SOURCE: Tonogold Resources, Inc.

March 19, 2008 09:15 ET

Tonogold Resources, Inc. Announces Exploration Agreement With Centerra (U.S.), Inc. for Tonopah Divide Gold Project

LA JOLLA, CA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - Tonogold Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TNGL) ("Tonogold") is pleased to announce that it has completed a formal Exploration and Option Agreement effective January 1, 2008 (the "Exploration Agreement"), with Centerra (U.S.), Inc. ("Centerra"), a subsidiary of Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX: CG), regarding Tonogold's Tonopah Divide project located five miles south of the town of Tonopah, Esmeralda County, Nevada. The Exploration Agreement replaces a Letter of Intent completed on September 10, 2007.

Centerra has the right to earn a 60% interest in the Tonopah Divide project by spending $2.7 million over five years, at which time Centerra and Tonogold will form a joint venture. The first year's minimum expenditure is $300,000. After formation of the joint venture, Centerra can earn an additional 15% interest by spending a further $5.0 million over four years. Centerra has agreed to provide quarterly exploration updates to Tonogold.

Tonogold leases the Tonopah Divide property from an underlying owner. The property consists of 37 patented mining claims and 124 unpatented lode mining claims. During the term of the Letter of Intent, Centerra performed due diligence on title to the claims. Completion of the Exploration Agreement was contingent on amending the underlying lease with Tonopah Divide Mining Company, which has been amended effective March 1, 2008.

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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