Oro Gold Resources Ltd.
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Oro Gold Resources Ltd.

June 11, 2009 09:56 ET

Oro Gold Drills 6.3 g/t Gold Over 30 Metres and Extends New High-Grade Zone at Trinidad Project, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Oro Gold Resources Ltd. ("Oro Gold" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OGR) has announced gold assay results received for three more diamond drill holes that expand the new gold zone towards the south at the Taunus target on its Trinidad property near Mazatlan, Mexico.

09TR019 returned 6.3 g/t gold over 30 metres, including 17.6 g/t gold over 4.5 metres. This is the first diamond drill hole that has been drilled from the west side of the abandoned pit, and intersected the new breccia gold zone approximately 20 metres south of recently reported high-grade gold results in 09TR015 and 09TR016. The hole was lost prior to reaching its planned depth with the last 3 metres averaging 2.3 g/t gold, indicating additional potential at depth.

09TR020 returned 5.3 g/t gold over 13.4 metres and 4.1 g/t gold over 12.9 metres in two distinct zones. This confirms that the gold mineralization continues to the south by more than 200 metres from the initial high-grade zone discovered by Oro Gold in holes 08TR012, 09TR015 and 09TR016. These zones are interpreted to be near vertical with a true width of 12 and 11 metres respectively.

"This continued drilling success demonstrates that we are onto a very significant gold discovery at Trinidad," commented Oro Gold's Vice President, Frank Powell. "Hole 09TR020 continues to grow the high-grade gold zone into a new area suggesting significant depth potential and is open in multiple directions. We are now planning to extend our drilling program into the summer in order to continue moving forward with the goal to add more high-grade gold ounces to our resource base."

09TR018 returned narrow intervals in the 1 to 3 g/t gold range, interpreted to be located near a fault which has offset mineralization.



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Core Hole From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t) Recovery (%)
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09TR018 137.4 140.0 2.6 1.0 98
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169.0 170.5 1.5 2.6 97
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197.2 205.7 8.5 0.9 78
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223.5 229.8 6.3 0.9 56
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09TR019 178.5 208.5 30.0 6.3 67
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Including 192.0 196.5 4.5 17.6 53
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234.0 237.0 3.0 2.3 75
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09TR020 165.0 177.9 12.9 4.1 92
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221.5 234.9 13.4 5.3 79
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Note: interval widths may not represent true widths.


Significant previously reported gold intervals in diamond drill holes are as follows:



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Core Hole From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t)
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08TR012 151.0 212.1 61.1 8.5
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08TR013 147.0 180.6 33.6 3.8
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including 160.9 168.2 7.3 15.8
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08TR014 106.2 114.0 7.8 5.3
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and 131.0 138.0 7.0 9.7
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09TR015 124.0 189.9 65.9 5.3
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including 124.0 166.5 42.5 7.6
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09TR016 160.9 221.5 60.6 3.4
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including 160.9 197.4 36.5 5.2
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High-grade gold mineralization is now delineated over a 350-metre length and down to a depth of 200 metres below surface. The spacing between the diamond drill holes range between 20 to 100 metres. The high-grade portion of the mineralized breccia zone is averaging above 5 g/t gold. Step-out holes 09TR021 and 22 are in progress testing the new zone at depth and along strike.

Additional information including location maps and figures pertaining to the ongoing diamond drill program can be viewed at the "Latest Trinidad Drilling" (http://www.orogoldresources.com/main/?Taunusgoldtarget) link on Oro Gold's home page: www.orogoldresources.com. As well, a short production on Oro Gold's exploration activity at the Trinidad project will be broadcasted on six networks including BNN and 120 US stations starting June 22, 2009. The video will be made available for viewing on Oro Gold's website soon.

The Company has accomplished one of the objectives in confirming the gold grade of the mineralized zones at the Taunus target is much higher than what has been reported in reverse circulation holes, and is now focused on defining and expanding the new high-grade breccia zone discovered by Oro Gold. Meeting these objectives is expected to have a positive impact on the Company's reported National Instrument 43-101 inferred oxide gold resource of 200,930 ounces contained in 4.5 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.4 g/t gold, based on a 0.5 g/t cut-off. This resource estimate was released in 2008, and it does not include the high-grade gold results from the diamond drilling.

The Taunus gold target is interpreted as an oxidized low to intermediate sulphidation epithermal vein system. The mineralization is characterized by multiphase stockwork veining and hydrothermal brecciation hosted in a clastic unit, quartz feldspar porphyry intrusive and andesite volcanics.

Oro Gold has identified 10 other gold targets within the 650 km2 Trinidad district that require follow-up exploration. Based on what the Company is accomplishing at the Taunus gold target with diamond drilling, this will aid in further defining and prioritizing these additional targets towards drilling. Oro Gold's technical team is interpreting this district to be situated in a northwest-trending structural corridor that extends for at least 80 kilometres formed by active deep-seated major fault structures. There is evidence of this in the recent drilling based on intersecting a thick clastic and conglomerate sequence that has a vertical profile exceeding more than 250 metres in depth. The Taunus deposit is interpreted to be hosted in a local pull-apart basin within this trend.

Quality Assurance - Quality Control

Drilling was under the direction of Frank Powell, Oro Gold's Vice President and Dominique Fournier, Ph.D., economic geology, Vice President Exploration, a qualified person as designated by National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed the technical content of this release. Thorough quality assurance and quality control program (QA/QC) protocol was utilized on the project including duplicate, blank and standard samples with each batch of assays. The core samples were submitted directly to Inspectorate de Mexico, S.A de C.V., for preparation in Durango, Mexico, and analysis in Reno, Nevada. Analysis was conducted on 1 assay ton samples with over 20% QA/QC samples. Analysis of gold was by fire assay, with a gravimetric finish on samples exceeding 5 g/t gold. The gravimetric assay results were used for the reported composite intervals.

About Oro Gold

Oro Gold is a publicly-listed junior gold exploration company with 11 properties 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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Darren Bahrey, President and CEO

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