SearchGold Resources Inc.

SearchGold Resources Inc.

October 21, 2009 09:00 ET

SearchGold and Swala to Start Drilling in November 2009 on Arae-Gassel Burkina Faso

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - SearchGold Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RSG) (FRANKFURT:S1O) is pleased to announce the start up of an important phase of work on the 400 km2 Arae-Gassel Gold Property ("Arae -Gassel") located in northern Burkina Faso, West Africa, which is developed in partnership with Swala Resources plc ("Swala").

The program will focus on the advanced Kerboule-Yalema 5 km target located in the northern extension of Avocet Mining plc's Inata deposit(i) and on a series of high potential earlier stage targets in parallel structures which have never been drilled.

1 - Kerboule-Yalema gold corridor

On Kerboule South, previous RC drilling has highlighted high grade zones (24.48 g/t Au over 4 m and 18.28 g/t Au over 2 m) in a potential open-pit exploitation context as demonstrated by wide mineralized intervals such as 5.20 g/t Au over 38 m and 2.51 g/t Au over 56 m. On Kerboule Main and Kerboule North, recent artisanal work has uncovered high grade quartz veins with surface grades of up to 95.33 g/t Au showing some depth extension as demonstrated by previous RC drilling (10.72 g/t Au over 8 m and 16.00 g/t Au over 4 m).

The fall 2009 work program will target Kerboule South with 750 m of RC drilling as well as some pitting followed by additional metallurgical testing. On Kerboule Main and Kerboule North a series of drill holes will target the high grade structures previously mapped by SearchGold.

2 - High potential early stage targets

Several high potential earlier stage targets have been recognized in what could be parallel structures to the main Kerboule-Yalema gold corridor. On the Gassel-Haissa target a previous chip sample yielded 15.70 g/t Au over 5 m. The fall 2009 work program is aimed at developing these targets and will involve a progressive exploration approach culminating with up to 4,000 m of RAB drilling.

- Regolith mapping to improve the understanding of previous geochemical sampling results followed by compilation of all data to further refine the targets.

- Ground follow-up of high potential targets with selected soil and termite mound geochemical grids as well as outcrop mapping and sampling.

- Geophysical surveys over the top ten prioritized target areas. The work will consist of high-resolution ground magnetic surveys with data-points at 10 metre intervals along 50 m spaced lines.

- Drilling over the top five prioritized target areas following the execution of the work outlined above. The drilling will consist in 50 m deep RAB holes sections overlapping across the targets for a total of up to 4,000 metres of drilling to be defined as a function of the first phase results.

The fall 2009 program is currently on going. The regolith and compilation maps are finalized and the ground follow-up is being initiated. The geophysical team has been mobilized and the drilling contract has been signed.

Philippe Giaro, P. Geo., President and CEO of SearchGold Resources Inc. and Qualified Person for SearchGold, has reviewed and approved the content of this release.

(i)The Arae-Gassel property is directly adjoining on its southern boundary Avocet Mining's Belahouro property, host of the 1.4 million ounce Inata gold deposit (5.2 million tonnes @ 2.3 g/t Au for 378,480 ounces of Measured Resources and 19.8 million tonnes @ 1.6 g/t Au for 1,018,450 ounces of Indicated Resources).

About SearchGold Resources Inc.

SearchGold Resources is a Canadian-based mining company primarily focussed on gold deposits in Africa. Shares of SearchGold Resources Inc. are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange as "RSG"; and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as "S1O".

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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