Oro Gold Resources Ltd.
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Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

September 12, 2005 15:26 ET

Oro Gold Advances Veteranos Target and Increases Land Position

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 12, 2005) - Oro Gold Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:OGR) is pleased to announce the results of further early stage exploration work at its 100% owned Veteranos concession, located internal to and at the southern end of the 6,644 hectare Cimarron property in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. In addition, the company announced the acquisition of strategic neighbouring claims.

A soil geochemistry survey was completed over the entire 252 hectare Veteranos property as part of a systematic evaluation of the area. A total of 560 samples were collected from 14.2 km of survey lines.

The survey was prompted by the analysis of rock samples collected earlier in the year from the Veteranos discovery showing, a bulldozed exposure of bedrock located near the center of the property. Those results included assay values up to 11.4 g/t gold and 24.9 g/t silver over a width of 3.0 metres (see news release dated July 11, 2005). Mineralization is hosted in fractured and moderate to strong iron-oxide altered intrusive rock, and is cut by stockwork quartz veins and clay-rich seams.

The purpose of the soil geochemical survey was to determine the trend and extent of gold mineralization related to the discovery showing, as well as to identify additional gold anomalies, in order to better define targets for trenching. Due to the low relief and very limited bedrock exposure in the area, soil geochemistry is considered the most appropriate exploration method for target definition.

Interpretation of the soil survey results has identified a significant gold anomalous area measuring 1400 m long by up to 450 m wide. The long axis of the anomalous area is oriented N75E, passes directly over the Veteranos discovery showing, and is open in both directions. Gold values in soil range up to a high of 310 ppb. Lead, zinc, and copper values range up to 930, 1156, and 376 ppm respectively, and are coincident with the gold anomaly. A number of subsidiary soil anomalies with strike lengths of up to 800 m long are located both north and south of the principal anomaly.

It is noteworthy that the anomalous gold values are evenly distributed along the length of the principal anomaly and that they do not increase as they approach the discovery showing. This suggests that the soil profile is likely depleted in gold relative to the bedrock and that relatively low gold values in soils could reflect much higher gold grades at depth in bedrock along the entire 1.4 km strike length of the anomaly.

Based upon the results of the soil geochemistry survey a surface trench program of up to 850 metres has been planned, and is currently underway. Trenching is designed to test the mineral potential of the bedrock along the strike length of the main soil gold anomaly as well as some of the other subsidiary gold anomalies. An additional 7.0 line-km of soil sampling is being completed to the west and north of the original soil grid, to test the possible extension of the principal anomaly as well as several other open-ended anomalies.

All samples were collected under the supervision of a qualified person as denoted in National Instrument 43-101, and were analyzed at Acme Analytical Labs in Vancouver Canada.

Oro Gold is also pleased to announce that it has recently obtained legal title to additional ground it staked at the southern end of the Cimarron property, that it believes to be of strategic importance. The new concession is 100% owned by Oro Gold and consists of 4 non-contiguous mineral claims totaling 1,200 hectares, bringing Oro's land position to more than 8,000 hectares.

Looking forward, there are at least 3 other significant targets located elsewhere within the Cimarron property that will receive systematic exploration in the near future. These targets are based on highly anomalous gold surface geochemistry returned from stream sediment and rock samples.

In addition to progress on its Cimarron property, Oro Gold continues to advance its Ixtapan del Oro property towards drilling by the end of the year, as well as generate new opportunities in Mexico and Central America.

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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