Rockgate Capital Corp.

Rockgate Capital Corp.

February 24, 2009 11:09 ET

Rockgate Begins Spring Program on Falea Uranium, Silver, Copper Project, Mali, West Africa

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - Rockgate Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RGT) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that field work is underway at the Falea project in Mali, West Africa. An induced polarization (IP) geophysical survey over the North Zone has now been completed and the first phase of the 2009 drilling program has commenced. Current plans are to complete a 15-20 hole diamond drilling program at the North Zone to follow up on the successful 2008 drilling.

The IP survey tested the potential eastern strike extent of the North Zone mineralization. The easternmost hole of the 2008 drill program, DF-148, returned 0.20% U3O8 over 9.0 metres suggesting that the mineralized unit in the Zone is thickening at a relatively consistent uranium grade.

The current diamond drilling program targets the eastern extension of the North Zone with the help of the IP survey. The program will step drill holes to the east on sections spaced 200 metres apart. Holes will be spaced at 100 metres on each section. Thus the drill program has the potential to expand the North Zone over 1000 metres to the east.

In addition, the Company is contemplating further IP surveys over known down-hole radiometric anomalies identified by Areva (Cogema) in the late 1970's.

The Falea exploration permit covers 150 square kilometres of the Falea-North Guinea-Senegal basin, a Neoproterozoic sedimentary basin marked by significant radiometric anomalies. Rockgate Capital has a 100% interest in the Falea Uranium-Silver-Copper property and has now completed over 40,000 metres in 149 diamond drill holes on the property.

Mr. Lorne Warner, P. Geo, Director and VP Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company under NI 43-101. All core samples are sawed in half and sent to Bamako where ALS prepares the samples with pulps then shipped to EcoTech Laboratories in Kamloops, B.C. for ICP-MS analysis and ALS in Vancouver for XRF analysis for uranium. The company inserts a standard, blank and requests a duplicate sample in every batch of 20 samples.


Karl Kottmeier, President

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