Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

January 22, 2007 11:58 ET

Oro Gold Provides Update on San Isidro Drill Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2007) - Oro Gold Resources Ltd. ("Oro Gold") (TSX VENTURE:OGR) has received assay results for a first-phase diamond drill program recently completed on the San Isidro property located in Sinaloa, Mexico.

All samples were analyzed by ICP-MS, with select samples from mineralized intervals also being submitted for metallics analysis. Results of the metallics analysis confirmed a coarse-gold "nugget" effect. Visible gold was observed in core from a near surface interval in a vein zone in hole 06SI-005.

The Company has decided to re-analyze a broader group of samples by the metallics method using larger samples, so as to give a more accurate representation of gold concentrations. Final results will be released as soon as they are received and their context interpreted. Oro Gold is planning a second phase drill program for San Isidro, as well as a ground geophysical survey to expand targets in areas of volcanic cover and overburden.

Stated Darren Bahrey, Oro Gold's President & CEO: "San Isidro is turning out to be an important target for the Company and warrants more drilling to test high-grade vein structures with bulk-tonnage potential. To observe visible gold in core at the beginning of a drill program in an untested area is very encouraging."

The program successfully intersected the planned targets in six of the seven holes, as previously reported, which revealed broad zones of stockwork quartz veining around structural vein occurrences. This suggests the potential for bulk-tonnage precious metal mineralization peripheral to higher grade structures. The San Isidro target was generated and developed by Oro Gold's exploration team during 2006, and is located 12 km west of the historic multi-million ounce Rosario mine. San Isidro has no past-production or exploration history and represents a new vein discovery in the Rosario district.

Oro Gold maintains an extensive quality control program (QA-QC) in the preparation, shipping and checking of all samples from the property. As part of this program, for every 30 samples submitted for analysis, one blank, one certified standard of known gold content, one coarse reject duplicate, and one pulp duplicate analysis is performed. One sample pulp from each 30 samples is also sent for outside analysis. Standards, blanks and duplicates make up approximately 15 per cent of the samples assayed. Half-core samples have been retained on site for verification and reference purposes. Core samples consisting of half-sawn HQ drill core have been shipped to SSP in Hermosillo, Sonora, for sample preparation. Sample pulps were then forwarded to Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia, for geochemical analysis. Freeman Smith, P.Geo, is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, and has reviewed the content of this press release.

On behalf of the board of directors,

Darren Bahrey

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results. Such statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Oro Gold disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update such statements.

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