SOURCE: Tournigan Gold Corporation

February 12, 2007 08:30 ET

Tournigan Appoints COO

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Tournigan Gold Corporation (TSX-V: TVC) (FRANKFURT: TGP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Mracek as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Mracek brings over 35 years of in-depth engineering, operational and industry leadership experience.

As General Manager for Barrick Gold Corporation's Bulyanhulu Mine in Tanzania, he coordinated technical, operational and maintenance activities. Preceding that post, he was Director Operations for Sterlite Gold in Armenia, coordinating all activities for their open pit, underground and tailings retreatment facility. He served as Deputy Managing Director for Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited in Ghana for 6 years and, prior to that, General Manager for Royal Oak Mines Inc. for 6 years at sites in Ontario, Newfoundland and Northwest Territories.

Mr. Mracek has also held several senior positions including 2 years as Mine Superintendent at an open pit and underground uranium mine in Saskatchewan for Amok Cluff Mining. He holds a Bachelor of Science Mining Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of Ontario.

We welcome Mr. Mracek as a valuable addition to the Tournigan team.

Tournigan Gold is focused on developing advanced mineral projects in Europe -- Kremnica (gold) and Jahodna (uranium/molybdenum) in Slovakia, and Curraghinalt (gold) in Northern Ireland. Tournigan's asset mix also includes a portfolio of uranium properties in Slovakia, Wyoming, South Dakota and Arizona, as well as VMS projects in Slovakia and Northern Ireland.

TOURNIGAN GOLD CORPORATION

"James Walchuck"
James Walchuck, President and CEO
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks inherent in mineral exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

Contact Patrick Soares, Vice President Investor Relations at (604) 683-8320, or visit www.tournigan.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Patrick Soares
    Vice President Investor Relations
    (604) 683-8320
    www.tournigan.com

    Tournigan Gold Corporation
    24th Floor, 1111 West Georgia Street,
    Vancouver BC Canada V6E 4M3
    Tel: (604) 683 8320
    Fax: (604) 683 8340
    Email: Email Contact