Sur American Gold Corporation

Sur American Gold Corporation

April 10, 2006 10:50 ET

Sur American Gold Corporation: Surface Sampling Continues to Outline Extensive Strong Gold Mineralization at Batoto Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 10, 2006) - Sur American Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:SUR) is very pleased to advise that in addition to the on-going 12,000 metre 50 hole drill program the surface trenching and road cut mapping and sampling program continues to outline extensive and strong gold mineralization.

Latest samples were taken at regular 2 metre intervals over 174.6 metres in several locations in the current drilling area within the Clark zone of the Batoto project. These samples returned an average of 1.05g/t gold with the highest interval being 7.72g/t gold over a 6 metre interval in a near surface tunnel.

Sur American Gold President, Rennie Blair MSc, F.Aus.IMM, said that, "the Company is particularly pleased with these latest assays which continue to confirm the presence of extensive potentially economic bulk mineable gold mineralization at Batoto."

"These latest results are very encouraging as mineralization at or near the surface are generally depleted of gold due to the effect of extensive leaching. Higher gold values generally occur below the zone of surface depletion except in some of the stronger and wider quartz veins."

An important feature of these results which is also indicated in Batoto drill hole #2 is that the gold is particularly well distributed which further suggest the mineralization may be amenable to extraction using bulk mining methods such as those being employed in many other low-medium grade gold operations throughout the world.

The surface trenching and road cut sampling program is being undertaken by 6 sampling teams (about 60 people) in order to supplement the assay results of the core drilling program because the gold mineralization at Batoto extends to the surface and therefore future resource estimation requires that the Company conduct a systematic widespread surface program. A surface trench may be considered a horizontal drill hole for all practical purposes.


BATOTO #3 (-50 degrees to an azimuth of 320 degrees) hole was located approximately 150 metres south of Batoto#2 and was prematurely terminated for technical reasons at 118 metre in very strong mineralization having been well mineralized for much of its length. The hole has been geologically logged and sampled and samples are currently in Perth, Western Australia awaiting analysis.

BATOTO #4 (-60 degrees to an azimuth of 40 degrees) is currently at a depth of 179.4 metres and is projected to be drilled to a depth of between 250-400 metres. The hole has been well mineralized throughout. Mineralization mainly occurs within numerous quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration zones. The initial 179.4 metres has been logged and samples are being prepared by Intertek Laboratories in Surigao prior to their dispatch to Genalysis in Perth.

As previously reported BATOTO#2 DRILL HOLE (-50 degrees to an azimuth of 160 degrees) intersected 5 wide intervals of leached and oxidized quartz-sericite-pyrite related gold mineralization totaling 68 metres and containing a weighted average grade of 0.83g/t gold with a range from 0.69g/t to 1.13g/t.

To ensure complete independence all sample preparation is being undertaken at the 9002 certified Intertek Laboratory in Surigao in northern Mindanao. Pulverized 200 gram sub samples from the surface program are sent to Intertek's analytical laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia while pulverized 200 gram core samples are sent to Genalysis Laboratories in Perth, Western Australia. Both laboratories use the FA (Fire Assay) 50/SAAS with AAS (Atomic Absorption) finish.

All sampling methods are personally approved by Mr. Ian Cooper, BSc. (University of London), A.R.S.M (Associate of the Royal School of Mines), F.G.S (Fellow of the Geological Society of London), M.Aus.I.M.M (Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr. Cooper is the Company's Philippine Exploration Manager.

This news release was prepared by Mr. Rennie Blair, Company President who is the qualified person as required by National Policy 43-101 and who is the technical person responsible for this news release.

Sur American Gold Corporation is a well financed junior exploration Company and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (Canada) with trading symbol SUR-V.

On behalf of the board of directors

Alicia Nicholson, Director

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

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