TintinaGold Resources Inc.

TintinaGold Resources Inc.

March 03, 2011 13:35 ET

TintinaGold Appoints New President and CEO

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - TintinaGold Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TAU) ("TintinaGold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis A. Lepry Jr. as President, CEO and a director of the Company.

Mr. Lepry is a geologist with over 30 years experience in the international mineral exploration and development business. The bulk of Mr. Lepry's career to date has involved gold, silver, and base metals projects in Canada, the US, and Latin America. Between 2002-2009 Mr. Lepry was a Western Hemisphere Manager for a subsidiary of Newcrest Mining Ltd. centrally involved in that company's growth initiative in the Americas. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Lepry was President of Metallica Resources Inc. during its Latin American asset-building phase. Prior to this he was Vice President, Corporate Development for Crown Resources Corp. (1990-1995) and Acquisitions Manager for Freeport-McMoRan Gold Co. in the late-1980's.

Mr. Lepry holds a MSc degree in Geology from the University of Arizona, a BSc degree in Engineering Geology from Fort Lewis College in Colorado, and is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse, Executive Chairman of TintinaGold, said, "The Board of Directors is very pleased to be able to attract someone with the caliber of Lou to TintinaGold. His solid background in exploration and mine development will allow TintinaGold to rapidly advance its Sheep Creek copper-cobalt-silver project towards production and effectively market the Company. Lou will head up a team that will also be exploring our impressive portfolio and looking for new opportunities. Welcome aboard Lou!"

As part of the change in management, Mr. Chowdhry has been appointed Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

About TintinaGold

TintinaGold is a growth company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metal properties around the world. The Company's experienced Board of Directors and Management Team having completed the verification drilling on the Sheep Creek copper-cobalt massive sulfide property in Montana, U.S.A. are focused on additional exploration drilling and advancing the project towards production. The Company is also exploring an impressive portfolio of gold and base metal projects in Alaska, including the Colorado Creek gold project located in southwest Alaska in the same region as the 40 million ounce Donlin Creek project.

The growth and success of the Company comes from TintinaGold's experienced exploration team and its ability to forge collaborative relationships and partnerships with Native Alaskan and First Nations groups, local communities, major mining companies and regulators.

About Sheep Creek

The Sheep Creek deposit is located about 27 km north of White Sulphur Springs along a well maintained gravel road and within two miles of U.S. Highway 89. The Sheep Creek property consists of approximately 5,775 acres of fee simple lands and mining claims in central Montana. The property contains sediment-hosted zones of massive sulfide mineralization originally explored by Cominco American Inc. and BHP during the 1980's and early 1990's. Historical drilling encountered significant zones of strata-bound copper sulfide with cobalt in multiple bedded pyrite zones in the lower part of the Precambrian Belt Supergroup; this same stratigraphic unit hosts the Sullivan zinc-lead-silver deposit in southeastern B.C. The Company, in a remarkably short period of time, has been able to produce an Inferred Resource on the Upper Copper Zone (please see the Company's Press Release dated January 6, 2011).

Website: www.tintinagold.com


Raj Chowdhry, C.A., Executive Vice-Chairman

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