|June 19, 2006|
Additional Drilling Success at Sabodala
Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX-V:OLE) is pleased to report the results from an additional seven drill holes on its Sabodala Property in eastern Sénégal. Oromin has now completed twenty-two drill holes on its priority target areas and has results for nineteen drill holes, twelve of which have previously been announced. The attached map and Oromin's website shows the location of the drill holes and trenches.
The latest drilling continues to expand the mineralized zones at Golouma West and Golouma South. Work is continuing at the Niakafiri South area, the Masato area and three zones within the broad Golouma gold geochemical anomaly.
The focus of Oromin's exploration at Sabodala is to find and delineate all gold deposits within the 230 square kilometre Sabodala exploration concession. Exploration will continue through the rainy season to expedite its property-wide evaluation. Oromin plans to utilize two core rigs on all currently known mineralized zones and new discoveries over the summer months and plans to begin detailed grid-based reverse circulation drilling to further delineate and define each deposit.
The new results outlined in the following tables include four holes from Golouma West, where drilling continues, and three holes from Golouma South. In addition, results from a series of recently completed excavator trenches at the Golouma West target area are also set out below.
* Four adjacent one metre samples within this interval were analysed by the total gold-metallic screen method. Because of the presence of visible gold within the core, these samples were selected for analysis by this method, which is more accurate in such circumstances.
** A 2.0 metre wide artisanal mining pit lies adjacent to the 3.0 metre minimum sampling width reported here.
﻿Trenching and drilling have now confirmed gold mineralization at Golouma West along a minimum strike extent of 750 metres within a NW-SE trending soil anomaly traceable for over 1,000 metres within the much broader Golouma gold anomaly. Drill results display excellent correlation to a minimum vertical depth of 125 metres. Reported core intervals are not true widths. Oromin is planning additional excavator trenching and drilling along the mineralized trend both to the NW, SE and down-dip of the holes drilled to date.
Trenching and drilling have confirmed gold mineralization at Golouma South along a minimum strike extent of 200 metres within a NE-SW trending soil anomaly traceable for over 3,000 metres within the much broader Golouma gold anomaly. Drill results display excellent correlation to a minimum vertical depth of 100 metres. Reported core intervals are not true widths. Oromin is planning additional excavator trenching and drilling along the mineralized trend both to the NE, SW and down-dip of the holes drilled to date.
Since the commencement of Oromin's USD$8 million comprehensive exploration program at Sabodala, a huge amount of geochemical, geophysical, rock and drill core data has been collected with very encouraging results. In excess of thirty new prospecting discoveries have been identified throughout the Sabodala exploration concession with a distance of 17.0 kilometres between the northernmost and southernmost. Through trenching and drilling, Oromin has discovered two new gold zones (Golouma West and Golouma South), has confirmed and expanded the previously known Masato Deposit and has discovered and expanded the southern extension of the Niakafiri Deposit located on the adjacent property of Mineral Deposits Limited. Oromin will continue its ongoing exploration through the rainy season to expedite its property-wide evaluation of the Sabodala exploration concession.
The following tables summarise some of the previously announced results from Golouma West and Golouma South. The attached map shows the general location of these drill holes.
All fieldwork was carried out under the supervision of Gerald McArthur P. Geol., a "qualified person" for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, who has also verified the data disclosed in this news release. TSL Laboratories in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan carried out all assaying.
To find out more about Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX-V:OLE), visit www.oromin.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
OROMIN EXPLORATIONS LTD.
Chet Idziszek, President
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