Birim Goldfields Inc.
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Birim Goldfields Inc.

December 19, 2006 10:06 ET

Birim Drilling Provides Several More Intercepts to the Chert Ridge Gold Zones

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 19, 2006) - Birim Goldfields Inc. (TSX:BGI) ("Birim" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that 32 reverse circulation ("RC") infill and scout drill holes (2,210 meters) have been successfully completed by Minerex Drilling Contractors Limited on the Chert Ridge Prospect at the company's Cluster Property. Assay results for 26 of the 32 holes have now been received. These results further define and confirm two zones of gold mineralization in the central area of the Chert Ridge Prospect (see map).

Highlights of the current results include:

- From Zone A with 220m strike extent currently defined - BCC043 and BCC044 intersected 10 meters at 3.09 g/t gold and 12 meters at 2.88 g/t gold respectively.

- From Zone B with 500m strike extent currently defined - BCC047 intersected 13 meters at 6.84 g/t gold (including 1m at 77.56 g/t gold)

Most of the drilling carried out to date has only tested these zones within 50 meters of surface. The table below further highlights 5 new significant drill hole intercepts in context with previously released intercepts that define the two mineralized zones.



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Drill Hole Depth Interval Width Grade Release
Hole (m) (m) (m) (Au g/t) Date
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Zone A
220 meters
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DKR002(i) 110 6 2.13 Aug 31 2006
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BCC004(i) 115 39-49 10 2.23 Aug 31 2006
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BCC005(i) 50 16-22 6 1.51 Nov 6 2006
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BCC006(i) 54 32-44 12 3.09 Nov 6 2006
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BCC043 60 28-38 10 3.09
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BCC044 61 29-41 12 2.88
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Zone B
500 meters
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BCC016(i) 50 34-46 12 1.32 Nov 6 2006
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BCC017(i) 50 5-21 16 0.50 Nov 6 2006
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BCC018(i) 54 47-52 5 2.14 Nov 6 2006
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BCC020(i) 50 5-15 10 4.79 Nov 6 2006
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BCC022 54 14-21 7 0.73
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BCC045 80 22-38 16 0.90
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BCC047 80 26-39 13 6.84
including 37 1 77.56
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(i)Previously released


Results are still awaited for the scout drilling carried out during the current campaign on two other areas on the Chert Ridge Prospect that have similar coincident geochemical and geophysical signatures. Birim's work continues to focus on the 9-kilometer extent of the Chert Ridge Prospect defined so far. In addition, previous regional soil sampling had indicated anomalism on strike to the southwest. An infill soil sampling program is currently underway to explore an additional 3.5 kilometers of strike along this prospective structure.

Drilling on the Chenchu Mountain Prospect, 19 kilometers from the Chert Ridge Prospect continues as planned. To date, 14 out of 30 RC drill holes have been completed at this target and the remainder of the holes will be completed in January after the Christmas season.

Mr. Beau Nicholls of RSG Global Consulting, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 standards, has independently verified the drilling, sampling and assay data reported in this release.

Birim Goldfields Inc. is an exploration company focused on the gold potential in Ghana, West Africa and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BGI.



Notes

1. Drilling:
a. All quoted intersections were drilled using reverse
circulation.
b. All intercept widths are uncorrected due to the use of reverse
circulation..
c. Drilling was generally conducted towards magnetic azimuths
ranging between 310o and 320o and scissor holes were drilled
towards 135o or 140o. Target definition and scout drill holes
were drilled at inclinations of -50o and -45o respectively.
d. Down hole surveys were performed every 30 metres.

2. Assays:
a. Drill results are for 1m interval riffle split RC samples and
are quoted to 2 decimal places.
b. Laboratory sample preparation comprised of drying and jaw
crushing of a greater than 2kg RC sample, followed by
pulverising of a riffle-split 2kg sub-sample. Samples were
assayed at Transworld Laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana using 50g
Fire Assay with Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) finish.

3. QA/QC:
a. Internationally recognised standard reference materials,
duplicate samples and blank samples were routinely inserted
into the sample sequence on a 5% basis.
b. Birim applies rigorous QA/QC procedures to ensure that the
quality of the sample results plot within acceptable limits.

4. Intercepts reported are all greater than 5 gram meters and are
constrained with a 0.5 g/t lower cut-off grade, no high cut-off
grade, and up to 4m (consecutive) of internal dilution.
Intercepts of only 1 meter in width are not reported despite
some containing grade.


A map of Chert Ridge Prospect - Infill Drill Results to December 2006 is available at the following address: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/Chert_Ridge_Prospect.pdf

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