Silverado Gold Mines Ltd.
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Silverado Gold Mines Ltd.

January 18, 2011 18:30 ET

Mineral Assessment of Silverado's Eagle Creek Property Indicates Two Potential Bulk Mineable Gold Targets in Addition to Three Gold Mineralized Vein-Faults

Follow-Up of Article Released on January 13, 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2011) - Silverado Gold Mines Ltd. (OTCBB:SLGLF)(FRANKFURT:SLGL) (the "Company" or "Silverado") is pleased to provide the following update:

During August of 2010 Silverado Gold Mines Ltd. initiated a mineral assessment of its Eagle Creek property located 10 miles north of Fairbanks. The initial results of the mineral assessment (see December 6, 2010 news release: http://www.silverado.com/nr-2010-12-06/) had identified three gold-bearing mineralized structures, termed vein-faults, which have widths of 6 to 15 feet and strike lengths between 1,000 and 2,200 feet. The three gold-bearing vein-faults are referred to as Vein #1 (Scrafford Deposit), Vein #2 and Vein #2A. All three vein-faults yield higher gold grades (0.12 to 1.30 oz/ton Au) yet are lower tonnage deposits relative to the previous targets of exploration on the property which had been bulk minable Fort Knox-style intrusive hosted deposits located along the western extent of the property. The gold-bearing intrusive granodiorite sills at Eagle Creek have anomalous gold in the range of 0.024 to 0.073 ounces per ton gold.

Currently the evidence supports the potential for a bulk mineable gold deposit hosted in the non-igneous (metamorphic/meta-sediments) rocks along the eastern side of the Eagle Creek property. The east side of the property contains an abundance of shear zones and brittle deformation including complex quartz+sulfide+gold veining (see January 13, 2011 news release: http://www.silverado.com/nr-2011-01-13/). Anomalous soil and rock geochemistry in an area referred to as the East Gate Zone located at the head of Independence Creek (located within Eagle Creek claim block) was drilled into with a reverse circulation drill during July of 1992. The East Gate Zone drill hole (#83546) intercepted 60 continuous feet of 0.038 oz/t (1.3 g/t) gold which was hosted in non-igneous rocks consisting of graphitic schist, quartzite and quartz-rich felsic metavolcanic schist. The True North Gold Deposit, located six miles northeast of the Eagle Creek property, is also hosted in non-igneous metamorphic rocks and also contains an abundance of gold mineralized high angle and low angled faults typically with graphite-rich gouge with evidence of multiple stages of movement. Both the Eagle Creek property and the True North Deposit are adjacent to the district scale northeast trending Eldorado Fault which cuts across the southeast side of both properties. The gold-bearing hydrothermal fluid responsible for gold mineralization and alteration of the wallrock at both the Eagle Creek and True North properties is associated with granitic intrusive rock bodies at depth. The recently mined True North Gold Deposit produced over 1.2 million ounces of gold with an average grade of 0.042 (1.44 g/t) to 0.072 oz/t (2.47 g/t) gold during production years.

According to Silverado's Chief Geologist, Karl Sharp, many of the gold-bearing structures and the style of mineralization at the Eagle Creek property are similar to the True North Deposit. According to Sharp, the East Gate Zone contains complex gold-bearing mineralized structures, similar to the True North Mine, including high angle fault-associated quartz-gold-sulfide veins, quartz-gold-sulfide-breccia-veins and low angle gold-bearing sulfide+graphite fault gouge zones associated with thrust fault movement.

It is Silverado's intention to relocate its diamond core drill rig from the Nolan Creek property to the Eagle Creek property during the spring of 2011 since the Nolan Creek Project will be using larger diamond core drill rigs capable of drilling to deeper depths at the Nolan property. Depending on funding, Silverado plans to test the high angle gold-bearing vein-faults such as Vein #2 and Vein #2A as well as the Scrafford Deposit with a diamond core drill rig during the summer of 2011. In addition, the Company plans to excavate surface trenches for test sampling in the East Gate Zone to confirm the potential of a bulk mineable gold deposit at the head of Independence Creek. Currently, there are active placer mining operations in all of the creeks draining the Eagle Creek property. The abundance of placer mining in these areas further supports the case that there is potentially a large bulk minable deposit at the Eagle Creek property.

About the Company

Silverado Gold Mines Ltd., a publicly traded company, is an exploration-stage enterprise focused on the exploration of gold properties with some past production. The Company has gold properties located throughout Alaska, which include a 100% interest in numerous mining claims located on the Nolan Creek property.

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