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Crocodile Gold Achieves 2012 Production Targets With 155,523 Ounces

Quarterly Gold Production Increased 35% With 62,147 oz Produced in Q4

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK)(OTCQX:CROCF)(FRANKFURT:XGC) ("Crocodile Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce production of 62,147 ounces of gold in the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of 35% over the third quarter of 2012. During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company produced 155,523 ounces of gold.

                        First  Second   Third  Fourth       2012        2012
                      Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Production Performance
                         2012 2012(1)    2012    2012        (1)         (2)
Ore Processed (t)     371,439 471,056 508,655 651,378  2,002,528   2,553,790
Average Grade (g/t Au)   0.99    2.82    3.31    3.40       2.79        2.91
Mill Recovery (%)       92.5%   87.2%   85.6%   88.0%      88.0%       86.7%
Gold oz Produced       10,932  36,481  45,963  62,147    155,523     203,772
                      Note 1: Includes production from Fosterville and      
                      Stawell post May 4th acquisition date                 
                      Note 2: Shown as reference and including Fosterville  
                      and Stawell production since January 1st, 2012. YTD 
                      results through December 31, 2012                     
                      This table is compiled from unaudited production      
                      figures. Audited results can have slight variations   
                      and will be released as part of the Company's Annual  

The significant increase in gold production for the fourth quarter was a result of 28% more throughput and a 2% increase in the average gold grade. The total annual production for Crocodile Gold's current operations was 203,772 ounces of gold, taking into account total production at the Fosterville and Stawell Gold Mines since January 1, 2012 (Crocodile Gold acquired these assets on May 4, 2012).

Commenting on these results, Chantal Lavoie, President and CEO of the Company, said, "Our operations delivered a strong fourth quarter, with continuous improvement over the previous quarters, in line with our guidance of 143,000 to 158,000 ounces of gold production for 2012. Looking ahead to 2013, the Company will continue to focus on delivering profitable gold production while continuing to rationalize non-core assets."

Operational Update-State of Victoria

--  The Fosterville Gold Mine (FGM) continued to access ore from the Harrier
    and Phoenix zones, with contributions from surface mining of small
    satellite ore zones. FGM mined an average of 70,800 tonnes a month,
    resulting in gold production of 26,650 ounces for the fourth quarter. 
--  The Stawell Gold Mine (SGM) mined an average of 70,000 tonnes a month,
    producing a total of 22,669 ounces for the quarter. SGM continues to
    execute its transition plan that will see underground activities being
    completed in 2013. Capital development was completed in September with
    fourth quarter mining activities focused on production with minimal ore
    development and no further capital expenditure. 

Operational Update-Northern Territory

--  At the Cosmo Mine, development and production ramp-up continued with an
    average of 575 meters of development per month. Stoping activities
    continued to increase during the quarter. Cosmo produced an average of
    35,000 tonnes a month through the quarter and achieved over 48,000
    tonnes of ore production in December. Mill production was supplemented
    by lower grade stockpiles available from various projects in the
    Company's Northern Territory holdings. In total, an average of 73,000
    tonnes per month was treated at the Union Reefs mill, producing 12,829
    ounces for the quarter. 
--  In late December, commercial proposals were received for the mining of
    the International open pit deposit. After review of the proposals, which
    are more expensive than previously estimated, the Company believes it
    must reassess whether the project meets its internal return hurdle or if
    capital is better spent on other of the Company's growth projects in
    2013. As such, mining will not commence on International until the
    Company finalizes its three-year plan and determines its optimal use of
    capital in 2013. 

Exploration and Advanced Projects - Update

--  In the Northern Territory, the Exploration team worked on a review of
    various properties and has prepared drill programs for 2013. Revised
    resource and reserve calculations for a number of deposits have been
    initiated with a plan to produce updated estimates by the end of Q1
--  At Union Reefs, compilation of the 2012 drilling program results was
    completed and is being incorporated into a revised resource estimate.
    Desktop study work was completed and a decision on the next phase of
    work will be communicated upon the Company finalizing its three-year
--  At Maud Creek, a revised resource estimate is in the process of being
    calculated. Desktop study work was undertaken in 2012 and was
    essentially completed by year end. A decision on the next phase of the
    project will be communicated upon the Company finalizing its three-year
--  Building off exploration success announced by the Company in the third
    quarter of 2012, FGM began drill programs in the Harrier and Phoenix ore
    bodies with the aim of extending known reserves. 
--  At SGM, as the mine continues to ramp down the underground mining
    environment in 2013, the Company has undertaken a detailed review of the
    known deposit extension on the existing mining lease with the potential
    to extend SGM's mine life. The Company expects to make decisions
    concerning such projects shortly and will be communicated upon the
    Company finalizing its three-year plan. 

Additional details of the fourth quarter will be provided in the Management Discussion and Analysis report, which will be released in conjunction with the Company's annual financial statements by the end of March.

The Company is presently finalizing its three and five-year Strategic Business Plan. The Strategic Business Plans aim to prioritize those growth initiatives with the highest return on invested capital. The Company is in the final stages of analyzing each of its growth projects and expects to communicate its longer-term capital allocation strategy, including which projects the Company will advance and when, with the release of fourth quarter earnings.

About Crocodile Gold

Crocodile Gold is a Canadian company with operations in the Northern Territory of Australia and operating mines in the State of Victoria with a land package of over 4,000 square kilometres. Crocodile Gold is currently mining at the Fosterville and Stawell mines in the State of Victoria. In the Northern Territory, the Company continues to develop its Cosmo underground mine. The Northern Territory ore production is processed at the Union Reefs Mill with a capacity of 2.4 million tonnes per year.

At its Northern Territory properties, the Company has 3.175 million ounces of NI 43-101 reported Measured and Indicated mineral resources and 2.14 million ounces of Inferred mineral resources. These resources are inclusive of mineral reserves. (see the NI 43-101 compliant technical report entitled "Report on the Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves of the northern Territory Gold and Base Metals Properties for Crocodile Gold Corp." by Fleur Muller, Mark Edwards and Heath Gerritsen dated April 4, 2011, filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR for the details regarding these mineral resource estimates).

At the State of Victoria properties, the Company has an additional 1.216 million ounces of NI 43-101 reported measured and indicated mineral resources (15.26 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.48 g/t gold) and 0.622 million ounces of inferred mineral resources (6.0 million tonnes at an average grade of 3.22 g/t gold) (see the NI 43-101 compliant technical reports entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report, Stawell Gold Mine, Victoria, Australia" and "NI 43-101 Technical Report Fosterville Gold Mine, Victoria, Australia" prepared for Crocodile Gold Corp by James P Llorca of Mining Plus, and Neil Schunk of CP Mining dated April 9, 2012. filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR for the details regarding these mineral resource estimates). These resource estimates are exclusive of mineral reserves which total 0.472 million ounces.

Crocodile Gold has an extensive exploration program in place in the Northern Territory and is exploring on several key properties on its expansive land package. Crocodile Gold's main focus is on the Cosmo Mine, the Union Reefs, Pine Creek and Maud Creek project areas. In the State of Victoria, the Company has exploration programs in place designed to expand the resource base of each mine property.

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Qualified Person

F. W. Nielsen P.Geo, V.P. Exploration of Crocodile Gold Corp is a "qualified person" as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information and data included in this press release.

Cautionary Note

Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements", and "forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which include the Company's expectations for future performance based on current drill results and past production, expected gold prices, and mineral resource estimates, and are based on Crocodile Gold's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Crocodile Gold's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: liabilities inherent in mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; Crocodile Gold's inability to obtain required mine licenses, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with mining and mineral processing operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events which could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of mineral products, including labour stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; the ability to secure adequate financing and management's ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Crocodile Gold undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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