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2013

May 16, 2013

Orca Gold Provides Galat Sufar South Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Orca Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ORG) ("Orca Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its exploration activities in Sudan.

Exploration is ongoing at the Company's Block 14 permit. Since the previous update (News Release: April 15, 2013) we have focused efforts on expanding the footprint of mineralization at the Galat Sufar South prospect ("GSS").

To date a total of 62 RC holes (8,389m) have been drilled at GSS for which results have been received for 39 holes. In addition, a total of 5 diamond core holes have been completed at GSS for a total of 1,654m for which assays have been received for the first 3. A further 5,000m of drilling is planned for the next two months after which a decision on whether to proceed to initial resource drilling at GSS will be made.

Further encouraging results have now been received from the Main Zone drilling:

Hole Type From To Metres Au g/t
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Au g/t
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10g/t
Zone Comments
GSDD003A DD 241 251 10 1.97 Main
298 311 13 2.07
322 352 30 1.38
GSRC032 RC 3 12 9 2.79 Main
GSRC081 RC 32 35 3 1.41 Main
52 71 19 15.29 6.24
77 80 3 3.62
98 101 3 12.36 7.70
136 144 8 6.12 5.35
149 159 10 1.79
162 187 25 7.60 6.30
GSRC082 RC 1 5 4 3.47 Main Hole ends in grade
9 57 48 1.79
62 68 6 0.94
71 85 14 15.78 6.01
87 95 8 1.10
97 101 4 2.26
109 116 7 1.33
152 165 13 1.76
GSRC083 RC 69 81 12 1.97 Main
157 168 11 1.31
108 111 3 1.08
114 118 4 4.67
121 126 5 2.82
129 132 3 0.81
137 140 3 1.45
152 157 5 0.61
169 187 18 3.36 3.15
197 202 5 0.87
219 224 5 0.76
228 243 15 1.09

Multiple Zones of Mineralisation

It now appears that there are at least four distinct zones at GSS. Current interpretation suggests that the Main, East (1 and 2) and Far East zones represent multiple north-west to north-north-east trending zones within a district scale east-west corridor. Mineralisation throughout the area is hosted by quartz-sericite-carbonate schists with pyrite content having a close relationship to gold mineralisation.

Senior Management and Board members visited site last week and walked all areas of the interpreted mineralization.

The figure below shows the distribution of the zones currently defined by drilling and surface sampling in Galat Sufar South and Appendix 1 details all drill results received to date by zone.

Main Zone

The results tabled above continue to improve our understanding of the Main Zone mineralization which has now been intersected over a strike length of 150m and up to 175m below surface. Mineralization within this area shows a true width of between 75m and 125m and higher grade areas within this envelope are beginning to resolve into distinct higher grade, plunging shoots which remain open at depth.

The mineralization intersected from surface in hole GSRC082 is of particular interest as it clearly shows an extension of the mineralisation under cover to the west. Drilling in this area is focused on targeting the north and westward extension of the Main Zone under cover, to where trench 14TR041B returned 64m grading 1.20g/t (incl 1m of 9.67g/t), 200m to the north.

To the south of the Main Zone, hole GSRC081 has confirmed the extension to the north west of a high grade zone (19m at 15.29g/t uncut, 6.24g/t cut) previously intersected in hole GDRC003 (19m at 13.60g/t uncut, 6.39g/t cut).

Chip channel sampling 500m to the north west has also intersected grade on what is interpreted to be the north west extension of mineralisation with 14HC076 giving 14m grading 2.08g/t (incl 1m of 10.55g/t) and 14HC077, 40m grading 0.59g/t.

Eastern Zones

Work also continues on both the East 1 and 2 Zones and Far East Zone where trenching and drilling has intersected mineralisation over a strike length of 300-400m in each case (open). A further 16 holes have been drilled to date with assays received for one further drill hole from the East 1 Zone:

Hole Type From To Metres Au g/t
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Au g/t
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10g/t
Zone Comments
GSRC084 RC 16 28 12 0.68 East Hole ends in grade
108 111 3 1.08
114 118 4 4.67
121 126 5 2.82
129 132 3 0.81
137 140 3 1.45
152 157 5 0.61
169 187 18 3.36 3.15
197 202 5 0.87
219 224 5 0.76
228 243 15 1.09

The area lying below sand cover between the East 2 zone and the Far East zone will be drilled in the next month as it has been the subject of significant artisanal activity in recent months and trenching in this area has defined wide low grade intercepts (14TR41B: 1224-1244m, 20m at 0.40g/t, 1304-1324m, 20m at 0.82g/t, 1408-1442m, 34m at 0.30g/t).

The Far East Zone has received little drilling to date (4 holes). Trenching showed several wide, low grade intercepts (14TR41B: 1610-1672, 62m at 0.54g/t (incl 24m at 0.96g/t), 14TR39E: 988.5-1021m, 32.5m at 0.38g/t, 1036-1066m, 30m at 0.67g/t) which were upgraded by drilling results from holes GSRC027 and 28 providing encouragement for further drilling in this area.

Exploration is also being aimed at expanding the footprint of the prospect within the extensions of the east-west corridor. Of note are the results of a chip channel line (14HC90), north east of the Far East Zone which returned 105m grading 0.95g./t. This area is currently the subject of follow up sampling.

In addition, little work has been done on areas that are under sand cover and we are now expanding our trenching programme at GSS to test the strike extent of the various mineralized zones into areas of cover.

Over 4,000 samples representing over 3,000m of drilling and exploration samples remain at and en-route to the laboratory. Orca is also actively evaluating an additional twelve early stage targets at Block 14 within a 20km radius of GSS.

Simon Jackson, President & CEO said "We continue to be excited by ongoing exploration results at Block 14 and in particular at Galat Sufar South. Our exploration team is working extremely hard to delineate the various mineralized zones that we have discovered. Orca remains in a very strong position with a large, highly prospective land position, an experienced exploration team with an impressive track record and a healthy balance sheet including approximately $60 million in cash."

About Orca

Orca Gold Inc. is a Canadian resource company focussed on exploration opportunities in Africa. The Company has an experienced board of directors and management team and approximately $60 million in cash.

The technical contents of this release have been reviewed by Stuart Mills, BSc., MSc, a Qualified Person pursuant to NI-43101. Mr. Mills is the Sudan Manager of the Company and a Member of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy. Samples are prepared and analyzed by fire assay using a 50 gram charge at the ALS Chemex facility at Rosia Montana in Romania in compliance with industry standards. Field duplicate samples are taken and blanks and standards are added to every batch submitted.

On behalf of the Board of Directors:

Simon Jackson, President, CEO and Director

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "forecast", "project", "budget", "schedule", "may", "will", "could", "might", "should" or variations of such words or similar words or expressions or statements that certain events "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the plans of the Company following the Acquisition, including exploration activities. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by the Company as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: risks associated with mineral exploration and development; metal and mineral prices; availability of capital; accuracy of the Company's projections and estimates; interest and exchange rates; competition; stock price fluctuations; availability of drilling equipment and access; actual results of current exploration activities; government regulation; political or economic developments; environmental risks; insurance risks; capital expenditures; operating or technical difficulties in connection with development activities; personnel relations; the speculative nature of strategic metal exploration and development including the risks of diminishing quantities of grades of reserves; contests over title to properties; and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to the price of gold; the demand for gold; the ability to carry on exploration and development activities; the timely receipt of any required approvals; the ability to obtain qualified personnel, equipment and services in a timely and cost-efficient manner; the ability to operate in a safe, efficient and effective manner; the expected timing, costs, and results of a PEA; the expected burn rate; the regulatory framework regarding environmental matters, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Neither the Company nor East Africa Metals undertakes any obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management's estimates, assumptions or opinions should change, except as required by applicable law. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information contained herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

To view the map accompanying this press release please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ORG0516.pdf

Appendix 1: Drill results to May 2013 by Zone
MAIN ZONE

Hole Type From To Metres Au g/t
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Au g/t
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10g/t
Comments
GSDD001 DD 80 161 81 1.22 1.22
GSDD002 DD 11 31 20 1.88 1.88
35 74 39 3.19 2.74
77 98 21 1.36
136 148 12 0.80
161 174 13 1.74
210 222 12 1.64
GSDD003A DD 241 251 10 1.97
298 311 13 2.07
322 352 30 1.38
GSRC001 RC 26 85 59 2.67 Hole Ends in grade
94 120 26 2.48
GSRC002 RC 5 21 16 5.02 3.59
42 49 7 1.17
54 95 41 2.30
GSRC003 RC 0 10 10 4.61 4.24 Hole Ends in grade
27 36 9 5.42 4.13
101 120 19 13.60 6.39
GSRC004 RC 68 77 9 1.21 Hole Ends in grade
86 121 35 1.42
GSRC005 RC 21 25 4 1.02
29 38 9 0.68
GSRC006 RC 18 25 7 13.18 6.99 Hole Ends in grade
110 120 10 2.77 2.61
GSRC007 RC 8 15 7 2.64
68 78 10 1.13
GSRC008 RC 12 18 6 1.92
81 99 18 0.86
GSRC009 RC 4 8 4 0.49
11 16 5 2.01
19 24 5 6.63
77 84 7 1.92
GSRC010 RC 23 34 11 0.65
GSRC032 RC 3 12 9 2.79
GSRC033 RC 6 11 5 1.36
132 138 6 1.66
GSRC034 RC 33 38 5 0.98
GSRC035 RC NSI
GSRC081 RC 32 35 3 1.41
52 71 19 15.29 6.24
77 80 3 3.62
98 101 3 12.36 7.70
136 144 8 6.12 5.35
149 159 10 1.79
162 187 25 7.60 6.30
GSRC082 RC 1 5 4 3.47 Hole ends in grade
9 57 48 1.79
62 68 6 0.94
71 85 14 15.78 6.01
87 95 8 1.10
97 101 4 2.26
109 116 7 1.33
152 165 13 1.76
GSRC083 RC 69 81 12 1.97
157 168 11 1.31
EAST 1
Hole Type From To Metres Au g/t
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Au g/t
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10g/t
Comments
GSRC011 RC 0 35 35 3.65 3.60
47 51 4 0.56
57 72 15 3.27 3.03
76 79 3 1.40
GSRC014 RC 31 39 8 5.15 4.55
45 56 11 1.57
120 133 13 0.80
GSRC015 RC 11 15 4 1.09
19 30 11 2.49 2.09
35 47 12 1.23
54 59 5 0.90
99 107 8 0.75
GSRC017 RC 36 47 11 0.92
123 140 17 2.58
GSRC024 RC 13 16 3 0.97
19 36 17 7.46 6.90
40 58 18 1.33
GSRC084 RC 16 28 12 0.68 Hole ends in grade
108 111 3 1.08
114 118 4 4.67
121 126 5 2.82
129 132 3 0.81
137 140 3 1.45
152 157 5 0.61
169 187 18 3.36 3.15
197 202 5 0.87
219 224 5 0.76
228 243 15 1.09
EAST 2
Hole Type From To Metres Au g/t
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Au g/t
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10g/t
Comments
GSRC012 RC 0 63 63 2.39 2.03
66 84 18 0.76
89 94 5 2.61
99 106 7 0.84
GSRC013 RC 0 16 16 1.85
97 101 4 0.93
GSRC016 RC 53 60 7 2.18
GSRC018 RC 23 27 4 1.07
43 49 6 1.76
51 57 6 1.06
66 79 13 0.98
GSRC019 RC 7 11 4 3.02
43 48 5 1.36
55 59 4 0.69
86 90 4 0.74
GSRC020 RC 5 9 4 0.80
17 21 4 1.54
26 39 13 1.46
100 103 3 3.00
GSRC021 RC 1 4 3 0.96
7 39 32 1.45
44 48 4 1.57
57 65 8 1.71
80 87 7 2.33
93 98 5 2.80
GSRC022 RC 1 15 14 2.15
GSRC023 RC 0 52 52 1.90 Hole ends in grade
62 67 5 0.97
70 81 11 1.01
83 109 26 1.07
112 120 8 2.06
GSRC025 RC NSI
GSRC026 RC NSI
FAR EAST
Hole Type From To Metres Au g/t
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Au g/t
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10g/t
Comments
GSRC027 RC 8 28 20 2.08
45 56 11 2.02
98 104 6 2.03
127 134 7 0.71
GSRC028 RC 22 27 5 0.58
45 48 3 0.64
50 63 13 2.25 1.75
70 75 5 0.83
GSRC029 RC NSI
GSRC030 RC 92 95 3 11.43 7.08
GSRC031 RC 8 15 7 0.72

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