Commerce Resources Corp. Identifies Rare Earth Zone at Eldor, Quebec

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE) (FSE:
D7H) (the "Company" or "Commerce") announces that the summer field program has
resulted in the identification a new rare earth (REE) zone at the Eldor
Project in northern Quebec, Canada. The new zone, called the Ashram Peninsula,
is associated with an approximately 1 km wide by 0.8 km long magnetic low
where mineralization was discovered in outcrop with assays greater than 1.00 %
REE+Y consistently returned over multiple samples. The area is also the
postulated source for an adjacent glacially dispersed mineralized boulder
train in which sampling previously returned assays as high as 4.18% REE+Y.
Because of the potential significance of this new discovery, the Company is
mobilizing a field crew for immediate follow-up sampling. A mapping,
prospecting and sampling program will be completed in order to define drilling
    A map showing the location of the Ashram Peninsula along with rock
samples is available for download at:
    The Company is also pleased to report that summer prospecting produced a
boulder assay of 1,408 g/t tantalum (Ta(2)O(5)), 6,171 g/t niobium
(Nb(2)O(5)), and 0.16% uranium (U(3)O(8)) in the vicinity of the single drill
hole drilled at the Star Trench Area in 2008 (EC08-025). The presence of such
high grade mineralization points to the niobium-tantalum potential of the zone
and the larger property that continues to be evident.

    Summer Exploration Program Results

    A total of 61 rock, 48 trench, and 5 soil samples were collected during
the summer field program from various locations at the property. In addition,
102 drill core samples were collected from previously unsampled drill core, to
provide additional information on non-radioactive, niobium-tantalum
mineralized zones.
    Rock sampling at a 1 km by 0.8 km magnetic low helped identify the new
Ashram Peninsula REE mineralized zone. The zone has been defined by multiple
outcrop samples returning greater than 1% REE+Y and is adjacent to a glacially
dispersed boulder train that returned assays of up to 4.18% REE+Y. Soil
samples were collected at locations where rock sampling was not possible. Of
the five samples collected, two returned greater than 0.80% REE+Y (0.85% and
    The high rare earth values at the Ashram Peninsula are generally within a
moderately radioactive, fine-to very fine grained, massive, grey-green
carbonatite. Variable amounts of fluorite, disseminated pyrite and other
unknown minerals are present. Rare earth mineralization has previously been
reported at the Eldor Property within the minerals monazite ((La,Ce,Nd)PO(4)),
bastnasite ((Ce,La,)CO(3)F) and xenotime (YPO(4)). Thin sections from the 2009
samples are currently being selected for mineralogical analysis, which will be
completed this fall.
    In addition to the rare earth zone discovered during the summer program,
the presence of significant tantalum-niobium mineralization on the Eldor
Project continues to be evident. Summer prospecting at the Star Trench area
produced a boulder assay of 1,408 g/t Ta(2)O(5), 6,171 g/t Nb(2)O(5), 0.16%
U(3)O(8). Additionally, prospecting at the Southeast Zone in the area of drill
hole EC08-025 discovered a large area of highly anomalous radioactivity.
Boulder samples in this area, believed to be locally derived and possibly
frost heaved, assay consistently higher than 200 g/t Ta(2)O(5) to a high of
1,153 g/t.

    Exploration Plans

    Based on the encouraging results, a crew is being mobilized for follow-up
sampling and is expected to be on site by early to mid-September 2009. A
mapping, prospecting and sampling program will be completed with a focus on
the significant rare earth values discovered in the vicinity of the Ashram
Peninsula in order to define drilling targets.
    The diverse array of mineralization found in the Eldor Complex is not
uncommon to these types of systems. Carbonatites are very rare and unique rock
types, with approximately 500 complexes known worldwide. Often containing a
variety of exotic minerals, carbonatites have been known to produce economic
concentrations of rare earth elements, niobium, copper, iron, apatite,
vermiculite and fluorite; with significant associated commodities which may
include barite, zircon, tantalum, gold, silver, uranium, nickel and platinum
group elements.
    Alex Knox, P.Geol. a qualified person as defined by National Instrument
43-101, supervised the preparation of the technical information in this news

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors

SOURCES CORP. "David Hodge" David Hodge President and Director Tel: (604) 484-2700 Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this document which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Forward looking statements in this news release include that the discovery of a new rare earth zone on the Eldor Property is potentially significant, that a mapping, prospecting and sampling program is to be completed in September, 2009 in order to define drilling targets and that mineralogical analysis of the 2009 samples will be completed this fall. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include economic, competitive, governmental, environmental and technological factors may affect the Company's operations, markets, products and prices. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially may include misinterpretation of data; that we may not be able to get equipment or labour as we need it; that we may not be able to raise sufficient funds to complete our intended exploration and development; that our applications to drill may be denied; that weather, logistical problems or hazards may prevent us from exploration; that equipment may not work as well as expected; that analysis of data may not be possible accurately and at depth; that results which we or others have found in any particular location are not necessarily indicative of larger areas of our property; that we may not complete environmental programs in a timely manner or at all; market prices for tantalum & niobium may not justify commercial production costs; and that despite encouraging data there may be no commercially exploitable mineralization on our properties. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis of its audited financial statements filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission.

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