Rye Patch Gold Corp.
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Rye Patch Gold Corp.

June 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Rye Patch Plans Program for High-Grade Gold at Lincoln Hill Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RPM)(TSX VENTURE:RPM.WT)(OTCBB:RPMGF) ("Rye Patch" or the "Company") reports it has refined the geologic model for the Lincoln Hill project over the past several months. Using the results of the surface mapping, rock-chip sampling data, and detailed geologic cross section work, the Company believes it understands the controls of the high-grade gold and silver drilled in LR-013. Based upon the geologic drill sections, there are 14 additional targets within the project that could host similar high-grade gold and silver. The high-grade targets are located within a wider and more extensive area of alteration and stockwork mineralization that represents a secondary, near-surface bulk-tonnage target.

The Company is using its surface rock-chip sampling, geologic mapping and drill cross sections along with an emphasis on surface and down-hole geochemistry to identify the high grade zones, and determine their geometry. Higher grade areas tend to have silver to gold ratios (Ag:Au) of roughly 1:1 similar to the ratio reported in LR-013 and LR-018. Areas proximal to the high grade have Ag:Au ratios of 10:1 as seen in LR-009, while ratios peripheral to the higher grade zones show Ag:Au ratios of greater than 40:1 (LR-010). The targets are being prioritized with the intent of drilling the best targets first. High-grade gold is defined as gold values greater than 8.0 ppm (0.233 opt Au). Table 1 summarizes the above mentioned drill results.

Table 1: Lincoln Hill Project - Selected 2008 Reverse Circulation
Drilling Results
Drillhole Total
Au Ag interval From To Depth
Drillhole Target g/t g/t Metre metre metre (Metres)
LR-009 Lincoln Hill 2.91 217 3.0 54.9 57.9 112.8
LR-010 Lincoln Hill 0.86 254 9.1 7.6 16.8 152.4
LR-013 Lincoln Hill 27.16 34 21.3 22.9 44.2 160.1
Including 75.44 82 7.6 27.4 35.1
LR-018 Lincoln Hill 8.92 9 3.0 29.0 32.0 152.4

"As reported in last year's drilling campaign, the Lincoln Hill project has the potential for high-grade gold and silver mineralization. The geologic team has developed a set of criteria that disclose the potential location of high grade gold and silver mineralization on the property. Given the Company's finding costs to date, a program of $1 million dollars could establish a substantive resource of high-grade gold. This would increase the current resource estimates along the Oreana gold trend and show the trend has potential for high-grade gold deposits," stated William C. (Bill) Howald, the Company's CEO and President.

The program is being designed and will incorporate a combination of core and RC drilling. A total of 3,000 metres (9,000 feet) of RC and 2,000 metres of core are being considered.

As announced on May 11, 2009 and June 2, 2009, Rye Patch Gold's resources consist of 1,164,000 ounces of gold and gold equivalent in the measured and indicated category plus 2,177,315 ounces of gold and gold equivalent in the inferred category. Table 2 summarizes Rye Patch Gold's precious metal inventory in Nevada, USA.

Table 2: Rye Patch Gold's NI43-101 Resource Inventory
Gold &
Resource Gold Silver Contained Contained Equiv.
Category Tons Grade Grade Gold Silver Ounces
Property (1) (X 1,000) opt opt Ounces Ounces (3)
Wilco Measured 8,296 0.020 0.134 164,000 1,111,000 188,000
(2) Indicated 34,660 0.015 0.105 522,000 3,638,000 600,000
Inferred 134,303 0.012 0.148 1,660,000 19,871,000 2,084,315
Jessup Measured 8,571 0.015 0.255 128,000 2,184,000 161,000
(2) Indicated 13,936 0.012 0.209 172,000 2,906,000 215,000
Inferred 4,954 0.016 0.231 77,000 1,146,000 93,000
Total Measured Resources 292,000 3,295,000 349,000
Total Indicated Resources 694,000 6,544,000 815,000
Total Inferred Resources 1,737,000 21,017,000 2,177,315
(1) Conforms to 43-101 definitions for resources. All numbers are rounded.
(2) Cutoff grade for Wilco Measured and Indicated resource is reported at
0.0056 opt Au for oxide mineralisation and 0.042 opt Au for sulphide
mineralisation. The Inferred resource is reported at 0.0056 opt Au for
oxide, sulphide and carbonaceous ore types; however, a higher opt Au
cut-off grade may be required to upgrade the inferred resource to the
measured and indicated resource category. Cut-off grade for Jessup is
reported at 0.005 opt Au for oxide mineralisation and 0.010 opt Au for
transition and sulphide mineralisation;
(3) Wilco and Jessup Resource includes Au equivalent ounces (Aueq.); where
Aueq. equals (Ag opt X $Ag/oz) + (Au opt X $Au/oz)/$Au/oz, for
Au/oz equals $750, and Ag/oz equals $16. Metallurgical recoveries
and net smelter returns are assumed to be 100%.

Mr. William Howald, AIPG Certified Professional Geologist #11041, Rye Patch Gold's CEO and President, is the Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101. He has verified the information and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

Rye Patch Gold Corp. is a Tier 1, Nevada-focused and discovery-driven company seeking to build a sizeable inventory of gold and silver resource assets in the mining friendly state of Nevada, USA. The Company's seasoned management team is engaged in acquisition, exploration and development of quality resource-based gold and silver projects. Rye Patch Gold is developing its primary assets - the advanced-stage Wilco project located within the emerging Oreana gold trend in west-central Nevada and the Jessup project in Churchill County, Nevada. The Company has established gold and silver resource milestones and time frames in order to build a premier resource development company. For more information about Rye Patch Gold, please visit our website at www.ryepatchgold.com.

William C. (Bill) Howald, CEO & President

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which address future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, programs and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. These factors include: the availability of funds; the timing and content of work programs; results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties, the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data, the uncertainties of resource and reserve estimations, receipt and security of mineral property titles; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, fluctuations in metal prices; currency fluctuations; and general market and industry conditions.

Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

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