including daughter holes), spaced at 200 to 300 metre intervals along a 1,400 metre strike length of the anomaly have now been completed, or are in progress, on six section lines at the Heruga discovery. Significant copper, gold and molybdenum mineralization has been intersected in drill holes on five adjacent sections, representing 1,100 metres of strike length. Four drills are currently drilling on the Heruga Deposit, including a recently-collared hole (EJD0019), 200 metres south of the known mineralization. Two additional holes (EJD0016 and EJD0018) have also been completed on the Castle Rock IP anomaly located to the southeast of the Heruga Deposit.

Discussion and Highlights of Recent Drilling

The discovery of the Heruga Deposit marks a new style of molybdenum-rich mineralization not previously encountered on the Oyu Tolgoi trend. While no age dating has been done yet on this mineralization, the deposit is hosted by late-Devonian basaltic volcanics and quartz monzodiorite similar to the host rocks of the Oyu Tolgoi deposits. The structural corridor that bounds the Heruga Deposit also is flanked by Devonian and Carboniferous volcanic rocks similar to the Oyu Tolgoi structural corridor. The area between Southwest Oyu and Heruga is cut by two late, east-northeast trending faults that have likely down-dropped the intervening ground.

Drilling to date has delineated a 1,100 metre long, coherent zone of gold-rich copper mineralization, as defined in holes EJD0015, EJD0013 and EJD0017A, lying beneath a molybdenum-rich shell. For example, hole EJD0017A, a re-drill of hole EJD0017 from 578 metres, was collared 200 metres east of EJD0009. The hole, which is currently drilling at a down-hole depth of more than 1,300 metres in visually strong chalcopyrite with minor bornite mineralization, has intersected 334 metres, starting at 740 metres down-hole, grading 0.32 g/t gold, 0.63% copper and 269 ppm molybdenum. At a down-hole depth of 1,074 metres, the hole has intersected 36 metres of 0.81 g/t gold, 0.72% copper and 54 ppm molybdenum with assays from lower sections pending. This intersection may represent the start of a gold-rich zone lying below the molybdenum shell.

The Heruga Deposit has been cut longitudinally by a north-south fault, the Bor Tolgoi Fault, with an apparent 500 metres, west side down-sense of movement. The most northerly intersection into the deposit in hole EJD0007 is clearly on the west side of this fault. Three hundred metres to the south of hole EJD0007, hole EJD0011 intersected the fault at a depth of 550 metres and, starting at 1,008 metres, intersected molybdenum-rich mineralization grading 0.31 g/t gold, 0.45% copper and 212 ppm molybdenum, also on the west side of the fault. Holes EJD0015 and 0015A, collared 200 metres to the east of hole EJD001, are clearly on the east side of the fault and intersected strong gold mineralization underlying the molybdenum-rich zone. The 298 metre intersection in hole EJD0014, a further 300 metres south of hole EJD0015, and the 166 metre intersection in hole EJD0012 were also cut off at the bottom by the Bor Tolgoi Fault.

The true thickness of the individual intersections is not clearly understood at this early stage in the exploration as the full geometry and orientation of the deposit is not fully defined. On sections where two or more drill holes have intersected mineralization, such as EJD0009 and EJD0017A, the apparent thickness or horizontal width of the zone extending from a known geological fault boundary to 100 metres east of the eastern most hole, EJD0017A, is at least 400 metres, with a vertical extent of up to 500 metres. On sections, where only one hole has intersected the zone, such as holes EJD0007 and EJD0014, and no holes have been drilled on the eastern side, it is not yet possible to determine the true thicknesses and depths of the intersections, or the orientation of the mineralization.

The potential for the continuation of the gold-rich mineralization north, to EJD0007 on the east side of the Bor Tolgoi Fault, is a clear exploration target that will be tested by future drilling; as will the entire deposit to the east of the existing holes. The potential southern strike extent is now being tested by new hole, EJD0019, collared 200 metres south of EJD0017A.

The Oyu Tolgoi structural trend as currently defined now has a total strike length in excess of 20 kilometres, encompassing Oyu Tolgoi in the centre and extensions onto the joint Entree/Ivanhoe agreement area to both the south and north. From the Heruga Deposit in the south, the trend now extends through the Oyu Tolgoi deposits to the lower grade Ulaan Khud or Airport North Zone, located approximately 10 kilometres north-northeast of the Hugo Dummett Deposit.

Table 1. Selected mineralized intervals from the Heruga Deposit



Down-hole depth Interval Cu Au Mo Cu Eq(i)
from-to m m % g/t ppm %
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Hole EJD0011
1008 - 1266 258 0.45 0.31 212 0.83
1486 - 1552 66 0.68 0.66 77 1.16

Hole EJD0013
790 - 1244 454 0.50 1.43 178 1.56
including
994 - 1158 164 0.64 2.92 199 2.67

Hole EJD0013A
634 - 800 166 0.40 0.23 153 0.68
800 - 1094 294 0.52 0.55 183 1.03

Hole EJD0013B(ii)
602 - 608 6 0.93 0.05 420 1.32
716 - 778 62 0.69 0.28 263 1.10
778 - 1024 pending

Hole EJD0014
636 - 934 298 0.62 0.29 229 1.00

Hole EJD0015
856 - 1368 512 0.37 0.47 91 0.75

Hole EJD0015A(ii)
726 - 902 176 0.31 0.16 71 0.47
902 - 1008 pending

Hole EJD0017A(ii)
740 - 1074 334 0.63 0.32 269 1.06
1074 - 1110 36 0.72 0.81 54 1.28
1110 - 1204 pending

(i)Copper Equivalent estimated using $1.15/lb copper, $500/oz gold
and $10/lb molybdenum, without regard to recoveries.
(ii)Holes currently in progress.


Additional drill results and sections from the Heruga Deposit will be posted to Entree's web site at www.entreegold.com and to Ivanhoe Mines' website at www.ivanhoemines.com.

Results for holes EJD0001, EJD0004, EJD0007, EJD0009 and EJD0012 were announced by Entree Gold in a news release dated October 3, 2007.

Ivanhoe Mines Earns 51% Interest in Entree-Ivanhoe Mines Agreement Area

Entree has received notice from Ivanhoe Mines that it has incurred the required expenditures (US$20 million) to earn a 51% participating interest in the Entree-Ivanhoe Mines agreement area. Upon verification of these expenditures, a 51% Ivanhoe Mines/49% Entree joint venture will be formed. The joint venture will cover approximately 40,000 hectares of Entree's 100%-owned 179,500 hectare Lookout Hill Property (including the Javhlant license) that adjoins and completely surrounds Ivanhoe Mine's Oyu Tolgoi Property.

Ivanhoe Mines has informed Entree that it intends to continue to incur earn-in expenditures so as to increase its participating interest in the project. Subject to Ivanhoe Mines spending a total of US$35 million on exploration and/or development on the joint-venture properties prior to November 2012, Ivanhoe will earn:

- a 80% participating interest in all minerals extracted below a sub-surface depth of 560 metres on the optioned property; and

- a 70% participating interest in all minerals extracted from surface to a depth of 560 metres.

Ivanhoe also owns approximately 15% of the outstanding shares of Entree, while Ivanhoe's strategic partner on the development of the Oyu Tolgoi Project, Rio Tinto, owns approximately 16% of the outstanding shares of Entree.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Charles Forster, P.Geo., Ivanhoe Mines' Oyu Tolgoi Exploration Manager, Stephen Torr, P. Geo., Ivanhoe Mines' Chief Resource Geologist, and Robert Cann, P.Geo., Entree's Vice-President, Exploration, all qualified persons as defined by NI 43-101, supervised the preparation of the information in this news release.

SGS Analabs Pty. Ltd. prepares the split core at the project site and assays all samples at its facility in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ivanhoe's QA/QC program is monitored by independent consultant Dr. Barry Smee, P.Geo., and managed on site by Dale Sketchley, M.Sc., P.Geo. Commercially prepared standards with molybdenum values equivalent to the grades encountered in the Heruga drill holes and blanks are inserted at the sample preparation lab on the project site to monitor the quality control of the assay data.

ABOUT ENTREE GOLD INC.

Entree Gold Inc. (www.entreegold.com) is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the worldwide exploration and development of gold and copper prospects.

Most notably, the Company is a large landholder in Mongolia, where it holds a 100% interest in mineral concessions that comprise the 179,590-hectare Lookout Hill (Shivee Tolgoi) property, which completely surrounds the 8,500-hectare Turquoise Hill (Oyu Tolgoi) project of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. ("Ivanhoe Mines"), and hosts the Hugo North Extension of the Hugo Dummett Deposit and the newly discovered Heruga Deposit.

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