Silverado Gold Mines Ltd.
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Silverado Gold Mines Ltd.

January 13, 2011 23:53 ET

Recent Gold Assay Results from Silverado's Eagle Creek Property Indicate a Potential Bulk Mineable Gold Deposit

Assay Results Disclosed in Table Below

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2011) - Silverado Gold Mines Ltd. (OTCBB:SLGLF)(FRANKFURT:SLGL) (the "Company" or "Silverado") today announced that recent assay samples taken from surface to 165 feet of depth has confirmed and extended the results disclosed in our December 9, 2010 news release (http://www.silverado.com/nr-2010-12-09/) which now includes surficial gold mineralized zones.

Eagle Creak Rock Samples (January 2011 Assays)

Note: Survey coordinates are UTM metric, Zone 6 AK

          Rock           
      Sample   Sample   Gold Gold Generalized  
Sample Northing Easting Type   Descr.   g/t oz/t Area  
EAG-19 7207985 465148 (1 ) (A ) 14.50 0.47 (1 )
EAG-20 7208020 465155 (2 ) (B ) 4.71 0.15 (1 )
EAG-21 7208103 465210 (2 ) (C ) 9.07 0.29 (1 )
EAG-22 7207560 464255 (3 ) (D ) 7.48 0.24 (2 )
EAG-23 7208005 465130 (4 ) (E ) 12.05 0.39 (3 )
EAG-24 7207543 464247 (3 ) (F ) 4.13 0.13 (4 )
EAG-25 Local Local (5 ) (G ) 5.41 0.17 (5 )
EAG-26 Local Local (6 ) (H ) 4.02 0.13 (5 )
EAG-15 7207505 464220 (4 ) (I ) <0.005 0.00 (6 )
EAG-16 7208180 465205 (4 ) (J ) 0.221 0.01 (7 )
EAG-17 7208130 465195 (4 ) (K ) 0.271 0.01 (7 )
EAG-18 720853 465172 (4 ) (L ) 0.259 0.01 (7 )

Sample Type:

(1) 2.5 ft wide chip sample.
(2) Rubble crop grab sample.
(3) 4 ft wide chip sample.
(4) Grab sample from talus.
(5) 155-160 ft downhole.
(6) 160-165 ft downhole.

Rock Sample Descriptions:

(A) Brecciated vuggy quartz-gold-arsenic-jamesonite vein. Vein-Fault #2A.
(B) Complex breccia vein with graphite and sulfides. Low angle structure.
(C) Sulfide-rich breccia with graphitic gouge. Low angle structural zone.
(D) Limonitic schist with low-sulfide quartz stockwork. Vein-Fault #2.
(E) Quartz+sericite+scorodite rock cut by thin (<3mm) vuggy quartz stockwork.
(F) Silicified schist with low sulfide quartz vein stockwork. Vein-Fault #2.
(G) Drill core of quartz-carbonate vein from the Scrafford Vein-Fault.
(H) Drill core of stibnite-rich fault gouge from the Scrafford Vein-Fault.
(I) Chloritic schist.
(J) Graphitic quartz-mica schist.
(K) Grayish quartzite with hairline fractures coated with oxidized sulfides.
(L) Gray quartzite with hairline fractures coated with oxidized sulfides.

Generalized Area:

(1) EASTGATE ZONE (head of Independence Creek). Complex vein-fault breccias.
Crushed quartz veins with fine-grained sulfide+graphite.
(2) Vein-Fault #2. Footwall.
(3) Eastgate Zone.
(4) Vein-Fault #2. Footwall.
(5) HQ diameter drill core. Drill Hole 83518. Scrafford Vein-Fault.
(6) Hanging-wall schist outside of deformation zone.
(7) Random samples of talus. Eastgate Zone.

The property is situated 8 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska; 9 miles northeast of our Ester Dome gold property; 6 miles southwest of the True North ore body of Kinross; and 10 miles due west of the Fort Knox 40,000 ton per day gold mine of Kinross.

The Company will soon disclose a more detailed statement by the Senior Geologist. The samples disclosed in the table were collected during December of 2010 with the exception of the Scrafford drill core samples which were splits collected from the original drill core of July 1992. All of the samples disclosed in the table were sampled from either bedrock (chip samples) or talus and are stated as such in the table. The samples from the talus are not bedrock and as such do not have the significance of the samples from bedrock. The samples listed as rubble crop represent weathered bedrock.

The bedrock and drill core samples are indicating structural zones of gold mineralization in settings similar to the True North and Pogo ore bodies, but the Eagle Creek gold mineralized zones are on surface. The no gold bearing chloritic schist rock unit (Sample EAG-15) and low gold samples EAG-16, -17, -18 show a barren cap or trap rock and other samples show gold immediately below this cap rock.

The Company is very excited about these findings.

The gold assays were performed by ALS Chemex Inc. a certified laboratory.

In other matters, the Company will sign a 36,000 foot drill program for the Nolan Gold and Antimony Property using NTW equipment which will return a 2.23 inch core. The drill program is scheduled to begin at Nolan in mid-May when weather permits.

About the Company

Silverado Gold Mines Ltd., a publicly traded company, is an exploration-stage enterprise focused on the exploration of gold properties with some past production. The Company has gold properties located throughout Alaska, which include a 100% interest in numerous mining claims located on the Nolan Creek property.

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