Tagish Lake Gold Corp.

Tagish Lake Gold Corp.

April 12, 2006 11:32 ET

Tagish Advances Mineral Process Test Work

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 12, 2006) - Tagish Lake Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TLG) announces that the Company has awarded a contract for mineral processing test work on the high grade gold-silver Skukum Creek deposit in the Yukon. The objective of this test program is to definitively determine the mineral processing for the zones at Skukum Creek. Previous test work has indicated that flotation of a bulk concentrate, followed by leaching, was the process method of choice.

The testing will also include work on improvement in silver recoveries, whether by leach extraction or other methods. There are excellent silver values in the zones at Skukum Creek that with improved recoveries could dramatically impact on revenues from the project.

These studies will also provide the data and information necessary to establish the process plant flowsheet that will provide over 90 % recovery for gold. The results are expected by early summer.

Current Exploration Program

Extension of the underground workings further into the mountain at Skukum Creek has passed the halfway point in the 300m objective of the current program. This extension will provide the platform for definition drilling of the Rainbow Two zone, and also outlining the Ridge and Kuhn extension zones, indicated by surface drilling.

About Tagish Lake Gold Corp.

Tagish Lake Gold Corp. explores for and develops high grade gold-silver mineral deposits in the Yukon Territory of Canada. The Company is currently focused on its wholly owned, 178 km2 Skukum Mineral District located 80 km by road south of Whitehorse. The Skukum Mineral District hosts the Skukum Creek gold-silver deposit and the Goddell Gully gold deposit, with a currently defined measured plus indicated resource of 1,120,000 tonnes grading 8.0 g/t Au and 153.1 g/t Ag, and the Mt. Skukum gold deposit.

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