SOURCE: Drake Gold Resources, Inc.

April 17, 2008 16:26 ET

Drake Gold Resources Announces Engagement of Harbin Engineering P.C.

This Engagement Is a Necessary Step to Obtain Permits in Georgia and to Move Drake From an Exploration Stage Company to a Development Stage Company

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Drake Gold Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DKGR) is pleased to announce its management has engaged Harbin Engineering P.C., of Forsyth, GA, to finalize the establishment of its mining project by providing and covering all aspects of the permitting process and related engineering design.

J. Steven Harbin, P.E., founder and principal engineer of Harbin Engineering, has over twenty-five years experience in environmental and civil engineering. He represents a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field, including work in both the public and private sectors. His outstanding level of experience in environmental and civil engineering in Georgia makes him an ideal choice in dealing with local, county, and state officials. Chief Operating Officer James Goularte commented: "We are pleased to be working with an engineer of this distinction, possessing long-standing connections to environmental and permitting departments in the state of Georgia. We feel the assistance of his firm, coupled with our Georgia mining operation, will prove invaluable as we transform from a preproduction gold mining company to a junior producer in the industry."

Additionally, Drake has established a work order to have the underbrush removed and provide, as necessary, continued maintenance of our initial targeted locations. This service will aid in the surveying of targeted acreage and allow for a smoother transition from staked-out planning to production upon completion of all requirements.

ABOUT DRAKE GOLD RESOURCES, INC.

Drake Gold Resources, Inc. is a development stage mining company that focuses on the exploration and production of precious metals. The Company has a distribution agreement for Dove Mining Equipment which has yielded several opportunities for expansion. Announcements will be made as details are made available.

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