Harvest Gold Corporation

Harvest Gold Corporation

February 26, 2010 12:49 ET

Harvest Gold Announces That Permits Have Been Received for Its Rosebud Mine Drill Program in Nevada, USA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2010) - Harvest Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HVG) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has accepted the Notice of Intent, submitted by its US subsidiary, Harvest Gold Corporation (US), to complete a Phase I drilling program at the Rosebud Gold Mine project.

Under the permit, 27 drill sites have been approved and may be used to complete the drill program. The Company contemplates up to approximately 23,000 feet of reverse circulation drilling to test seven target areas. The bulk of the drilling is designed to test new high-grade targets developed through the Company's reinterpretation of geology, particularly structure, near the previously mined ore bodies at Rosebud.

The Rosebud property is an advanced exploration project consisting of 54 unpatented mining claims centered on the former Rosebud underground mine, which produced nearly 400,000 oz gold and 2,300,000 oz silver between 1997 and 2000. The underground operation mined three high-grade ore zones, with an average production grade of 0.416 oz Au/t, 2.42 oz Ag/t. Due to falling gold prices, the cut-off grade was increased from 0.15 oz Au/t to 0.18 oz Au/ton over the life of the mine, and mineralized material below the cutoff was not mined. An in-place, non-43-101-compliant inferred resource of 242,000 oz Au, 2,130,000 oz Ag (6.81 million t @ 0.036 oz Au/t, 0.31 oz Ag/t), was calculated by Hecla at the close of mining in 2000. (This historical resource estimate was made by a source believed to be reliable, however the Company has not yet independently verified the estimate according to CIM standards and thus this historical estimate should not be relied upon.) The Harvest Gold 43-101 report on Rosebud can be accessed on the website at:

The Rosebud deposit is a high-grade low-sulfidation volcanic-hosted precious metals deposit, similar in origin, geologic setting, and mineralization style to other low-sulfidation gold deposits in northern Nevada, including the high-grade multi-million-ounce Sleeper and Midas deposits. The property is located in a highly mineralized portion of the Lovelock-Austin Mineral Belt, about 5 miles south of Allied Nevada's Hycroft mine.

The company has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the property, subject to a net smelter royalty.

Greg Hill, Certified Professional Geologist, the President of Harvest Gold Corp. (US), is the Qualified Person that has reviewed the contents of this news release.

Harvest Gold Corporation is a mineral exploration company working in Nevada, USA and Manitoba, Canada. In Nevada, the Company is exploring the 100% optioned Rosebud Mine property, and a generative gold property at Garcia Flats in the South Carlin Trend. In Manitoba, Harvest is exploring one group of claims in the Rice Lake Gold Belt of south eastern Manitoba and at Assean Lake, Manitoba.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Rick Mark, CEO & Chair

Harvest Gold Corporation

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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