Carlin Signs Lease With Option to Purchase Agreement on Nevada Property

July 30, 2008

Surrey, B.C. – Carlin Gold Corporation (TSX Venture, CGD), ("Carlin" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a mining lease with option to purchase agreement on a precious metals property in Lander County, Nevada, located 13 miles south of the town of Battle Mountain on the Battle Mountain – Eureka Mineral Trend. The property consists of a total of 23 unpatented claims.

Under the terms of the agreement the Company has the option to acquire a 100% interest in the property by making annual payments totaling $1,200,000 over the 20 year lease period. The initial annual payment is $20,000, and the annual payments escalate to $75,000 on the 10th anniversary of the effective date of the agreement. Payments are credited toward a Net Smelter Return royalty ranging from 2.5% to 4.0% scaled to the gold price. Carlin has the option to purchase 1% of the royalty for $1,000,000. The agreement also provides for a timetable of work commitments that total $300,000 to be completed by the 10th anniversary of the effective date.

The property acquisition adds to Carlin's existing land position on its Whisky Canyon project. Previous land acquisitions include an agreement with Barrick Gold Exploration, Inc. on 102 unpatented claims, announced May 29, 2008, and an agreement on 625 acres of fee land at the historic Betty O'Neal silver mine announced in August 30, 2007. The expanded land position consists of 2,520 acres, of which 625 acres are fee lands and 1,895 acres are unpatented mining claims.

The Company has completed data compilation and field exploration at Whisky Canyon and permits are in place for a Phase I drill program. Further information will be included in an update of the Company’s exploration projects which will be provided in the near future.

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 six properties in Nevada, including two joint venture projects with partners earning an interest.

"Wayne Livingstone"

Wayne Livingstone, President

Telephone: (604) 669-9970


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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.