Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

December 11, 2006 09:39 ET

Oro Gold Completes Seven Drill Holes at San Isidro

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 11, 2006) - Oro Gold Resources Ltd. ("Oro Gold") (TSX VENTURE:OGR) has completed a first phase drill program on its San Isidro property, a new vein system discovered early in the Company's generative exploration program at the past producing Rosario mine district located in Sinaloa State, Mexico.

An initial 7 diamond drill holes, totaling 1,045 metres, tested the down-dip projection of gold-bearing quartz veins at the San Isidro Main Zone over a 400 metre distance at depths between 50 and 150 metres below surface. Eric Grill, Oro Gold's VP Exploration stated: "In six of the seven holes we successfully intersected epithermal style mineralization in structural zones that correlate well with surface vein exposures." Assay results are expected in January.

Located 40 km south-east of the port city of Mazatlan, San Isidro is one of five properties that comprise Oro Gold's 950 km2 flagship "Rosario Gold Belt" property portfolio, much of which is now drill ready after a year of generative exploration and drill target definition. The Company has secured a dedicated diamond drill rig to explore numerous targets within the Rosario Gold Belt, and will re-commence drilling in early 2007.

Exploration activities at San Isidro are being conducted under the supervision of Eric Grill, Oro Gold's VP Exploration. Core samples consisting of half-sawn HQ drill core have been shipped to SSP in Hermosillo, Sonora, for sample preparation. Sample pulps will then be forwarded to Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia, for geochemical analysis. Freeman Smith, P.Geo, is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, and has reviewed the content of this press release.

About Oro Gold

Oro Gold Resources Ltd. is a gold exploration company with active programs in Mexico and Central America. The Company is focused on (i) drilling at its flagship Rosario Gold Belt property portfolio near Mazatlan, Mexico, (ii) the spin out of its non-core silver assets into a new company, Oro Silver Resources Ltd., and (iii) the acquisition of new properties through continued generative exploration activities.

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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