Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

January 12, 2006 11:10 ET

Oro Gold Advances Cimarron Property; Expands Land Position in Sinaloa, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 12, 2006) - Oro Gold Resources Ltd. ("Oro Gold") (TSX VENTURE:OGR) has completed a second phase of exploration aimed at developing additional drill targets on the Company's 100% owned Cimarron property, located in the Rosario gold and silver mining district in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico.

Oro Gold has expanded its strategic land holdings near Mazatlan based on regional geology, the under-explored nature of this prolific mining district, and results of the Company's work to date. Applications have been submitted to the Mexican government for three new properties located in Sinaloa, which were identified by Oro Gold's regional generative program as high-grade gold targets that require additional exploration.

A reconnaissance soil geochemical survey was recently completed over 30% of the 7,850 hectare (79 km2) Cimarron property, with final results expected this month. 1,534 soil samples were taken over a 43 line-kilometer grid, which represents a first-pass regional test of the Huanacaxtle, Betty and El Prado stream sediment gold anomalies. 18 stream sediment samples returned more than 100 ppb Au, with a high value of 2,245 ppb Au coming from the Huanacaxtle main drainage.

Characteristics of the gold mineralization on the Cimarron property may be related to an intrusive hosted iron-oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) system potentially similar to what is being explored by Cardero Resource Corp. on its San Fernando property in the state of Baja California, Mexico (see Cardero's news release dated Jan. 5th 2006).

Rock sampling of old workings and limited bedrock exposure shows that gold occurs in (i) massive magnetite, (ii) zones of iron-metasomatism, and (iii) quartz-hematite veins (see Oro Gold's news release dated Nov. 17th 2005). Samples have been submitted for petrographic analysis to better characterize the alteration and mineralization associated with precious metals on the Cimarron property. Oro Gold's next plan is to complete an aeromagnetic and radiometric survey over the property. The airborne survey will potentially define magnetite bodies that may be gold-rich, while radiometrics may be helpful in defining zones of potassic alteration and for geological mapping.

The Cimarron property will be Oro Gold's primary project of focus and a National
Instrument 43-101 report is currently being completed.

Michelle Robinson, MASc., P.Eng, a qualified person as designated by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the sampling and quality control program at Cimarron and reviewed the technical content of this news release. Samples were analyzed at Acme Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver, Canada.

Oro Gold's business model continues to be that of generating and developing properties located in multi-million ounce gold rich belts and mine camps located in Mexico and Central America, and engaging joint venture partners to advance select properties.

On behalf of the board of directors,

Darren Bahrey

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results. Such statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Oro Gold disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update such statements.

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