Azteca Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : AZG

Azteca Gold Corp.

September 19, 2007 09:00 ET

Azteca Gold Corp.: Surface Geochemical Results Reported and Layne de Mexico to Begin 5,000m RC Drill Program at Guerra al Tirano

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - Matthew Russell, President of Azteca Gold Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AZG) announces that the Company has completed analysis and mapping of the first phase of soil geochemistry at its flagship exploration project, Guerra al Tirano (GAT), near Temoris, Chihuahua, Mexico. Mr. Russell is also pleased to announce today that the Company has signed an agreement with Layne de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. for 5,000 meters of reverse circulation (RC) drilling to begin at GAT September 24, 2007.

The first phase of soil sampling targeted the main vein structures but also included broad based samples to confirm potential for disseminated mineralization. A total of 504 samples were taken over a strike length of 1.6 kilometers. The average gold grade across the samples was .3 grams per tonne and the average silver grade was 13 grams per tonne. Gold ranged to as high as 11 grams per tonne and silver ranged to a high of 643 grams per tonne. Because of the volume of assay data mapped, we encourage a visit to our Guerra al Tirano (GAT) web page of our website at www.azteca-au.com to review the gold and silver geochemical maps.

Samples were prepped in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico at ALS Chemex and then assayed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, BC, Canada using the atomic absorption method for gold and intercoupled plasma analysis for silver. In the assays, detection limit is 0.005 ppm for gold and 1.0 ppm for silver. Gold sample results above 10 ppm were also fire assayed followed by gravimetric finish to determine the grade. Silver sample results above 200 ppm were also assayed with an aqua-regia digestion followed by the intercoupled plasma analysis to determine the grade.

The primary focus of the RC drilling program will be the vein structures of the Guerra al Tirano and Reyna de Oro concessions but will also include the primary structure of the Tres de Mayo concession. Drilling is expected to be ongoing throughout the fourth quarter.

This press release has been reviewed by John Mears, VP Exploration of the Company, who is the qualified person for this press release as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

WARNING: the Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward looking" statements. The information in this release may contain forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking information. Factors that may cause actual results to vary material include, but are not limited to, inaccurate assumptions concerning the exploration for and development of mineral deposits, currency fluctuations, unanticipated operational or technical difficulties, changes in laws or regulations, the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits, changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets and the inability to raise additional financing. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information. The Company does not assume the obligation to revise or update this forward-looking information after the date of this release or to revise such information to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

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