Progress on Atlanta Gold Inc.'s New Strategic Focus

    TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) - announces that it
has filed location notices on 37 contiguous placer claims at its Atlanta gold
property ("Atlanta") located 65 miles east of Boise, Idaho. These 37 claims
overlie those of the 125 lode claims considered to have placer potential.
    In a news release of January 18, 2008, the Company outlined its new
strategic focus which included an 800 ton-per-day mining and gravity-flotation
milling operation, and construction of a pilot plant with no cyanide circuit
to commence in 2008. This addition of placer claims increases the potential of
Atlanta and is an integral part of the Company's plan to expand its land
    Exploration results to date indicate that the Atlanta claims host gold
and silver mineralization. 400,000 ounces of gold and 2,900,000 ounces of
silver have been produced from Atlanta since 1864 at average grades in excess
of 0.5 ounces (15.6 grams) up to and including 1935 and 0.4 ounces (12.4
grams) of gold per ton thereafter. As previously announced (see news release
of July 23, 2007 available at, Atlanta contains the following
National Instrument 43-101 compliant Measured, Indicated, and Inferred

                          GOLD AND SILVER RE

SOURCES -------------------------------------------------------------------- Gold Silver Grade Ounces Grade Ounces Tons Ounces of Gold Ounces of Silver (000's) per Ton (000's) per Ton (000's) -------------------------------------------------------------------- Measured 16,434 0.058 958 0.151 2,483 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Indicated 10,513 0.049 510 0.100 1,049 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Measured + Indicated 26,947 0.054 1,468 0.131 3,532 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Inferred 14,928 0.043 635 0.089 1,322 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Qualified Persons The principal authors of the technical report which substantiates the above National Instrument 43-101 compliant resources are Mark E. Smith, P.E., G.E. (Idaho Registered Engineer No.4960), Craig L. Parkinson, P.G. (Idaho Professional Geologist No.811), and Krishna Sinha, Ph.D., P.E. (Utah Registered Engineer No.27254), all of whom meet the requirements of independent Qualified Persons in accordance with Canadian Securities Administrators National Instrument 43-101, "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects". Surface and underground exploration programs in the spring and summer of 2008 will test the potential for both lode and placer gold mineralization. Trenching, soil and heavy mineral sampling programs will be conducted over a large area of the Atlanta claim holdings and all drill holes that intersect gravel will be tested for alluvial gold as well as lode gold. About the Company Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation, a 100% interest in the Atlanta property 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. 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 Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists of risks, uncertainties and other factors are not exhaustive. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained herein or in any other documents filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulatory authorities, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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For further information: Bill Baird, President and CEO, Telephone: (416)
777-0013, Fax: (416) 777-0014, E-mail:

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