NWT confirms uranium occurrences at North Rae, Quebec



    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - NWT Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: NWT; OTCBB: NWURF) is
pleased to announce initial assay results from rock grab samples collected in
July 2007 during ground evaluation work at the North Rae Uranium Project in
the Ungava Bay region of northern Quebec, Canada. The results confirm uranium
mineralization associated with previously identified high-priority radioactive
targets. NWT's exploration model focuses on high-tonnage, near-surface uranium
targets amenable to open-pit mining.
    "Our ongoing work at North Rae has confirmed the presence of uranium,
providing further evidence of the area's potential to host a new uranium
district," said Marek J. Kreczmer, President and CEO of NWT Uranium. "While
our work to date has returned some high-grade uranium values of up to 0.64%
U(3)O8 from rock grab samples, we are particularly encouraged by the fact that
a significant number of these results fall in the range of known deposits in
Namibia. This same type of large, near-surface deposit with potential to be
recovered by low-cost bulk mining methods is exactly what we are targeting at
North Rae."

    Initial Rock Sample Results

    Assay results from 234 widely spaced surface rock grab samples collected
at the Tasialuk, Tasik, Jonas, Aqpiq, Ilaluga, 46, Rae-1 (Amittujaq) and
Torrent zones and adjacent areas reveal values of up to 0.64% U(3)O8. Of these
234 samples, a total of 78 returned values over 0.012% U(3)O8 (100 ppm
uranium). All samples are widely spaced, which underscores the regional nature
of the mineralized system.
    At Tasialuk, 27 of 108 samples reveal uranium values over 0.012% U(3)O8,
including a proximal boulder that returned a value of 0.192% U(3)O8 and a grab
sample that returned 0.09% U(3)O8. The zone covers a total length of 2,624
feet (800 meters).
    Assay results from the Tasik zone reveal values of up to 0.151% U(3)O8.
Of these 64 samples, a total of 17 returned values over 0.012% U(3)O8. The 17
samples cover a 2,624-foot (800-meter) area.
    At Jonas, four of seven samples returned uranium values over 0.012%
U(3)O8, including two samples that returned 0.64% and 0.27% U(3)O8
respectively. The four samples are distributed over a total length of 820 feet
(250 meters). At Aqpiq, one of two grab samples returned a value of 0.113%
U(3)O8.
    Samples from the Ilaluga zone were also evaluated, with seven of 16
samples returning values above 0.012% U(3)O8, including one sample that
returned 0.035% U(3)O8. The seven samples are distributed over a total length
of 4,068 feet (1,240 meters). At zone 46, one of two grab samples returned a
value of 0.05% U(3)O8.
    Ten of 11 samples from the Rae-1 (Amittujaq) zone recorded values over
0.012% U(3)O8, with four samples returning 0.218%, 0.195%, 0.094% and 0.093%
U(3)O8 respectively. The 10 samples cover a total length of 7,873 feet (2,400
meters).
    At Torrent, 10 of 18 samples returned uranium values above 0.012% U(3)O8,
including one sample that returned 0.1% U(3)O8. The 10 samples are distributed
over a total length of 2,700 feet (822 meters).
    In these eight zones, uranium values are related to pegmatitic dykes as
individual dykes or dyke swarms in contact with gneissic rocks
(sulphide-bearing paragneiss, granitic gneiss). The dykes are sub-horizontal
and sub-vertical to steeply dipping. Yellow minerals, likely resulting from
the superficial alteration of primary uranium-bearing minerals, have been
observed on four of these zones. A map showing the location of the eight zones
will be made available on the NWT Uranium web site at
www.northwestmineral.com.

    The table below provides details of samples that returned values above
0.018% U(3)O8 (150 ppm uranium).

    
    -----------------------------------
      SAMPLE    URANIUM   U3O8    U3O8
        ID         ppm     ppm     %
    -----------------------------------
     592-9437     5410    6378   0.638
    -----------------------------------
     592-9438     2290    2700   0.270
    -----------------------------------
     592-9224     1850    2181   0.218
    -----------------------------------
     592-9223     1650    1945   0.195
    -----------------------------------
     592-9303     1630    1922   0.192
    -----------------------------------
     592-9026     1280    1509   0.151
    -----------------------------------
     592-9102      958    1129   0.113
    -----------------------------------
     592-9426      896    1056   0.106
    -----------------------------------
     592-9120      796     938   0.094
    -----------------------------------
     592-9412      791     933   0.093
    -----------------------------------
     592-9110      745     878   0.088
    -----------------------------------
     592-9101      726     856   0.086
    -----------------------------------
     592-9420      672     792   0.079
    -----------------------------------
     592-9363      662     780   0.078
    -----------------------------------
     592-9221      620     731   0.073
    -----------------------------------
     592-9051      560     660   0.066
    -----------------------------------
     592-9222      502     592   0.059
    -----------------------------------
     592-9353      478     564   0.056
    -----------------------------------
     592-9119      462     545   0.054
    -----------------------------------
     592-9089      444     523   0.052
    -----------------------------------
     592-9427      434     512   0.051
    -----------------------------------
     592-9350      426     502   0.050
    -----------------------------------
     592-9430      380     448   0.045
    -----------------------------------
     592-9028      377     444   0.044
    -----------------------------------
     592-9007      305     360   0.036
    -----------------------------------
     592-9153      301     355   0.035
    -----------------------------------
     592-9368      299     353   0.035
    -----------------------------------
     592-9429      287     338   0.034
    -----------------------------------
     592-9568      278     328   0.033
    -----------------------------------
     592-9094      249     294   0.029
    -----------------------------------
     592-9431      247     291   0.029
    -----------------------------------
     592-9413      241     284   0.028
    -----------------------------------
     592-9400      238     281   0.028
    -----------------------------------
     592-9048      231     272   0.027
    -----------------------------------
     592-9208      223     263   0.026
    -----------------------------------
     592-9004      221     261   0.026
    -----------------------------------
     592-9367      220     259   0.026
    -----------------------------------
     592-9100      216     255   0.025
    -----------------------------------
     592-9300      211     249   0.025
    -----------------------------------
     592-9528      207     244   0.024
    -----------------------------------
     592-9112      195     230   0.023
    -----------------------------------
     592-9311      195     230   0.023
    -----------------------------------
     592-9040      194     229   0.023
    -----------------------------------
     592-9111      190     224   0.022
    -----------------------------------
     592-9019      187     220   0.022
    -----------------------------------
     592-9411      178     210   0.021
    -----------------------------------
     592-9158      176     208   0.021
    -----------------------------------
     592-9044      173     204   0.020
    -----------------------------------
     592-9324      170     200   0.020
    -----------------------------------
     592-9047      169     199   0.020
    -----------------------------------
     592-9366      169     199   0.020
    -----------------------------------
     592-9570      164     193   0.019
    -----------------------------------
     592-9053      157     185   0.019
    -----------------------------------
     592-9081      154     182   0.018
    -----------------------------------
     592-9045      153     180   0.018
    -----------------------------------
     592-9090      150     177   0.018
    -----------------------------------
     592-9118      150     177   0.018
    -----------------------------------
     592-9325      150     177   0.018
    -----------------------------------
    

    Additional rock sample results from the 2007 ground exploration program
will be announced as they are received and compiled.
    Some of the assays returned were below the detection limits of the
analytical techniques used to analyze samples. Six samples were collected in
areas adjacent to the zones listed above.
    In total, eight NQ diamond drill holes covering 1,843 feet (562 meters)
were completed before the early onset of winter conditions in the Ungava Bay
region. The program was concluded for the season in the first week of October,
more than one month earlier than NWT had originally scheduled, because of
adverse weather conditions. It is also unsafe for NWT's helicopter pilots to
fly in this weather, which makes it impossible to move the drill from location
to location.
    Sites tested in this initial phase of drilling include recently
identified radioactive targets and other high-priority areas in three zones -
Tasik, Tasialuk and Jonas. The aim of the program was to test uranium
spectrometric anomalies, yellow alteration mineral occurrences and areas that
have returned anomalous uranium values. Drilling was being conducted by Forage
à Diamant Benoit Ltée of Val d'Or, Quebec.
    NWT has the right to earn up to 65% ownership of North Rae from Azimut
Exploration Inc., as announced in a press release dated March 6, 2006.

    Quality Assurance

    Grab samples from all zones, collected during 2007 ground evaluation,
were submitted to Saskatchewan Research Council of Saskatoon for analysis
using aqua regia partial digestion followed by ICP. Industry standard Quality
Control/Quality Assurance protocols have been implemented, including insertion
of certified reference material for drill core samples.

    ABOUT NWT URANIUM:

    NWT Uranium Corp. (www.northwestmineral.com) is an international resource
exploration company with an experienced, highly technical management team.
Since its inception, NWT has concentrated on the acquisition of properties
with potential uranium targets. NWT Uranium is listed on the NASD Bulletin
Board under the symbol "NWURF" and the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol
"NWT."

    Mr. Rejean Girard, P.Geo., of IOS Services Géoscientifiques Inc. based in
Chicoutimi, Quebec, who is a Qualified Person (QP) as defined in National
Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the current exploration program at North
Rae and has verified the data reported above. Mr. Girard is a consultant to
NWT Uranium and has sufficient experience relevant to the style of
mineralization and type of deposits under consideration and to the activity
which he is undertaking to act as a Qualified Person for the purposes of the
geological section of this press release. Mr. Girard has no interest in NWT
Uranium and has consented to the inclusion in this press release of his name
in the form and context in which it appears.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

    This news release includes certain "forward looking statements" within
the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and
resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company
are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. The
following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results
to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking
statements: changes in the worldwide price of mineral commodities, general
market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated
with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of
future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital.

    Potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature, there has been
insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource on the North Rae Uranium
Project and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target
being delineated as a mineral resource.





For further information:

For further information: Marek J. Kreczmer, M.Sc., P.Eng., President and
CEO, NWT Uranium Corp., (866) 437-9551, info@northwestmineral.com

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