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Amerigo sells strategic stake in Chariot Resources Limited for $24.1 million, representing a gain of $9.68 million

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – October 5/CNW/Amerigo Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARG) ("Amerigo") announces that it has entered into an agreement to sell a total of 31,812,500 common shares and 11,532,000 share purchase warrants of Chariot Resources Limited ("Chariot") to Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd. for $0.65 per common share and $0.30 per share purchase warrant. Total proceeds of the sale are $24,137,725, which represents a gain to Amerigo of $ 9,679,857 and a return of approximately 68% over the seven month period since acquisition.

Closing is scheduled to occur on or before October 20, 2006.

Amerigo Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior company producing copper and molybdenum from its MVC operations near Santiago, Chile. Tel: (604) 681-2802; Fax: (604) 682-2802; Web:; Listing: ARG:TSX

For further information, please contact:

Michael J. Kuta, General Counsel & Secretary

Amerigo Resources Ltd. (604) 697-6201

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