Glencairn Gold Corporation

Glencairn Gold Corporation

June 29, 2005 15:42 ET

Glencairn's Bellavista Mine Pours First Gold

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 29, 2005) - Glencairn Gold Corporation (TSX:GGG)(AMEX:GLE) is pleased to announce that mine commissioning is progressing well and that the first gold bar has been poured from its Bellavista Mine in Costa Rica. To view a photograph of the gold bar, please click on the following link:

"This initial gold pour is an important milestone for the Bellavista Mine," said Chief Operating Officer Kevin Drover. "Mine commissioning is advancing as expected. We continue to optimize processes and I'm confident we'll reach our next objective, commercial production, later this year. At this time I would like to thank our dedicated team of workers in Costa Rica who have made this happen, and acknowledge the cooperation of the government of Costa Rica for their part in this important development for the local economy."

Since mining began in April, 2005, approximately 200,000 tonnes of ore has been stacked on leach pads. Gold contained in ore on the pads and in leach solution currently stands at approximately 10,000 oz. Production at Bellavista is expected to ramp up to its design rate of 60,000 oz. annually before year end.

Bellavista is an open pit mining operation using heap leach technology for gold recovery. The mine is located in the Montes de Oro (Gold Hills) region of Costa Rica, approximately 120 km west of the capital of San Jose and near the town of Miramar. Located within an industrial free-trade zone, the property is accessed by paved road and is located close to the main power grid, the country's leading container port, and a major fuel supply terminal and a concrete plant.

Once Bellavista is in commercial production and operating at its design rate, the Company's total annual gold production will exceed 100,000 oz. The Company also owns and operates the Limon Mine in Nicaragua which produced 48,000 oz. in 2004 and is expected to match that production in 2005.

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