Carlin Gold Completes Agreements on Nevada Properties

December 15, 2005

White Rock, British Columbia – Carlin Gold Corporation (the “Company”) (TSXV: CGD) announces that it has completed agreements on the two properties announced in its October 31, 2005 news release.

Winnemucca Agreement

This exploration license and option to lease covers certain mineral claims in Humboldt County, near Winnemucca, Nevada. This project is located in the highly productive Getchell Trend on which Atna Resources Ltd. recently made a significant gold discovery in its drilling program.

The terms of the exploration license are US $5,000 payable on signing (paid) and, at the Company’s option, US $10,000 on the first anniversary and US $15,000 on each anniversary thereafter until commencement of production. Upon commencement of production a US$150,000 payment would also be payable. All cash payments are advance royalty payments against a 2% smelter return royalty. Carlin will issue 50,000 shares to the vendors if Carlin acquires an interest in mining claims adjacent to the property.

Tonopah Agreement

The Tonopah Project is a low-sulfidation epithermal gold system with evidence of mineralized showings, and has been traced for a distance of more than 3,000 ft. to date. Carlin Gold is planning a systematic mapping and sampling program on the property in early 2006.

The terms of the agreement regarding the Tonapah property, announced in its October 31, 2005 news release, have changed as a result of further due diligence conducted by the Company. A three year exploration license with an option to lease agreement has now been executed under the following terms:

US $5,000 payable on signing (paid) and US $10,000 on the first and second anniversaries of the agreement.

If Carlin determines after further due diligence that all of the mining claims described in the agreement are valid, the Company may exercise its option to enter into a Mining Lease with Option to Purchase agreement as follows:

The Company is required to pay US $35,000 and issue 150,000 Company shares to initiate the option to enter into the mining lease agreement. Subsequent cash payments, at the Company’s option, are US $35,000 in the second year and US $50,000 each year thereafter until commencement of production. All cash payments are advance royalty payments against a 2% net smelter return royalty. Additionally, stock issuances to maintain the option are 100,000 Company shares on the first and second anniversary dates of the agreement, and 500,000 shares on commencement of production of minerals from the property. The Company is also obligated to issue 50,000 shares if it acquires any interest in any claims adjoining the property.

In the event that title to certain areas of the property cannot be substantiated, certain terms of this agreement will be adjusted as follows:

The initial payment will be reduced to US $10,000, the initial annual payment will be reduced to US $17,500 and the subsequent payments will be reduced to US $25,000 on each anniversary thereafter until commencement of commercial production.

Share payments to maintain the option will be reduced to an initial issuance of 25,000 shares and to 50,000 shares on the first and second anniversary dates, and 250,000 shares on commencement of commercial production.

The Company has received regulatory approval for the above transactions.

These properties represent the initiation of the Company’s pursuit for properties with bulk tonnage precious metal potential in Nevada. Meanwhile, the Company continues to evaluate opportunities in China through its Chinese entity, Yunnan Carlin Mining Corporation.

Brian C. Irwin, Director

Telephone: (604) 669-9970 Website:

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