Atlanta Gold Starts Phase I of Drilling Program on Atlanta Gold Property in Idaho

    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) announces the
commencement of diamond drilling at its Atlanta Gold property ("Atlanta") in
Elmore County, Idaho. The Company has planned at least 3 drilling programs and
expects to drill throughout the remainder of 2007.
    Phase I of the 2007 drilling program will include 39 holes of N-sized
core (1 7/8 inches in diameter) and will total 12,800 feet of drilling from
surface to an average depth of approximately 300 feet. Phase I of the program
which is based on a review of all geological data and a recent detailed
mapping program will test for mineralization along strike and vertically below
the zone, and is expected to be completed by the end of July. Historic
underground mine workings and drill results suggest, and Phase I of the
drilling program is designed to confirm, continuity of mineralization along
strike and at depth. Phase II drilling and preliminary metallurgical test work
will be designed when drill results from Phase I are received. Assay results
from Phase I of the drill program are expected by late August.
    The Company completed access trails to drill platform areas, constructed
drill platforms and purchased a Hagby 1000-3 drill rig in May 2007. The first
drill platform and the drill rig can be viewed at This drill rig was
specifically selected to minimize disturbance due to its small ground
footprint and low operating noise level. It is being operated by an
experienced drill crew hired from the local area. The drill will have minimal
environmental impact and this is consistent with the Company's policy of
careful environmental stewardship.

    The Phase I drill program will explore the following 6 target zones:

                                                Number of
                    Target Zone                 Drill Holes  Footage
          East Extension, east of Monarch Pit           15    4,525
          Monarch Pit                                    6    1,650
          Idaho Pit                                      3    1,075
          West Extension, west of Idaho Pit              4    1,900
          Minerva, south of Idaho Pit                    7    2,600
          Northeast, north of Monarch Pit                4    1,050
          Total                                         39   12,800

    The Phase I surface drilling program is predicted to cost approximately

    About the Company

    Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) holds through its 100% owned subsidiary,
Atlanta Gold Corporation, a 100% interest in Atlanta which comprises 1,891
acres and is located 65 miles east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long
history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for the development of new
mining projects. Atlanta was historically mined from at least 24 underground
adits when the gold price was US$20 - $35 per ounce.
    The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine
development and production and on acquiring, exploring and developing other
attractive gold projects.

    Forward-Looking Information
    This news release contains forward-looking information and
forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking
statements. We use words such as "may", "will", "should", "anticipate",
"plan", "expect", "believe", "estimate" and similar terminology to identify
forward looking information and statements. Such are based upon assumptions,
estimates, opinions and analysis made by management in light of its
experience, current conditions and its expectations of future developments as
well as other factors which it believes to be reasonable and relevant. Forward
looking information and statements involves known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking information
and statements and accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
those statements. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to
vary include but are not limited to the speculative nature of mineral
exploration, development and mining (including with respect to size, grade and
recoverability of mineral reserves and resources); operational and technical
difficulties; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral
exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards;
government action or delays in the receipt of governmental approvals, permits
and licenses; changes in resource prices and fluctuations in currency exchange
rates; the Company's limited financial resources and the availability of
financing alternatives; contests to the title of Company property and changes
in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets; as well
as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in the
Company's annual Form 20-F, annual and quarterly Management's Discussion and
Analysis and in other Company filings with securities and regulatory
authorities which are available at

For further information:

For further information: Bill Baird, Interim CEO, Telephone: (416)
777-0013, Fax: (416) 777-0014, E-mail:, Web site:; Badshah Communications Group Ltd., Telephone: (604)

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