2010

Manitou Gold grab sample 617 g/t Au From Sherridon Property


April 19, 2010

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Sudbury, Ontario – Manitou Gold Inc. (TSXV- MTU) (“Manitou”) is pleased to provide assay results from the initial prospecting program on the Sherridon Property, which consists of eight unpatented mining claims situated within the Kenora Mining Division of Northwestern Ontario.

Manitou Gold optioned the claims based on a property visit, where a series of newly discovered visible gold showings were examined. An initial prospecting program was completed to further evaluate the potential of the project. A total of 243 grab samples were collected along an east-west oriented structure trending across the property. Numerous high grade gold assays were retuned from six different areas along a 2 km long trend. Assay sample results ranged from trace to a high of 617.0 g/t Au, and included 184.5 g/t Au, 176.5 g/t Au, and 123.0 g/t Au, with numerous other high grade samples as detailed in Table 1 below:

Table 1 - Grab Sample Assay Result Highlights

Sample # Easting Northing g/t Au
H928349 513941 5454767 617
H180001 513929 5454806 184.5
H180002 513930 5454806 176.5
H179835 513942 5454765 123
H928286 513860 5454747 122.5
H928283 513934 5454772 98.8
H928351 513940 5454765 62.1
H928352 513942 5454765 54
H928275 514165 5454558 49.6
H928272 514348 5454521 40.9
H928282 514374 5454504 40.7
H928256 513930 5454809 37.4
H928284 513934 5454772 36.4
H928350 513942 5454770 31
H928298 512599 5455304 30.2
H928303 514214 5454603 22.9
H180005 513901 5454788 22.6
H928329 514373 5454519 22
H928306 513932 5454785 21.2
H928330 513929 5454807 17.5
H928327 514351 5454523 17.35
H180010 514167 5454556 14.5
H928328 514346 5454523 12.05
H179828 515243 5454747 10.1

A prominent magnetic anomaly is coincident with the newly identified gold bearing structure and provides excellent focus for ongoing work. The anomaly can be seen in relation to high grade assays on the figure on the company’s website at the following link: www.manitougold.com/sherridon.html

There are no records of previous exploration activities on these claims. Manitou Gold has recently completed an induced polarization survey project and is in preparations for a summer drill program.

About Manitou Gold Inc.

Manitou is a mineral exploration company focused on the identification, acquisition, exploration and development of properties for the mining of gold and other minerals and metals in and around the Manitou Lake Gold Camp located in Northwestern Ontario.

For further information please contact:

Richard Murphy
President and CEO
Manitou Gold Inc.
Telephone: 705-222-8800
Facsimile: 705-222-8801
info@manitougold.com

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