Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

March 31, 2010 08:30 ET

Oro Gold Commences Drilling on New Gold Discovery at San Cristobal, Sinaloa, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - Oro Gold Resources Ltd. ("Oro Gold" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OGR) announces that it has mobilized a second drill rig to commence drilling on the San Cristobal project, located 12km southeast of the Taunus Project, near Mazatlan. San Cristobal was recently discovered by Oro Gold's team as part of the Trinidad District regional exploration program.

The plan is to complete an approximate 1,200-metre reverse circulation (RC) drill program to test an extensive 3,000m by 500m anomaly defined by soil, trench sampling, and geological mapping (see attached map at end of press release). The anomaly is open in several directions, and the current work program is defining additional gold-bearing zones on the adjoining Oro Gold concessions located to the east within the northwest-southeast regional trend.

"The San Cristobal target is a very significant target because of its large footprint being over 3 kilometres long and shows some good grades at surface ranging from 1 to 4 g/t gold, up to 62 g/t gold, in quartz stockwork vein zones. While the area is still at an early stage, we believe the San Cristobal target has the potential to add to our existing resource base on the Trinidad project and confirm our theories about the significance of the Trinidad district being a new gold mineral belt," stated Frank Powell, Vice President of Oro Gold.

This first phase drill program at San Cristobal is part of a larger exploration program at Trinidad, which is focused on the Taunus target where a 10,000 metre drilling program is underway. This program is designed to accomplish the following:

- Discover new zones in the Taunus area;

- Expand the known gold zones, both near surface, and at depth;

- Deeper drilling to discover the source of the high-grade gold zones at Taunus; and

- Drill-test additional priority gold targets outside of the Taunus area in the Trinidad district, including the San Cristobal target.

Quality Assurance - Quality Control

The Trinidad project exploration is under the direction of Frank Powell, Executive Vice President Oro Gold Resources Ltd. Gary Lustig, P.Geo, a qualified person as designated by National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed the technical content of this release. Thorough quality assurance and quality control program (QA/QC) protocol will be utilized on the project including duplicate, blank and standard samples with each batch of assays. The core samples will be submitted directly to Inspectorate de Mexico, S.A de C.V. for preparation in Durango, Mexico, and analysis in Reno, Nevada. Analysis will be conducted on 1 assay ton samples with over 20% as QA/QC samples. Analysis of gold will be by fire assay, with a gravimetric finish on samples exceeding 5 g/t gold. The gravimetric assay results will be used for the reported composite intervals.

About Oro Gold

Oro Gold is a publicly-listed junior gold exploration company with 11 projects located in Mexico and Panama. The district scale Trinidad property continues to be the company's top priority project and the main focus of exploration and resource definition efforts. Oro Gold's corporate mandate is to maintain low costs in gold resource acquisition and discovery while growing the company's gold assets to attract producing companies.

To view the maps accompanying this news release, please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ogr331m.pdf


Darren Bahrey, President and CEO

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future exploration, development and production activities and future expenditures. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the time and success of future exploration, development and production activities and the timing and amount of expenditures.

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