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Jun 22, 2009

Scorpio Gold Corporation Completes Initial Due Diligence on Mineral Ridge Property

Scorpio Gold Corporation (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed its initial due diligence on the Mineral Ridge property and under the terms of the Standstill agreement with Golden Phoenix Minerals, has advised Golden Phoenix that it wishes to proceed with the transaction and commence negotiating a definitive joint venture agreement. As announced on May 28, 2009 Golden Phoenix Minerals has entered into a Standstill agreement with the Company for the purpose of completing due diligence and negotiating final terms prior to entering into a definitive joint venture agreement between the parties and potentially restarting gold and silver production at the Mineral Ridge mine, located in Esmeralda County, Nevada.

In addition to the US$50,000 payment made at execution of the Standstill agreement, the Company will now advance US$100,000 per month to Golden Phoenix while the definitive agreement is being completed and the transaction closed. All of such payments will be non-refundable but credited towards the Company's required closing payments.

The Company's due diligence review confirmed the technical soundness of the Mineral Ridge project and the Company intends to work with Golden Phoenix to close the transaction as soon as possible and move the project forward.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
SCORPIO GOLD CORPORATION


Peter J. Hawley,
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Phone: (819) 825-7618
Fax: (819) 825-0977

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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