Desert Sun Mining Corp.
TSX : DSM
AMEX : DEZ

Desert Sun Mining Corp.

May 24, 2005 12:30 ET

Desert Sun To Hold Conference Call Update On The Jacobina Mine And Bahia Gold Belt-May 27, 2005, 10:00 AM EST

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2005) - DESERT SUN MINING CORP. (TSX:DSM)(AMEX:DEZ) will hold a conference call on Friday May 27, 2005 to update investors on production activities, mine development programs and exploration results at the Jacobina Mine and on the Bahia Gold Belt in Brazil. Bruce Humphrey, President and Chief Executive Officer; Peter Tagliamonte, Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Bill Pearson, Vice President, Exploration and Stephen Woodhead, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in this call.

Conference Call Details

Date: Friday May 27, 2005

Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Local Callers: 416-640-3404

North American Callers: 1-866-337-9164

International Callers: 1- 416-640-3404

An archive recording of this call will be available following the completion of the call on the Events section of the Desert Sun website, http://www.desertsunmining.com.

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 are 14,378,000 tonnes at 2.12 g Au/t containing 980,000 ounces of gold. As a result of the Desert Sun's exploration programs to date, Measured and Indicated resources total 24,800,000 tonnes at 2.53 g Au/t containing 2,050,000 ounces of gold, and Inferred Resources total 22,200,000 tonnes at 2.61 g Au/t containing 1,900,000 ounces of gold. The mineral reserves are included within the Measured and Indicated mineral resources. For additional information, please see Desert Sun's website at http://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.

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