Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : NPG

Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd.

June 20, 2005 09:15 ET

Nevada Pacific Reports Results of Phase One Exploration Program at Bat Ridge

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 20, 2005) - Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NPG) is pleased to report on the results of the first phase exploration program at the Bat Ridge project. The exploration program consisted of surface mapping, rock chip sampling, airborne geophysics and data compilation and analysis. All samples have been prepared and assayed by ALS Chemex.

The property 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). Bat Ridge is a large Tertiary granodiorite intrusion resulting in widespread metamorphism and the introduction of base and precious metals. The area on interest hosts skarn related copper, silver and gold mineralization. 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 exploration program was initiated to follow up on historical exploration results, which included mapping, a ground magnetic survey and three drill holes completed within the project area. The results of the historical exploration work indicated the presence of potentially significant copper, silver and gold content within the boundary of the unpatented claim block. The current rock chip sampling focused on a one square mile area where a total of 92 samples were taken defining an area of anomalous values 600 feet wide by 1500 feet long after which it dives under pediment cover. Based on a newly completed airborne magnetics survey the trend of sediments appears to continue eastward, under pediment cover, for approximately 8,000 feet. Highlights of the program included 35 copper values ranging from 0.133% per ton to 8.670% per ton, 27 silver values ranging from 0.160 ounce per ton to 5.431 ounce per ton and 11 gold values ranging from 0.010 ounce per ton to 0.074 ounce per ton with one sample of 1.232 ounce per ton. The complete details of the rock chip sampling program are contained in the following tables.



Copper Sample Results

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Sample Copper Sample Copper Sample Copper
Number % Number % Number %
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BT4-08 0.13 BT4-23 1.36 BT4-34 2.97
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BT4-16 0.13 BT4-72 1.37 BT4-14 3.34
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BT4-02 0.32 BT4-10 1.47 BT4-35 3.76
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BT4-01 0.36 BT4-29 1.67 BT4-15 4.61
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BT4-27 0.39 BT4-64 1.68 BT4-77 5.25
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BT4-21 0.40 BT4-37 1.77 BT4-31 5.47
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BT4-07 0.56 BT4-78 1.83 BT4-28 6.74
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BT4-68 0.61 BT4-79 1.87 BT4-38 7.78
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BT4-22 0.66 BT4-33 1.91 BT4-66 8.37
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BT4-82 0.88 BT4-76 2.23 BT4-18 8.42
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BT4-60 1.12 BT4-69 2.26 BT4-13 8.67
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BT4-67 1.29 BT4-65 2.36
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In addition 48 samples ranged in copper value from 0.001% to 0.10%

Silver Sample Results

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Sample Silver Sample Silver Sample Silver
Number (opt) Number (opt) Number (opt)
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BT4-78 0.13 BT4-79 0.30 BT4-14 0.89
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BT4-64 0.14 BT4-68 0.38 BT4-66 2.27
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BT4-01 0.16 BT4-18 0.40 BT4-85 2.44
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BT4-69 0.17 BT4-77 0.53 BT4-31 2.83
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BT4-72 0.17 BT4-29 0.55 BT4-35 3.59
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BT4-34 0.18 BT4-67 0.56 BT4-38 3.91
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BT4-58 0.22 BT4-37 0.63 BT4-28 3.94
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BT4-84 0.26 BT4-10 0.81 BT4-15 4.26
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BT4-82 0.28 BT4-33 0.85 BT4-13 5.43
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In addition 54 samples ranged in silver value from 0.001 opt to
0.009 opt with 15 samples grading 0.011 opt to 0.067 opt.

Gold Sample Results

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Sample Number Gold (opt) Sample Number Gold (opt)
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BT4-77 0.010 BT4-33 0.033
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BT4-37 0.011 BT4-10 0.047
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BT4-31 0.021 BT4-15 0.063
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BT4-34 0.023 BT4-13 0.074
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BT4-38 0.028 BT4-35 1.232
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BT4-66 0.029
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In addition 25 samples ranged in gold value from 0.001 opt to 0.009 opt.

The results of the first phase exploration program are encouraging and indicate the presence of mineralization containing copper, silver and gold over a significant area of the Bat Ridge property. Nevada Pacific will employ the exploration results to complete the design of a drilling program that will include up to 10,000 feet of Reverse Circulation drilling. Drilling is planned for late summer.

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 forth 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 metal prices; currency fluctuations; increases in production costs; differences in ore grades; recovery rates; and tonnes mined from those expected; changes in mining, or heap leaching rates from currently planned rates; the timing and content of work programs; geological interpretations; receipt and security of mineral property 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 reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise an, 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 in 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.


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