SOURCE: Tonogold Resources, Inc.

August 09, 2005 13:38 ET

Tonogold Resources, Inc. Appoints Donald Strachan Vice President, Exploration and to the Board of Directors

LA JOLLA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- Tonogold Resources, Inc. (OTC: TNGL) has appointed Donald Strachan to the Board of Directors and to the position of Vice President, Exploration. Mr. Strachan will oversee the technical aspects of the Company's exploration activities.

Mr. Strachan has over 30 years of mineral exploration experience in the western United States and Africa. Mr. Strachan has specialized in southern Nevada and is based near Reno, Nevada. For the past 19 years, Mr. Strachan has worked as an independent geologist primarily evaluating gold and silver properties. From 1984 to 1986, he worked for St. Joe Minerals as an exploration geologist. From 1976 to 1983, he worked for Houston Oil and Minerals as an exploration geologist and worked in uranium, base metals, gold, and silver in the western United States. Mr. Strachan holds a B.A. degree in Geology from California State University in Fresno and an M.S. degree in Geology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Mr. Strachan is a Certified Professional Geologist and member of the Geological Society of Nevada, the Geologic Association of Canada, and the Society of Economic Geologists. He is also a qualified person for purposes of Rule 43-101.

Currently, Mr. Strachan is supervising Tonogold's geochemical exploration program at the Nyac, Alaska gold project.

Tonogold's President, Jeffrey Janda, commented: "Don Strachan is a highly experienced geologist with a track record of finding and expanding deposits. As we've changed focus from small tailings properties to larger exploration projects, it makes sense to add an experienced exploration geologist to our full-time management team. Tonogold will continue to benefit from Don's expertise."

Mr. Janda continued, "Don Strachan was instrumental in choosing the Nyac property from dozens of prospects and has developed that property into the central asset of our company. He has worked well with Calista Corporation, the underlying property owner, and achieved all the goals we set for him. His performance on Nyac was a key element in making this decision."

Mr. Strachan replaces William R. Wilson on the Board of Directors, who resigned from the Board effective this week. Mr. Wilson is no longer affiliated with the Company in any capacity.

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

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