New Guinea Gold Corporation
TSX VENTURE : NGG
FRANKFURT : NG8

New Guinea Gold Corporation

May 18, 2010 09:29 ET

New Guinea Gold Corporation: Barrick Gold Commences Drilling on Coppermoly Projects

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - New Guinea Gold Corporation's (NGG)(TSX VENTURE:NGG)(FRANKFURT:NG8) associate company, Coppermoly Limited, announced on May 11, 2010, that Barrick (PNG Exploration) Ltd had commenced diamond core drilling at Coppermoly's Nakru 1 Prospect.

The first drill hole will test for copper mineralisation related to a part of the geophysical anomaly that was previously identified by Coppermoly. Previous drilling has identified a direct relationship between the south-western portion of the anomaly and copper mineralisation.

The information in this release was prepared under the direction of Robert D. McNeil a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a "qualified person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr McNeil has read and approves the information contained herein.

For further information on this release or on other NGG projects such as the Sinivit Gold Mine, contact Forbes West toll free at (888)6555532, email forbes@sherbournegroup.ca, info@newguineagold.ca, or access our website – www.newguineagold.ca.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

R.D.McNeil, CEO and CHAIRMAN

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