Crew Gold Corporation

Crew Gold Corporation

April 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Crew Gold Corporation: Significant Resource Increase at Masara Gold Operation, Philippines

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) - Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or "the Company") (TSX:CRU)(OSLO:CRU)(FRANKFURT:KNC)(PINK SHEETS:CRUGF) today announced:-

Crew is pleased to announce a significant increase in total resources for the Masara Operation, Compostela Valley Province on Mindanao Island, the Philippines.

Based on diamond drilling and underground development, the Indicated Resource as at February 28, 2007 has increased by 15% to 0.304 million ounces (1.46 million tonnes @ 6.5 g/t Au) compared with 0.263 million ounces (1.26 million tonnes @ 6.5 g/t Au) reported previously in August 2006. Inferred Resources have increased by over 60% to 1.847 million ounces (9.60 million tonnes @ 6.0 g/t Au) compared with 1.145 million ounces (5.74 million tonnes @ 6.3 g/t Au) in previous estimates.

The updated resource estimate is based on more than 31,000 metres of core drilling together with 514 metres of underground ore development. Drilling has focused on the Maligaya Trend hosting the Bonanza-Masara veins and the southern continuations, known as the Sandy-Jessie veins, with a combined strike-length of over 2,000 metres. Resource estimates for those veins outside the Maligaya Trend are unchanged from the previously reported historic data compiled by Snowden Mining Industry Consultants (2006).

Prior to Crew's acquisition in 2005, systematic drilling had not been undertaken on the different vein systems at Masara. Most historic development was small scale mining of vein systems exposed on surface. Historically, the Maligaya system has been partially mined from the Masara vein above the 590 metre level and from the Bonanza vein between the 560 and 590 metre levels. Drilling to date has indicated that the mineralized systems at Masara could be more substantial than previously anticipated and that within the more than 70 metre wide Maligaya Trend alteration zone several additional veins are splitting and merging in an anastomising pattern. These veins and splits are essentially un-mined and the drilling and new resource evaluation in this structure has added significantly to the increased resources. Underground mine development along the full length of the Maligaya trend will allow for a progressive increase of production, as more levels become established along the more than 2,000 metres strike length that is potentially accessible from the Malumon River valley.

Please see the attached file, for full report.

Jan A Vestrum, President & CEO

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