Sutter Gold Mining Inc.

Sutter Gold Mining Inc.

March 01, 2007 14:10 ET

Sutter Gold Announces the Engagement of Behre Dolbear for Pre-Feasibility Study on Lincoln Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 1, 2007) - Sutter Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SGM) today announced that it has hired Behre Dolbear & Company (USA), Inc. (BDUSA), a preeminent minerals industry consulting firm, to complete a NI 43-101 compliant pre-feasibility study on the Lincoln Project, SGM's advanced stage gold property located in the historic Mother Lode District east of Sacramento, California.

To date, SGM has invested approximately $24 million to undertake a major exploration drilling program, obtain all operating permits and complete the basic engineering design for a mill on the property. The Behre Dolbear study, which is anticipated to be completed in June 2007, will incorporate an updated NI 43-101 compliant project resource estimate as a result of recent exploration drilling to develop the mine plan.

Hal Herron, President of SGM, said, "Engaging Behre Dolbear to complete a pre-feasibility study on the Lincoln Project is an important milestone in the Company's development history. Behre Dolbear has an excellent worldwide reputation within the minerals sector and we are very pleased that they will allocate independent engineering staff to our project, particularly during this busy boom cycle in the international minerals industry. Once we have the study in hand, we will be in a position to evaluate a range of options for realizing the full value of the project."

About Behre Dolbear

BDUSA is a subsidiary of Behre Dolbear & Company, Inc., one of the oldest, continually operating, mineral industry consulting firms in the world. Since 1911, the Firm has specialized in studies for governmental agencies, mining companies, commercial and multi-lateral financial institutions, natural resource firms and other parties with interests in the mineral industries. Behre Dolbear's studies cover the full spectrum of technical, operational and financial issues. The Firm works with a broad range of commodities on a worldwide basis including coal and lignite, industrial minerals, base and precious metals, and ferrous metals. It specializes in feasibility studies and due diligence work.

About Sutter Gold Mine

The Sutter Gold project contains a 3.2 mile segment of the Mother Lode belt from which 10 historic mines produced 2.3 million ounces of gold. The historic mines bracket a one-mile-long portion of the Mother Lode belt with no historic gold production and which contains the Lincoln and Comet zones. The Lincoln and Comet zones were blind discoveries that did not outcrop at surface and which represent the first significant new gold discoveries made along the Mother Lode belt in the last 50 years. The Sutter Gold project has been the subject of considerable modern exploration activity, most of it centering on the Lincoln and Comet zones, which are adjacent to each other and together referred to as the Lincoln project. A total of 85,085 feet of drilling have been accomplished in 190 diamond drill holes, and modern underground development consists of a 2,850-foot declined ramp with 2,400 feet of crosscuts plus five raises. The historic gold production was documented in a detailed report completed by Mark Payne, the consulting geologist to Sutter Gold and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Further information is available at the Company's website at

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