Toronto, Ontario – Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) announces plans to complete a non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) of up to 10,344,828 common shares at a price of $0.29 per share for maximum gross proceeds of $3.0 million. Proceeds from the Offering will be used to explore the Company’s Atlanta gold property located in Idaho, U.S.A. and for working capital purposes. The Offering is expected to be completed by mid-August 2009 and is subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Certain insiders of the Company, including members of the Board of Directors and senior management, are expected to participate in the Offering.

As previously announced, the Company has changed its mining strategy from bulk mining and cyanide heap leaching, to a combined shallow open-pit and underground operation with an on-site milling facility with no cyanide circuit. This new mining strategy will produce both a gravity concentrate and a precious metal rich sulphide concentrate to be custom smelted. It will also reduce the environmental footprint by 95% and increase expected metal recovery rates from 63% to 90%.

About the Company

Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation, a 100% interest in the Atlanta property which comprises approximately 2,197 acres and is located 65 miles 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 and on acquiring, exploring and developing other attractive gold projects.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. We use words such as "may", "intend", "will", "should", "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "believe", "estimate" and similar terminology to identify forward looking information and statements, including with respect to our intent to complete the offering, the intended use of proceeds therefrom and the stock exchange listing of the Company's common shares. Such are based upon assumptions, estimates, opinions and analysis made by management in light of its experience, current conditions and its expectations of future developments as well as other factors which it believes to be reasonable and relevant. Forward looking information and statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking information and statements and accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on those statements. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, the Company's limited financial resources and the availability of financing alternatives; the speculative nature of mineral exploration, development and mining (including with respect to size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources); operational and technical difficulties; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards; government action or delays in the receipt of governmental approvals, permits and licenses; changes in resource prices and fluctuations in currency exchange rates; contests to the title of Company property and changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets; as well as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in the Company's annual information form on Form 20-F, annual and quarterly Management's Discussion and Analysis and in other Company filings with securities and regulatory authorities which are available at www.sedar.com.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists of risks, uncertainties and other factors are not exhaustive. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained herein or in any other documents filed with securities regulatory authorities, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

For further information:

Atlanta Gold Inc.:
Bill Baird
President and CEO
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Christopher Haldane
Account Manager
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