SOURCE: Tonogold Resources, Inc.

April 17, 2008 11:00 ET

Tonogold Resources, Inc. Announces Release of Nyac, Alaska Geology, Geochemistry and Drilling Report, 2005-2007

LA JOLLA, CA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Tonogold Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TNGL) announces the release of the Geology, Geochemistry and Drilling report, 2005-2007 for their Nyac Porphyry Gold Project. The Nyac property consists of 57,600 acres and is located in southwestern Alaska at the western end of the Alaska-Yukon Tintina Gold Belt. Tonogold leases the Nyac property from Calista Corporation.

The report incorporates results from two years of grid surface sampling, an 11-hole core drilling program, and several 2005 to 2007 geologic reports and can be downloaded at http://www.tonogold.com/s/Nyac.asp.

A comprehensive exploration and grid sampling program at Nyac began in June 2005. Tonogold's 2005 Nyac program systematically grid-sampled clay-bearing soils throughout the center of this large district. Crews took 3,149 soil samples at close centers over a six square-mile area in 2005 and identified six large anomalies. In 2006, Tonogold took 3,594 more soil samples and drilled 11 core holes. Thin, gold-bearing stockwork veinlets in a Cretaceous pluton were intercepted in the first four holes. Three additional holes in wall rocks also encountered 1 ppm gold intercepts up to 1 meter. Three main exploration targets were recognized in either mineralized granitics or altered volcanic rocks. All are either cut by gold-bearing veins, veinlets, shears, faults and/or dikes or are large geophysical targets projecting along strike beneath shallow cover.

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 www.tonogold.com.

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