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2009 News Releases
Update On Georgetown Project, Queensland, Australia
January 15, 2009
• Drill intersections in the Central 50 prospect include 2 meters @ 0.21% U3O8, 15 meters @ 0.10% U3O8, and 21 meters @ 0.08% U3O8,
Toronto, Canada, January 15, 2009 - Mega Uranium Ltd. (MGA-TSX) ("Mega") is pleased to provide an update on exploration progress in the Georgetown Project in Queensland, Australia.
Central 50 Prospect (Lineament Fault Zone)
Results were received for four diamond core holes (total 917 meters) and three RC holes (total 504 meters) drilled in the Central 50 prospect area of the east-west trending Lineament Fault Zone, which is located some 25 kilometers south-southwest of Mega’s Maureen uranium resource (NI43-101 compliant Indicated Resource of 5.95 Mlbs U3O8 plus an Inferred Resource of 0.38Mlbs U3O8). The seven holes were drilled along a 240 meter long portion of the prospect to test for depth extensions of the significant mineralisation intersected by Mega’s RC holes LMRC201, 205 and 207 (listed in Table 1), which were drilled in the last quarter of 2007. The historical resource1 at Central 50, as reported by Esso Exploration and Production Australia Inc. in 1981, comprises 1.3 Mlbs U3O8 at a grade of 0.16% U3O8, based on a 0.045% U3O8 cut-off.
The better intersections in the 2008 drilling programme (Table 1) include 2 meters @ 0.21% U3O8 (Hole 209), 24 meters @ 0.07% U3O8 (Hole 210), 15 meters @ 0.10% U3O8 (Hole 212) and 21 meters @ 0.08% U3O8 (Hole 215). Insufficient information is available to determine the true widths represented by these intersections.
The uranium mineralisation in the Central 50 prospect occurs in the form of steeply dipping and steeply plunging bodies within Proterozoic granite basement, predominantly at the contact zones with quartz feldspar porphyry dykes and basic dykes. The mineralisation is associated with intense albite alteration and weak base metal sulphides. Due to the geological complexity of the deposit further work is necessary to assess its economic potential and to determine if further drilling is warranted.
Two Gee Prospect (Apollo Fault)
Results were received for four diamond core holes (total 620 meters) drilled to investigate the Two Gee Prospect, which is located on the north-trending Apollo Fault structure some 30 kilometers southeast of the Maureen Resource. The holes were a follow-up of Mega’s hole 2GRC201 (Table 2), which intersected 7 meters @ 0.02 % U3O8 and 51 meters @ 0.03% U3O8 in the last quarter of 2007. The historical resource1 at Two Gee, reported by Minatome Australia Pty. Ltd. in 1983, comprises 1.6 Mlbs U3O8 in 642,000 tonnes @ 0.12 % U3O8.
The four holes (Table 2) intersected only low grade uranium mineralisation within rhyolite, brecciated rhyolite and volcaniclastic sandstone. In addition, two RC holes (total 198 meters), drilled to test a radiometric anomaly east of the Apollo Fault Structure, failed to intersect anything of economic significance.
1The Central 50 and Two Gee uranium resource estimates reported, respectively, by Esso in 1981 and Minatome in 1983, are historical and not NI43-101 compliant. As the resource estimates were reported prior to the introduction of the JORC regulations in Australia, they must therefore be regarded as unreliable at this time according to the NI43-101 guidelines.
2Tables 1 and 2 list drill hole intersections at a 200 ppm U3O8 cut-off. Assays for uranium were undertaken on one meter intervals of drill core or material recovered from RC holes, at the laboratory of ALS Chemex in Brisbane, using the pressed pellet XRF method (Lab. Code XRF-05). The results were reported in ppm U by ALS Chemex then converted to %U3O8 by Mega.
Stewart Taylor, Mega’s President and Qualified Person under NI43-101, is responsible for this release and has verified the contents disclosed.
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 Ben Lomond and Maureen uranium resources are subject to a Queensland State Government policy that presently prohibits the mining of uranium.
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