Desert Sun Mining Corp.
TSX : DSM
AMEX : DEZ

Desert Sun Mining Corp.

March 24, 2006 14:29 ET

Desert Sun Mining To Hold Annual General And Special Meeting March 31, 2006

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 24, 2006) - DESERT SUN MINING CORP. (TSX:DSM)(AMEX:DEZ) will hold an Annual General and Special Meeting of shareholders at The Fairmont Royal York, Tudor Room 7-8, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 1E3 on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

Desert Sun Mining is a Canadian gold mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange with 100% ownership of the Jacobina Mine and the 155 km long Bahia Gold Belt in the state of Bahia, in northeastern Brazil. Proven and Probable mineral reserves in the Jacobina Mine area are 21,580,000 tonnes grading 2.18 g Au/t containing 1,510,000 ounces. As a result of Desert Sun's exploration programs to date, Measured and Indicated resources total 27,900,000 tonnes grading 2.57g Au/t containing 2,311,000 ounces of gold and Inferred Resources total 33,600,000 tonnes grading 2.80g Au/t containing 3,029,000 ounces of gold. The mineral reserves are included within the Measured and Indicated mineral resources. For additional information, contact Naomi Nemeth, Vice President, Investor Relations at 416-861-5901 (info@desertsunmining.com) or visit Desert Sun's website at www.desertsunmining.com.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual developments or results may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements". This news release also uses the terms "measured resources", 'indicated resources' and 'inferred resources'. Desert Sun Mining Corp. advises investors that although these terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations (under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into reserves. In addition, 'inferred resources' have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, or economic studies except for Preliminary Assessment as defined under 43-101. Investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

Contact Information

  • Desert Sun Mining Corp.
    Naomi Nemeth
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (416) 861-5901 or 1 (866) 477-0077
    www.desertsunmining.com