Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd.

Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd.

March 17, 2005 09:15 ET

Nevada Pacific Acquires High Grade Gold-Copper Project


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FOR: NEVADA PACIFIC GOLD LTD.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: NPG

MARCH 17, 2005 - 09:15 ET

Nevada Pacific Acquires High Grade Gold-Copper Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 17, 2005) - Nevada
Pacific Gold Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NPG) is pleased to announce the
acquisition of the Bat Ridge property, which is located eleven miles
northwest of Milford, Utah in the Beaver Lake Mountains. The project
consists of 200 unpatented claims and one State Lease (523 fee acres).
Nevada Pacific believes that the Bat Ridge property holds the potential
to be a large tonnage open pit style copper/gold system locally
containing significant silver, lead and zinc.

Historical exploration activities include mapping, a ground magnetic
survey, sampling and drilling adjacent to the property. In 1964 three
rotary drill holes were drilled 75 feet apart immediately south of Bat
Ridge. These drill holes (each to 100 feet) were reported to contain
assay results as follows:



Drill Hole Interval Width Au opt Ag opt Cu%

2A 10' to 45' 35' 0.112 opt 2.8 opt 3.40%
90' to 100' 10' trace 0.47 opt 1.50%

3B 0' to 60' 60' 0.222 opt 1.77 opt 2.85%
85' to 100' 15' 0.033 opt 0.54 opt 1.54%

4C 5' to 100' 95' 0.360 opt 1.66 opt 2.30%


Phase I exploration has begun consisting of surface mapping, rock chip
sampling, airborne geophysics and data compilation. The Phase II program
will include up to 10,000 feet of reverse circulation drilling.

The Beaver Lake Mountains are located within the Pioche-Marysvale
igneous belt. Bat Ridge is a large Tertiary granodiorite intrusion
resulting in widespread metamorphism and the introduction of base and
precious metals. The alluvial covered pediment on the south side of the
ridge, which comprises the area of known gold mineralization, contains
local exposures of recrystallized limestone, marble and cacl-silicate
skarn. Based on a 1995 ground magnetics survey this trend of sediment
appears to continue eastward, under cover, for up to 8,000 feet. The
pediment is bordered to the southwest and south by granodiorite outcrops
and the zone of potential mineralization is covered by, what is
interpreted to be, upper plate rocks to the west. The area of interest
is gold, copper, silver, lead and zinc mineralization related to
skarning in sediments at or near the contacts of the granodiorite
intrusives.

Mr. Curt Everson, P.Geol., M.Sc. is a Qualified Person as defined by
National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for program design and
quality control of exploration undertaken by the Company in Nevada.

Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd. was founded in March 1997. The Company owns the
operating Magistral Gold Mine in Mexico and an exploration property
portfolio covering approximately 75 square miles of mineral rights
including portions of two significant gold producing belts in the State
of Nevada. The Company's BMX, Keystone and Limousine Butte projects are
optioned to Placer Dome. A description of these projects, including maps
and photographs can be viewed on the Company's website at:
www.nevadapacificgold.com.

ON BEHALF OF NEVADA PACIFIC GOLD LTD.

"Richard J. Barclay"

CEO and President

Cautionary Statement on Forward Looking Information

Certain information set forward in this report contains forward-looking
statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to
numerous risks and uncertainties including: the results of current
operation and exploration activities; market reaction to future
operation and exploration activities; significant changes in metals
prices; currency fluctuations; increases in production costs;
differences in ore grades; recovery rates; and tones mined from those
expected; changes in mining, or heap leaching rates from currently
planned rates; the timing and content of work programs; geophysical
interpretations; receipt and security of mineral titles; general market
and industry conditions; and other factors detailed in the Company's
public filings.

Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of
such information, although considered at the time of preparation, may
prove to be imprecise and as such, undue reliance should not be placed
on forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results, programs
and financial position could differ materially from those expressed or
implied by these forward-looking statements, and accordingly, no
assurance can be given that the events anticipated by the
forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do
so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom. The Company
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd.
    David Hottman
    (604) 646-0188
    (604) 646-0189 (FAX)
    www.nevadapacificgold.com
    No securities regulatory authority or stock exchange has reviewed or
    accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.