Raven Gold Corp.
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Raven Gold Corp.

October 24, 2006 09:01 ET

Raven Gold Corp. Initiates Expansion Plans for the La Currita Mill

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 24, 2006) - Raven Gold Corp. (OTCBB:RVGC) (the "Company") and Tara Gold Resources Corp. are pleased to announce that they have initiated expansion plans for the La Currita Mine and Mill located in Temoris, Chihuahua, Mexico. Raven Gold has an option to earn up to 60% of La Currita by investing $4,000,000 and reaching production levels of 8,000 tonnes per month.

Management's main objective for the La Currita Mill is to create an efficient exploitation system and mining operation framework capable of increasing throughput capacity to 300 tonnes per day. Staff has been added to complete preliminary engineering, topography, and metallurgical tests to maximize recuperation.

These tasks include the survey and mapping of existing mine workings/audits, mineralized outcrops, and structures to create mine engineering maps. The development of a framework for the processing of combined tailings and bedrock resources and identification of new equipment needed. Various electrical and mechanical tasks, metallurgical tests, and the formalization of a communication and financial structure.

The overall design plan also includes the adaptation of social, environmental, safety and quality control policies and determines to balance the needs of local communities, the environment, and shareholders.

The Company plans on expanding La Currita's Mill throughput capacity and generate significant revenue beginning early in 2007. Our objective is to begin mining operations and start placing ore on the pads by the beginning of December, 2006.

About La Currita

The La Currita Groupings includes 4 mines, a 150 tonnes/day operating floatation mill and stockpiled ore. The La Currita mine was in steady production from 1983 until 1998. A diamond drilling exploration program conducted in 1998 indicated grades of 2.59 g/t Au and 200 g/t Ag. Existing mines and mineralized structures hold potential to increase tonnage through systematic exploration. The area surrounding La Currita has numerous mines and recent substantial discoveries. Adjacent to the La Currita holdings, Palmarejo has announced an inferred resource of 3.1 million ounce gold equivalent on their property. In addition, about 20 miles to the SE is the 170,000 ounce/year Glamis Gold's El Sauzal gold mine and 40 miles to the North is Gammon Lake Resource's Ocampo Gold-Silver Project with a projected 270,000 gold-equivalent ounces/year.

About Raven Gold Corp.

Raven Gold Corp. is an international gold mining company, with advanced exploration and development projects. Raven's mandate is to initiate an aggressive acquisition policy, focusing on under-explored to advanced stage exploration gold deposits in North and South American Countries. Raven is focused on becoming a low cost gold producer in the next two years, as it puts the La Currita Mines into production in Mexico.

About Tara Gold Resources Corp.

Tara Gold Resources Corp. is a growth-oriented precious metals exploration and development company with existing production plants. It is management's objective to become a significant gold and precious metals producer by re-initiating and increasing production levels at La Currita, Lluvia de Oro and Picacho, and developing the San Miguel, La Millionaria, Pilar De Mocoribo and Las Minitas projects in Mexico. We continue to acquire other advanced-stage projects and/or producing mines in one of the most prolific precious metal districts in the world.

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