TNR Gold Corp.

TNR Gold Corp.

April 16, 2008 19:18 ET

TNR Gold Corp.: Minera Andes Drills 132 m of 1.11% Copper at Los Azules

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Minera Andes Inc. ("MAI"), the operator on the Los Azules property, in which TNR Gold Corp. ("TNR") (TSX VENTURE:TNR) holds a 25% back-in right on the Xstrata Copper (Xstrata") ground, has provided further assay results from several core holes drilled as part of the 2007 and 2008 field season. The best intercept is from Hole AZ-08-33 which encountered 132 metres of 1.11% copper within a larger zone of 250 metres of 0.92% copper. A total of 5,438.34 metres were drilled in 15 vertical core holes during the 2007 and 2008 field season. Four of the 15 holes did not reach target depth due to difficult drilling conditions. Assay results are pending for 10 of these holes. Hole AZ-07-33 was drilled 400 metres southeast of high-grade drill hole AZ-06-20 (173 metres of 1% copper) within the area of copper mineralization. The upper 73 metres of the hole contained leached cap rocks underlain by high-grade porphyry copper mineralization to 305.8 metres. This information has been derived from MAI's news release in Stockwatch dated April 16, 2008. Please refer to this news release for further information. Drill hole AZ-08-33 is located on the portion of the property Xstrata optioned from TNR.

In addition to the 25% back in right on Los Azules, TNR holds a strategic position adjacent to the Los Azules project.


TNR's wholly owned Escorpio IV property is adjacent to the eastern border of the Los Azules property, located near the Argentina/Chile border in San Juan province, Argentina. The 2008 exploration program on this property will consist of a 3D IP survey over the southwest portion of the property and is planned to be completed in mid to late 2008. The goal of this program is to define targets for drilling and trenching which we anticipate to be conducted later this year.


TNR is a base and precious metals exploration company focused on aggressively identifying new prospective projects as well as fostering work on its large portfolio of 17 properties in Argentina and Alaska. The company's focus over the next 12 months is the exploration and development of its Eureka, El Salto, El Tapau and Escorpio IV properties in Argentina and Shotgun project in Alaska.

This news release has been prepared under the supervision of Ike Osmani, P.Geo, TNR's qualified person on this news release.

On behalf of the board,

Gary Schellenberg, President

Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, historical estimates should not be relied upon, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements. News release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks inherent in resource exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

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