Tasman Appoints Swedish Project Manager for Norra Karr Heavy Rare Earth Project

VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSXV - TSM) (Frankfurt - T61) (Pink Sheets - TASXF). Mark Saxon, President & CEO is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Henning Holmström as Project Development Manager for the Norra Karr heavy rare earth and zirconium project in Sweden. In this capacity, Dr. Holmström will be responsible for all the overall management of the Norra Karr project including overseeing the environmental and permitting process, and liaising with local government officials.

Dr. Holmström has over 16 years of experience in the mining sector, from the earliest stages of start-up operations to rehabilitation and mine water treatment projects. Prior to joining Tasman, Dr. Holmström held a senior management position with the international consulting group Golder Associates as the Client Sector Leader of Mining in Scandinavia. During his time at Golder Associates, Dr. Holmström was involved in numerous projects across Europe, consulting to companies including Boliden, LKAB, Gold Ore Resources, Avalon Minerals and Greenland Minerals and Energy.  Prior to joining Golder Associates, Dr. Holmström was employed at the Geological Survey of Sweden as a Geochemist and Project Manager.   

"Tasman is very pleased to have attracted someone as experienced in the Swedish mining sector as Dr. Holmström to our team" said Mark Saxon, Tasman's President & CEO.  "Tasman is advancing the Norra Karr heavy rare earth project rapidly and Dr. Holmström's proven leadership and skills in permitting and environmental management will greatly facilitate the Company in achieving its milestones at this highly promising and strategic project."

Norra Karr is located in southern Sweden, 300km SW of the capital Stockholm and lies in mixed farming and forestry land.  The site is well serviced by power, roads and water allowing all year round access, plus a local skilled community.  A recent video providing an overview of the Norra Karr project, highlighting the "second to none" infrastructure can be found at http://www.tasmanmetals.com.

About Tasman Metals Ltd. 

Tasman Metals Ltd is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on Rare Earth Elements (REE's) in the European region and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "TSM".  REE demand is increasing, due to the metals unique properties that make them essential for high technology and environmentally-beneficial applications. Since over 95% of REE supply is sourced from China, the European Union is actively supporting policy to promote domestic supply of REE's, to ensure the security of high-tech industry.  Tasman's exploration portfolio is uniquely placed, with the capacity to deliver "high-tech" metals from politically stable, mining friendly jurisdictions with developed infrastructure.

The Company's Norra Karr project in Sweden is one of the most significant heavy REE resources in the world, and the only NI43-101 compliant REE resource in mainland Europe.  With a TREO (total rare earth oxide) cut off of 0.4%, the Inferred Mineral Resource comprises 60.5 million tonnes grading 0.54% TREO and 1.72% ZrO2 (zirconium oxide), with 53.7% of the TREO being the higher value HREO (heavy rare earth oxide).  The resource is unusually low in radioactive metals relative to peer projects, with less than 15 ppm each of uranium and thorium.

Tasman's current issued and outstanding share capital is 57,104,451 and the Company is well financed with a cash position of approximately C$14.5 million.

For more information regarding rare earth elements, see the Rare Metal Blog at www.raremetalblog.com or Resource Stock Digest at http://strategicmetalstocks.resourcestockdigest.com/.

On behalf of the Board,

"Mark Saxon"  
Mark Saxon, President & CEO

The qualified person for the Company's exploration projects, Mark Saxon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tasman and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange), nor the Frankfurt Stock Exchange accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Estimates of Inferred Resources.  This news release uses the term "inferred mineral resource."  We advise U.S. investors that this term is not recognized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The estimation of inferrred resources involves far greater uncertainty as to their existence and economic viability than the estimation of other categories of resources.  U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that estimates of inferred mineral resources exist, are economically minable, or will be upgraded into measured or indicated mineral resources.

Forward Looking Statements. This Company news release contains certain "forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, and one-time events.  Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein.

SOURCE Tasman Metals Inc.

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