Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

March 05, 2009 13:40 ET

Gold Hawk Closes $1.0 Million Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) -


Gold Hawk Resources Inc. ("Gold Hawk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGK) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed a non-brokered private placement of 50,000,000 Units at a price of $0.02 per Unit for aggregate proceeds of $1,000,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one 12-month share purchase warrant at $0.05. The Company will use the net proceeds of the private placement to finance expenditures related to its Coricancha mine and for general corporate purposes.

"We are very pleased to complete the private placement considering current market conditions," said Kevin Drover, Gold Hawk's President and CEO. "The closing of the private placement provides Gold Hawk with the funds to support the planning activities necessary to obtain restart financing by this summer."

Gold Hawk Insiders subscribed for 25% of the private placement, the maximum allowable under TSX Venture Exchange policies. The non-brokered private placement was announced in February 2009.

All securities distributed pursuant to the private placement are subject to a four-month hold period that expires on July 6, 2009. The private placement received regulatory approval last week. A finders' fee may be payable on a portion of the private placement in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

This media release does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

About Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

Gold Hawk (TSX VENTURE:CGK) is a Canada-based precious and base metals company with reserves and resources containing gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. Since the acquisition of the wholly owned Coricancha mine in Peru in March 2006, the mine and concentrator were refurbished and commercial production status was achieved on October 1, 2007. The rated capacity of the processing facility is approximately 600 tonnes of ore per day.

In early May 2008, the Company detected evidence of ground movement uphill and near the tailings handling area and processing plant. As a precautionary measure, company management immediately suspended plant operations and tailings placement pending further investigation of the extent of the movement. Geotechnical consultants subsequently determined the cause of the movement was due to excessive irrigation by third parties of the hillside above the tailings and processing plant. As a result of mitigation measures taken by the Company and termination of use of the irrigation system, the ground movement ceased as of the end of July 2008.

On January 7, 2009 the Company received its final permit to construct a new permanent tailings facility at Chinchan and has all of the other permits required for the restart of the mine.

Gold Hawk is based in Vancouver, Canada and is operated by an experienced management team. Gold Hawk and its wholly owned subsidiary, Compania Minera San Juan (Peru) S.A. also have exploration properties in Peru and Canada (Quebec), and are actively pursuing other growth opportunities.

This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Gold Hawk Resources Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management of the Company's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.
Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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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