Underworld Resources Inc. has received results from nine additional holes drilled during the phase 1 campaign at the White Gold property. At Golden Saddle, extensions to gold mineralization down dip and along strike to the northeast have been confirmed. Two additional holes at the Arc zone demonstrate continuity of mineralization discovered in 2008. Drill hole location plans and cross-sections are available on the company’s website. The table provides further details.

Golden Saddle

Highlight of the Golden Saddle results is WD09-32 which returned 3.16 grams per tonne gold over 44.5 metres from 179.5 metres and extends the Golden Saddle upper zone farther down dip. WD09-32 is located 60 metres down dip from WD08-21, which returned 3.2 g/t Au over 50.7 metres.

WD09-34, which returned 1.4 g/t Au over 29.50 metres, demonstrates extension of the mineralized zone farther to the northeast. WD09-38 intersected 0.95 g/t Au over 153.0 metres, including higher-grade upper and lower intervals, including over 3.1 g/t Au over 17.2 metres and 4.1 g/t Au over 16.0 metres. WD09-38 intersected the Golden Saddle zone 60 metres up dip from WD09-34.

WD09-30 was drilled up dip from the same collar location as WD09-31, which intersected 3.4 g/t Au over 104.0 metres. WD09-30 returned 0.6 g/t Au over 70.9 metres, including 2.1 g/t Au over seven metres, but the zone was truncated by an altered and sheared ultramafic unit or dike, which is interpreted to be a poor host rock to the gold mineralization within the Golden Saddle zone.

Two drills are currently working on the 6,000-metre 2009 phase 2 program. Assays are pending for four additional holes at Golden Saddle including WD09-44, 45 and 47, which tested for further extensions to the northeast spanning an additional 120 metres of strike length.

Arc zone

At the Arc zone, located two kilometres southeast of Golden Saddle, assays for two of five holes drilled in the 2009 phase 1 drill campaign have been received. WD09-37 and 39 are located between holes WD08-14 and 17 drilled in 2008. WD09-37 returned 1.32 g/t Au over 31.5 metres from 123.5 metres while WD09-39 returned 1.51 g/t Au over 14.5 metres from 78 metres. These holes complement WD08-14 and WD08-17 and confirm continuity of mineralization over a strike distance of 600 metres. Two of the three additional holes at Arc with assays pending were tested extensions to the zone farther south of hole WD08-14, while hole WD09-42 was located north of WD09-37 and 39 to test for extension to the north and a possible link between Arc zone and Golden Saddle.

 The upper zone mineralization at Golden Saddle is preferentially hosted within a deformed intrusive unit (augen gneiss), and to a lesser degree within schists and amphibolites. Gold mineralization is associated with quartz breccias, veins and stockworks, as well as silica, sericite, K feldspar and ankerite alteration. Sulphide mineralization is dominated by disseminated and stockwork pyrite, with local visible gold, chalcopyrite and molybdenite.

The 2009 phase 2 drill program is continuing with two drills. Fourteen holes have been completed at Golden Saddle in 2009 with holes 47 and 48 in progress. The current focus of drilling is to extend the Golden Saddle mineralization. Additional step-out drill holes are being planned in all directions.

Upon receipt of assays from the remaining three Arc zone holes drilled in the 2009 phase 1 program, additional infill and step-out drill holes will be planned.

Exploration work including mechanical trenching is continuing on several other targets at the White Gold property prior to drill testing during the summer of 2009. Underworld intends to complete a National Instrument 43-101 resource estimate on the Arc and Golden Saddle zones in the third quarter of 2009.

Quality assurance

Underworld has implemented a rigorous quality-assurance/quality-control program at the White Gold property using best industry practice. Elements of the program include chain of custody of samples, standard and blank samples are submitted, with drill core sawn in half and shipped in sealed bags to ALS Chemex Laboratories in Vancouver. The continuing 2009 exploration program is directed by Adrian Fleming, MAIG, RPGeo, MAusIMM, president of Underworld Resources and a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Fleming prepared and approves of the content of this release.

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