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Estimation on Nixon Fork Gold Mine Indicates 128,500 Ounces of Contained Gold Resource

Fire River Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FAU)(OTCQX:FVGCF)(FRANKFURT:FWR) ("FAU" or the "Company") is pleased to report the results of a Mineral Resource Estimation recently completed on the Nixon Fork Gold Project, located in Alaska's Tintina gold belt. The resource estimate was completed by Giroux Consultants Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada.

The total Indicated Resources are 3,995,000 grams (128,500 ounces) of contained gold plus an Inferred Resource of 2,321,000 grams (74,600 ounces) of contained gold.

The resource estimate was compiled by Giroux Consultants Ltd. and is inclusive of all mining and drill information available prior to FAU taking over the project in August 2009. The resource is based on 1,233 diamond drill holes from both surface and underground sites and a total of 17,693 samples that were assayed for gold. Note that the resource estimate comprises both the lode mining (hard rock in-situ resources) and an estimate for the tailings pond, which was the basis of the recent September 2010 Preliminary Economic Assessment "PEA", (see September 29, 2010 ( news release).

Table 1: Resource Estimate for the Nixon Fork Mine Project, 10 g/t cut-off grade (Giroux, 2010)

Existing tailings estimated using a 5 g/t cut-off grade

It is important to note that 94% of all contained gold ounces are close to current mine development or (in the case of the tailings) on surface. This demonstrates two key facts: 1) the mine is poised to resume production, and 2) how under-explored the claim is at present, as 6% of the resource estimate is shared between four prospects.

The 3300 Zone is particularly important, as it is anticipated to be the first mining zone when production resumes. Approximately 40% of the hard rock resources are in this zone. A Preliminary Economic Assessment "PEA" is planned for later this year that will evaluate the viability of resuming production mining operations. This work will be done by Snowden Mining Consultants of Vancouver.

At present, the Company is conducting a 28,000 metre diamond drill program for exploration and ore definition purposes. A contractor's drill is currently operating on surface and has completed 4 holes in the Whalen, 7 in the North Star and 5 in the Southern Cross. A Company owned drill is also operating underground and has completed 6 holes in the 3100 zone, 11 in the 3300 zone, and 3 in the 3500 and 3550 zones. The Company is currently awaiting assay results. A new resource estimate, updated from the 2010 drill results is anticipated in 2011 which will incorporate all results from the 2010 drill program.

FAU's President & CEO, Harry Barr, noted "Management is pleased with this, our first mineral resource estimate. We look forward to the results of our upcoming assessment work and to expanding this resource further by our ongoing diamond drilling program."

This resource estimate will be included in a new NI 43-101 report and posted to Sedar within 45 days of this News Release.

Objectives: 2010/11 Drill Program

As previously announced on July 27th, 2010, ( and September 7th 2010, ( a diamond drill program of up to 28,000 metres has commenced at its Nixon Fork Gold Mine. The surface program is testing to expand six known zones of mineralization which have the potential to provide additional resources to the mill. The underground portion of the drill program is focusing on expanding resources, particularly in the 3300 Zone, 3500, 3100, as well as other prospective zones.

The early performance of the drill crews has prompted the Company to seek out and purchase a second unit and expand the mining department to accommodate four shifts of drilling per day. At present, the mine has a staff of nine mine workers, which will be expanded to accommodate this program.

The Qualified Person for this news release is Richard Goodwin, P.Eng., Vice President of Mining for Fire River Gold Corp.

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