New Guinea Gold Corporation
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New Guinea Gold Corporation

August 24, 2010 09:32 ET

New Guinea Gold Announces Further High Grade Gold and Copper Drill Results Below the Southern Oxide Pit at Sinivit Mine in PNG

10m at 18.47g/t Au and 2.89% Cu Including 2m at 39.7g/t Au and 2.02% Cu

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2010) - New Guinea Gold Corporation (NGG or the Company) (TSX VENTURE:NGG)(FRANKFURT:NG8) is pleased to announce that Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling continued to define the mineralisation immediately below the floor of the southern oxide pit. Best results included 6m at 15.23g/t gold and 1.18% copper from 10m downhole, and 10m at 18.47g/t gold and 2.89% copper from 4m downhole. Other intersections included 4m at 17.78g/t gold, 1.26% copper, and 10m at 8.07g/t gold and 2.63% copper. All results are shown in the table below.

Previous results from this zone had included 6m at 65.03g/t gold and 3.93% copper.

Bob McNeil CEO and Chairman commented: "the above holes extend the high gold/copper zone announced in a Press Release dated August 17, 2010. This high grade zone has now been intersected from 9488699N to 9488794N – over approximately 100m strike length, and is still open to both north, south and partly to depth. This is obviously a very significant high grade gold/copper zone at Sinivit. We will follow up these results with deeper diamond core holes in the near future".

Assay Results Sinivit RC Drill Holes
 
Hole No.   From (m)   To (m)   Length (m)   Gold (g/t)   Copper (%)     Cutoff grade (gold g/t)
SGC 224   26   30   4   0.74   0.16     0.5
SGC 225   0   4   4   0.68   0.06     0.5
SGC 226   no assays greater than 0.5 g/t Au
SGC 227   10   22   12   6.83   2.24     0.5
including   10   20   10   8.07   2.63     4.0
SGC 228   4   6   2   0.71   0.15     0.5
SGC 229   10   18   8   11.86   0.93     1.5
including   10   16   6   15.23   1.18     8.0
SGC 230   4   16   12   15.71   2.46     1.5
including   4   14   10   18.47   2.89     7.0
including   4   6   2   39.70   2.02     39.0
including   10   14   4   17.78   1.26     15.0
 
True widths of these intersections are estimated to be 70% of the above lengths.
 
 
Sinivit Hole Location Data
 
    Collar Co-Ordinates                
Hole No.   Easting (m)     Northing (m)   Azimuth (degrees)     Inclination (degrees)     Depth (m)
SGC0224   394278     9488745   90     -60     30
SGC0225   394278     9488739   90     -60     30
SGC0226   394275     9488727   90     -60     30
SGC0227   394280     9488725   90     -60     22
SGC0228   394275     9488721   90     -60     16
SGC0229   394279     9488706   90     -60     20
SGC0230   394279     9488699   90     -60     16

All RC samples are partly prepared at site by splitting to 500 grams. Further preparation and analysis is completed at accredited laboratory, ALS Chemex laboratories, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

The information in this release was prepared under the direction of Robert D. McNeil a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a "qualified person" as defined by National Instrument ("NI") 43-101. Mr McNeil has read and approves the information contained herein.

Full details of Sinivit are described in an Independent NI 43-101 report dated January 2006 which is available at www.newguineagold.ca and in its recent Press Releases.

For further information on this release or on other NGG projects, contact Forbes West toll free at (888) 6555532, email forbes@sherbournegroup.ca, info@newguineagold.ca, or access our website – www.newguineagold.ca.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

R.D. McNeil, CHAIRMAN & CEO

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