Hawthorne Gold Corp.
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Hawthorne Gold Corp.

September 15, 2009 08:30 ET

Hawthorne Assays 36.3 g/t Au Over 5.36 Metres (Uncut With Estimated True Width of 4.29 Metres); Additional Positive High Grade Results Continue From Drilling at Taurus Zone

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2009) - Hawthorne Gold Corp. ("Hawthorne" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HGC)(PINK SHEETS:HWTHF) is pleased to announce final drill results from the Phase II diamond drill program, which consisted of six (6) additional NTW diamond drill holes totaling 658.36 metres within the Taurus deposit. Initial results from the Phase I & II drill programs achieved our goal of identifying a high grade mineralized gold zone near surface within the Sable zone. Final results from the Phase II drill program focused on increasing gold mineralization immediately north to the current Sable zone bulk sample test pit and to test for mineralization to depth below the test pit.

"Final results from the Sable zone have exceeded our expectations and have confirmed that higher grade mineralization exists immediately north of the test pit. Also, several high grade intersections at depth directly below the test pit confirms that mineralization is continuous from near-surface to a depth of 85 metres," commented Richard Barclay, President and CEO of Hawthorne.



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FROM TO Width Est. True Au
HOLE (m) (m) (m) Width (m) g/t
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TA09-009 19.12 21.86 2.74 2.19 11.4
35.92 37.79 1.87 1.50 3.3
93.80 97.41 3.61 2.89 3.0

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TA09-010 10.38 13.22 2.84 2.27 2.6
16.13 17.70 1.57 1.26 4.7
115.83 117.35 1.52 1.22 3.8

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TA09-011 12.57 16.04 3.47 2.17 2.0
67.05 69.24 2.19 1.37 4.2

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TA09-012 60.26 63.51 3.25 2.60 7.8
112.29 114.16 1.87 1.82 5.0

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TA09-013 23.97 26.74 2.77 2.22 12.6
33.62 36.16 2.54 2.03 2.6
45.62 59.43 13.81 11.05 2.5
67.94 71.62 3.68 2.94 5.1

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TA09-014 10.72 15.48 4.76 3.81 3.4
including 10.72 11.16 0.44 0.35 18.0
60.34 65.70 5.36 4.29 36.3
w/ 20 g/t cut off 6.8
including 61.40 62.64 1.24 0.99 147.5
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Of interest, Hole No. TA09-0014 intersected 4.29 metres averaging 6.8 g/t Au, applying a 20g/t cut off to a bonanza sample yielding 147.5 g/t Au over 0.99 metres. Also results from the completed Phase III drilling at the Hill 88 zone within the Taurus zone, along with results from the current ongoing Phase IV drill program at Table Mountain zone, are pending and expected shortly.

Following logging of drill core, split core samples were collected and shipped to the primary assay lab ALS Minerals (formerly ALS Chemex) of North Vancouver, BC. Check assays are sent to EcoTech Laboratory (Stewart Group) of Kamloops, BC. Hawthorne's Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) program comprises inserting Standard Reference Materials, preparation duplicates as well as secondary lab check assays.

The goal of the Taurus zone drilling is to delineate a small-tonnage, higher grade near-surface gold zone in excess of 3.5 g/t Au, amenable to open pit mining. Once the zone is defined, the mineralized material could potentially be used as mill feed at the permitted Cassiar Gold Mine when production commences. The Taurus Deposit currently contains a National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 Mineral Inferred Resource Estimate(i) of 1.06 million ounces of gold (33.06 million tonnes grading 1.00 g/t Au).

Michael Petrina, P.Eng., the Company's Vice President of Mining and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.

About Hawthorne Gold Corp.

Hawthorne Gold Corp. is a Canadian-based gold exploration and development company with key properties in British Columbia, Canada. Hawthorne is led by well-respected mining leaders Richard Barclay and Michael Beley. Hawthorne's goal is to become a junior gold producer by working towards production at Cassiar Gold Mine in Q4 2009 / Q1 2010 and to continue resource development of the nearby Taurus deposit, as well as the Frasergold deposit in the south central British Columbia Cariboo region. Hawthorne continues to review potential acquisitions, focusing on high quality, advanced gold development opportunities.

ON BEHALF OF HAWTHORNE GOLD CORP.

Richard J. Barclay, President & CEO

Certain information regarding the Company including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with mining exploration and development, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of resource estimates, environmental and permitting risks, access to labour and services, competition from other companies and ability to access sufficient capital. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. A feasibility study has not been completed and there is no certainty the disclosed targets will be reached nor that the proposed operations will be economically viable.

(i) The Company has prepared a NI 43-101 report (Wardrop Engineering Inc. - Updated Resource Report on the Taurus Deposit - Liard Mining District, BC - dated March 11, 2009) regarding the Taurus Property and can be viewed at www.sedar.com.

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 of accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

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    Todd Hanas
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