Sunridge Gold Corp.

Sunridge Gold Corp.

July 05, 2005 08:00 ET

Sunridge Gold Commences 10,000 Metre Drill Program at Asmara Project and Appoints Exploration Manager

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - Sunridge Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SGC) has recommenced drilling on the Adi Nefas Gossan prospect part of the Asmara Project in Eritrea. The purpose of this new 10,000 metre drill program is to:

- Follow up the recently reported high-grade gold, copper and zinc drill results at the Adi Nefas Gossan VMS (volcanogenic massive sulphide) prospect with both infill and step out drilling. The interpreted results of the recently completed Max-Min Electro-Magnetic and Induced Polarization geophysical surveys will be used to help target drill holes

- Drill test down-dip and along strike extensions at the high-grade copper/gold Debarwa Deposit

- Drill test satellite targets recently defined by geological mapping and geophysics on the Debarwa and Medrizien licenses

In addition, management is pleased to welcome Mr. David Daoud as Exploration Manager of Sunridge Gold. Mr. Daoud has over 15 years experience as a geologist with the past two years as senior exploration geologist for Nevsun Resources where he worked on the Bisha VMS deposit in Eritrea. Management is confident that Mr. Daoud's experience in Eritrea will strongly contribute to the successful exploration, discovery and development of mineral deposits at the Asmara Project.

Sunridge Gold Corporation is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, discovery and development of precious and base metal projects. The Company is currently focused on the Asmara Joint Venture Project in Eritrea and continues to evaluate exploration and advanced opportunities elsewhere. The Company has 22.4 million shares outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SGC. For additional information on the Company and its projects please visit our website at or call Don Halliday at the number listed below.


Michael Hopley, President and Chief Executive Officer

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