First Gold Exploration Inc.

First Gold Exploration Inc.

January 25, 2010 11:38 ET

First Gold Exploration Inc.: 2,922 G/T Rubidium Over 6.7 Metres

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2010) - First Gold Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EFG) (FRANKFURT:F12) is pleased to announce its initial drill results.


Core True
From To Length Width Li20 Rb Ta Nb Be
(m) (m) (m) (m) (%) (g/t) (g/t) (g/t) (g/t)
4.4 11.1 6.7 4.74 1.03 2,922.8 than 100 54.24 127.91
Including greater
6.3 10.7 4.4 3.11 1.40 2,244.5 than 100 59.74 129.09
36.4 37.8 1.40 1.32 NSV 600 44.9 27.7 40.8
72.2 75.8 3.6 2.55 NSV 1,571.67 --- 25.92 61.7

All samples grading greater than 100 ppm(i) Ta are being reanalyzed as they returned values above the maximum detection limit for the analysis method used; full results will be released as soon as these are received.

(i) 1 ppm = 1 g/t

The dikes intersected on First Gold's property contain spodumene and a large amount of lepidolite (with which the rubidium is associated). The various dikes intersected are open in all directions. This first hole is the first of nine holes to intersected the historical showing from surface down. The next eight holes also intersected the dikes mineralized in spodumene/lepidolite, including two new zones ranging in thickness from 3.6 to 13.5 metres (see press release dated December 19, 2009). A section, surface plan and photos of the mineralized dikes are posted on the Company's website at

The Company expects to receive the results for the remaining holes in the coming weeks, at a rate of 2-3 holes per week.

The Pivert/Rose property lies less than 5 km from the Eastmain 1 hydroelectric facilities. Substantial infrastructure already exists. There is an access road to within 0.5 km of the two discoveries (Rose showing and the New showing) (see press release dated December 21, 2009) and a power line crosses the property less than 1 km from the showings.

Samples were sent for analysis in sealed containers to the Chemex laboratory in Val-d'Or by employees of the Company. Chemex is the laboratory used for analysis of all samples from programs on the Lac Pivert/Rose property. The samples are weighed and identified prior to sample preparation. The samples are crushed to 70% minus 2 mm, then separation and pulverized to 85% passing 75 um. All samples are analyzed using ICP-MS, with full analysis for 47 elements.

"This is a major discovery for the Company, and I thank all our shareholders for their support over the past two years," said Eric Leboeuf, President of First Gold. "As we have said before, 2010 will be First Gold's year."


Rubidium principal application is in specialty glasses used in fibre-optic telecommunication systems. Rubidium's photoemissive properties have led to its use in night-vision devices, photoelectric cells, and photomultiplier tubes. There are several other uses for Rubidium.

Since Rubidium is not traded, no market price is available. However, in 2008, one company offered 1-gram ampoules of 99.75%-grade rubidium (metals basis) at $60.80 per gram, and the price for 100 grams of the same material was $1,168.00.

(1) This information was taken from the UGSG Minerals website.

Jean-Sebastien Lavallee (OGQ #773), a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this release. Mr. Lavallee has over 15 years of exploration experience in Canada, having worked as a consultant for numerous exploration companies through Consul-Teck Exploration Inc.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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