Atna Terminates Option Agreement at Jarbidge, Nevada



    VANCOUVER, March 11 /CNW/ - Atna Resources Ltd. (ATN: TSX) announces that
it has terminated the principal option agreement in the Jarbidge District,
Elko County, Nevada. Following compilation and review of results from all the
mapping, geochemistry, and drilling carried out over the past four years, it
was determined that there was insufficient encouragement for Atna to justify
further exploration expenditures.
    Atna will continue its effort to acquire other exploration and
development opportunities in the western US, while Atna's partners on the
Pinson Mine project (Pinson Mining Company (Barrick Gold)) and at the Clover
project (Yamana Gold) are expected to continue development and exploration of
those respective gold properties.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Except for the statements of historical fact that may be contained
herein, this news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of
management at the date that the statements are made, and are subject to a
variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual
events or results to differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to,
risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties; the
uncertainties involved in interpreting drilling and other exploration results;
fluctuating commodity prices and exchange rates; the possibility of project
cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; the need to obtain
additional financing and uncertainty as to the availability and terms of
future financing; environmental risks and hazards; and other risks and
uncertainties disclosed in the Company's current Annual Information Form filed
with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and Form 20-F filed with
the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes
no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or
management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not
to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.





For further information:

For further information: please visit our website, www.atna.com, or
contact: ATNA RESOURCES LTD., Kendra Johnston, Investor Relations, Manager &
Geologist, Tel: (604) 684-2285, E-mail: kjohnston@atna.com

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