Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

November 07, 2006 09:01 ET

Oro Gold Commences Drilling at San Isidro

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2006) - Oro Gold Resources Ltd. ("Oro Gold") (TSX VENTURE:OGR) has commenced drilling at the 100% owned San Isidro gold property in Sinaloa State, Mexico. San Isidro covers 69 km2 and is located 75 km south-east of Mazatlan, and 10 km west of the past producing multi-million ounce Rosario gold and silver mine. The project is an integral part of the Company's Rosario Gold Belt property portfolio, which now covers over 950 km2 of prospective mineral claims in the area.

"Through the systematic exploration of numerous properties within the district, San Isidro has emerged as a key property for the company", stated Eric Grill, VP Exploration, "We have invested much time on the ground developing targets, and are very excited to start drill testing them."

An initial round of 8 diamond drill holes, totaling 1,000 metres, are planned for the San Isidro Main Zone, to test the down-dip projection of surface vein exposures at depths of 50 to 100 metres below surface. A planned second round of up to 6 additional holes could test target zones below 100 metres and/or extend near surface drilling along strike. San Isidro has received no prior drilling.

The drill program is being conducted as a follow-up to surface exploration work completed during 2006, which included extensive stream and rock geochemical sampling and detailed mapping throughout the central claim area (about 1/4 of the total property). To date, 151 rock samples have been collected, 32 of which assayed over 1g/t Au, with one sample returning 72 g/t Au over 1.0 metre.

The San Isidro project is a low sulphidation Au-Ag epithermal vein occurrence predominantly hosted by volcanic rocks. Target structures at the San Isidro Main Zone, which is the most advanced of 4 exploration targets thus far identified on the property, occur within a 700 by 600 metre area situated near the center of the claim block. The structures consist of comb-textured quartz veins and breccias controlled by north-west and northerly trending, easterly dipping faults. Initial drilling will target fault splay intersections, north-west trending fault veins, and northerly trending splay veins, which according to surface rock sample results are associated with the highest gold grades.


Darren Bahrey

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