Plato Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : PGC

Plato Gold Corp.

May 25, 2011 07:00 ET

Plato Gold Sells Harker Garrison Claims to Northern Gold for $72,000 Cash and 175,000 Shares of NGM

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Plato Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:PGC) ("Plato" or the "Company") an exploration company with a portfolio of properties in the prolific gold mining camps of Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec, and Santa Cruz (Argentina), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 100% interest in its 24 Harker Garrison Claims to Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX-V: NGM) ("Northern Gold").

"I am very pleased to have completed this deal with Northern Gold," said Anthony J. Cohen, President & CEO of Plato Gold Corp. "Together with our recent option agreements with St. Andrews Goldfields Ltd. and Threegold Resources Inc., we are participating in many top quality gold projects with other leading companies, as well as growing our own high potential gold developments"

The 24 claims are being sold for a cash payment of $72,000 and 175,000 common shares of Northern Gold. The Agreement is subject to closing and approval of the TSX-Venture Exchange. The 24 claims are strategically located in Garrison and Harker Townships.

The Agreement is also subject to an underlying 2% GMR royalty on all metals produced from the property and is held by Géoconseils Jack Stoch Ltée (Géoconseils) in accordance with an Agreement between Géoconseils and Plato dated November 27th, 2007.

"This combination of property acquisition and staked claims provides Northern Gold with significant new property expansion and exploration potential near its Garrison Gold Property. With new properties located both north and south of the Destor-Porcupine Fault, Northern Gold's land package strategically situated to provide a solid exploration base in this developing gold camp between Matheson and the Québec border," said Martin Shefsky, President and CEO of Northern Gold Mining Inc.

About Northern Gold Mining

Northern Gold Mining Inc. is a TSX-V listed, publicly traded junior resource company based in Toronto, Ontario, dedicated to the discovery and development of high value mineral deposits in the proven mining camps of Kirkland Lake and Timmins in North Eastern Ontario. Northern Gold is focused on developing two advanced stage gold deposits on the Garrison Gold Property. The Property is located within the Abitibi greenstone belt along the Porcupine-Destor and the Munro Fault systems. The Property hosts several gold mineralized showings in addition to the two advanced stage exploration targets, the Jonpol and Garrcon Deposits, for each of which NI 43-101 compliant mineral resources have been calculated, and the less advanced 903 gold mineralized area. Historic diamond drilling by previous operators was completed in all three referenced areas. The Jonpol Technical Report was posted on SEDAR October 21, 2009 and the Garrcon Technical Report was posted on SEDAR November 5, 2010. The Garrison Gold Property has historic mining infrastructure at both the Jonpol and Garrcon Deposits and producing mines are located in close proximity to the property. On May 13, 2011, the Company completed its purchase of 100% ownership of the Garrison Gold Property from ValGold Resources Inc.

About Plato Gold Corp.

Plato Gold Corp. is a Canadian gold exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange with exploration projects in Northern Ontario, Northern Québec and the Lolita Property in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

The Northern Ontario project includes 5 properties: Guibord, Harker, Harker-Garrison, Holloway and Marriott in the Harker/Holloway gold camp located east of Timmins, Ontario. In November 2010, Plato signed an agreement granting St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX: SAS) the option to earn a 75% interest in four of the above properties.

The Northern Québec project includes 7 properties: Nordeau Bateman, Vauquelin, Vauquelin Pershing, Vauquelin Horseshoe, Pershing Denain, Hop O'My Thumb and Vauquelin II. All 7 properties are located near Val d'Or, Québec. In November 2010, Plato signed an agreement granting Threegold Resources Inc. (TSX-V: THG) the option to earn a 75% interest in two of the above properties.

Plato is in the advanced exploration stage on the Nordeau West site with a NI 43-101 compliant gold resource reported on March 12, 2009. Highlights of the Nordeau West mineral resource update include:

indicated resources of 30,212 oz Au on average grade of 4.17 g/t and 225,342 tonnes; and

inferred resources of 146,315 oz Au on average grade of 4.09 g/t and 1,112,321 tonnes.

In Argentina, the Lolita Property is comprised of 3 contiguous concessions and initial work has been started on this property.

For additional company information, please visit: www.platogold.com.

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This news release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, use of proceeds, level of activity, performance or achievements of Plato to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to risks related to: risks related to exploration; actual resource viability, and other risks of the mining industry . Although management of Plato has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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