SOURCE: Tonogold Resources, Inc.

April 10, 2006 09:25 ET

Tonogold Resources, Inc. Announces Pete Dilles Will Direct Gold Exploration at Tonopah Divide

LA JOLLA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- Tonogold Resources, Inc. (OTC: TNGL) has retained the services of Peter Dilles Consulting Services Inc. to direct exploration of the Tonopah Divide gold-silver property in Esmeralda County, Nevada.

Mr. Dilles is a well-regarded economic geologist with wide experience developing precious metal deposits, having been involved with numerous Carlin-type and volcanic-associated gold properties in Nevada and Peru. Mr. Dilles' primary client since 2001, Placer Dome Exploration, has benefited from his recommendations and management of four successful gold exploration projects along the Cortez-Eureka trend south of Cortez Hills.

Mr. Dilles was previously Exploration Manager for Pacific Rim Mining Corporation from 1998 through 2000 in Peru, directing logistical aspects of the Luicho gold exploration project and drill exploration of the Cofradia gold-silver project. Mr. Dilles was also Senior Geologist for Bema Gold on the 20 million oz. gold -- 2 billion lb. copper Cerro Casale porphyry in Chile. Prior to his work in Peru and Chile, Mr. Dilles was responsible for expanding the 1992 West Archimedes gold discovery at Eureka, Nevada, to 750,000 oz. and overseeing discovery and early expansion of the East Archimedes deposit, now at 1,000,000 oz.

Donald Strachan, Tonogold's Vice President of Exploration, commented: "Our Divide project, a large volcanic-related gold-silver system, has always intrigued Pete Dilles. Tonogold has a consolidated ownership position at Divide via a mining lease with the Tonopah Divide Mining Company, and Pete can now assess its economic potential."

Tonogold Resources, Inc. is a minerals exploration company based in La Jolla, California with gold and silver properties in Alaska and Nevada. Tonogold is the parent company of Prospect Uranium, Inc. For more information on the Company visit their websites at www.tonogold.com and www.prospecturanium.com.

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