Carlin Signs Joint Venture Agreement on Nevada Property

June 19, 2008

Surrey, B.C. – Carlin Gold Corporation (TSX Venture, CGD), ("Carlin" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Exploration Agreement with Option to Form Joint Venture with Piedmont Mining Company (OTC BB: PIED) on Carlin's Willow Creek property, Elko County, Nevada. The property is located on the northwest flank of the Snake Mountains, approximately 30 miles north of the town of Wells. The property consists of 119 unpatented lode claims owned directly by Carlin, 39 unpatented lode claims held by Carlin through a lease agreement, and 480 acres of fee land leased by Carlin. Carlin's property holdings total 5.8 square miles.

Under the terms of the agreement, Piedmont has the right to earn a 51% interest in the property by completing $3,500,000 of exploration work during five years. Piedmont paid Carlin $300,000 upon signing of the agreement. This sum is for Piedmont's firm first year work commitment which includes a minimum 5,000 feet of exploratory drilling. The payment by Piedmont includes $51,101 for Carlin's past property maintenance payments, and the assumption of Carlin's $17,773 reclamation bond for the first phase of drilling. Piedmont also agreed to issue 100,000 shares of its common stock to Carlin. After Piedmont completes the first year firm work commitment, Piedmont may keep the agreement in effect by paying Carlin $10,000 on each anniversary and by completing expenditures according to the following annual schedule: $500,000 in year 2, $700,000 in year 3, $1,000,000 in year 4, and $1,000,000 in year 5. Upon Piedmont earning a 51% interest in property, the parties will enter into a joint venture. During the option period, Carlin will manage the exploration work.

The Willow Creek property is a "Carlin-style" gold target that covers about 5 miles of strike length along the Roberts Mountain Thrust, a regional geologic break that is associated with many of the gold deposits in north-central Nevada. Favorable sedimentary host rock types are exposed at the surface and are extensively altered. Dikes have been mapped in several areas of the property, including a lamprophyre dike and an altered felsic dike with an age of 42 million years (Eocene). Rock chip and soil samples have yielded anomalous values of gold as well as strong arsenic, antimony, mercury and thallium values, all important pathfinder elements for sediment-hosted gold deposits.

The property sits astride a potential new gold trend highlighted by the new Long Canyon discovery in the Pequop Mountains (AuEx Ventures-Fronteer Development JV), located 50 miles to the southeast of Willow Creek.

Additional sampling and a ground magnetic survey will commence shortly, followed by a 5,000 foot drilling program which has already been permitted and bonded.

Scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Robert Thomas, the Company's qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101.

About Carlin

Carlin Gold Corporation is a junior resource company focused on gold exploration in Nevada. The Company currently controls eight properties in Nevada, including a joint venture project with a partner earning an interest.

"Wayne Livingstone"

Wayne Livingstone, President

Telephone: (604) 538-2477


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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.