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BCGold Corp. Commences Diamond Drill Program at Engineer Mine Property, British Columbia

July 09, 2008 – BCGold Corp. (“BCGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Phase I exploration has commenced on the Company’s historic Engineer Mine Property situated near Atlin, British Columbia. Kluane Drilling Ltd. has been commissioned to conduct a 7 hole, 1,700 metre diamond drill program primarily targeting the Shear Zone “A” bulk-tonnage gold target, which has never been systematically drill tested (for details on the Shear Zone “A” target please see May 29, 2008 press release at BCGold Corp. to Drill Shear Zone "A" Bulk" Tonnage Gold Target at Engineer Mine Property, British Columbia ).

Phase I exploration will also include limited underground rehabilitation, geological mapping on both surface and underground, as well as channel and limited bulk sampling on Engineer Mine Property’s high-grade gold Engineer, Shaft and Boulder veins. Proposed Phase II work, contingent on Phase I results, will entail additional diamond drilling, dewatering of the bottom 3 levels of the Engineer Mine, rehabilitation and additional mapping and sampling.

BCGold has an option to earn 100% interest in the Engineer Mine Property with no underlying royalties.

About BCGold Corp.

BCGold Corp. (TSX-V: BCG) is a Vancouver-based junior resource company focused on copper and gold exploration in under-explored historic and emerging mining districts in British Columbia and Yukon. BCGold Corp. acquires and develops conceptual, early and mid-stage, exploration opportunities and advances them towards resource development by using internal expertise, engaging preferred joint venture partners, and creating strategic alliances with major exploration and mining companies. Currently, institutional investors hold 29% of the Company’s outstanding shares and Kinross Gold Corporation holds 11%.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Brian P. Fowler, P. Geo.
President & CEO

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Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future expenditures and exploration, development and production activities. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the timing of future payments, expenditures and unit issuances and the timing and success of future exploration, development and production activities.

For further information, please contact:
Lara Cubitt
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel. (604) 646-1599
Fax (604) 642-2411
[email protected]

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