Entrée Gold Releases Sparrow South Results

October 3, 2007

Vancouver, B.C., October 3, 2007 - Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG; AMEX:EGI; Frankfurt:EKA – “Entrée” or the “Company”) has received preliminary results for the ongoing drilling at Sparrow South, located on the Javhlant license of Entrée’s Lookout Hill property to the south of Ivanhoe’s Oyu Tolgoi concession.  The Javhlant license is part of the joint Entrée-Ivanhoe Mines agreement area.

Three drills are currently testing the Sparrow South induced polarization (IP) anomaly located 3 km southwest of Ivanhoe’s Southwest Oyu Deposit and 0.5 to 2.0 km south of the Entrée-Ivanhoe boundary. A fourth drill has recently been added to test a parallel IP trend, the Castle Rock anomaly, located approximately 2.5 km southeast of Sparrow South.  Drilling to date on Sparrow South has encountered widespread Cu-Au-Mo mineralization in stratigraphy similar to that of the Southwest Oyu Deposit, but at greater depths than the open-pittable mineralization at Southwest Oyu.  A summary of significant drill results received to date is shown in Table 1.  These include results up to and including hole EJD0012.

Table 1:  Summary of Sparrow South Drilling






Down-hole depth
from – to metres










Hole EJD0001





912 – 1126










Hole EJD0004





724 – 914










Hole EJD0007





898 – 1042










Hole EJD0009*





662 – 1163.2





*: Hole ended at 1163.2 m in mineralization.



Hole EJD0012





620 – 788










The current drilling is widely spaced and numerous faults occur within the host sequence, hence geological interpretation and correlation between holes and section lines is uncertain. Further results will be reported when complete assay information is received from Ivanhoe Mines, the project operator.

Ivanhoe has completed an additional four holes and results will be reported upon receipt of assays and interpretation of the drilling results.  A further three holes are currently being drilled.

Mongolian Government and Parliament Initiatives

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; NYSE: IVN; NASDAQ: IVN) and its strategic partner, Rio Tinto, reached a draft investment agreement with a Mongolian Government Working Group in April this year for the development of the Oyu Tolgoi Project. The draft agreement was subsequently approved by the government and now is before the Mongolian national parliament for consideration and approval. The draft agreement currently is being reviewed by a Working Group of parliamentarians, some of whom are on familiarization visits to Rio Tinto mines in the U.S. and Australia. Entree is continuing to monitor the progress of the ongoing review. 


Robert Cann, P.Geo., Entrée’s Vice-President, Exploration and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the preparation of technical information in this news release.

Ivanhoe’s QA/QC program is monitored by independent consultant Dr. Barry Smee, P.Geo., and managed on site by Dale Sketchley, M.Sc., P.Geo. SGS Mongolia LLC prepares the split core at the project site and assays all samples at its facility in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Prepared standards and blanks are inserted at the sample preparation lab on the project site to monitor the quality control of the assay data.


Entrée Gold Inc. ( is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and development of gold and copper prospects, worldwide.

Most notably, the Company is a large landholder in Mongolia, where it holds a 100% interest in mineral concessions that comprise the 179,590-hectare Lookout Hill (Shivee Tolgoi) property, which completely surrounds the 8,500-hectare Turquoise Hill (Oyu Tolgoi) project of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (“Ivanhoe”), and hosts the Hugo North Extension of the Hugo Dummett Deposit.


Monica Hamm, Investor Relations                               Primoris Group           
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