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Sona Resources Corporation

March 30, 2011 09:30 ET

Sona Releases Final 2010 Drill Results From Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property

Hole E10-69 Final Composite Assay of 77.9g Au/t Over 5.3 Metres

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Sona Resources Corp. (the "Company" or "Sona") (TSX VENTURE:SYS)(FRANKFURT:QS7) is pleased to release the final assay results from the 2010 diamond drill program at its Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property.

Seven composite assay results from the 2010 drill program have been revised through re-assaying of samples and the inclusion of check samples. The final results are incorporated in the complete table of composite assays listed below (all changes italicized). The laboratory incorrectly handled two samples from drill hole E10-69, and as a result the interval and the composite assay interval increased from 4.0 to 5.3 metres, while the grade decreased from 85.4g Au/t to 77.9g Au/t.

  From To Core Length Gold (g Au/t) Gold (g Au/t)
Hole No. (m) (m) (m) Original Final
E10-51 177.01 177.70 0.7 10.3 10.4
E10-52 51.91 52.82 0.9 134.9 134.9
E10-53 55.06 60.32 5.3 0.7 0.7
  including 55.06 55.83 0.8 2.0 2.2
  including 57.71 58.57 0.9 1.6 1.6
  156.88 160.95 4.1 0.7 0.7
  including 156.88 158.95 2.1 0.9 0.9
  including 160.45 160.95 0.5 1.6 1.6
E10-54 65.16 67.16 2.0 7.2 7.2
E10-55 70.24 72.28 2.0 2.0 2.0
  73.93 76.40 2.5 12.5 12.5
E10-56 55.33 56.05 0.7 1.1 1.2
E10-57 Lost hole in overburden  
E10-58 206.40 210.43 4.0 0.8 0.8
  including 207.80 209.80 2.0 1.0 1.0
  including 225.61 225.95 0.3 54.7 54.7
E10-59 91.93 92.75 0.8 49.3 57.5
  104.94 106.43 1.5 3.1 3.0
  111.44 112.49 1.1 1.3 1.3
E10-60 203.60 204.58 1.0 9.3 10.6
E10-61 No significant assays in quartz vein  
E10-62 245.97 246.97 1.0 0.7 0.7
E10-63 No significant assays in quartz vein  
E10-64 No significant assays in quartz vein  
E10-65 105.77 112.46 6.7 6.5 6.5
  including 105.77 106.25 0.5 70.6 70.6
  including 105.77 107.55 1.8 21.3 21.3
E10-66 122.28 123.82 1.5 17.4 19.0
  including 122.78 123.32 0.5 39.9 44.2
E10-67 118.00 120.50 2.5 96.4 109.5
  including 118.50 119.50 1.0 222.0 254.4
E10-68 No significant assays in quartz vein  
E10-69 91.62 92.62 1.0 42.5 nil/lab error
  95.07 100.13 5.1 85.4 77.9
  including 96.10 97.64 1.5 195.0 191.2
E10-70 No significant assays in quartz vein  
E10-71 6.47 7.51 1.0 2.6 2.6
  129.90 130.74 0.8 0.7 0.7
E10-72 Did not intersect target  
E10-73 197.07 203.30 6.2 0.3 0.4
  including 201.79 203.30 1.5 0.5 0.8
E10-74 197.31 199.36 2.1 0.5 0.5
E10-75 176.01 178.50 2.5 1.4 1.4
  190.42 191.38 1.0 1.4 1.4

Drill core was logged and split on site, and half-core samples were analyzed using metallic screening gold fire assaying and 30-element ICP multi-acid digestion, at the independent EcoTech Laboratory in Kamloops, B.C. A QA/QC program consisting of duplicate samples, insertion of known standards, and check assaying was employed.

Note: To view the maps and photos associated with this release, please click the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/SYSmapsMarch30.pdf

The results of the 2010 surface diamond drilling program at the Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property have not yet been included in the official resource numbers. Sona intends to incorporate them, along with the results from the upcoming 2011 underground and surface exploration programs, into a new NI 43-101 resource report to be released in the fall of this year.

The content of this news release has been reviewed by John P. Thompson, P.Eng., a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101, with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of the data.

About Sona Resources Corp.

Since its inception in 1990, Sona has engaged in exploration activities at its mineral properties in Canada and the United States, as well as small-scale gold production at its flagship property, the 100 percent owned Blackdome Gold Mine ("Blackdome"), in south-central British Columbia, 250 kilometres north of Vancouver. At Blackdome, the indicated mineral resources are estimated to be 144,500 tonnes, grading 11.29g Au/t and containing 52,600 ounces of gold; and the inferred resource is estimated to be 90,600 tonnes, grading 8.79g Au/t (news release dated May 4, 2010). At its 100 percent owned Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property, 30 kilometres south of the Blackdome Gold Mine, Sona has outlined an inferred gold resource of 522,900 tonnes, grading 12.3g Au/t and containing 206,100 ounces of gold (news release dated June 8, 2009).

Sona aims to bring its permitted Blackdome mill back into production over the next two years at a rate of 200 tonnes per day, with feed from the former-producing Blackdome Gold Mine and the Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property. A positive Preliminary Economic Assessment by Micon International Ltd. (news release dated May 28, 2010), at a gold price of $950 per ounce over an eight-year period, has estimated a cash cost of $208 per tonne milled or $686 per gold ounce recovered.

Sona also holds a 100 percent interest in the Montgolfier Project, located in Quebec, 40 kilometres east of the multimillion-ounce Casa Berardi Mine gold deposit.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, and such statements involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted may differ materially from actual results or events. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this news release. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or any other occurrence.

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