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BCGold Corp. Commences Exploration Program on Minto Area Copper-Gold Properties, Yukon

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June 01, 2009 - BCGold Corp. (“BCGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that geological field crews have commenced work on the Minto Block of the Company’s Carmacks Copper-Gold property package in central Yukon. The Minto Block consists of 6 properties located immediately northwest of, and along trend with, Capstone Mining Corp.’s (“Capstone”) Minto deposits.

Phase I exploration on BCGold’s Minto Block will entail geological mapping and prospecting over a number of coincidental copper +/- gold soil mobile metal ion (MMITM) and induced polarization (I.P.) anomalies defined on the Toe, Pepper and Spear claims by BCGold in 2008. For BCGold’s Minto Block copper exploration targets please view the following link: 2008 I.P & MMI Surveys

BCGold is the largest landholder in the Carmacks Copper-Gold Belt, holding title to 17 properties strategically located near and adjacent to Capstone’s high-grade copper-gold Minto mine and Western Copper Corp.’s Carmacks Copper Project situated 50 kilometres to the southeast.

“BCGold is excited about this exploration program north of Minto mine, particularly in light of the very high grade copper and gold results recently announced by Capstone from the new Minto North discovery,” cites Brian P. Fowler, P.Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer of BCGold. “BCGold has comparable copper-in-soil geochemical and I.P. anomalies on 3 properties and this phase of fieldwork will refine these exploration targets in preparation for diamond drill testing later this season.”

About BCGold Corp.

BCGold Corp. (TSX-V: BCG) is a Vancouver-based junior resource company focused on copper and gold exploration in under-explored historic and emerging mining districts in British Columbia and Yukon. BCGold Corp. acquires and develops conceptual, early and mid-stage, exploration opportunities and advances them towards resource development by using internal expertise, engaging preferred joint venture partners, and creating strategic alliances with major exploration and mining companies. Currently, institutional investors hold 29% of the Company's outstanding shares and Kinross Gold Corporation holds 11%.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Brian P. Fowler, P. Geo.
President & CEO

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future expenditures and exploration, development and production activities. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the timing of future payments, expenditures and unit issuances and the timing and success of future exploration, development and production activities.

For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations
Tel. (604) 646-1589
Fax (604) 642-2411
[email protected]