Viking Gold Appoints New Director

    TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - Viking Gold Exploration Inc (VGC: TSX-V) is
pleased to announce the appointment of David W. Brace as a Director of the
    David has worked in the mining industry for 32 years since graduating as
a geologist from the University of Toronto in 1975. He gained arctic
experience as Chief Geologist at the Terra Mine on Great Bear Lake before
moving to the Northair Mine at Whistler B.C. as Chief Mine Geologist. He then
worked with Cominco for six years and Freeport McMoRan Gold for one year as a
Financial Analyst, identifying acquisition and exploration opportunities.
    In 1987, David joined Canada Tungsten Mining Corporation where he was
responsible for corporate development activities. His major accomplishments
during his seven-year tenure were the acquisition and completion of a
feasibility study of the Andacollo Copper Project in Chile. David also served
as Vice President of an affiliated company that developed and operated the
40,000-ounce per year Aurora Gold Mine in western Nevada.
    Canada Tungsten was acquired by Aur Resources in 1994 and the Brace
family relocated to Santiago, Chile where David was responsible for
establishing and managing Aur's operations in that country. He was President
of Aur's South American Division from 2000 to 2004, after which David
relocated to Toronto as Executive Vice President of Business Development,
responsible for all corporate acquisition and exploration activities. David
remained at Aur until it was acquired by Teck Cominco in 2007.
    According to Robert Ginn, President and CEO of Viking Gold, "Through his
extensive exploration and business experience, David brings additional
strength to Viking Gold and he is warmly welcomed to our team."
    Viking Gold is concentrating its work on its property comprised of
approximately 71 square kilometers, extending from the boundary of the
Ormsby-Discovery Mine property on the north to the Goodwin Lake area over 16
kms to the south. The geophysical, geological and geochemical surveys
completed since 2005 have provided a number of untested targets. These targets
are currently being evaluated and prioritized for future drill testing.

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    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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