Jinshan Gold Mines Inc.

Jinshan Gold Mines Inc.

April 05, 2006 08:30 ET

Jinshan Begins Exploration in East Tianshan Mineral Belt, Xinjiang Province, China

KUNMING, CHINA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) -

Preparations Underway for Resource Delineation Drilling at Dadiangou Heap-Leach Target, Gansu Province

Jinshan Gold Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:JIN) is pleased to announce that exploration programs have commenced on its four East Xinjiang mineral tenements in northern China, targeting gold and gold/copper prospects along the Tianshan Mineral Belt, considered one of the most prospective mineral provinces in the world (see Jinshan news release Feb. 21, 2006). The permits are held under a Chinese-Foreign Joint Venture in which Jinshan holds a 99% share and the partner, Yunnan Geological and Mining Co. Ltd., holds a 1% share. The Tianshan Belt contains the well known Muruntau, Kumtor and Axi gold projects and the Huangshan and Kalatonge nickel-copper deposits.

Field programs commenced in early March with more than 350 rock samples collected and submitted to SGS Laboratories in China for fire assay & multi-element geochemical analyses, with results pending. The planned exploration for the tenements will consist of geophysical surveys, trenching and additional surface geochemical surveys, with the objective to identify targets for drilling this summer.

In addition, preparations are being made for a 5000-metre surface drilling program using two drill rigs for the advanced-stage Dadiangou gold property in Gansu Province (see Jinshan news release Oct. 5, 2005). Jinshan has the right to earn a minimum 80% interest in the property. Drilling is expected to commence in July, once a business license is received for the Gansu joint venture company. The drilling is designed to delineate an initial NI 43-101 mineral resource on the project. Jinshan is commencing preparatory work that includes camp construction and additional underground sampling.

"The commencement of our Xinjiang and Dadiangou exploration programs provide us with additional growth opportunities over and above the development of our CSH 217 gold mine," said Jay Chmelauskas, Jinshan's President. "The Dadiangou drilling program is expected to provide near-term resource delineation, while the Xinjiang programs are focused towards a longer-term strategy of identifying world-scale deposits in the Tianshan mineral belt."

Jinshan has a dedicated team of geologists in Kunming, China, that are generating new projects for the company. Several additional applications for Exploration Permits have received Xinjiang BOLAR & Chinese Military clearances and are pending final Beijing MOLAR approval. New applications for eight additional Exploration Permits have been submitted. Additionally, positive results have been received from other areas investigated during regional exploration, and follow-up investigations will be completed on these areas.

The Xinjiang Exploration Permits, now being studied in detail, were selected through analysis of historic regional data combined with integrated targeting, where Jinshan subsequently conducted reconnaissance exploration and defined gold & copper occurrences in their rock samples.

Map of China showing location of permits

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About Jinshan

Jinshan is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of gold projects in Asia. The company is developing one of the largest gold mines in China - the CSH (217) Gold Project - and conducting exploration work on other prospective properties in China.

Qualified Person

Locke Goldsmith, Jinshan's Exploration Manager, and a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, verified and supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information in this release.

Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements, including the ongoing development, engineering and permitting work, and expected future exploration is subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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