Crew Gold Corporation

Crew Gold Corporation

April 20, 2007 09:00 ET

Crew Gold Corporation: Updated Mineral Resource and Reserve for Nalunaq Gold Mine as at 31 December, 2006

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) - Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or "the Company") (TSX:CRU) (OSLO:CRU) (FRANKFURT:KNC) (PINK SHEETS:CRUGF) today announced:-

Crew is pleased to provide an update of mineral resources and reserves at the Nalunaq Gold Mine ("NGM") joint venture in South Greenland (Crew, 82.5% equity).

The 2006 surface drilling program, combined with new underground development, has provided the basis for updating of resources and the first reporting of ore reserves for this operation. The results show that last year's program has maintained the operation's approximate 10 year resource inventory (at current production rates) and delivered a modest 7% increase to Indicated Resources, in spite of depletion due to mining operations.

The majority of Resources at NGM are classified as Inferred, due to the narrow-vein, nuggety nature of the deposit, whereby drilling alone does not provide reliable grade estimation. Measured and Indicated Resources are only defined after underground drifting on structure and detailed sampling has been completed.

Total Inferred Resources have been estimated at 1.5 million tonnes at approximately 17 g/t gold ("Au") (diluted to 1.5m assumed mining width and zero cut-off grade) containing approximately 823,000 ounces gold. Inferred Resources are defined on the basis of a potentially mineralized area, defined by regular drilling intercepts, and excluding areas where more closely spaced sampling and underground development has allowed for classification of indicated resources. All Inferred Resources have been subject to reduction by assuming 40-50% payability within the areas defined by drilling intercepts and surface sampling. The grade is assumed to be similar to the average of previously recovered ore, within a range of 16-21 g/t, as the drill intercepts appear to show a similar level of variability as the earlier resources.

To date, a total of 172 surface diamond drill holes, totalling 30,443 m of core have been drilled in the deposit (Figures 1 and 2). The Inferred Resource areas comprise the Target Block, the Upper and the South Blocks as well as the Mountain Block, where resources have been inferred on the basis of continuous outcrops. Surface channel sampling has been conducted over 2,000 m of exposed mountain outcrop, on average in 1-meter intervals along the East face (Target and Upper blocks) and between 20-40 m intervals on the Mountain Block.

Indicated Resources total 535,000 tonnes at 18 g/t for approximately 315,000 oz gold and are based on data derived from underground drifting and systematic sampling at 1-3 m intervals. Indicated resources have a payability factor of 80% recoverable, in line with previous production performance. A total of 5,000 m of on-vein development has been completed in strike drives and raises within the Main Vein structure. A total of 2,440 channel and chip samples have been collected during the exploration stages and a further 3,400 chip samples have been taken in the faces of strike drives and slot raises since production commenced in 2004.

Indicated and Inferred Resources at Nalunaq are summarized in Table 1. The most significant difference to previous estimates is that Indicated Resources are now included from the Upper Block. This is due to the fact that mining development has advanced into this area and therefore activated substantial indicated resources, which are based on continuous sampling along surface outcrops. In addition, a small contribution is added from underground development near the 500 m level. The South Block is slightly expanded due to new underground development while the Target Block shows a reduction of approximately 50,000 ounces, largely due to mining depletion.

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Jan A Vestrum, President and CEO

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