SOURCE: Little Squaw Gold Mining Company

December 20, 2007 11:00 ET

Little Squaw Trenching Confirms Extensive Gold System at Chandalar

SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - Little Squaw Gold Mining Company (OTCBB: LITS) ($0.73) ("Little Squaw" or "the Company") reports that assay results from additional hard rock trenching continue to show significant widespread gold mineralization within multiple geologic structures on the Company's wholly owned Chandalar, Alaska, mining property. The findings of the 2007 excavator trenching program have solidified several diamond drilling targets for 2008 and confirm that the Company is dealing with a strong and substantially underexplored system of gold mineralization.

Previously announced excavator trench intercepts for the Pallasgreen, Pioneer, and Summit prospects reported widths of 20 to 30 feet of 0.309 to 0.333 ounces gold per short ton (6 to 9 meters at 10.58 to 11.40 grams gold per tonne). Additional assay results for rock-chip channel samples taken in trenches dug on the Chandalar, Bonanza, Kiska, and Mikado prospects are shown in the table below. This trenching cut several structures that assay 0.015 to 0.039 ounces gold per short ton (3 to 12 meters at 0.50 to 1.35 grams gold per tonne) over widths of 10 to 40 feet. These values are based on assay results with a cutoff of 10 feet at 0.015 ounces gold per short ton. The rock surrounding the structures is hydrothermally altered and contains trace amounts of gold.

Trenching at the Mikado prospect yielded the most interesting results. A small mine on this prospect is known to have produced about 6,800 tons of ore averaging about 1.5 ounces gold per short ton (46.65 grams gold per tonne) from an open-ended ore shoot. The controlling structure is a major, 8-mile-long fault that contains quartz veins. A series of trenches across a portion of this structure traced the mineralization continuously over 2,500 feet of strike length. The average mineralized trench intercept is 24 feet at 0.023 ounces gold per short ton (7.3 meters at 0.79 grams gold per tonne). The persistent gold mineralization with association of hydrothermal alteration and the magnitude of its controlling structure make the Mikado prospect a prime target for drill testing.

The Company's 24-square-mile property covers most of the Chandalar mining district. The district's prospects are mostly aligned along a series of 10 subparallel northwest-southeast structural belts, each several miles long and spaced thousands of feet apart. Sections of these structural belts contain gold mineralization within quartz veins. These are mesothermal veins and fall into a category of gold deposits often called "lode gold" or 'greenstone gold," which are responsible for about a quarter of the world's total gold production.

The Company believes it has identified promising gold showings within a favorable geologic setting at Chandalar. Continued systematic exploration of this system of gold mineralization could result in the discovery of a commercial gold deposit.

Richard Walters, President of Little Squaw Gold Mining Company, is responsible for this news release. For additional information regarding Little Squaw Gold Mining, contact Susan Schenk, Manager of Investor Relations, by telephone at (509) 535-6156, or by e-mail at ir@littlesquawgold.com. Little Squaw maintains a comprehensive Web site at www.littlesquawgold.com.

Little Squaw Gold Mining is engaged in the business of precious-metals discovery. This endeavor carries certain risks that are commensurate with the potential rewards of such efforts. These risks cannot be quantified and should not be taken lightly. All statements made here regarding the firm's investment potential should be considered "forward-looking statements" as defined by prevailing regulatory guidelines. As forward-looking statements, these items represent the measured professional judgment of management. They do not, however, represent guarantees, and unforeseen and/or unforeseeable future developments may render them either incomplete or incorrect. Actual results, plans, programs, and financial performance may differ materially from express or implied forward-looking statements.

                         CHANDALAR TRENCH ASSAYS
         For the Chandalar, Bonanza, Kiska and Mikado prospects
 Minimum reported interval is 10 feet at 0.015 ounces gold per short ton
                 (3 meters at 0.50 grams gold per tonne)

TRENCH                  Interval                Gold                 Gold
  #       Prospect        Feet      Footage     oz/st     Meters     g/t
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  1       Chandalar      0 - 10        10       0.028       3.0      0.95
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  6       Bonanza        0 - 17        17       0.056       5.2      1.93
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  17      Kiska         50 - 60        10       0.022       3.0      0.77
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  18      Kiska        5.5 - 42       36.5      0.015      11.1      0.51
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  19      Mikado       108 - 118       10       0.057       3.0      1.95
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       168 - 205       37       0.017      11.3      0.58
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  20      Mikado        53 - 88        35       0.015      10.7      0.52
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       161 - 214       53       0.015      16.2      0.52
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       300 - 310       10       0.034       3.0      1.18
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       435 - 470       35       0.036      10.7      1.22
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  21      Mikado      81.5 - 112      30.5      0.016       9.3      0.55
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  22      Mikado         2 - 32        30       0.015       9.1      0.53
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  23      Mikado         0 - 25        25       0.019       7.6      0.64
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       143 - 155       12       0.023       3.7      0.78
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  40      Mikado       165 - 180       15       0.023       4.6      0.79
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       225 - 235       10       0.018       3.0      0.63
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  41      Mikado        86 - 112       26       0.016       7.9      0.55
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       477 - 487       10       0.015       3.0      0.50
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       557 - 567       10       0.043       3.0      1.46
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  2E      Mikado        70 - 110       40       0.039      12.2      1.35
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
                       130 - 150       30       0.018       9.1      0.63
------    ---------   -----------   -------     -----     ------     ----
  4E      Mikado         0 - 10        10       0.040       3.0      1.36
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