SOURCE: Tonogold Resources, Inc.

April 23, 2008 09:20 ET

Tonogold Resources Announces Exploration Update for Tonopah Divide

LA JOLLA, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Tonogold Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TNGL) announces an exploration update for the Tonopah Divide Gold Project located five miles south of the town of Tonopah, Esmeralda County, Nevada.

On March 19, 2008, Tonogold announced an Exploration and Option Agreement for the Tonopah Divide Project with Centerra (U.S.), Inc., a subsidiary of Centerra Gold, Inc. whereby Centerra may earn a 60% interest in the Project for expenditures totaling $2.7 million over a five year period. Centerra is to provide quarterly progress reports to Tonogold about the ongoing Tonopah Divide exploration program.

Tonogold has received Centerra's report for the quarter ending March 31, 2008. Key points of interest are as follows:

1) Data compilation. Centerra received historical exploration data from Tonopah Divide Mining Company and is evaluating and compiling the data. Selected geological and geophysical data are being entered in digital format for inclusion in a GIS program.

2) Geophysics. A detailed, low-elevation, aeromagnetic survey is in progress and was 75% complete at the end of the quarter.

3) Geochemical sampling and geologic mapping. A total of 127 surface samples from outcrops exhibiting alteration, structural zones and historic mine dumps were collected as the initial part of an ongoing program to confirm the gold tenor and geologic framework of the property.

Gold assay results confirm the property's potential: 93 samples (73%) were anomalous (greater than 0.1 ppm gold), 33 samples (26%) were moderately anomalous (greater than 1.0 ppm gold), and 13 samples (10%) were highly anomalous (greater than 3.0 ppm gold).

Silver assay results were also anomalous: 37 samples (29%) were greater than 10 ppm silver and 15 samples were greater than 50 ppm silver (1.5 oz/ton Ag).

The highest assay results, obtained from samples from historic mine dumps, reached 84 ppm gold and 581 ppm silver.

Jeff Janda, Tonogold's President, commented: "Centerra has made rapid progress in the first quarter and is developing the understanding of the property necessary for a successful exploration program."

Tonogold Resources, Inc. is a minerals exploration company based in La Jolla, California with properties in Alaska and Nevada. The company also has a project office in Carson City, Nevada. For more information on the Company visit their website

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