Premier-Goldcorp Red Lake Joint Venture Drilling Intersects High Grade Gold

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pleased to announce that drilling has now intersected two of the main targets
of the current program, the main Wilmar Mine stratigraphy at depth and the
Wilmar West Granodiorite Zone. While assays from the main horizons remain
pending, a potentially new zone has been discovered in the hanging wall of the
structure with an intersection of 49.00g/t Au (1.43 oz/ton) across 1.0 meters.
Two surface drills are currently on the Project, and one drill is currently
drilling on the Project from the workings of the Red Lake Gold Mines. The
"Rahill-Bonanza Project" is being operated under a 50/50 exploration joint
venture with Red Lake Gold Mines, an affiliate of GOLDCORP INC. (TSX:G,
    The new intersection is from the first deep hole (PG07015W4) drilled to
test the Wilmar Mine horizon and is hosted within a mafic volcanic flow
containing quartz - carbonate veinlets at a depth of approximately 1240 metres
below surface, some 630 metres beneath the mine workings. In addition to the
49.0 gram intersection, anomalous gold was intersected over an additional five
meters with 1.0 meter sample intervals returning up to 4.42g/t Au. The
geological setting shares many similarities to the Red Lake Gold Mines,
located in the same suite of rocks to the east, and the Cochenour Mine-Bruce
Channel discovery to the northwest. Due to limitations of the current drill,
the hole did not pass through the entire horizon and was stopped short of the
main target, but will be extended once a larger drill is available to the
Joint Venture.
    The Rahill-Bonanza Project is strategically located along the main Red
Lake "Mine Trend" between the Red Lake Gold Mines to the east and the
Cochenour Gold Mine and Bruce Channel discovery to the west (See Figure 1 &
2). The current drilling is part of a major, two year, exploration program ($5
Million budgeted for 2007) that will test several prospective targets. The
Property is host to two known deposits: (1) the Wilmar deposit that was
developed during mining at the adjacent Cochenour Gold Mine, with 203,256 tons
being mined at an average grade of at least 0.3 oz/ton Au (10.3 g/t Au) and
where historical data from the Wilmar Mine indicates that the deposit remains
open along strike and at depth; and (2) the Bonanza deposit that will be the
focus of drilling in the 3rd quarter of 2007 - drilling in 2005-06 at Bonanza
returned numerous high-grade intersections including 13.27g/t Au across 19.0
    Current drill holes have now reached the target horizon in both the
Wilmar and West Granodiorite zones. These initial holes have intersected
several mineralized alteration and vein zones hosted within a similar
stratigraphy to that recorded at the Wilmar Mine. Visible gold has been noted
in several vein zones.
    Additionally, a third drill has started drilling toward the Joint Venture
project by collaring on the 41 Level (approximately 1,875 meters or 6,150 feet
below surface) of the Campbell Complex (formerly Campbell Mine) of Red Lake
Gold Mines. This drilling is testing for possible extensions and/or
repetitions of fault structures, key rock types and vein material on the
project area along strike to the west of the current mine workings. The
initial hole had to be stopped due to drilling difficulties and a second hole
is now underway and is expected to be completed in the next several weeks.

    To view Figure 1 & 2, please visit:

    A brief slideshow in ".pdf" format outlines key aspects of this press
release and is available to be viewed on the "Home Page" and "Rahill-Bonanza
Project" area of the Premier Gold Mines Ltd. website.
    Matt Long, P. Geo., Red Lake District Project Manager of Premier, is the
Qualified Person for the information contained in this press release and is a
Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.

    Premier Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-based mineral exploration and
development company with diverse property holdings that include several
projects and deposits in Northwestern Ontario and a joint venture in Mexico.
In the Red Lake gold mining camp, two of these are operated in joint venture
with Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). A strategic project is also located on the main
Musselwhite Gold Mine trend (Goldcorp-Kinross).

    The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking
statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events
or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and

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For further information:

For further information: Ewan Downie, President & CEO, Phone: (807)
346-1390, Fax: (807) 345-0284, e-mail:, Web Site:

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