updated 2/23/2011 8:16:21 AM ET 2011-02-23T13:16:21

BEIJING, Feb. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Dragon Resources Inc. (OTCBB:SDRG) ("the Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed a geological report on the results from the 2010 drilling program at its award-winning Dadi Silver-Lead-Zinc Polymetallic project in Inner Mongolia, Northern China.

Highlights

  • Extensive exploration work has been carried out during the 2010 season with the major focus on mineralization zones I and II. These zones show the most significant mineralization so far. Although mineralization zones (III, IV, and V) also show significant potential, they were not the focus of the 2010 season.
  • Additional resource estimation based on the Chinese National Non-ferrous Metal Resource Estimation Standards indicates that mineralization zones I and II contain 3,375,000t ore with 358.4 metric tonnes (11.5 million ounces) silver;  42,621 metric tonnes (93.9 million pounds) lead, and 60,240 metric tonnes (132.8 million pounds)  zinc. These estimates are in addition to previous estimates disclosed in the Company's NI 43-101 released in Q1 2010.
  • An associated element, cadmium, was found in the polymetallic ores. The cadmium resource could be of significant industrial and economic value.

About the Dadi Polymetallic Silver Property

Dadi is one of the six exploration properties of Sanhe Sino-Top Resources and Technologies Ltd. ("Sino-Top"), a Chinese company that holds exclusive exploration rights to these properties, located in the prolific Erbahuo Silver District in Inner Mongolia, China.  Silver Dragon Resources Inc. has a 40% ownership interest in Sino-Top. The Dadi exploration area, covering 12.48 square kilometers, is located in the Mesozoic volcanic basin in Keshiketeng County, Inner Mongolia, China. 

Geologically, the Dadi property is located in the south edge of the Daxinganling metallogenic belt and at the joint between the Daxinganling mountain chain (with north-east direction) and the Xilamulunhe structure belt which trends in an east-west direction. 

An independent review of the Dadi property was completed in Q1-2010, with the results presented in a Technical Report prepared by Southampton Associates Inc. of Toronto, Canada (see press release of May 6, 2010).

The Company has retained Southampton Associates Inc. to revise its National Instrument 43-101 report on the Dadi Property, as well as to evaluate the viability of a central mill complex to process future production from the Dadi Polymetallic-silver Property and the Company's Laopandao Property. 

*NOTE*      This is a summary version of a more complete disclosure. The full version can be found on the Company's website at http://silverdragonresources.com/Investor_Center/News_Releases/2011/02-23-2011.asp .

About Sino-Top – China Mining 2009 Award Winner:

Sanhe Sino-Top Resources & Technologies, Ltd. ("Sino-Top'')  was originally incorporated in 2003 as a Chinese company wholly-owned by Huaguan Industrial Corp. ("HIC''), a subsidiary of the state-owned North China Geological Exploration Bureau. Sino-Top became an American-Chinese joint venture in 2005. Silver Dragon Resources Inc. acquired Sino-Top in 2006, and currently owns 40% of Sino-Top after having sold 50% of its ownership interest to its Chinese partners. The Chinese side partners, led by Gansu Shengda Group Ltd. ("Shengda"), at 52%, and HIC, at 8%, collectively together own 60% of Sino-Top. Sino-Top holds exclusive exploration and development rights to six properties in northern China (Inner Mongolia), covering a total area of 139 km2. Sino-Top won the prestigious Prospector/Explorer of the Year Award for its Dadi Silver Polymetallic Project, at the China Mining Congress & Expo 2009 held in Tianjin, China, during October 20-22, 2009.

About Silver Dragon Resources Inc.:

Silver Dragon Resources Inc. is a mining and metals company focused on the exploration, acquisition, development and operation of silver mines in proven silver districts globally. Silver Dragon's objective is to acquire silver mining assets that contain promising exploration targets, have highly leveraged, out-of-the-money silver deposits, and/or are producing properties with significant untapped exploration potential. It is management's objective to grow Silver Dragon into a significant silver producer by developing, its six Sino-Top properties in China (particularly Dadi and Laopandao), and its Erbahuo Silver mine (via its Chifeng Silver Dragon subsidiary), also in China. For more information, please visit the Company's website at: www.silverdragonresources.com (now available in Chinese).

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Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained herein which are not historical, such as statements regarding the exploration and development of the Laopandao and Dadi Silver Project, outcome and timing for the completion of further assays and metal amounts in partial assay results, are forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "aims," "potential," "goal," "objective," "prospective," and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will," "would," "may," "can," "could" or "should" occur.

Information inferred from the interpretation of assay results and information concerning mineralization zones may also be deemed to be forward looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, certain delays beyond the company's control with respect to future assay results, delays in testing and evaluation of assays, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

CONTACT: Silver Dragon Resources Inc.
         Marc Hazout, President or Alessandro Motta, Investor Relations
         (416) 223-8500 or Toll Free: 1-866-512- SDRG (7374)
         Email: info@silverdragonresources.com

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