BCGold Corp.

BCGold Corp.

June 24, 2008 09:30 ET

BCGold Corp. Commences Exploration at Carmacks Copper-Gold Properties, Yukon

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - BCGold Corp. ("BCGold" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BCG) is pleased to announce that field crews have commenced work on the Company's 100% owned Carmacks Copper-Gold Properties, strategically located near Sherwood Copper Corp.'s Minto Mine and Western Copper Corp.'s Carmacks copper-gold deposits in central Yukon.

The initial phase (Phase I) of exploration will include geological mapping, sampling and prospecting in addition to 77 line kilometres of induced polarization (I.P.) surveys on 6 properties and 91 line kilometres of Mobile Metal Ion ™ (M.M.I) surveys on 9 properties. The second phase of exploration will be a diamond drill program scheduled to commence in late August of this year.

Phase I work in BCGold's "Carmacks Block" (To view Figure 1 please click on the following link: is expected to further delineate extensions of Western Copper Corp.'s Carmacks deposit trend, which was demonstrated (by M.M.I. and I.P. surveys performed by BCGold in 2007) to extend onto BCGold's adjoining Copper and WS Properties. In the northern "Minto Block" (To view Figure 2 please click on the following link:, the Company will conduct additional M.M.I. survey work and carry out 29 line kilometres of gradient-array I.P. surveys on 3 properties, over 4 broad M.M.I. copper anomalies defined by BCGold in 2007.

Aurora Geosciences Ltd. has been contracted to conduct the I.P. surveys on BCGold's Carmacks Copper-Gold Properties. Mira Geoscience Ltd. is currently performing magnetic inversions to facilitate target definition with data from BCGold's airborne-magnetic and radiometric survey conducted over the Minto and Carmacks blocks in 2007. Kluane Drilling Ltd. has been commissioned to conduct the upcoming diamond drill program.

Previous Exploration

BCGold conducted a $1.5 million exploration program in 2007 on the Carmacks Copper-Gold Properties. Exploration work included a 3,295 kilometre airborne magnetic and radiometric survey, 7 property-scale M.M.I. surveys (greater than 4,500 samples), geological mapping, prospecting, trenching, reconnaissance I.P. surveys and diamond drilling of 7 holes in 1,360 metres. The Company discovered 4 significant "Carmacks-style" copper-gold mineralized zones on the ICE and WS Properties, and identified a number of additional geophysical and copper geochemical targets as a result of this work.

Gary Lustig, MSc., P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the technical content of this news release.

About BCGold Corp.

BCGold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BCG) is a Vancouver-based junior resource company focused on base and precious metal exploration in under-explored historic mining and exploration districts in British Columbia and Yukon. BCGold acquires and advances conceptual, early and mid-stage, quality exploration opportunities towards resource development utilizing internal expertise and by engaging preferred joint venture partners.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Brian P. Fowler, P. Geo., President & CEO

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future payments, expenditures and unit issuances and exploration, development and production activities. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the timing of future payments, expenditures and unit issuances and the timing and success of future exploration, development and production activities.

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