Hathor Intersects 42.8 m at 3.26 % U3O8 to Solidify the Potential of the Far East Zone at Roughrider

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VANCOUVER, May 11 /CNW/ - Terra Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: TAS) is pleased to provide an update on the Midwest Northeast Uranium property in which Terra owns a 10% production carried interest. In a press release dated May 11, 2011 Hathor reported:

"Hathor Exploration Limited (HAT:TSX) is pleased to announce the final assay results from the 2011 winter drill program at the Roughrider uranium deposit in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. The potential for the Far East discovery is solidified by the number and quality of drill hole intersections. Drilling this summer at Roughrider will focus on the potential of the Far East Zone.

A total of 19,244 metres were completed in 49 drill holes during the winter program (Figure 1), of which 17 were completed at Far East for a total of 7,587 m (Figure 2).  Fifteen of seventeen holes at Far East intersected uranium mineralization over significant widths.  Summary composite grade and thickness data are highlighted below. Complete uranium assays are in Table 1 which follows the figures; complete chemical analyses are provided on the Company's website at www.hathor.ca.

   
  • MWNE-11-698:
  42.8 m   at   3.26 % U3O8
    incl.   6.5 m   at   10.47 % U3O8
   
  • MWNE-11-687:
  45.5 m   at    2.05 % U3O8
   
  • MWNE-11-683:
  40.5 m   at   1.12 % U3O8
   
  • MWNE-11-692A:
  21.0 m   at   3.42 % U3O8
    and   4.0 m   at   5.00 % U3O8
   
  • MWNE-11-667:
   37.5 m   at   1.57 % U3O8
   
  • MWNE-11-694:
  51.0 m   at   1.69 % U3O8
   
  • MWNE-11-696:
  12.7 m   at   3.10 % U3O8

The Far East Zone is located 40 m east of the East Zone (Figure 2).  Based on a robust geological model, delineation of the Far East Zone advanced rapidly following its discovery in February in drill hole MWNE-11-667.  Key attributes of the Far East Zone include:

  • Mineralization is continuous for 40 m along strike in a north easterly direction (Figure 2).
  • Mineral zone is thick, with six oblique intersections of greater than 30 m in core length (cross section, Figure 3). Apparent thickness averages 20 to 30 metres.
  • Mineralization dips moderately to the northeast, similar to the East Zone, and is continuous for 60 metres in the down-dip dimension (long section, Figure 4)
  • Mineralization is hosted exclusively within basement rocks, including Wollaston Group pelitic gneiss and graphitic pelitic gneiss, and the Roughrider hanging wall and foot wall wedges of granite and granitic gneiss.
  • Overall depth is around 350 m, and generally about 150 m below the unconformity.
  • Mineralization is monometallic, with very low base metal contents and extremely low contents of deleterious elements such as arsenic and selenium (Table 1).
  • Locally massive and semi-massive uranium mineralization in association with pervasive clay and/or hematite alteration (Photo 1 and Photo 2, drill holes MWNE-11-696 and 694).
  • Multiple fluid and fault events evident in mineralization and alteration textures in drill core (Photo 1, MWNE-11-696).

Figure 5 shows the spatial relationship in 3-D between Far East and the original West and East Zones at Roughrider.  Mineralization at Far East is open both to the east and to the south, and it represents significant upside to the overall resource potential of the Roughrider uranium deposit. This potential at Far East will be the focus of the upcoming summer drill program at Roughrider.

Winter Program Summary

As previously released, the 2011 winter drill program did not intersect any significant mineralization in reconnaissance holes away from the Roughrider uranium deposit.  At the East Zone, infill drill holes contained variable amounts of uranium mineralization. When available, these assays will be incorporated into an updated resource model for the East Zone; a preliminary model based on 2010 data has been developed and is currently being evaluated.  Overall, the Company's objective is to complete in the fall of 2011 an updated resource estimate for the Roughrider uranium deposit that will encompass all three currently identified zones, West, East and Far East.

Property Description

The Midwest Northeast Property is within the main uranium-producing eastern corridor of the Athabasca Basin.  The Property comprises 3 claims covering 543 ha.  Infrastructure is excellent. The Property is connected to Highway 955 by a 6 km winter road.  The property is 8.5 km north of the community of Points North and the Points North commercial airport, the main service hub for northeastern Saskatchewan.  It is within 25 km of operating uranium mine, mill and tailings facilities established at Rabbit Lake and McClean Lake during the past 35 years of production in the Athabasca.

Terra Ventures Inc. owns a qualified 10% interest in the largest claim on the Property, carried to the completion of a positive feasibility study and announcement of intent for commercial production.  Terra and Hathor recently announced (May 9, 2011) execution of a definitive Plan of Arrangement, which remains subject to a number of conditions including, but not limited to, receipt of all regulatory, court and shareholder approvals, and will result in consolidation of 100% ownership of the Roughrider uranium deposit.

Alistair McCready, Ph.D., P.Geo., Hathor's V.P. Exploration with responsibility for all of Hathor's exploration in Saskatchewan, and Michael Gunning, Ph.D., P.Geo, Hathor's President and Chief Executive Officer, are Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and have reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release."

Terra Ventures is a junior exploration company focused on acquiring and developing quality uranium projects which have world class potential. The Company is dedicated to building shareholder value by acquiring strategic uranium properties in this period of strengthening global demand for uranium supply. The Company's combination of strategic land positions, prospective exploration projects and no risk carried interest projects - combined with technical expertise and management's fundraising ability - are the foundation for growth in the uranium business.

On behalf of the board of directors of

TERRA VENTURES INC.

"Gunther Roehlig"

Gunther Roehlig, President

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Table 1.  Uranium geochemical data, Far East Zone, winter 2011 drilling, Roughrider Project

DDH From (m) To (m) U3O8 (wt%) Thickness (m) GT
MWNE‐11‐659B 255.50 256.50 0.09 1.00 0.09
MWNE‐11‐659B 299.00 301.00 1.27 2.00 2.54
MWNE‐11‐659B 367.20 367.50 0.08 0.30 0.02
           
MWNE‐11‐661 233.50 234.50 0.12 1.00 0.12
MWNE‐11‐661 239.50 241.00 0.24 1.50 0.36
MWNE‐11‐661 263.50 264.50 0.16 1.00 0.16
MWNE‐11‐661 277.00 278.00 0.16 1.00 0.16
MWNE‐11‐661 291.50 292.50 0.58 1.00 0.58
MWNE‐11‐661 296.00 305.50 0.76 9.50 7.22
MWNE‐11‐661 329.00 330.00 0.70 1.00 0.70
MWNE‐11‐661 392.50 396.00 0.38 3.50 1.35
           
MWNE‐11‐663 374.50 378.50 1.81 4.00 7.24
MWNE‐11‐663 381.00 381.50 1.25 0.50 0.63
MWNE‐11‐663 383.50 384.50 2.00 1.00 2.00
           
MWNE‐11‐665 256.00 258.00 0.12 2.00 0.25
MWNE‐11‐665 298.50 299.50 0.35 1.00 0.35
MWNE‐11‐665 302.50 304.50 0.59 2.00 1.18
MWNE‐11‐665 361.50 362.00 1.38 0.50 0.69
MWNE‐11‐665 364.00 364.50 4.76 0.50 2.38
MWNE‐11‐665 377.00 377.50 0.38 0.50 0.19
           
MWNE‐11‐667* 309.50 312.00 0.06 2.50 0.16
MWNE‐11‐667* 316.00 316.50 0.07 0.50 0.04
MWNE‐11‐667* 327.50 365.00 1.57 37.50 58.81
comprising 327.5 344 2.14 16.50 35.31
comprising 344 347 0.01 3.00 0.03
comprising 347 365 1.3 18.00 23.4
Including 332.00 333.00 13.50 1.00 13.50
MWNE‐11‐667* 370.00 372.00 1.10 2.00 2.21
MWNE‐11‐667* 375.00 379.50 0.23 4.50 1.06
MWNE‐11‐667* 388.00 391.50 0.55 3.50 1.93
MWNE‐11‐667* 398.50 399.50 0.17 1.00 0.17
           
MWNE‐11‐671A 238.00 242.00 0.16 4.00 0.63
MWNE‐11‐671A 251.00 255.00 0.53 4.00 2.10
MWNE‐11‐671A 274.00 274.50 0.05 0.50 0.03
MWNE‐11‐671A 404.00 405.00 0.10 1.00 0.10
           
MWNE‐11‐673 313.50 316.00 0.54 2.50 1.36
MWNE‐11‐673 321.50 322.00 0.35 0.50 0.17
MWNE‐11‐673 338.50 339.50 0.19 1.00 0.19
MWNE‐11‐673 350.00 351.00 0.16 1.00 0.16
MWNE‐11‐673 400.00 401.00 0.51 1.00 0.51

DDH From (m) To (m) U3O8 (wt%) Thickness (m) GT
MWNE‐11‐673 405.50 406.50 0.09 1.00 0.09
         
MWNE‐11‐683 216.00 217.00 0.08 1.00 0.08
MWNE‐11‐683 224.00 224.50 0.09 0.50 0.05
MWNE‐11‐683 332.00 372.50 1.12 40.50 45.36
comprising 332.00 338.50 0.79 6.50 5.13
comprising 338.50 341.00 0.01 2.50 0.03
comprising 341.00 342.00 15.46 1.00 15.46
comprising 342.00 345.00 0.01 3.00 0.03
comprising 345.00 372.50 0.89 27.50 24.60
MWNE‐11‐683 375.50 377.00 0.42 1.50 0.63
MWNE‐11‐683 380.00 387.00 0.45 7.00 3.18
MWNE‐11‐683 393.00 394.00 1.46 1.00 1.46
         
MWNE‐11‐687 344.50 384.50 2.05 45.50 93.35
comprising 339.00 340.00 0.07 1.00 0.07
comprising 341.50 342.50 15.13 1.00 15.13
comprising 344.50 347.50 2.94 3.00 8.83
comprising 349.50 356.50 0.58 7.00 4.05
comprising 358.00 367.00 5.45 9.00 49.06
including 358.00 360.00 22.31 2.00 44.61
comprising 368.50 376.00 0.92 7.50 6.94
comprising 377.50 384.50 1.31 7.00 9.20
MWNE‐11‐687 392.50 394.50 2.42 2.00 4.83
         
MWNE‐11‐689 323.00 330.50 0.28 7.50 2.13
MWNE‐11‐689 344.50 346.50 0.06 2.00 0.12
MWNE‐11‐689 388.50 389.00 0.10 0.50 0.05
         
MWNE‐11‐691A     non mineralized  
         
MWNE‐11‐692A 291.50 293.00 0.36 1.50 0.54
MWNE‐11‐692A 303.00 307.00 5.00 4.00 20.00
MWNE‐11‐692A 309.00 309.50 0.29 0.50 0.14
MWNE‐11‐692A 316.00 317.00 0.72 1.00 0.72
MWNE‐11‐692A 319.00 340.00 3.42 21.00 71.84
MWNE‐11‐692A 378.00 378.50 21.10 0.50 10.55
MWNE‐11‐692A 380.50 381.00 0.47 0.50 0.24
MWNE‐11‐692A 390.00 393.50 1.56 3.50 5.48
MWNE‐11‐692A 397.00 397.50 0.05 0.50 0.03
         
MWNE‐11‐694 235.00 239.00 0.22 4.00 0.88
MWNE‐11‐694 297.00 298.50 0.50 1.50 0.75
MWNE‐11‐694 301.90 302.50 1.13 0.60 0.68
MWNE‐11‐694 320.80 322.00 4.90 1.20 5.87
MWNE‐11‐694 331.00 336.80 0.93 5.80 5.42

DDH From (m) To (m) U3O8 (wt%) Thickness (m) GT
MWNE‐11‐694 339.75 342.50 2.83 2.75 7.78
MWNE‐11‐694 381.00 383.00 0.13 2.00 0.27
MWNE‐11‐694 390.60 391.10 0.13 0.50 0.06
         
MWNE‐11‐695 222.50 223.00 0.07 0.50 0.03
MWNE‐11‐695 293.50 294.50 0.24 1.00 0.24
MWNE‐11‐695 299.00 301.50 0.60 2.50 1.49
MWNE‐11‐695 328.00 331.50 0.34 3.50 1.19
MWNE‐11‐695 334.50 337.50 0.89 3.00 2.67
MWNE‐11‐695 342.50 393.50 1.69 51.00 86.11
comprising 342.50 358.50 1.31 16.00 20.93
comprising 358.50 361.50 0.01 3.00 0.03
comprising 361.50 393.50 2.04 32.00 65.15
MWNE‐11‐695 398.00 398.50 1.79 0.50 0.89
         
MWNE‐11‐696 305.50 305.90 0.40 0.13 0.05
MWNE‐11‐696 316.30 318.00 0.20 2.00 0.39
MWNE‐11‐696 347.30 350.70 10.76 3.40 36.58
MWNE‐11‐696 356.10 368.80 3.10 12.70 39.43
comprising 356.10 360.80 3.89 4.70 18.28
comprising 360.80 363.40 0.01 2.60 0.03
comprising 363.40 365.00 10.14 1.60 16.23
comprising 365.00 367.40 0.00 2.40 0.01
comprising 367.40 368.80 3.49 1.40 4.88
MWNE‐11‐696 374.50 375.50 2.06 1.00 2.06
MWNE‐11‐696 379.30 381.30 0.15 2.00 0.30
MWNE‐11‐696 387.60 387.80 0.09 0.20 0.02
MWNE‐11‐696 392.50 392.80 0.89 0.30 0.27
         
MWNE‐11‐697A     non mineralized  
         
MWNE‐11‐698 221.00 222.00 0.05 1.00 0.05
MWNE‐11‐698 226.50 227.50 0.18 1.00 0.18
MWNE‐11‐698 328.00 370.80 3.26 42.80 139.53
including 353.00 359.50 10.47 6.50 68.06
MWNE‐11‐698 372.50 373.00 0.06 0.50 0.03
MWNE‐11‐698 375.70 376.00 1.83 0.30 0.55
MWNE‐11‐698 379.00 380.00 0.16 1.00 0.16
MWNE‐11‐698 385.80 386.10 6.19 0.30 1.86
MWNE‐11‐698 403.50 404.00 0.64 0.50 0.32
         
MWNE‐11‐699     non mineralized  

 

 

SOURCE Terra Ventures Inc.

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