Tembo Reports LIDAR Survey and Interpretation Identifies 11Km of Artisanal Workings

February 28, 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Tembo Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TEM) ("Tembo", or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion and results of an airborne Laser Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) survey conducted over the Tembo project area in the Lake Victoria goldfield of Tanzania. The survey has extended the known artisanal hard rock mining to 11km with individual workings generally 500m to 1500m in strike length.

The survey was conducted by AOC Geomatics Pty Limited, Tembo Gold's geological contractors, The Mineral Corporation, completed the interpretation and final processing. The survey provided high-resolution color ortho-rectified imagery and a digital elevation model with a 10cm ground resolution of the area. The purpose of the survey was to provide the project with a baseline dataset of the topography and infrastructure, define the extent of artisanal workings, and assist in the identification of individual pits and shafts within the mining areas.

The survey interpretation and follow-up field mapping has revealed the following:

There are two prominent domains of identifiable artisanal gold mining;

  • North of Nyakagwe Hill
  • Between Nyakagwe Hill and the Bulyanhulu River

Within each of these domains there are at least three distinct orientations of gold mineralized structures;

  • 060-075°, northeast-southwest
  • 290-315°, northwest-southeast
  • 080-115°, east-west.

A total of 11,100 pits and shafts have been identified of greater than 20cm in depth, with 2,868 of these shafts down to bedrock and having workings varying in depth to 90m. Average depth is understood to be between 30m and 50m, the constraint being the ground water level and seasonal flooding. These hard rock shafts occur along a total strike length of 11km and are characteristically located along well-defined linear trends that correspond with interpreted airborne magnetic linear features.

Resulting from the collation of this LIDAR imagery and the historical exploration results, seven targets have been identified for drilling during 2012. These are:

  • Ngula 1. A southern and northern area of east-west trending workings set 300m apart having a combined strike length of more than 2km.
  • Ngula 2. Three separate artisanal workings all on a northeast trend with a combined 900m of strike.
  • Nyakagwe East. Four close-spaced (within 90m of each other) parallel workings with a combined strike of approximately 1.7km.
  • Nyakagwe Village. A single zone with semi-continuous mining over a strike 1.7km along an east-west trend and a second area of mining of about 300m along a possible north-south trend.
  • Mgusu. A complex of east-west, northeast and southeast trending intersecting structures totaling 3.1km.
  • Buly Trend. The northwest trending Bulyanhulu structure magnetic lineament, host to Reef 1, extends for 1.3km onto the Tembo project and has approximately 250m of artisanal mining in hard rock associated with it.
  • Iyenze. This Buly parallel structure has a 500m artisanal working straddling the Bulyanhulu-Tembo boundary with a magnetic lineament that extends for some 1.5km onto the Tembo project.

The LIDAR survey has expanded the hard rock potential economic mineralization on the Tembo project significantly and has facilitated the definition and prioritization of early drill targets.

Tembo Gold CEO, David Scott stated, "We are very excited by the results of the LIDAR survey on our Tembo Gold Property as we are now able to detect significantly more artisanal workings than initially identified. These artisanal workings run along the same structures identified by our airborne geophysical surveys and provide us with greater confidence that structures contain gold. We now have a better understanding and definition of the extent of artisanal mining activity within the property boundary, and I look forward to testing these many structures with drilling in the near future."

The above information has been prepared under the supervision of David Scott, Pr. Sci. Nat., who is designated as a "Qualified Person" with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of the data.

About Tembo

Tembo Gold is a Canadian public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") under the symbol TEM. The Company currently has 100% interest in the Tembo Gold Project which is located adjacent to African Barrick's 20Moz Bulyanhulu Mine in the prolific Lake Victoria Greenstone belt in Tanzania. Our focus is the discovery and development of world-class gold projects in Africa. The company has assembled a highly experienced team with a proven history of developing, financing, and operating mining projects in Africa. With approximately $13 million in the Treasury, the Company's exploration strategy is to discover mineral resources as well as continue to look for additional opportunities that can bring value to the Company and shareholders.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Tembo, David Scott, President & CEO

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