Tagish - Next Phase of Mineral Process Test Work

    (TSX.V: TLG)

    RICHMOND, BC, April 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Tagish Lake Gold Corp. (TSX.V - TLG)
announces that the Company has awarded a contract for a mini pilot plant test
on a bulk sample from the high grade Rainbow gold-silver zone at Skukum Creek.
Previous test work has indicated that flotation of a bulk concentrate,
followed by leaching, was the process method of choice for the zones at Skukum
Creek. The objective of this program is to provide sufficient concentrate for
testing to establish the process parameters and design of the leach circuit
for the plant.
    The program will also include testing on samples from the Rainbow Two
zone and the newly discovered Berg zone to confirm that the selected process
route is appropriate for these zones.
    These studies are part of the program to establish the process plant
flowsheet that will provide gold recovery over 90 %, and silver recovery in
excess of 75%.

    Current Exploration Program

    Extension of the underground workings on the Rainbow Two and Berg zones
at Skukum Creek are the focus of the program currently underway. Crosscuts are
also being driven to provide the platform for drilling of the upward and
downward extensions of the Rainbow Two and Berg zones.

    About Tagish Lake Gold Corp.

    Tagish Lake Gold Corp. explores for and develops high grade gold-silver
mineral deposits in the Yukon Territory of Canada. The Company is currently
focused on its wholly owned, 178 km(2) Skukum Mineral District located 80 km
by road south of Whitehorse. The Skukum Mineral District hosts the Skukum
Creek gold-silver deposit and the Goddell Gully gold deposit, with a currently
defined measured plus indicated resource of 1,120,000 tonnes grading 8.0 g/t
Au and 153.1 g/t Ag, and the Mt. Skukum gold deposit.


For further information:

For further information: visit the Company's website at
www.tagishgold.com, or contact: Tagish Lake Gold Corp.: Patrice Nazareno, Mgr
- Investor Relations, pnazareno@tagishgold.com; Robert (Bob) Rodger,
President, (604) 273-6477, Fax: (604) 248-2996, www.tagishgold.com; Renmark
Financial Communications Inc.: Barbara Komorowski:
bkomorowski@renmarkfinancial.com; John Boidman: jboidman@renmarkfinancial.com;
(514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717, www.renmarkfinancial.com; Should you wish
to receive Company news via email, please email investor@tagishgold.com and
specify "TLG News" in the subject line

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