Harvest Gold Options its Nevada Garcia Flats Project to Christopher James Gold Corp.


Harvest Gold Corporation (HVG – TSX.V) May 17, 2007 (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to option up to 70% of its Garcia Flats Project, which is located at the southern extension of the Carlin Trend in north-central Nevada, to Christopher James Gold Corp. (CJG-TSX.V).

The option agreement is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) and covers an area comprised of 250 unpatented lode claims in two blocks covering approximately 20 square km of highly prospective covered pediment located at the intersection of the southern extension of the Carlin Trend and the Independence-Eureka Trend.

Greg Hill, President of Harvest Gold Corp. (US), states:
“We are pleased to have a partner with the experience that Christopher James Gold Corp, and specifically Max Baker brings to our project. We are ready to drill Garcia Flats and this agreement gives us the chance to execute a significant program knowing we have up to $2,500,000 to test these large, now well defined target areas. Our expectations are high as the structural trends that intersect beneath the Garcia Flats gold anomalies host multi-million ounce deposits such as the Rain, Archimedes, and Bald Mountain mines to the north, south, and southeast of the property.“

Dr. Max Baker, President of Christopher James Gold Corp. states:

“The size of the Garcia Flats opportunity is compelling and is one of the factors that attracted our interest immediately. The Eastern anomaly measures approximately 1000 m wide and at least 3500 m long. A second zone, the Central anomaly, is 600 m wide and at least 1800 m long. The Eastern anomaly is adjacent to an interpreted buried intrusion, and the Central anomaly is closely spatially associated with the interpreted buried intrusion.
Specifically, the structural target area is located within a graben, which in the target area itself is interpreted as being covered with recent gravels and sediments. Using Enzyme Leach, a significant geochemical anomaly in gold and pathfinder elements such as arsenic, antimony, barium, and thallium has been delineated over the structural target area, indicating the possible presence of buried Carlin-type mineralization below. The validity of this geochemical anomaly is even further advanced by the fact that it is situated on the northern extremity of a coincident gravity low and magnetic high, which is more than likely a buried intrusive body.
With the target area already having been defined, what is required now is to drill several holes into the underlying basement beneath the anomalous zones with the goal of intersecting significant evidence of a Carlin-type deposit”

The Harvest Gold Corp. - Christopher James Gold Corp. MOU

The MOU provides Christopher James with the exclusive right to earn a 70% interest in the Garcia Flats project on the following terms:

The Definitive Agreement will grant CJGC the sole and exclusive right and option to earn an undivided 70% interest in and to the Project, free and clear of all liens, charges and encumbrances, subject to the underlying 3% NSR, by issuing a total of 225,000 shares of CJGC to Harvest and incurring an aggregate $2,500,000 in exploration expenditures as follows:

• Upon the satisfactory completion of its due diligence, CJGC will issue 50,000 shares of CJGC to Harvest. The date upon which the last Condition Precedent is satisfied or waived by CJGC is the “Effective Date”.
• Year 1: During Year 1, CJGC will incur exploration expenditures of not less than $500,000 on the Project.
• Year 2: On or before the first anniversary of the Effective Date, CJGC will issue an additional 75,000 shares of CJGC to Harvest. During Year 2, CJGC will incur additional exploration expenditures of not less than $750,000 on the Project.
• Year 3: On or before the second anniversary of the Effective Date, CJGC will issue an additional 100,000 shares of CJGC to Harvest. During Year 3, CJGC will incur additional exploration expenditures on the Project of $1,250,000.

Christopher James will have the right to increase the rate of project expenditures and of associated option payments, thus shortening the time required to earn its interest.

• Once CJGC has earned its 70% interest in the Project, Harvest will be required to either contribute on a pro-rata basis or be diluted to a 12.5% free carried interest through completion of a bankable feasibility study. Should CJGC and Harvest take the Project to the development stage CJGC will be responsible for raising Harvest’s share of the financing under the same conditions as for CJGC.

The MOU is subject to a definitive agreement between the parties and to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Christopher James:

Christopher James Gold Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, under the symbol “CJG”.

The Company has over $12 million in treasury and is well-funded to explore its large portfolio of gold projects in British Columbia, Nevada and Mexico:

• Most notably, it has the exclusive option to acquire 100% of Guardsmen Resources Inc., a private company that owns a number of highly-prospective properties in northern British Columbia, including the high-grade Ranch gold and copper project.
• In Durango State, Mexico, the Company has an option to acquire up to a 65% interest in Chesapeake Gold Corp.’s Cucaracha Dorada gold project.
• In southern British Columbia, the Company owns 100% of the copper and gold rights to the historic Craigmont mine, as well as the Brassie Creek, Big Kidd, and Portage Lake gold properties.

About Harvest Gold:

Harvest Gold Corporation is a gold focused exploration company working in Nevada, USA and Manitoba, Canada. In Nevada, the Company is exploring a large generative gold property at Garcia Flats in the South Carlin Trend, an advanced property with a gold-silver resource at the Longstreet Mine, in Northern Nye County, and the Rosebud Mine Project, a past producing mine in northwest Nevada. Harvest is also exploring claims in Manitoba, Canada at the Rice Lake Gold Belt, the Rocky Ridge Gold property in the Lac du Bonnet mining district, and is Joint Ventured with Canadian Gold Hunter Corp (CGH.TSX) at the Assean Lake Gold Project.

A Finder’s Fee of 245,000 shares of Harvest Gold has been agreed to regarding this transaction and has been calculated in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture exchange.

All technical information in this release has been reviewed by Dr. George Gale, P.Eng, Vice President of Exploration, Harvest Gold Corp.

For further information contact Keith Patey, Director of Communications of Harvest Gold Corp. at 604-986-2020 or visit the Company's website at  


Rick Mark
CEO & Chairman

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