Great Basin Gold Ltd.
TSX : GBG
AMEX : GBN
JSE : GBG

Great Basin Gold Ltd.

September 18, 2007 17:36 ET

Great Basin Gold Included in the New S&P/TSX Global Mining Index

Also Added to S&P/TSX Global Gold Index

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) - Great Basin Gold Ltd. ("Great Basin Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:GBG)(AMEX:GBN)(JSE:GBG) announces that the Company has been included in the new S&P/TSX Global Mining Index launched on June 12, 2007, as part of a group of top-tier global mining companies which comprise this investable representative index of publicly traded international mining companies. The new index will offer investors wide exposure to the world's mining markets and to Great Basin Gold. This is effective as of Monday, September 24, 2007.

Great Basin Gold was also newly added to the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index, effective at the open on Monday, June 18, 2007.

Great Basin Gold has two advanced stage gold projects in two of the world's best gold environments: the Burnstone Project in South Africa's Witwatersrand Goldfield, and the Hollister Project on the Carlin Trend in Nevada, USA.

Ferdi Dippenaar, President and CEO

Cautionary and Forward Looking Statement Information

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address possible future commercial production, reserve potential, exploration drilling results, development, feasibility or exploitation activities and events or developments that Great Basin ("the Company") expects to occur are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, changes in and the effect of government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and its home jurisdiction filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

Contact Information

  • Great Basin Gold Ltd. - in South Africa
    Tsholo Serunye
    Investor Services
    27 (0) 11 884 1610
    or
    Great Basin Gold Ltd. - in North America
    Melanee Henderson
    Investor Services
    1-800-667-2114
    or
    Breakstone Group - in the USA
    Barbara Cano
    Investor Services
    (646) 452-2334
    Website: www.grtbasin.com