Terraco Gold Corp.

Terraco Gold Corp.

March 09, 2005 11:29 ET

Terraco Appoints Charles Sulfrian Vice-President Exploration


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FOR: TERRACO GOLD CORP.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: TEN

MARCH 9, 2005 - 11:29 ET

Terraco Appoints Charles Sulfrian Vice-President
Exploration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 9, 2005) - Terraco
Gold Corp. ("Terraco") (TSX VENTURE:TEN) is pleased to announce, subject
to regulatory acceptance, the appointment of Mr. Charles Sulfrian, P.Geo
as the Company's Vice-President of Exploration, through its wholly owned
Nevada subsidiary TGC Holdings Ltd., effective immediately.

Mr. Sulfrian brings more than 25 years of national and international
exploration experience, with the majority of his tenure with Barrick
Gold Corporation. Charles earned his Bachelors degree in Geology from
Colorado College (Colorado Springs, Colorado) majoring in structural and
economic geology. Additional graduate coursework was completed in
Economic Geology from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado).

Mr. Sulfrian has participated in and helped lead successful exploration
programs and project evaluations in the Southwest United States and
China. Mr. Sulfrian has extensive experience at Barrick's Goldstrike
Mine, which has produced more than 20 million ounces of gold since the
mine began production (according to Barrick's website). In 1982, his
work lead to the discovery of the Post Oxide Deposit and in 1984 he
co-discovered (with Keith Bettles) the Deep Post Deposit. Charlie has
held several positions during his tenure at Goldstrike that include;
General Supervisor of Drilling with responsibilities of directing
drilling / drill services and related exploration activities at the
mine; Senior Geologist, supervising and interpreting geochemical
studies; and laboratory and recovery circuit supervision as Chief
Chemist. Additionally, his experience includes managing Barrick's
Reno-based regional exploration office for the evaluation of advanced
and primary gold situations throughout the western United States.

"Having spent most of the past 20 years working with major mining
companies and their operations, including exploration," said Mr.
Sulfrian, "I am excited to join Terraco and its current management and
advisory team to lead the exploration efforts."

"Mr. Sulfrian has an extensive background in gold exploration and its
operations. We are pleased to attract someone of his caliber to join our
team," said Mr. Todd Hilditch, President, "Given his outstanding
technical capabilities, business acumen and track record, Charlie brings
a considerable breadth of expertise to all aspects of our business."

Mr. Sulfrian has been granted, subject to regulatory acceptance, 250,000
incentive stock options under the Company's stock option plan
exercisable for a period of 4 years at a price of $0.20 per share.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of

TERRACO GOLD CORP.

Todd Hilditch, President

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