Carlin Director Passes Away

August 24, 2010

Surrey, B.C. - Carlin Gold Corporation (TSX Venture, CGD), ("Carlin" or the "Company") announces with deep regret that Mr. Dale Bennett, an independent director of Carlin, has passed away. The Company would like to extend its deepest condolences to his family for their loss.

The directors and management of Carlin would like to acknowledge Mr. Bennetts valuable service and advice to the Company over the past two years----his contributions to the board will be greatly missed.

The Company is currently reviewing candidates in order to replace Mr. Bennett to the board of directors.

About Carlin

Carlin Gold Corporation is a junior resource company focused on gold exploration in Nevada. The Company currently controls four properties in Nevada.

"K. Wayne Livingstone"

K. Wayne Livingstone, President

Telephone: (604) 538-2477

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain disclosures in this release, including management's assessment of Carlin's plans and projects, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to Carlin's operation as a mineral exploration company that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Carlin expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by applicable securities legislation.