SOURCE: Tonogold Resources, Inc.

July 11, 2006 09:25 ET

Tonogold Resources, Inc. Announces Rock Chip Samples to 132 g/t and Soil Samples to 2.9 g/t at Nyac Gold Project In Alaska

LA JOLLA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- Tonogold Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TNGL) is pleased to announce initial assay results from its 2006 core drilling and surface sampling program at Nyac, Alaska. Assays returned from ALS Chemex, include soil samples to 2.9 g/t and rock chip samples to 132 g/t. A total of 1,779 soil samples have been collected by Tonogold geologists so far this season. Core samples from the first four drill holes on the Bonanza Ridge have been submitted for assay, as well.

Of the 833 grid soil samples reported to date (final plus preliminary) for the Cox Mountain, Saddle Mountain and Nugget Ridge prospects, 57 soil grid samples ranged from 0.10 ppm gold to 2.9 ppm gold. Of the 52 rock chip samples taken during grid sampling, 11 ranged from 0.10 ppm gold to 132 ppm gold. The best results in 2006 have been from Saddle Mountain.

One gram per metric ton (g/t) equals one part per million (ppm) which equals 0.0292 ounces per short ton.

Assays are performed by ALS Chemex, Vancouver using the fire + AA finish method.

Don Strachan, Vice President of Exploration for Tonogold, said, "Drilling is revealing much about the subsurface geology of the centers of the Nyac gold mineralization identified by our soil grids. We await assay results."

Jeff Janda, President of Tonogold, said, "The early soil and rock chip samples are encouraging and validate our target selection at Saddle Mountain. We look forward to drilling in these new prospect areas as well."

The Nyac Gold Project is located approximately 60 miles east of Bethel, Alaska and 300 miles west of Anchorage. The Nyac District consists of 25,600 acres on State of Alaska land and 57,600 acres leased from Calista Corporation for a total of 83,200 acres. Tonogold's 2005 surface sampling program revealed excellent mineralization in six anomalies.

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 and

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