Linear Gold Corp.

Linear Gold Corp.

August 09, 2006 13:35 ET

Linear Gold Begins Follow-Up Drill Program at the Tres Bocas Massive Sulfide Discovery, Loma el Mate Concession, Dominican Republic

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 9, 2006) - Linear Gold Corp. (TSX:LRR) is pleased to announce that it has commenced follow-up drilling on its Tres Bocas Property in the Dominican Republic.

The drilling program at the Tres Bocas Property located within the Loma el Mate concession is designed to follow-up on the high-grade discovery reported May 17, 2006. High-grade mineralization was intersected in two holes, which were spaced 50 metres apart. Hole TBM-07 intersected 10.58 metres, grading 2.96 grams per tonne gold, 104.91 grams per tonne silver, 2.03% copper and 9.41% zinc, while hole TBM-12 intersected 4.57 metres, grading 1.36 grams per tonne gold, 119.98 grams per tonne silver, 0.75% copper and 8.05% zinc. Seven drill holes are currently planned to test for the continuity and extensions of the mineralized intersections. An additional two drill holes will test the possible extension of mineralization referred to in the January 19, 2006 press release, which reported TBM-03 intersecting a six metre gossan zone that returned 1.67 grams per tonne gold.

Linear Gold Corp. and Everton are joint venture partners sharing an equal interest in the Loma el Mate concession, which is located 5 kilometres southeast of Barrick's Pueblo Viejo mine.

This press release was prepared under the review of David Rowe, Certified Professional Geologist who acts as the "Qualified Person" for the purpose of the National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties.

Linear Gold Corp. is actively exploring for gold and base metals in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Philip Pyle, Vice-President, Exploration

The TSX Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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