SOURCE: Tonogold Resources, Inc.

April 20, 2006 15:51 ET

Tonogold Resources, Inc. Stakes an Additional 25,600 Acres at Nyac, Alaska Gold Project

LA JOLLA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2006 --Tonogold Resources, Inc. (OTC: TNGL) has increased the size of its holdings in the Nyac Gold District from the original 57,600 acres (90 square miles) to 83,200 acres (130 square miles).

The original acreage is leased from the Calista Corporation. Approximately six square miles in the southwestern half of the Nyac District were targeted by Tonogold's 2005 surface geochemical program. The surface program delineated 1.5 square miles of gold values consistently higher than 0.1 g/t gold. Individual soil samples were up to 4.2 g/t gold and individual rock chip samples to 15.1 g/t gold. These substantial surface results in the southwestern half of the Nyac Gold District caused the Tonogold team to increase the holdings to 83,200 acres.

Alaska Earth Sciences Inc. staked 160 State of Alaska Mining Claims west, north, and northeast of Tonogold's leased lands. Each mining claim is 160 acres. These new claims cover areas with early, wide-spaced, anomalous rock chip samples taken in the 1980s and 1990s that, along with apparent favorable lithologies and alteration, and historic placer operations, delineate the northern and northeastern portions of the Nyac Gold District.

Don Strachan, Tonogold's Vice President of Exploration, has stated, "The extensive blanket of gold-anomalous soil in the southern half of the Nyac Gold District occurs over a vertical relief of 1,100 vertical feet. We expect the results of Tonogold's 2006 drilling to reflect that vertical dimension, and we eagerly await the results of the planned northerly sample program."

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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