Carlin Signs Definitive Agreement on Nevada and Alaska Properties

April 4, 2006

White Rock, B.C. – Carlin Gold Corporation (TSX Venture, CGD), ("Carlin") is pleased to announce that, further to its February 9th news release, it has now executed the definitive agreement with Toquima Mineral Corporation (Toquima) which owns 8 gold exploration projects in Nevada and the polymetallic massive sulphide project in Haines, Alaska known as the Palmer project.

Under the terms of the Agreement, Carlin will acquire, through a plan of arrangement of Toquima and its subsidiaries, all the shares of Toquima in exchange for 6,772,226 shares of Carlin and 5,540,196 special warrants. Holders of the special warrants will be entitled to exchange each special warrant for 1 share in a new company, Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. (“Constantine”). Constantine will receive the Palmer project as part of the arrangement and intends to file a prospectus for an initial public offering.

By this Agreement, Carlin will acquire indirectly the 8 additional gold exploration projects in Nevada to complement its two existing Nevada gold exploration projects and 2 million shares of Constantine which will own and explore the Palmer project.

Further information is available in the Carlin news release dated February 9, 2006 and Carlin and Constantine will outline plans for exploration programs regarding the Nevada and Alaska gold projects, respectively, in future news releases. The transaction with Toquima is expected to close in May, 2006.

Wayne Livingstone, Director

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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.