Queenstake Reports 1.9 Million Gold Ounces in Measured & Indicated Resources



    DENVER, March 30 /CNW/ -- Queenstake Resources Ltd. (TSX: QRL; Amex:   QEE)
reported that estimated measured and indicated resources(1),(2), including
reserves, totaled 1.9 million ounces of gold contained in 8.2 million tons
grading 0.23 ounce of gold per ton (opt) at year-end 2006.  Proven and
probable reserves of gold totaled 485,700 ounces contained in 2.0 million tons
at a grade of 0.25 opt at year-end 2006, using a three-year average gold price
of $485 per ounce.
    For year-end 2005, measured and indicated resources were 8.8 million tons
grading 0.24 opt totaling 2.1 million contained ounces while proven and
probable reserves were 3.7 million tons at a grade of 0.24 opt for 877,900
contained ounces.
    The reduction in reserves in 2006 was primarily due to higher mining unit
costs, resulting in an increase in cutoff grade, some remnant ounces condemned
with the shutdown of the Murray Mine and elimination from reserves of ounces
below the water table at the Smith Mine.  Measured and indicated resources
were slightly lower, due to the above factors as well as depletion from
production at the SSX-Steer Complex and Smith Mine during the year.
    In addition, inferred resources of 2.4 million tons at 0.23 opt totaled
545,200 contained ounces at year-end 2006, compared to 2.6 million tons at
0.23 opt for 605,600 contained ounces a year ago.  Queenstake's proven and
probable reserves, and measured, indicated and inferred resources were audited
and verified by SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.(3) in accordance with the
standards of Canadian National Instrument 43-101.
    The Starvation Canyon project maintained its reserves and measured and
indicated resources in 2006, while enhancing the definition of the two known
resource zones.  Queenstake estimated Starvation Canyon's measured and
indicated resources totaled approximately 636,500 tons at 0.29 opt for 184,300
contained ounces, including probable reserves of 112,900 contained ounces, at
year-end 2006.  The drilling program conducted during 2006 began testing
targets of up to a mile away, which will be followed up in 2007.
    Queenstake invested $4.9 million in exploration during the full-year 2006
with five surface drill rigs working at the Jerritt Canyon District, at
Starvation Canyon and other targets.  Exploration expenditures for 2006 were
constrained by reduced cash being available from operations and access to
drill rigs.

    Queenstake Resources Ltd. is a gold mining and exploration company based
in Denver, Colorado.  Its principal asset is the wholly owned Jerritt Canyon
gold operations in Nevada, which has produced over 7.5 million ounces of gold
from open pit and underground mines since 1981. Current production at the
property is from two underground mines.  The Jerritt Canyon District, which
comprises 119 square miles (308 square kilometers) of geologically prospective
ground controlled by Queenstake, represents one of the largest contiguous
exploration properties in Nevada.  In addition, Jerritt Canyon also has one of
only three permitted roasting facilities in Nevada.



    Table 1: Reserves (1,2,3)

    JERRITT CANYON PROVEN & PROBABLE GOLD RESERVES - December 2006

    
    Deposit                       PROVEN                   PROBABLE
                           Tons              Oz       Tons            Oz
                          (000)   oz/st    (000)     (000)  oz/st   (000)
    Murray                17.3    0.275      4.8       1.1  0.120    0.1
    Smith                 97.8    0.385     37.6     171.2  0.302   51.8
    SSX-Steer            440.3    0.262    115.4     299.1  0.272   81.4
    Saval                 11.4    0.200      2.3     108.8  0.250   27.2
    Starvation Canyon       --       --       --     369.6  0.305  112.9
    Wright Window           --       --       --      32.6  0.226    7.4
    Sub Total            566.8    0.282    160.1     982.5  0.286  280.8

    Stockpiles            69.3    0.198     13.7     366.3  0.085   31.1

    Total                636.1    0.273    173.8   1,348.8  0.231  312.0



          JERRITT CANYON PROVEN & PROBABLE GOLD RESERVES - December 2006

    Deposit                      TOTAL
                          Tons               Oz
                         (000)   oz/st     (000)
    Murray                18.4    0.266      4.9
    Smith                269.0    0.332     89.4
    SSX-Steer            739.4    0.266    196.8
    Saval                120.2    0.246     29.5
    Starvation Canyon    369.6    0.305    112.9
    Wright Window         32.6    0.226      7.4
    Sub Total          1,549.3    0.285    440.9

    Stockpiles           435.7    0.103     44.8

    Total              1,984.9    0.245    485.7



    Table 2: Resources (1,2,3)


              JERRITT CANYON TOTAL MINERAL RE

SOURCES - December 2006 (includes Proven and Probable Reserves) MEASURED INDICATED DEPOSIT / AREA Tons Oz Tons Oz (000) oz/st (000) (000) oz/st (000) Murray 156 0.310 48.3 27 0.269 7.1 Murray Zone 9 -- -- -- 210.9 0.277 58.5 SSX-Steer 1,735.2 0.259 448.6 597.3 0.286 170.7 Smith 601.2 0.311 187 463.1 0.264 122.3 Smith East -- -- -- 997.7 0.281 280.5 Saval 12.3 0.227 2.8 357.0 0.255 91.1 Starvation Canyon -- -- -- 636.5 0.290 184.3 Wright Window -- -- -- 97.8 0.156 15.2 Subtotal 2,504.6 0.274 686.4 3,386.9 0.275 929.8 Stockpiles 69.3 0.198 13.7 1,158.0 0.059 68.2 Pit Resources Burns Basin Pit -- -- -- 29.7 0.134 4.0 California Mtn. Pit -- -- -- 8.0 0.115 0.9 Coyote Zone 10 Pit -- -- -- -- -- -- Pie Creek Pit -- -- -- 190.2 0.157 29.9 Road Canyon Pit -- -- -- 148.6 0.143 21.2 Mill Creek -- -- -- 78.4 0.124 9.7 U/G Resources Burns Basin -- -- -- 30.7 0.194 6.0 California Mtn. -- -- -- 32.1 0.377 12.1 Coyote Zone 10 -- -- -- 45.2 0.212 9.6 MCE -- -- -- 4.4 0.201 0.9 Waterpipe II -- -- -- -- -- -- West Mahala -- -- -- 368.1 0.224 82.5 Winters Creek -- -- -- 148.9 0.218 32.5 Total 2,573.9 0.272 700.1 5,629.3 0.214 1,207.1 JERRITT CANYON TOTAL MINERAL RE

SOURCES - December 2006 (includes Proven and Probable Reserves) MEASURED + INDICATED INFERRED DEPOSIT / AREA Tons Oz Tons Oz (000) oz/st (000) (000) oz/st (000) Murray 182.4 0.304 55.4 90.4 0.228 20.6 Murray Zone 9 210.9 0.277 58.5 61.6 0.209 12.9 SSX-Steer 2,332.5 0.266 619.3 929.7 0.230 213.4 Smith 1,064.4 0.290 309.1 541.6 0.231 125.3 Smith East 997.7 0.281 280.5 120.4 0.264 31.7 Saval 369.3 0.254 93.9 191.2 0.238 45.5 Starvation Canyon 636.5 0.290 184.3 51.2 0.278 14.2 Wright Window 97.8 0.156 15.2 19.0 0.229 4.3 Subtotal 5,891.5 0.274 1,616.2 2,005.1 0.233 468.0 Stockpiles 1,227.3 0.067 81.9 -- -- -- Pit Resources Burns Basin Pit 29.7 0.134 4.0 -- -- -- California Mtn. Pit 8.0 0.115 0.9 -- -- -- Coyote Zone 10 Pit -- -- -- 20.1 0.104 2.1 Pie Creek Pit 190.2 0.157 29.9 28.3 0.142 4.0 Road Canyon Pit 148.6 0.143 21.2 74.3 0.131 9.7 Mill Creek 78.4 0.124 9.7 -- -- -- U/G Resources Burns Basin 30.7 0.194 6.0 50.6 0.228 11.5 California Mtn. 32.1 0.377 12.1 9.4 0.330 3.1 Coyote Zone 10 45.2 0.212 9.6 2.7 0.184 0.5 MCE 4.4 0.201 0.9 7.8 0.189 1.5 Waterpipe II -- -- -- 37.4 0.206 7.7 West Mahala 368.1 0.224 82.5 141.9 0.209 29.6 Winters Creek 148.9 0.194 32.5 37.2 0.199 7.4 Total 8,203.2 0.232 1,907.2 2,414.8 0.226 545.2 (1) "Resources" or "resources" used in this news release are as defined in National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators and are not terms recognized or defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mineral resources are not reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. For further information, please refer to the risk factors and definitions of reserves and resources in the Company's filings on SEDAR and with the SEC on the Company's website, www.queenstake.com. Refer also to the Cautionary Statement at the end of this news release. Key assumptions and methods used in deriving proven and probable reserves, and measured and indicated resources will be described in the 43-101 report to be filed soon on SEDAR. (2) For Queenstake, the Qualified Persons for the technical information contained in this news release are Messrs. Dorian L. (Dusty) Nicol, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Todd, Manager of Technical Services, and Donald G. Colli, Manager of Mineral Resources. (3) For SRK Consulting (U.S.) , Inc., the Qualified Person is Mr. Landy Stinnet, Associate Mining Engineer. For further information call: Wendy Yang 303-297-1557 ext. 105 800-276-6070 Email - info@queenstake.com web - www.queenstake.com Cautionary Statement - This news release contains "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law requirements and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, and regarding Queenstake's future plans are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, (i) estimates and projections of mineral reserves and resources, (ii) estimates and opinions regarding geologic and mineralization interpretation, and (iii) estimates of exploration investment and scope of exploration programs. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including gold and other commodity price volatility, operational risks, mine development, production and cost estimate risks and other risks which are described in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and Annual Report on Form 40-F on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; www.sec.gov) as well as the Company's other regulatory filings. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. U.S. investors are also advised that terms "proven reserves" and "probable reserves" used in this news release are as defined in National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators (NI 43-101). These definitions differ from the definitions in Industry Guide 7 of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). "Resources" or "resource" used in this news release are as defined in NI 43-101 and, while recognized and required by Canadian regulations, are not terms recognized or defined by the SEC. Mineral resources are not reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. It cannot be assumed that part or all of the mineral deposits termed "resources" may ever demonstrate economic viability to become reserves. The term "inferred resources" is not recognized by the SEC and it cannot be assumed that part or all of an inferred resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. For further information, please refer to the risk factors and definitions of reserves and resources in the Company's filings on SEDAR and with the SEC on the Company's website, www.queenstake.com. Key assumptions and methods used in deriving proven and probable reserves, and measured and indicated resources will be described in the 43-101 report to be filed soon on SEDAR.

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For further information: Wendy Yang of Queenstake Resources Ltd., 
+1-303-297-1557, ext. 105, or +1-800-276-6070, info@queenstake.com Web Site:
http://www.queenstake.com

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