Sparton Resources Inc.

Sparton Resources Inc.

September 17, 2009 09:30 ET

Sparton Identifies Rare Earth's at New Brunswick Whiskey Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has reviewed its existing database of geochemical data from the Whiskey Project area north of Moncton, New Brunswick and has identified several occurrences of encouraging rare earth and phosphate mineralization in both surface and drill hole samples.

Historical information from work done by BP Oil in 1972 reported typical yttrium analyses of 0.10%Y from thirteen boulder samples of float material collected during follow up of a regional geochemical survey.(Assessment File 470211 from NB Department of Mines and Energy records).

Eight surface samples collected by Sparton in 2008 returned values varying from 0.01to 0.05% yttrium and 0.60% to over 1.0% phosphorus. These samples also returned elevated values (up to 63 parts per million) in lanthanum, another rare earth element.

Results from widely spaced soil sample profiles with a sample spacing of 25 metres over the mineralized areas returned values of up to 0.013% yttrium in adjacent samples with an average of approximately 40 parts per million Y from 110 samples with anomalous values containing over 15ppm Y (three times local background content in the soils). Drill core samples from four drill holes which tested two separate areas 1.30 km apart also returned yttrium values of up to 0.02% over 1 metre intersections.


These data are extremely encouraging and a complete review will be undertaken of all Whiskey geochemical results in order to establish what additional work will be necessary to evaluate this new opportunity.

Sparton's main focus continues to be completion of acquisition of the controlling interest in the profitable Huajun germanium - coal operations in China and development of new secondary uranium recovery opportunities in this area.

Initial work programs for the uranium-coal and gold exploration projects in Saskatchewan and Ontario will also begin shortly.

As well, updates on the initial planning program for the Company's Chebucto natural gas asset in offshore Nova Scotia will be reported when available.

Sparton's exploration and development programs are conducted under the supervision and direction of A. Lee Barker, P. Eng., P. Geol., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

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