Glencairn Gold Corporation

Glencairn Gold Corporation

September 13, 2007 19:04 ET

Glencairn Provides Update on Its Bellavista Mine

Cyanide Concentrations Successfully Reduced

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2007) - Glencairn Gold Corporation (TSX:GGG)(TSX:GGG.WT)(AMEX:GLE) reports that the environmental protection measures implemented since July at the Bellavista Mine in the Miramar area of Costa Rica have successfully reduced cyanide concentrations. The Company moved proactively to suspend mining operations on July 25th and then implemented environmental protection measures to ensure cyanide used in the heap leach processing on the site was rinsed from the site's leach pads and the cyanide destroyed.

Sampling of solution discharge from the leach pad as well as solid sampling of the leach pad has confirmed that cyanide concentrations are now at acceptable levels that pose no threat to the environment. The Company's analysis of cyanide levels from water and solid samples have been confirmed by independent laboratories.

Glencairn's environmental protection measures included detailed monitoring of the solution discharge from the pad and solid samples taken from trenches and boreholes in the leach pad itself. To ensure that the site is secure and environmental protection maintained, all cyanide or other potential contaminants common to the mining operations have been removed from the site. Rinsing of the leach pad, monitoring and sampling of solution discharge as well as solid sampling are continuing until a final technical status report is complete.

Rainfall in the Miramar area of Costa Rica has continued to be abnormally heavy and has caused surface erosion in some areas of the mine site. The mine has implemented remedial actions such as placing protective tarping to reduce rain induced erosion and is reinforcing and filling eroded areas.

The deep seated ground creep is continuing in certain areas of the mine site. In some areas of the site, there has been no movement recorded. The mine pit area and the areas where the major mining equipment, including the mill and crushing plant, are located have not been affected by the ground movement. The deep seated creep is occurring in the area between the processing plant and the leach pads and following deep bedrock troughs at the contact between the andesite basement and the paleosoil layer.

"Our operations team at the Bellavista Mine has done an excellent job in implementing our environmental protection measures to deal with this issue", said Peter Tagliamonte, President and Chief Executive Officer of Glencairn Gold Corporation. "With the successful reduction of cyanide levels, concern that ground creep movement could compromise the liner, subliner and drain system is no longer critical and any potential impacts on the environment have been significantly reduced."

Glencairn has maintained an open information exchange and positive relationship with government authorities and the local community in Costa Rica with respect to monitoring, reporting and future planning.

Glencairn is continuing to work with its team of geotechnical experts to ensure that the technical understanding and interpretation is handled in a proper and effective manner. Geotechnical drilling is continuing in order to gain additional data and understanding as recommended by the consulting experts. If a cost-efficient permanent solution is not found to the ground movement problem or required permitting for remediation is not obtained, it is possible that the Bellavista Mine may remain on hold indefinitely.

About Glencairn Gold Corporation

Glencairn is a gold producer with mining and exploration activities focused in Central America. The Company operates the Limon Mine in Nicaragua, owns the Bellavista Mine in Costa Rica and plans to convert a third mine, the Libertad Mine in Nicaragua, to conventional milling and expand annual gold output. It holds a 60% interest in the Cerro Quema advanced gold project in Panama and a 100% interest in the Mestiza gold property 70 kilometres from the Limon Mine. The Company focuses on efficient and productive mining practices to establish a firm base of quality operations. Glencairn is committed to growth by optimizing current operations and expanding mineral reserves at existing mines.

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