Emgold Mining announces additional exploration targets at the Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine

    TSX Venture Exchange: EMR
    OTC Bulletin Board:   EGMCF
    U.S. 20-F Registration: 000-51411
    Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EML

    VANCOUVER, April 11 /CNW/ - Emgold Mining Corporation (EMR-TSX-V)
("Emgold" or the "Company") is pleased to report that 240 new gold exploration
targets have been identified at the Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine located in Grass
Valley, California. These new gold exploration targets are in addition to the
272 exploration targets announced in the April 2, 2007, news release, bringing
the total number of new exploration targets identified since January, 2007 to
512. These targets are in addition to the 26 large conceptual exploration
targets and 216 resource blocks currently included in the Measured, Indicated
and Inferred Resource categories for the Idaho-Maryland. The previously
identified 216 resource blocks remain the highest priority zones for
underground definition drilling which would be aimed at upgrading the current
resource estimates into the proven and probable reserve categories.
    With the identification of 512 exploration targets, the Idaho-Maryland
Mine has the potential to be one of the largest high-grade underground gold
exploration targets in North America. The new exploration targets are being
identified as a result of continued work on a computerized assay model using
historical data. This data was digitized in 2006 and is now being evaluated
and is undergoing further analysis.
    The Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine, discovered in 1851, produced gold from 1862
through 1956 and is the second largest historical underground gold producer in
California. There were 55 production targets identified at the time the mine
shut down due to the low price of gold. The recorded production was
2,383,000 ounces of gold from 5,546,000 short tons for a recovered grade of
0.43 ounces of gold per short ton. The historic workings extend down 3,280
feet from surface although there were plans made to explore and possibly mine
to the 5,200 level. The Idaho-Maryland ore body remains open at depth for
further exploration and development.
    The 512 new exploration targets are zones of gold mineralization on
established historic mine levels or in drill holes where extensive mining and
stoping did not take place. The targets are derived from historic assay and
geologic maps that show the results of sampling of quartz veins and
mineralized rock units. Many targets are situated near known gold resources,
some are near intensively mined areas, and many are on mine levels that were
developed but never stoped. The majority of the new exploration targets are
located on the shallow Brunswick veins from the Brunswick 490 Level to the
Brunswick 1300 Level, with additional targets located on deep Idaho veins down
to the Idaho 2830 Level. Illustrations of the Idaho-Maryland resource blocks
and newly identified exploration targets are presented on Emgold's website at
    These newly defined exploration targets are not yet qualified as resource
blocks, although some are expected to meet the required criteria and may be
classified as resource blocks after further review. Sixteen inferred resource
blocks containing 50,000 ounces of gold were advanced from exploration targets
to inferred resource blocks after further modeling. These inferred resource
blocks were announced in Emgold's news release of March 1, 2007. Geological
evaluations are on-going and additional exploration targets and resources may
be defined going forward.
    All geological work on the Idaho-Maryland Mine is under the supervision
of Mr. Robert Pease, Professional Geologist (California), Chief Geologist for
the Idaho-Maryland Project and a Qualified Person as defined in National
Instrument 43-101.
    For more information about Emgold, the Stewart, Rozan and Jazz Properties
in British Columbia, the Idaho-Maryland Project and Golden Bear Ceramics and
the Ceramext(TM) process, please visit www.emgold.com or www.sedar.com.

                     On behalf of the Board of Directors,

                       William J. (Bill) Witte, P.Eng.
                    President and Chief Executive Officer

     No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information
                       contained in this news release.

    This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve
potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or
developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although
the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking
statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not
guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking
statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and
continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market
or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are
not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments
may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's
filings that are available at www.sedar.com or the Company's website at

For further information:

For further information: Michael O'Connor, Manager, Investor Relations,
Tel: (604) 687-4622, Fax: (604) 687-4212, Email: info@emgold.com

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