SOURCE: Golden Eagle International, Inc.

Golden Eagle International, Inc.

June 02, 2009 14:38 ET

Golden Eagle Reports Temporary Suspension of Roasters at Jerritt Canyon Gold Mill

Company Maintaining Workforce to Install Required Mercury Emissions Control System

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - Golden Eagle International, Inc. (OTCBB: MYNG) reported today that ore processing through the roasters at the Jerritt Canyon gold mill has been temporarily suspended due to a delay in the installation of required mercury emission control equipment. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) issued an order on March 25, 2009 allowing Queenstake Resources USA, Inc. (Queenstake), a wholly owned subsidiary of Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (YNG), to restart ore processing operations through the roasters at the Jerritt Canyon mill on the condition that a new state-of-the-art mercury emission control system would be installed by May 30, 2009. According to Queenstake, a delay in the fabrication of certain fiberglass ductwork caused the delay in the installation of the emissions control system and the materials should be delivered on-site in the near future.

The State of Nevada released a public statement on June 1, 2009 that "Queenstake has successfully complied with other requirements of operation per NDEP Order 2009-4" (the order authorizing operations at the Jerritt Canyon mill in March 2009).

Golden Eagle's crews have been on-site at the Jerrit Canyon mill since mid-September 2008 providing maintenance and environmental compliance operations pending the restart of the mill on March 25, 2009. The Company now has 82 employees at the Jerritt Canyon mill, including its Chief Operating Officer, Blane W. Wilson.

Golden Eagle International, Inc. is a gold and copper exploration, mining and milling company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah; with offices in Elko, Nevada and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The Company's most recent efforts have centered on its Agreement with Queenstake Resources USA, Inc. (a subsidiary of Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.) for the operation of the Jerritt Canyon 4,000 tpd CIL gold mill. In addition, Golden Eagle is working to maximize the potential of its Gold Bar 4,000 tpd CIP gold mill located in Eureka, Nevada through a joint venture, toll refining arrangement or potential merger. The Company is also maintaining its C Zone gold mine and mill in eastern Bolivia's Precambrian Shield, as well as its Buen Futuro A Zone gold and copper project, in a temporarily dormant status.

The Company recommends that you review its disclosures, risk statements, previous press releases, annual reports, quarterly reports and current reports found at its website: www.geii.com.

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