|Crosshair Intersects 0.21% Vanadium Over 54.6 Metres|
Thu Sep 23, 9:01 AM
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, September 23, 2010 /FSC/ - Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (CXX - TSX, CXZ - American), is pleased to announce the final results from the vanadium resource expansion program on the Central Mineral Belt (CMB) Project in Labrador. These results confirm the south-western extension of the vanadium mineralization. The updated vanadium resource estimate has commenced and is expected by the end of the year.
Highlights from recently assayed holes include:
- 0.160% vanadium (V2O5) over 25.6 metres (m) (from 14.4m to 40.0m) and 0.214% V2O5 over 54.6m (from 72.0m to 126.6m) in hole ML-108, and
- 0.218% V2O5 over 35.7m (from 2.3m to 38.0m) including 0.318% V2O5 over 8.0m (from 20.0m to 28.0m) in hole ML-170, and
- 0.231% V2O5 over 27.6m (from 1.4m to 29.0m) in hole ML-171, and
- 0.168% V2O5 over 28.0m (from 2.0m to 30.0m) in hole ML-172, and
- 0.346% V2O5 over 25.0m (from 39.0m to 64.0m) including 0.490% V2O5 over 13.0m (from 39.0m to 52.0m) in hole ML-163, and
- 0.161% V2O5 over 60.0m (from 4.0m to 64.0m) in hole ML-151, and
- 0.184% V2O5 over 29.5m (from 18.5m to 48.0m) including 0.237% V2O5 over 8.5m (from 19.5m to 28.0m) in hole ML-129.
NOTE: The holes were not sampled in sequence.
"All of the above grades are higher than our projected cut-off for the upcoming resource estimate," says Stewart Wallis, President and CEO of Crosshair. "Without any further drilling, we expect to significantly increase our vanadium resource before the end of the year."
The vanadium resource expansion program was planned with the goal of adding significant pounds of vanadium to the existing vanadium resource without the need for further drilling. Given the fact that the previous drill programs on the CMB Project focused exclusively on uranium, most holes were originally sampled only where uranium was encountered. For this reason, approximately 3,600m of existing core was re-sampled and assayed for vanadium.
Vanadium recoveries from metallurgical test work yielded up to 93.4% vanadium extraction. For further details please see the July 7th, 2010 News Release.
Complete vanadium assay highlights are posted on the Crosshair website at: crosshairexploration.com
Crosshair's exploration work on the CMB Project is supervised by Stewart Wallis, P.Geo., a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, the President and CEO of Crosshair and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Wallis has verified that the assay results presented above have been accurately summarized from the official assay certificates provided to Crosshair. A QA/QC program has been implemented consisting of standard, blank and duplicate samples.
Split drill core samples are sent to Activation Laboratories in Ancaster, ON for analyses. Vanadium analysis is performed using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Samples that exceed the upper limit for vanadium are re-assayed using fusion ICP.
Crosshair is a prominent player in the exploration and development of uranium and gold in the US and Canada. Its flagship Project, Bootheel, is located in uranium mining friendly Wyoming and with its in-situ mining potential; Bootheel is designed for near term production. The CMB Uranium/Vanadium Project is located in Labrador, Canada and has four currently defined resources - C Zone, Area 1, Armstrong and Two Time Zone. The Crosshair team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with both exploration and mining backgrounds.
For more information on Crosshair and its properties, please visit the website at: www.crosshairexploration.com.
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