Trigon provides corporate and property update

    KELOWNA, BC, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Trigon Uranium Corp. (TSX-V:TEL; "Trigon" or
the "Company") is pleased to provide an update regarding corporate activities
and property development.
    The transfer of all operations from Kelowna, British Columbia, to Golden,
Colorado has been completed. Mr. Thomas F. Buchholz, B.Sc., mining
engineering, and Chief Operating Officer of Trigon Exploration Utah Inc., is
now heading all operations for Trigon Uranium Corp. He is managing the
Golden-based team of exploration and development professional geologists and
engineers. The geology team is headed by John Nelson B.Sc., the senior
geologist in charge of project planning and operations. He has over 24 years
of experience in the exploration and production of uranium in the United
States. Stuart Havenstrite CPG, with over 40 years of mining experience, will
be primarily responsible for field exploration planning and development. With
respect to engineering, Bruce Norquist, P.E., M.S. Mining Engineering will
continue to work as Chief Mine Engineer. Zachary Twist, a recent mining
engineering graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, has also joined the
    A net reduction in staff has been implemented in order to manage cash
resources appropriately in the current financial environment. With the closing
of the Kelowna, British Columbia office, Louis Blom of Kelowna, previously the
Chief Financial Officer has left the Company. We wish him the best in his
future endeavors. Sidney Himmel, in addition to his other duties as President
and Chief Executive Officer has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.
    In respect of operations, Trigon has been actively advancing the Henry
Mountains and Marysvale projects of Utah, and the Hauber Project of Wyoming.
The Company is giving consideration to joint venturing the Wray Mesa project.
Planning is currently occurring for the next phases of drilling for the Henry
Mountains and Marysvale projects.

    Henry Mountains Project:

    The Henry Mountains property is located immediately west of the Bullfrog
and Tony M uranium deposits of Denison Mines Corp. and the Frank M uranium
deposit of Uranium One Inc. Trigon had previously announced that mud rotary
drilling circulation losses, experienced during the November, 2007 second
phase of drilling, had caused delays and increased drilling costs. The Company
had commenced a study to determine the most appropriate drilling methods for
the area.
    Studies to date have now indicated that should mud rotary drilling
continue to be the method of choice in the Henrys then drilling must occur on
a continuous around the clock basis in order that stability of shales
immediately around the drill holes be maintained. Previously single shifts had
been used due to restricted availability of drilling contractor capacity. In
addition, given the conditions of the shales in the Henry Mountains region
where Trigon is drilling, modified methods should be implemented in the
control of ongoing density, viscosity, and shearing characteristics of the
drilling fluids. This would involve the use of modified additives.
    Trigon is also establishing methods to deal with vertical fractures in
the stratigraphy which may be present in the drill holes located very close to
the Henry Mountains. Such fractures may have resulted from heat and forces
which occurred when the Henry Mountains were created as its granitic rock
moved through the sandstones during the tertiary geological era. The Company
has consulted with drilling experts and mud engineers in our reviews. The use
of reverse circulation drilling and air drilling is continues being analyzed.
The final decision with respect to overall drill technology will be made prior
to the selection of drill contractor for the resumption of the Henry project
drill program.
    As previously reported, the first four drill holes intersected uranium
mineralization in the lower unit of the Salt Wash sandstones of the Morrison
formation. The stratigraphic position of the uranium mineralization was
consistent with the position of mineralization in the neighboring uranium
deposits. Further, greenish sands and mudstones containing pyrite were
observed in the lower Salt Wash sandstones. These indicated a chemically
reduced environment, a critical component for the formation of sandstone
uranium ores.
    The results to date support Trigon's belief that the known mineralized
trends extend onto its Henry Mountains property. An analysis of historical
data(1) from the Bullfrog deposits revealed that the distribution of
mineralization in the Company's initial drill holes was consistent with the
mineralization of deposits neighboring Trigon's Henry Mountains Project.

    Marysvale Project:

    During 2007, sixteen reverse circulation drill holes were completed at
Marysvale. A total of 6,490 feet of vertical and angle drilling was completed
in 16 reverse circulation drill holes. The main objective of the 2007 drill
program was to extend a highly mineralized zone discovered by the previous
operator, Phillips Uranium Inc. ("Phillips"), in 1981. As previously reported
the drill program had extended the zone 400 ft in a north-easterly direction
thus significantly increasing the amount of known uranium on the property. It
was concluded that the property showed excellent potential to host several
times the mineralization identified to date as the highly mineralized zone
remains open ended both to the north east and south.
    During the Marysvale reverse circulation drilling rock chips, whose
origin location along drill holes could be estimated, were obtained. While
there can be contamination error with rock chips, their chemical analysis
provides good indications of whether gamma logging disequilibrium conditions
    During the drill program, Trigon collected 253 samples of chips from
mineralized drill hole intervals. Two procedures were performed to test for
Uranium chemical disequilibrium. The first procedure was performed by Hazen
Research Inc. of Golden, Colorado, who carried out closed can assays. These
assays measure the uranium content of chips in a laboratory using both
chemical analysis and radioactivity measurements. Thirteen samples were
analyzed. The data was consistent with an absence of chemical disequilibrium.
Differences between the radiometric measures and the chemical measures were in
both directions and within statistical uncertainty measurements.
    The second procedure to test for chemical disequilibrium was performed
with samples sent to ALS Chemex Laboratories ("Chemex") of Vancouver. Chemex
analyzed the samples using mass spectrometry and X-ray fluorescence. The
assays returned chemical values averaging 88% of the eU3O8 values. Within the
range of statistical uncertainty, these results demonstrated that there is no
chemical disequilibrium in the uranium-mineralized rock at the Marysvale
    As reported on June 18, 2007, work to date has confirmed the presence of
thick continuous zones of uranium at Marysvale. This supports the Trigon's
opinion that the property hosts a bulk-mineable uranium deposit. Thus, given
the low cost of open pit mining, the Marysvale project remains a high priority
for the Company. Phases Two and Three of the project are scheduled to take up
to 24 months to complete and will include a large reverse circulation drill
program, core drilling, metallurgical leach tests, and in addition, baseline
environmental studies. The main objective of Phases Two and Three will be to
delineate the mineral resource at Marysvale. The start of the Phase Two work
is scheduled to commence by the early part of the second quarter.
    The technical information in this news release has been reviewed by
Mr. Stuart Havenstrite, CPG, Technical Advisor to the Company and a Qualified
Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.

    (1) The historical data was summarized prior to the introduction of
        National Instrument 43-101 and therefore should not be depended upon
        by shareholders and is not depended upon by Trigon. Trigon has used
        this general historic information to assist with evaluation of broad
        geological conditions related to uranium mineralization in the Henry
        Mountains area.

    (2) Disequilibrium is defined to exist when the chemical grade of U3O8 as
        determined by chemical analysis of core is different from the eU3O8
        established by correlating the concentration of gamma rays generated
        by rock around a reverse circulation drill hole with calibration
        data. The standard method of establishing Uranium concentrations in a
        mineralized zone is by gamma logging and statistical confirmation by
        test core drilling and chemical analysis of the core.

    About Trigon Uranium Corp.

    Trigon Uranium Corp. is a uranium exploration and development company
focused on the known deposits of the United States South West. This region has
produced over one billion pounds of uranium. Trigon has a highly qualified
team of uranium exploration experts located in Colorado to direct its
exploration and development efforts in the United States South West. Trigon's
strategies include the development of advanced uranium projects, entry into
uranium mining on an expeditious basis, and opportune acquisitions of Uranium
development properties. The company's operations office is in Golden,
Colorado. The company's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbol "TEL".

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    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This release
includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements".
All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts,
that address future developments that the company expects to occur, are
forward-looking statements. Although the company believes the expectations
expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable
assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and
actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices,
exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital
and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors
are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future
performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from
those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume
any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as
a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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For further information:

For further information: please visit or
contact: Sidney Himmel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trigon Uranium
Corp., Tel: (250) 317-3624, Email:; Jeanny
So, Director of Operations, CHF Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 868-1079 x225,

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