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Mega Uranium Ltd.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2008 News Releases
Drilling Underway Close To Rio Tinto's Kintyre Uranium Resource
June 17, 2008
Toronto, Canada, June 17, 2008 – Mega Uranium Ltd. (MGA -TSX) ("Mega") is pleased to announce that a 5,000 meter reverse circulation drilling program is underway at its Kintyre Rocks property in Western Australia, which is adjacent to tenements containing Rio Tinto Ltd’s 79 million pounds U3O8 Kintyre uranium resource – refer to the figure below.
The drilling program is designed to test the uranium potential of the interpreted southeastern strike projection of the Kintyre host rocks (the upper part of the Proterozoic Yandagooge Formation) under considerable cover of recent aeolian sands and Permian sediments.
To date, a total of 2,176 meters has been drilled in 18 holes across a line transecting the interpreted projection of the Kintyre host rocks, three kilometers southeast of the resource. The initial results have been encouraging, with eight holes intersecting Kintyre deposit host lithologies comprising graphitic and chloritic schists.
The eight holes contain sulphide disseminations consisting predominantly of pyrite with minor chalcopyrite, but as yet, no significant radioactivity has been detected. Priority samples have been sent for assay, but due to the current backlog of samples at the analytical laboratory, results are not expected until early July.
Within the southern part of the target area, some 6 kilometers southeast of the Kintyre resource, a clearing permit application has been submitted for drill testing a newly discovered gravity anomaly (+1 mgal) and associated resistive zone, which were delineated by Mega’s ground gravity and electromagnetic surveys in 2007/08.
Mega Uranium wishes to acknowledge the support of the Martu Native Title Landowners and the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation in approving the drilling programme.
Stewart Taylor, Mega’s President and Qualified Person under NI43-101, is responsible for this release and has verified the contents disclosed.
Mega Uranium’s drilling has located chloritic and graphitic schists 3km SE of the Kintyre deposit
About Mega Uranium
Mega Uranium Ltd. is a Toronto-based mineral resources company with a focus on uranium properties in Australia, Canada, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Mongolia and Cameroon. Further information on Mega can be found on the company’s website at www.megauranium.com. Mega Uranium’s Australian uranium properties, including without limitation Ben Lomond, Maureen and Lake Maitland, are subject to State policies that presently prohibit the mining of uranium.
For further information, please contact:
Mega Uranium Ltd.
VP Corporate and Legal Affairs
T: (416) 643-7630
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