Miranda Gold Corp.
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Miranda Gold Corp.

September 01, 2005 11:50 ET

Miranda Gold Corp. Reports Interim Drill Results at Redlich, Red Hill and Red Canyon Projects

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 1, 2005) - Miranda Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MAD)(OTCBB:MRDDF)(FWB:MRG)(BERLIN:MRG) reports interim results from the Redlich project, Esmeralda County, Nevada, which is joint ventured to Newcrest Resources Inc. The target at Redlich is a low-sulfidation epithermal gold system.

Newcrest has completed an additional 25 reverse circulation drill holes (R-48 through R-73) for a total of 15,495ft (4723m). This phase of drilling continued testing high-grade gold mineralization and fault and vein continuity in the Redlich fault zone encountered in previous drill programs (press releases on December 7, 2004 and June 6, 2005) as well as offsetting mineralization in Newcrest drill hole R-43 which encountered 1.35 oz Au/ton over 5ft.

Significant (defined as any mineralization better than 0.010 oz Au/ton over 5ft) drill results as provided by Newcrest are presented in the following table:

Hole Interval Length Grade Length Grade
Number (feet) (feet) (oz Au/t) (meters) (g Au/t)

R-50 110-120 10 0.010 3.05 0.339
275-280 5 0.049 1.52 1.670
360-410 50 0.012 15.24 0.420
(includes) 380-385 5 0.073 1.52 2.510
425-455 30 0.013 9.14 0.449
(includes) 430-435 5 0.032 1.52 1.105
R-52 435-545 110 0.009 33.53 0.300
R-54 265-280 15 0.017 4.57 0.592
R-56 135-345 210 0.019 64.01 0.661
(includes) 140-145 5 0.032 1.52 1.100
(includes) 200-210 10 0.195 3.05 6.675
(includes) 240-245 5 0.066 1.52 2.250
R-57 205-210 5 0.012 1.52 0.420
R-59 525-560 35 0.010 10.67 0.342
R-60 130-135 5 0.010 1.52 0.352
200-230 30 0.016 9.14 0.533
(includes) 205-210 5 0.035 1.52 1.195
400-405 5 0.013 1.52 0.460
R-66 120-135 15 0.010 4.57 0.329
R-69 380-395 15 0.012 4.57 0.406
580-585 5 0.015 1.52 0.522

Interim results have not yet established significant continuity of high-grade gold mineralization within the Redlich fault zone. In general, the current drilling suggests multiple northwest fault strands bearing gold mineralization within silica replacements and discontinuous veins over 100ft to 200ft of strike. One of a three-hole array offsetting R-43 did intersect weaker mineralization suggesting a possible northwest trend. Drill holes R-52 and R-56 contain thick intercepts of low-grade mineralization, similar to that seen in the previous round of Newcrest drilling.

Assays are pending for 5 holes, and 6 additional holes may be drilled before completion of this phase of drilling.

Miranda and Newcrest remain encouraged from an exploration standpoint by the large (several square miles) gold system that is demonstrated by the drilling at Redlich. Geologic evidence including preserved steam heated alteration, mineralized basal gravels, and an inferred very young age suggest that the level of exposure at Redlich is probably very near the paleosurface. Thus any fluid boiling zone (conventionally associated with continuous bonanza gold grades) if present, may exist below the current level of drilling. The interconnected fault-fracture-vein mineralized zones currently recognized fall within the limits of a large and still open low-grade gold envelope. Fluid flow within this low-grade envelope appears nearly pervasive; and could be peripheral to a more confined and robust vein system at depth or in areas under adjacent pediment cover.

A source has not yet been determined for high-grade (up to 4 oz Au/ton (144 g Au/t)), well-banded vein cobbles that occur in gravels over an area of approximately 100 acres (40 hectares), mainly to the north of the current area of focus. Veins of this character have not been detected within Newcrest or earlier drill programs.

Last week Miranda Gold Corp. was informed that joint venture partner, Placer Dome U.S. Inc., had completed one drill hole on the Red Hill property. This drilling completes Placer Dome's work commitment ($100,000) for 2005. Assays from this drill hole are pending and not expected for three to four weeks. The 940-ft drill hole tested a gravel covered area on the northwest side of the property. Gravel thickness was only 270ft. Bedrock beneath the gravel consists of lower-plate Devonian carbonates belonging to the Horse Canyon Member of the Wenban Formation. This is the same formation that hosts portions of Placer Dome's Cortez Hill deposit. Moderate to strong pervasive hematite staining is common in the drill cuttings and is believed to be due to oxidation of 1%-5% fine-grained disseminated pyrite. Oxidation extends down to 715 ft within the hole.

Placer Dome has permitted and prepared sites for three additional drill holes although no additional drilling is planned for 2005.

Newmont Mining Corporation initiated the Red Canyon drill program on August 24, 2005. As reported in Miranda's press release of July 5, 2005 a total of 13 drill sites have been permitted.

Miranda Gold Corp. is a gold exploration company active in Nevada and whose emphasis is on generating gold exploration projects within the Battle Mountain-Eureka and Cortez Trends. Miranda performs its own grass roots exploration and then employs a joint venture business model on its projects in order to maximize exposure to discovery while minimizing exploration risk. Miranda has ongoing partnerships with Newcrest Resources Inc., Newmont Mining Corporation, Placer Dome U.S. Inc., Agnico-Eagle (USA) Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation and Golden Aria Corp.


Kenneth Cunningham, President and CEO

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