Tonogold Resources Inc. (OTC TNGL)

Appoints Odin Christensen

TONOGOLD RESOURCES, INC. (OTC TNGL) ("Tonogold" or "the Company") is pleased to advise that Dr. Odin Christensen has accepted appointment to Tonogold's advisory board and technical committee effective immediately. Dr. Christensen will advise and assist Tonogold, plan, execute, and expand its ongoing drill exploration program in the Comstock Mining District.

Dr. Christensen is a geologist with over 45 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. Since 2003, Dr. Christensen has been a consulting minerals exploration geologist with Hardrock Mineral Exploration of Flagstaff, Arizona. Prior to that, he was with Newmont Mining Corporation for 21 years. From 1985-1989, Dr. Christensen served as Exploration Manager for Newmont Mining Exploration Limited and Carlin Gold Mining Corporation in northeastern Nevada with responsibility for exploration and mine geology on the Carlin trend. From 1989-1991, Dr. Christensen served as Vice President of Exploration for Newmont Gold Company. From 1991-2000, he was appointed Chief Geologist for Newmont Mining Corporation, with responsibility for technical oversight of Newmont's worldwide exploration and mine geology programs. Dr. Christensen has worked in 26 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America. He holds a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in geology from Stanford University.

Dr Christensen's considerable Nevada-focused experience and his success in precious metals exploration worldwide will significantly benefit Tonogold and its Comstock project moving forward.

Dr Christensen said, "I look forward to working with the Tonogold technical team to advance exploration in the Comstock Mining District. Tonogold has been working for years to secure control of a consolidated land position and to integrate the extensive district technical records of extensive mining during the late 1800s with the written history of miners and geologists of the day to develop an amazing three-dimensional model of the district. This model, combined with current geologic understanding and modern drilling technology, will guide a very focused and effective exploration program."

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Contact Information for Tonogold

Mark Ashley
President and CEO

M: +1 310 409 6504

Source: Tonogold