VANCOUVER, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSX - MAW; Frankfurt - MRY. Mr Michael Hudson, President & CEO, announces that Mawson has increased
its ground holding at the Rompas gold-uranium project in Finland by
40%. New Claim Reservations have been granted for 38,510 Ha providing
Mawson with a contiguous block of 134,429 Ha in the Rompas project area
which consists of 132,890 Ha of Claim Reservations and 2,539 Ha of
Mr Hudson states, "Exploration at Rompas during 2010 consisted of
airborne geophysics, geochemical sampling and geological mapping. This
work has greatly increased the prospectivity of the area and has
encouraged Mawson to significantly increase its tenure at the 100%
owned Rompas property."
Many hundreds of gold and uranium showings have been recently identified
beneath soil cover within a 6km trend. Highlights from recent channel
samples include 0.95m @ 1,424 g/t Au and 1.3 % U, and 2.05m @ 191.3 g/t
Au and 0.44 % U (refer to Mawson press release dated Dec 15, 2010). A detailed map showing the location and distribution of channel and
grab samples released to date can be downloaded from the Company's
website at http://www.mawsonresources.com/i/maps/Rompas_PLANDEC15.pdf. A total of 286 rock chip samples (including 47 highly radioactive
samples) remain to be reported by the laboratory from the field program
conducted this summer at Rompas.
In other news, the Company announces that it recently applied for a
winter ground access permit for the Rompas property to the Finnish
authorities. Should this permit be approved, it will allow Mawson to
undertake a winter program of shallow grid diamond drilling at Rompas.
Further information will be made available as it comes available.
About Mawson Resources Limited (TSX:MAW, FRANKFURT:MRY,
Mawson Resources Ltd is a resource acquisition and development company
with METAL and ENERGY interests.
Mawson has distinguished itself as the leading Scandinavian uranium
exploration company, with advanced projects in Sweden and Finland. As
the European Union moves to reduce its reliance on carbon-based energy
sources and continues to debate energy security, Mawson is well
positioned to provide Europe with the option to fuel its future. Areva
NC holds 9.5% of the Company and provides Mawson with a solid technical
In addition, the Company is exploring for gold and copper in the highly
prospective Cordillera of Peru, with a focus on a new gold-copper
discovery at Alto Quemado.
With a strong cash position and a multi-jurisdiction European and South
American portfolio, Mawson is ideally positioned to enhance its status
as a leader in the uranium and gold industries.
Shares Outstanding: 50,555,753. Cash: approximately C$14 million.
On behalf of the Board,
Michael Hudson, President & CEO
Forward Looking Statement. The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking
statements. These statements address future events and conditions and
so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under the
heading "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with Canadian
securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those currently
projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any
forward-looking statement. The TSX Exchange has not reviewed and does
not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Mawson Resources Ltd.
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