High Desert Gold Corporation
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High Desert Gold Corporation

August 18, 2009 12:51 ET

High Desert Gold Identifies Strong Gold Mineralization Associated with Low-Angle Structures on the Kinkaid Property, Mineral County, Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2009) - High Desert Gold Corporation ("HDG" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:HDG)(TSX VENTURE:HDG.WT) announces that the ongoing investigation of its wholly owned Kinkaid gold-copper property continues to generate significant gold mineralization from the rock chip sampling. The Company has now collected a total of 333 rock chip samples. Kinkaid is located approximately 24 kilometres northeast of Hawthorne, Nevada.

HDG has continued to collect rock chip samples in an effort to characterize the gold mineralization and define drill targets. This recent work has outlined a series of five low-angle structures ranging in thickness from 2 to 6 metres, all of which contain gold mineralization. A total of 20 rock chip samples were collected from the structures over lengths ranging from 0.6 metres to 6.1 metres. Gold results ranged from 0.01 to 8.14 g/t with all samples averaging 1.31 g/t Au. Additionally, on July 2, 2008, the Company had reported representative samples from a total of 171 rock chip samples that had been collected from the Kinkaid property. (see HDG PR08-11, July 2, 2008).

Previous work has identified copper and gold mineralization hosted in near-vertical epithermal/mesothermal veins ranging in thickness from less than 4 centimetres to over 1.3 metres in true width. The newly discovered low angle structures are low in silica, display dips of 10-50 degrees and are projected to intersect the near vertical gold-copper bearing veins at depth.

The following table shows the results from rock sampling from the recently identified low angle structures:



Summary of Selected Rock Chip Samples

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Sample Number Sample Length Description Gold (gpt)
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Low-angle shear
144816 6 metres within limestone 8.14
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Parallel low-angle
144820 3 metres shear in limestone 0.556
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Low-angle shear
144837 2 metres within limestone 4.78
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Parallel low-angle
144840 2 metres shear within 1.125
limestone
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Low-angle shear zone
53868 2 metres within shale and 2.79
limestone
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Low-angle shear zone
within shale and
53869 2 metres limestone, 0.716
continuing from the
end of sample 53868
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Low-angle shear zone
within shale and
53870 2 metres limestone, 0.911
continuing from the
end of sample 53869
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Mapping has also identified a calcareous sandstone that is interpreted to lie below the outcropping gold bearing vein systems. The intersection of the vein systems with the calcareous sandstone represents an excellent drill target for bulk gold mineralization. The potential target size is approximately 400 metres by 1,500 metres.

The Company continues to seek a partner for its Canasta Dorada gold property in Sonora, Mexico where drilling has intersected greater than one gpt gold grades. Several companies are presently evaluating the property.

The Qualified Person for this press release is Randall Moore, Executive VP of Exploration, High Desert Gold Corporation and he has reviewed and approved the content of this press release.

Assays at Kinkaid were performed by ALS Chemex (ALS) Reno, Nevada laboratory which is an ISO 9001:2000 certified laboratory. Gold was analyzed by the Au-AA23 method that includes fire assay of a 30 gram sample with an AA finish.

Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business. Forward-looking statements may include words such as "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "should," "estimates," "expects," "believes," "indicates," "targeting," "suggests," "potential," "interpretation" and similar expressions. Information concerning the interpretation of chip sample results and also geology may be considered forward-looking statements, as such information constitutes a prediction of what mineralization might be found to be present if and when a project is actually developed. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in the Company's Annual Information Form filed and publicly available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Actual results may materially differ from expectations, if known and unknown risks or uncertainties affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions prove inaccurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Except as required by law, HDG assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.

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