SOURCE: Vangold Resources Ltd.

March 03, 2009 16:49 ET

New Guinea Exploration Update

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - Vangold Resources Ltd ("Vangold") (TSX-V: VAN) and its joint venture partner, New Guinea Gold Corporation ("NGG") are pleased to announce plans for additional exploration on some of its key projects:

* At Mt Penck (NGG 50, Vangold 50%) 1500 metres of drilling is planned commencing in April, with results available by June. Mt Penck is an eroded strata-volcano with gold mineralization associated with an intrusive complex. More than 80 holes and 6000 metres have been completed.

* Allemata (NGG 50, Vangold 50%) up to 1000 metres of drilling is planned, beginning in April. Two gold prospects lie within this historic goldfield. To date, 17 holes totalling over 2000 meters plus 2 km's of bulldozer trenches have been completed.

* Detailed geological summaries of Mt Penck and Allemata are being prepared for release.

To find out more about Vangold Resources Ltd. please visit our website at www.vangold.ca or contact Dal Brynelsen at 604-684-1974 or by email brynelsen@vangold.ca.

On Behalf of the Board of

VANGOLD RESOURCES LTD.

"Dal Brynelsen"

Dal Brynelsen, President and CEO

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