Red Rock Energy Inc.
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Red Rock Energy Inc.

January 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Red Rock Announces Positive Results on Completion of 2007 Drilling

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) - Red Rock Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RRK) announced today that it has successfully completed the last of its 2007 diamond drilling campaigns at its Red Block 1 property in the Uranium City area. With the completion of this campaign the drill crew has been given respite until February 1, 2008 which will mark the start of the first campaign of the new year.

The results obtained to date have been very encouraging. In particular, 4,428 metres of core were drilled from July 9 to December 15. This represents 20 drill holes from which 1,227 samples were taken. Of these, 463 samples (from drill holes 15-20) are still being processed at Loring Laboratories in Calgary. In evaluating these results, management has applied a cut-off grade of 0.05% U3O8, which equates roughly to 1 lb. of U308 per ton of rock. Consequently, Red Rock has intersections of importance in all fourteen of the first fourteen holes from which it has received results. There have been a minimum of two intersections per hole consistent with the grades and widths of a large part of the historic production in the Uranium City area. In particular, with respect to the most recently obtained results, hole 07RB1-11 contained 5 m of 0.079% U308, and higher grade intersections (2 m of 0.13%) within that broader zone. In addition, hole 07RB1-14 contained 8.5 m of 0.069% again with higher grade intersections (1 m of 0.281%) within that broader zone. Management is encouraged to see continued intersections down-hole and is particularly encouraged given that three of these four holes have multiple intercepts including the hole 07RB1-14 intersection of 1.5 m of 0.188% and hole 07RB111 intersection of 0.5 m of 0.644%. It should be noted that epigenetic vein type deposits in this region often have ore shoots ranging from 2 - 6 feet (0.6m - 1.82m).

The three campaigns conducted in 2007 focused on a previously under-tested area, including a locale known as the Red Fault radioactive zone. The consistency of drill intersections illustrates the validity of the exploration model developed by the Red Rock geological team. The 2007 program has placed Red Rock on target with its corporate and scientific goals of, first, generating new drill intersections that are important by historical production standards, and, second, determining if the intersections will correlate through from hole-to-hole in order to define potential ore. To achieve this Red Rock has commenced a process of integrating its extensive two dimensional geological GIS database with a three dimensional program. Named Gemcom, this program is typically utilized for mine planning and exploration. The added three dimensional geometry from Gemcom will assist in both determining any correlation of uraniferous zones and geology from drill hole to drill hole and expediting any future resource definition.

In reviewing the most recent sample results, Sandy Loutitt, President of Red Rock, commented: "We are very impressed with the calibre of the results we have obtained from the drilling operations conducted in 2007. In particular, the occurrence of significant intersections in all fourteen of the holes tested to date suggests the company is "batting 100" in terms of the execution of its business plan. Certainly, the consistent results achieved to date confirm that we are on the right track, and the multitude of intersections has encouraged us to press ahead aggressively with the programs we have planned for the 2008 drilling season."

Table 1 summarizes selected information about each drill hole completed in the most recent campaign. The prime focus of the recent drilling campaign #3 was to: (a) follow-up test (by hole 07RB1-015) the Schmoo Fault radioactive intercept found in prior hole 07RB1-014, and (b) systematic follow-up test (by holes 07RB1-016 to 07RB1-020) the anomalously radioactive Red Fault.



Table 1: Selected Information for DDH Completed During Drilling Campaign #3

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Collar End of Hole
Campaign DDH Identifier Collar Azimuth Inclination Length (metres)
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3 07RB1-015 094 degrees -47 degrees 320.1
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3 07RB1-016 360 degrees -46 degrees 161.6
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3 07RB1-017 360 degrees -50 degrees 262.7
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3 07RB1-018 360 degrees -50 degrees 344.7
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3 07RB1-019 360 degrees -48 degrees 167.2
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3 07RB1-020 360 degrees -48 degrees 176.4
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Uranium assay results have recently been received for holes 07RB1-011 to 07RB1-014; these results are summarized in Table 2 below.

Red Rock's drill results continue to provide encouraging uranium intersections of definite exploration interest. For example, in hole 07RB1-011 there is a uraniferous intercept spatially associated with the Red Fault that assays 0.079% U3O8 across 5.00 m core length from 47.00 to 52.00 m, including a narrower intercept that grades 0.13% U3O8 across 2.00 m core length from 47.00 to 49.00 m. This zone is weaker in the underlying hole 07RB1-012, but the uraniferous zone in hole 07RB1-011 may rake either westerly or easterly. For example, in the next hole to the west along the Red Fault, i.e. hole 07RB1-016, there is a strong zone of radioactivity in the upper part of this hole. Assay results are pending for hole 07RB1-016, hence the exact relationship between the anomalously radioactive zone in hole 07RB1-016 and the uraniferous zone in hole 07RB1-011 is uncertain. Further drilling along the Red Fault will be required to follow-up these two holes and some other holes along the Red Fault that also have zones of elevated radioactivity.

Finally, with respect to holes 07RB1-014 and 07RB1-015, these two holes were drilled to test the Schmoo Fault - St. Louis Fault intersection. Results for 07RB1-014 include 0.069% U3O8 across 8.50 m core length from 127.50 to 136.00 m, including a narrower intercept that grades 0.17% U3O8 across
2.00 m core length from 128.00 to 130.00 m. Assay results are pending for hole 07RB1-015, but the smaller intervals of elevated radioactivity centered on about 170 m core length in 07RB1-015 indicates the uraniferous zone in hole 07RB1-014 may rake either northerly or southerly; further drilling to the north and south along the Schmoo Fault locale will be required to test this hypothesis.



Table 2: Drilling Highlights from Red Rock Energy Inc. Drill Campaign #2
(holes 07RB1-010 to 07RB1-014, but with results for 07RB1-010 previously
reported on Oct. 24, 2007)

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Core Average Results
Hole From (m) To (m) Length (m) Grade U3O8 Received
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07RB1-011 47.00 52.00 5.00 0.079% Complete
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Including
07RB1-011 47.00 49.00 2.00 0.130%
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Including
07RB1-011 47.00 48.00 1.00 0.214%
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07RB1-011 58.50 64.50 6.00 0.044% Complete
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Including
07RB1-011 57.00 61.50 4.50 0.054%
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Including
07RB1-011 58.50 60.50 2.00 0.083%
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07RB1-011 157.00 157.50 0.50 0.155% Complete
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07RB1-011 163.40 163.70 0.30 0.113% Complete
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07RB1-011 246.40 246.90 0.50 0.644% Complete
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07RB1-012 62.50 63.40 0.90 0.062% Complete
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07RB1-012 167.70 169.30 1.60 0.061% Complete
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07RB1-012 173.50 173.80 0.30 0.101% Complete
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07RB1-012 175.60 176.40 0.80 0.066% Complete
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07RB1-013 59.30 59.70 0.40 0.051% Complete
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07RB1-013 65.70 66.50 0.80 0.066% Complete
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07RB1-013 414.00 415.50 1.50 0.051% Complete
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07RB1-014 127.50 136.00 8.50 0.069% Complete
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Including
07RB1-014 128.00 130.00 2.00 0.170%
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Including
07RB1-014 128.00 129.00 1.00 0.281%
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07RB1-014 145.00 146.00 1.00 0.069% Complete
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07RB1-014 148.10 149.10 1.00 0.105% Complete
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07RB1-014 154.00 155.50 1.50 0.188% Complete
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07RB1-014 164.70 174.50 9.80 0.037% Complete
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Including
07RB1-014 168.00 169.00 1.00 0.119%
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Reg A. Olson, Ph.D., P. Geol., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and supervisor of the 2007 field exploration and drill program, has reviewed and is in agreement with the contents of this release.

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Contact Information

  • Red Rock Energy Inc.
    Sandy Loutitt
    President
    (403) 685-1047
    or
    Red Rock Energy Inc.
    Lara Cull
    Operations Manager
    (403) 685-1047
    Website: www.redrockenergy.ca