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Golden Peaks Cuts 30 Meters of 3 g/t Gold

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010, -- Vancouver -- Golden Peaks Resources Ltd. (TSX: GL) (the "Company") is pleased to report assays for hole LF-142 drilled on the T-11 zone of its La Fortuna Gold Project, Argentina.

Hole # From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold g/t Hole Depth (m)
LF-141 Assays pending 167.73
LF-142 19.00 25.50 6.50 2.86 126.55
incl 19.00 22.00 3.00 4.49
incl 24.50 25.50 1.00 5.11
45.00 48.00 3.00 0.49
54.00 84.00 30.00 3.00
incl 54.00 59.50 5.50 2.53
incl 63.00 84.00 21.00 3.60
incl 71.00 78.50 7.50 7.32
incl 71.00 74.00 3.00 14.87
incl 71.50 73.50 2.00 21.40
incl 71.50 73.00 1.50 26.60
LF-143 Assays pending 100.00
LF-144 Assays pending 100.76
Drill hole data for the holes reflect down hole core lengths. True widths cannot be reliably
estimated at this time.

The latest drilling at T11 continues to return excellent results (Figure 1). Hole LF-142 is one of four holes drilled to better define the T-11 zone. The multiple intersections in LF-142 demonstrate the continuity of the gold mineralization throughout the system. The intersection in hole LF-142 is consistent with previous drill holes in the T-11 zone and confirms that mineralization is present in similar style and grades along strike. See drill location map (http://www.goldenpeaks.com/i/maps/LaF_NR.jpg)

Eighty-nine holes have now been drilled on the T-11 zone over a strike length of 1400 meters and +96% of the holes have intersected gold mineralization. The Company is confident the T-11 zone will be expanded by the current drill program.

Golden Peaks is also drilling reconnaissance and in-fill holes on the G zone and targeting the possible higher grade root zones of the gold-bearing quartz veins/breccias which occur in the T-11 and G zones. These targets, which underlie and flank the T-11 and G zones, were identified by a CSAMT survey and in part by drilling. The CSAMT survey indicates the conductive zones that host the gold mineralization persist to depths in excess of 500 meters. One such CSAMT zone lies approximately 200 meters southwest of the G zone. This is a priority target and is currently being drilled.

Assays from other holes drilled in this program will be released once received, verified and evaluated.

The diamond drill contractor is Energold Drilling Corp. A lightweight, portable drill is being used to minimize environmental impact. All samples are being assayed by Alex Stewart (Assayers) Argentina S.A.

This press release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Kieran Downes, P.Geo., President of Golden Peaks Resources Ltd. and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, under whose direction the exploration programs are being carried out.

Media Information, contact:
Scott Emerson, Chairman and Director
SE@goldenpeaks.com

Investor Information, contact:
Mike Kordysz, Investor Communications
MK@goldenpeaks.com

The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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