Toronto, Ontario, Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSXV: ATG; OTCQX: ATLDF) (the “Company”) announces that the U.S. District Court for the State of Idaho has granted to the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation (“AGC”) a six-month extension of the time to pay the US$2,000,000 Court-imposed penalty from October 31, 2012 to April 30, 2013. The outstanding penalty will bear interest at approximately 10% per annum from November 28, 2012 until it is paid in full. The penalty pertains to AGC’s non-compliance with the United States Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to treatment of water discharge at the historic 900 level adit located near Atlanta, in Elmore County, Idaho.

The installation and commissioning of an innovative water treatment system has been completed by Atlanta. This new system has allowed AGC to consistently meet the effluent standards over the past few weeks. Management believes this new system will prove useful to others in Idaho who have been having difficulty meeting water effluent standards.

About the Company

Atlanta Gold Inc. holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation, leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which comprise approximately 2,159 acres (8.74 square kilometers) located 90 air kilometers east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for development of new mining projects.  The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine development and production.

For further information contact:

Atlanta Gold Inc. 

Wm. Ernest Simmons
President and CEO
Telephone:  (208) 424-3343
Fax:  (208) 338-6513
E-mail: esimmons@atlantagold.com

Atlanta Gold Inc. 

Bill Baird
Vice President and CFO
Telephone: (416) 777-0013
Fax: (416) 777-0014
E-mail: info@atgoldinc.com

 

CHF Investor Relations 

Jeanny So
Senior Account Manager
Telephone: (416) 868-1079 ext. 225
Fax: (416) 868-6198
E-mail: jeanny@chfir.com

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