Kalahari Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KLA

Kalahari Resources Inc.

December 15, 2009 09:00 ET

Kalahari Resources Commences Drilling on Lamaque Gold Project

- DRILL PROGRAM RECENTLY EXPANDED FROM 2000 METERS TO 6000 METERS

- NUMEROUS NEW TARGETS IDENTIFIED USING VTEM DATA IN CONJUNCTION WITH PREVIOUS MMI GEOCHEMISTRY WORK

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) - Kalahari Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KLA) (the "Company") is pleased to announce diamond drilling has commenced on its now 100% owned (news release November 26, 2009) Lamaque Gold Project, located partially with the city limits of Val d'Or, Quebec and immediately adjacent to both the Sigma and Lamaque mines, which have produced over 9 million ounces of gold. The entire property has been flown using the VTEM airborne system and a recent interpretation of the data in conjunction with past MMI geochemistry work has given the Company a number of new targets.

"We are excited to be moving forward with drilling on the Lamaque project now that the property is 100% owned by Kalahari. A recent compilation of VTEM and MMI data has provided the Company with a number of targets which will test for possible overburden-covered granodioritic plugs, the primary source of production in the immediate area," comments Company President, Richard Hughes. "Our primary target continues to be the Triangular zone, where late 2006/early 2007 drilling on adjacent ground discovered a plug approximately 85 feet below surface. The extremely high-grade, narrow-width gold mineralization intersected in this plug is consistent with the type of mineralization found in the adjacent, Lamaque Mine's Main Plug, which produced over 3.6 million ounces. This buried plug has a geophysical signature approximately 2 times the size of the signature associated with the Main plug. Depending on results, the Company is also exploring the possibility of the addition of a second drill to the property prior to year's end."

About the Lamaque Property

Kalahari has negotiated the right to 100% ownership of the 3,074 acre Lamaque property, located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, one km north of the "Cadillac Break" and immediately south of the Lamaque and Sigma mines. The Sigma mine produced approximately 4.4 million ounces of gold and the Lamaque mine, on the northern boundary of the property, produced approximately 4.5 million ounces of gold over its lifetime primarily from the 'Main' plug, a geological feature similar to the no. 4 Plug located on the property. The No. 4 Plug and another zone known as the No 10 Vein collectively have an inferred mineral resource of 1,365,000 tons grading 0.186 opt gold (cut) or 0.275 opt gold (uncut) as audited and reclassified by Watts, Griffis & McOuat's NI 43-101 Technical Report, dated September 2004 (see Sedar October 20, 2004 for details of report). Since the Company acquired the Lamaque property in 2003 over $4.5 million has been spent on exploration expenditures. There are a number of other priority gold targets that the Company plans to test during this program many of which have never been drilled.

The Company

In addition to the Lamaque Property, Kalahari Resources holds a 50% interest in diamond properties in the Chapleau-Wawa district of Ontario, with the balance held by partner Chalice Diamond Corp.

The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.

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