THE CONNECTOR TARGET AT KETZA RIVER PROVES TO BE A HIT

Oct 26, 2010, 08:30 ET from Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.

VANCOUVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) is pleased to announce favorable results from its on-going 2010 drilling program at Ketza River. The Ketza River property is wholly-owned by Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp., and it is a past gold producer located near the town of Ross River in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

The recently received assays are from the Connector and Vertical Vein Targets both located in the Shamrock Zone. All drill holes referenced in this press release are diamond drill holes completed from one drill rig from April to May, 2010 for which assays were recently received.

    Connector Target
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The Connector Target is a combination magnetic, gravity and gold-in-soil anomaly, lying upslope from the Gully resource in the Shamrock Zone. See the Connector Target plan map figure on the YNG website here: http://www.yukon-nevadagold.com/i/pdf/KetzaConnectorMap2010.pdf. This target trends nearly east-west and lies at a high angle to the well defined Gully (vein) resource. Most of the drill holes intersected moderate amounts of quartz veins containing pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite. Table 1 below shows the significant assay results from the Connector Target. The best intercepts from this target area include: drill hole number KR-10-1491 that intercepted 0.28 m averaging 25.30 g/t Au from 91.19 to 91.47m, and KR-10-1493 that intercepted 11.10 g/t Au over 0.49m from 97.31 to 97.80 m.

In addition to the recently received intercepts of the Connector target, one drill hole number KR-10-1488 intersected mineralization both within the Connector target and the Gully vein. The mineralization within the Gully vein in this drill hole assayed 2.38 g/t Au over 13.78 meters from 115.16 to 128.94 meters.

Table 1. Summary of Significant Assay Results from the Connector Target

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    Drill Hole Number   From (m)  To (m)    Thickness (m)*      Grade (g/t)
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    KR-10-1485          80.55     81.88     1.33                  2.08
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    KR-10-1488          14.33     14.60     0.27                  2.19
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                        111.75    112.20    0.45                  1.47
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                        115.16    128.94    13.78 (Gully Vein)    2.38
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                        137.91    139.72    1.81                  1.60
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                        146.08    146.52    0.44                  7.97
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                        152.64    153.07    0.43                  2.96
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    KR-10-1491          91.19     91.47     0.28                  25.30
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    KR-10-1492          6.10      8.23      2.13                  1.42
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                        183.32    185.07    1.75                  3.70
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                        193.87    195.70    1.83                  1.68
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                        196.58    201.35    4.77                  2.71
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                        200.36    201.35    0.99                  9.57
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    KR-10-1493          97.31     97.80     0.49                  11.10
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                        101.69    102.29    0.60                  7.20
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    KR-10-1494          20.82     21.29     0.47                  1.57
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                        140.06    140.54    0.48                  7.11
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    *Note: true thickness values are not known;

Drill holes KR-10-1486, KR-10-1487, KR-10-1489 and KR-10-1490 returned no significant intersections;

    Vertical Vein Target
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The Vertical Vein target consists of a northerly-trending magnetic high located west of the Gully resource in the Shamrock Zone. See Vertical Vein target plan map figure on the YNG website here: http://www.yukon-nevadagold.com/i/pdf/KetzaVerticalVeinMap2010.pdf. In 2007, drill holes KR-07-1202, KR-07-1206, and KR-10-1209 intersected strong gold mineralization at the south end of the target. Seven drill holes were recently completed higher up on target area that tested the extent of the magnetic-high anomaly. Table 2 below shows the significant assay results from the Vertical Vein target. The best intercept from this target is from drill hole KR-10-1482 that assayed 5.01 g/t Au over 0.28m from 140.01 to 140.29m.

Table 2. Summary of Significant Assay Results from the Vertical Vein Target

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    Drill Hole Number   From (m)  To (m)    Thickness (m)*      Grade (g/t)
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    KR-10-1480          44.98     45.56     0.58                  1.12
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    KR-10-1482          140.01    140.29    0.28                  5.01
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    KR-10-1484          88.40     88.95     0.55                  1.58
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    *Notes: true thickness values are not known;

Drill holes KR-10-1481, KR-10-1483, KR-10-1495, and KR-10-1496 returned no significant intersections.

All of the recently completed assays were analyzed by the ALS Laboratory Group in North Vancouver, Canada. The recently received drill hole assays from the Connector and Vertical Vein targets were not included in the data used for the NI 43-101 resource estimate released on April 14, 2008. This NI 43-101 report can be downloaded from the YNG website at http://www.yukon-nevadagold.com/s/KetzaManto.asp?ReportID=296836

This news release was reviewed and approved by Ed Gates (M. Sc., P.Geo.), Chief Geologist for the Ketza River Project, and Todd Johnson (M. Sc.), Vice President of Exploration for Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. Ed Gates is the Qualified Person for the purpose of this press release.

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