SOURCE: Drake Gold Resources, Inc.

March 11, 2008 12:15 ET

Drake Gold Resources Announces Successful Sampling of Target Property in Georgia

Drake Gold Resources Review of the Samples Indicates Placer Values as High as .47 Ounces per Ton

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Drake Gold Resources (PINKSHEETS: DKGR) is pleased to announce the successful completion of sampling from the initial target area in Georgia.

Drake's management mining plan called for independent analyses from two different labs to ensure accuracy of sampling. As indicated on the Company's blog and in past press updates, Drake management identified its initial target area in Georgia and did depth sampling, digging seven trenches and sampling from each zone to determine the gold resources.

With the help of both ALS Chemex in Sparks, Nevada and Southern Spectrographic Laboratory in Irving, Texas, Drake was able to process 42 samples in total. The majority (35 out of 42) of the samples all showed gold values from unconcentrated grab samples with a maximum placer sample of .47 ounces per ton and a hard rock sample running as high as 4.23 ounces per ton.

Drake's plan has been focused on the placer grades from previous assays, while the discovery of the high-grade hard rock has management focused on possibly bringing in crushing machinery to maximize the potential of this target. The next steps toward translating our discoveries into cash flows are securing the necessary permits with all the state and county agencies while awaiting the arrival of our Dove Mining Equipment, the Explorer 500, which is expected to process 50 tons per hour at capacity. (Check out Drake's website, blog and newsletter for further updates concerning these steps and timeframes.)

"These samples have been one of the final steps Drake needs to secure its plans in Georgia. We are very pleased with the consistency of all rounds of sampling," stated John Marconette, Drake Gold's President. "My team and I will be heading to Georgia in the next two weeks to submit the permits, zoning, and finalize the leases of additional target areas in that region and neighboring locales."


Drake Gold Resources, Inc. is in the midst of creating a diversified natural-resource holding company, with a portfolio of precious and industrial metal-producing mines, as well as the creation of an oil/gas subsidiary.

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