VANCOUVER, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Atomic Minerals Ltd. (ATL: TSX-V) is
pleased to announce the completion of a preliminary reconnaissance of portions
of PLR 4335, located in the Mbinga District of south-western Tanzania, which
was undertaken by SRK Consulting - East Africa ("SRK-EA").
A country-wide radiometric survey flown in the mid-1970's identified the
occurrence of several radioactive anomalies in the Mbinga area. In addition,
the reconnaissance exploration completed by Uranerzbergbau GmbH between 1979
and 1982 determined that the area was prospective for uranium. A ground
radiometric survey undertaken by Geo Can Resources Company Ltd ("Geo Can") in
2007, identified three radiometric anomalies, on which a total of 8 trenches
were excavated, logged, radiometrically profiled and channel sampled. A single
soil sample from a trench analysed by the International Plasma Laboratory
Limited (IPLL), of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, reported 349ppm Th,
33% Fe and 14.9% Ti (ICPM analysis in soil). Follow-up whole rock and ICPM
analysis of the same soil sample reported 46.36% Fe2O3 and 31.27% TiO2.
Readers should note that this data IS NOT compliant with the standards set out
by the CIM or with National Instrument 43-101, and should be viewed as
historical in nature.
SRK-EA was contracted by Atomic to evaluate the anomalous areas of PLR
4335 identified by Geo Can, initially in order to obtain insight of the
geological setting of the area and to investigate the heavy mineral sand and
radioactive mineral potential of both the Kihanga Bay and Hinga Bay areas,
situated in the north-western portion of PLR 4335, proximal to the shoreline
of Lake Nyasa. A total of 22 pits were excavated in the Kihanga Bay area,
adjacent to the four initial prospect trenches excavated by Geo Can, and an
additional 5 pits were excavated in the Hinga Bay area. All the pits were
geologically logged and channel sampled, with 20kg samples being taken per
lithological horizon. In addition, scintillometer and Niton XRF measurements
Anomalous thorium results were recorded in the prospecting pits excavated
in the Kihanga Bay area, on radiometric highs identified by previous airborne
and ground radiometric surveys.
SRK-EA is presently preparing a representative suite of samples which
will be forwarded for laboratory investigation, to corroborate the thorium
measurements obtained to date, and to determine the mineralogical
assemblage(s) in which the thorium occurs. A detailed report will be compiled
once the results of the laboratory test work have been received.
Mr. Peter Chadwick, M.Sc., P.Geo., Pr.Sci.Nat., is the Vice-President of
Exploration (Africa) for Atomic Minerals Ltd., and is the Qualified Person (as
defined by National Instrument 43-101) responsible for the accuracy of the
technical information contained in this news release.
About Atomic Minerals
Atomic holds an option to earn up to a 100% interest in a land package
totalling approximately 3800 square kilometres located in the United Republic
of Tanzania (the "Properties") from Geo Can. The largest of the Properties are
located in south-western Tanzania and are considered to be part of the "Malawi
Extension" based on the location of the Property relative to blocks earmarked
as potentially favourable for uranium enrichment. The Malawi Extension,
located in the Republic of Malawi on southwest border of Tanzania, hosts the
Kayelekera deposit which Paladin Resources is currently developing into a
mine. Other mining companies exploring in the area include Mantra Resources
and Western Metals (both in Tanzania).
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Atomic Minerals Ltd.
President and Chief Executive Officer Atomic Minerals Ltd.
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or accuracy of this news release.
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