First Gold Exploration Inc.
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First Gold Exploration Inc.

December 17, 2009 12:25 ET

First Gold Starts Drilling on its Pivert/Rose Lithium Property

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) - First Gold Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EFG)(FRANKFURT:F12) is pleased to announce that a drill has been moved onto the Pivert/Rose property to test the potential and continuity at depth of spodumene dykes that yielded up to 2.48 % Li2O. A program of 1,500 metres of drilling is planned, to be completed by December 31, 2009 (see table of results, below).

Recent random grab sampling on the Eastmain Lithium property returned the following results:



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SAMPLE # Li Assay Li2O Description
(ppm) Assay
%
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430901
(ROSE) 10,200 2.20 Medium-fine grained white pegmatite, 40-50%
slightly smoky quartz, 10-20% white
feldspath, 25-35% spodumene in elongated,
idiomorphic , whitish to purplish crystals
(1 to 5 cm), 1 to 5% purplish lepidolite
(2-5 mm)
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430902
(ROSE) 6,220 1.33 Medium-fine grained white pegmatite, 20-30%
slightly smoky quartz, 30- 40% white
feldspath (2 to 3 cm), 15-25% spodumene in
elongated, idiomorphic , whitish to
purplish crystals (1 to 5 cm), 1 to 5%
purplish lepidolite (2-5 mm), trace tabular
black mineral 2-5 mm (colombite-
tantalite?).
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430903
(ROSE) 2,840 0.60 Medium-fine grained white pegmatite, 20-30%
slightly smoky quartz, 30-40% white
feldspath (2 to 3 cm), 10-20% spodumene in
elongated, idiomorphic , whitish to
purplish crystals (1 to 5 cm), 1 to 5%
purplish lepidolite (2-5 mm), 1% tabular
black mineral 2-8mm (colombite-tantalite?).
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430904
(ROSE) 7,140 1.53 Medium-fine grained white pegmatite, 20-30%
slightly smoky quartz, 30-40% white
feldspath (2 to 3 cm), 15-25% spodumene in
elongated, idiomorphic , whitish to
purplish crystals (1 to 5 cm), 1 to 5%
purplish lepidolite (2-5 mm), trace
tabular black mineral 2-5 mm (colombite-
tantalite?).
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430905
(ROSE) 11,500 2.48 Medium-fine grained white pegmatite, 20-30%
slightly smoky quartz, 30-40% white
feldspath (2 to 3 cm), 30-40% spodumene in
elongated, idiomorphic , whitish to
purplish crystals (1 to 5 cm), 1 to 5%
purplish lepidolite (2-5 mm), trace tabular
black mineral 2-5 mm (colombite-
tantalite?).
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430906
(PIVERT) 9,660 2.09 Mix of white pegmatite and aplite, 20-30%
slightly smoky quartz, 10-20% white
feldspath, 25-35% greenish spodumene in
elongated, idiomorphic crystals (2 to 6
cm), trace tabular black mineral
(colombite-tantalite?), slightly rusty
alteration in places.
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430907
(PIVERT) 8,020 1.72 Mix of white pegmatite and aplite, 10-20%
slightly smoky quartz, 40-50% white
feldspath, 20-25% greenish spodumene in
elongated, idiomorphic crystals (2 to 6
cm), trace tabular black mineral
(colombite-tantalite?).
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430908
(PIVERT) 8,870 1.92 Idem #430906, 20-25% spodumene
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430909
(PIVERT) 454 0.11 30% diorite xenolite and 70% fine-grained
white pegmatite with 30% quartz and 70%
white feldspath with trace spodumene.
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First Gold used these results to determine the location of the drill holes.

Jean-Sebastien Lavallee (OGQ #773), a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this release. Mr. Lavallee has over 15 years of exploration experience in Canada, having worked as a consultant for numerous exploration companies through Consul-Teck Exploration Inc.

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