Birim Goldfields Inc.

Birim Goldfields Inc.

September 19, 2005 08:31 ET

Birim Goldfields Inc./Drilling Underway at Tinga Gold Property; Progress Report from the Field

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 19, 2005) - Birim Goldfields Inc. (TSX:BGI) ("Birim" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling on the Far East Zone of the recently acquired Tinga Prospecting License in Ghana is underway. Of the 21-hole (3,000 meter) drill program announced in the previous news release (see August 03, 2005), nine holes are now completed.

The objective of the current program on Tinga is to test the depth extension of the Far East Zone in order to move the project closer to a resource/reserve calculation in accordance with NI 43-101. The program consists mostly of Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling with some diamond tails done on the deeper holes or in the vicinity of the expected mineralized zone. Samples are being prepared for assaying at SGS Laboratories in Tarkwa, Ghana.

Once the current drilling campaign is completed at Tinga, the drill will be relocated to Kuri, 10 kilometers to the East, where approximately 4,000 meters of drilling is planned to test the extensive gold-in-soil anomalies in this region. The Kuri region is underlain by the same geological environment (Dixcove granites) as the gold zones on Tinga, including the Far East Gold Zone.

Birim has also applied for the conversion of its 7,000 km2 Bui Reconnaissance License (the Bui District) into ten new Prospecting Licenses: the required status that allows companies to proceed with drilling. These Prospecting Licenses were designed to fully encompass the gold-in-soil anomalies that Birim has defined in the Bui region during the tenure of the Bui Reconnaissance License. Detailed soil sampling is already being carried out in four of the forthcoming Prospecting Licenses, and some of these targets are now ready for drill testing. Approval for the conversion to these licenses has already been obtained from the Minerals Commission in Ghana, conditional upon successful EPA permitting. This is expected to occur within the next few months and the Company is testing the availability of additional drill rigs to address these targets.

Stream sediment sampling is nearing completion on the Banda Ahenkro Reconnaissance License, the first of three newly acquired Licenses on the Bibiani-Sefwi gold belt in Ghana. During this phase, the Company has noted much galamsey interest on and near this license.

On the Dunkwa royalty concession, Golden Star Resources (GSR) has been active with three drill rigs (diamond, reverse circulation and rotary air blast) over several key areas. Definition drilling of the Mampon gold deposit has been pursued with 35 diamond holes (4,696 meters), 17 RC holes (1,368 meters) and 121 RAB holes (2,731 meters); the neighboring Aboronye zone has been drilled to a 30 meter depth with 52 RAB holes (1,000 meters) and the Aniamote anomaly, located in the southern portion of the concession, has been drilled with 106 RAB holes (2,439 meters). Over the next few months, GSR will initiate the permitting process and complete an in-house reserve/resource calculation.

Birim Goldfields Inc. is a royalty-based exploration company that is focused on gold exploration in Ghana, West Africa. The Company trades on the TSX under the symbol BGI.

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