New Guinea Gold Corporation

New Guinea Gold Corporation

July 02, 2009 09:27 ET

New Guinea Gold Announces Gold Production Increase of 40% in Second Quarter to 2246 ozs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2009) - New Guinea Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGG)(FRANKFURT:NG8) -

Gold production continued to increase throughout the second quarter 2009 from 1,605 ozs in the first quarter to 2246 ozs in the second quarter. Silver production increased from 210 ozs in the first quarter to 233 ozs in the second quarter.

Monthly gold production during the quarter was as follows:

April - 557 ozs gold and 61 ozs silver

May - 768 ozs gold and 46 ozs silver

June - 921 ozs gold and 126 ozs silver

Bob McNeil CEO and Chairman commented: "Improvements to vats to increase solution flow are starting to "pay off" with a 65% increase in monthly production from April to June. Solution flow rates, in addition to total tonnes of mineralisation leaching at any time, were identified late last year as the key factors in being able to increase gold production. Solution flow rates have been increased by increasing the total amount of solution in covered vats; by installing additional columns in the vats from which solution can be pumped, and by various methods of "stirring up" the surface of vats using post hole augers, trenching etc. By mid June, as a result of these changes, in two of six vats, solution flow rates were 50% to 70% higher than in April. This increase should be extended to all vats over the next two months. All vats cannot be done at once as additional pumping points must be installed together with acquiring additional pumps. Care is necessary when working in vats which already contain some "leaching solution". Total solution is now under control with all active vats completely covered to prevent accumulation of rain water.

We have had exploration success at both Weioko (Sehulea - 100% NGG) and at Mt Penck (60% NGG). At Weioko in Press Releases dated 25th May 2009, and 18thJune, we noted some of the best drill results from this prospect to date, (34m at 2.76g/t gold, including 17m at 4.54g/t gold; and 64.6m at 2.24g/t gold). At Mt Penck we intersected 133m at 1.83g/t gold from surface. Further Mt Penck results should be available early next week with a further 16 holes in the pipeline.

The above are very exciting results and enhance the outlook for future evaluation/development of these projects".

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

Full details of the Sinivit Project are described in an Independent N1 43-101 report dated January 2006 which is available at

For further information on this release or on other NGG projects such as the Sinivit Gold Mine, contact Forbes West toll free at 888 655 5532, email or Judith O'Quinn at 604 662 3598, email or access our website -



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