Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp.
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Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp.

December 10, 2009 08:31 ET

Crosshair Commences Vanadium Resource Expansion Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2009) - Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (TSX:CXX)(NYSE Amex:CXZ) ("Crosshair") is pleased to announce the commencement of the vanadium resource expansion program on the Central Mineral Belt (CMB) Project in Labrador as outlined in its news release dated October 15th, 2009. The vanadium resource expansion program has been planned with the goal of adding significant pounds of vanadium to the existing vanadium resource without the need for further drilling. Given the fact that the previous drill programs on the CMB Project focused exclusively on uranium, most holes were only sampled where uranium was encountered. For this reason, approximately 3,000 metres of existing core needs to be sampled and assayed for vanadium.

The current 43-101 resource contains not only uranium, but a significant vanadium component. The resource contains 11.7 million pounds of vanadium (6.9 million tonnes at 0.08% V2O5) in the indicated category and an additional 15.8 million pounds (8.2 million tonnes at 0.09% V2O5) in the inferred category. This existing resource includes only the vanadium found within the uranium resource envelope; however the ultimate vanadium resource appears to extend well beyond the uranium resource envelope. For additional information, please refer to Crosshair's News Release dated October 15th, 2009 (Crosshair Announces Plans for Vanadium Resource).

The first phase of the vanadium sampling program is being carried out at core storage facilities in Goose Bay, Labrador and is anticipated to be completed by the end of January 2010. This will be followed by a second phase to be carried out at the C-Zone Armstrong camp in central Labrador. This work will be followed by resource modeling and estimation. Anticipated cost of the entire program is approximately $300,000.

About Crosshair

Crosshair is a dominant player in the exploration and development of uranium and gold in the US and Canada. Its flagship Project, Bootheel, is located in uranium mining friendly Wyoming, and with its in-situ mining potential, Bootheel is designed for near term production. The CMB Uranium Project is located in Labrador, Canada and has four currently defined resources – C Zone, Area 1, Armstrong and Two Time Zone. The Crosshair team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with both exploration and mining backgrounds.

Stewart Wallis, P.Geo., President of Crosshair and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information contained in this news release.

For more information on Crosshair and its properties, please visit the website at www.crosshairexploration.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE CROSSHAIR BOARD
"Mark J. Morabito"
CEO

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