Uragold Bay Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : UBR

Uragold Bay Resources Inc.

March 08, 2010 08:00 ET

Uragold Acquires 100% Interest in the Bulstrode Rare Earth Property, Therefore Increasing its Substantial Properties Holding in the Southern Quebec Appalachian Belt

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - Uragold Bay Resources Inc. (Uragold) (TSX VENTURE:UBR), is pleased to announce it has acquired by map staking 100% interest in the Bulstrode Rare Earth property located 28 km west of Thetford Mines, Eastern Townships, Quebec, approximately 150 km east of Montreal.

The Southern Quebec Appalachian belt situated in the Eastern Townships is presently enjoying a major staking rush. Corporations having staked and worked significant land concessions in the areas over the last year include Golden Hopes Mines Ltd (TSX VENTURE:GNH), Bowmore Exploration ltd (TSX VENTURE:BOW), Fancamp Exploration ltd (TSX VENTURE:FNC) Nevado Venture Capital Corp (TSX VENTURE:VDO) and others. The area has a century-long mining history for chromites, asbestos and copper. The region was the site of Canada's first placer gold rush in the 1850s, decades before the Klondike, before being forgotten. Despite the many gold occurrences discovered in volcanic, intrusive and sedimentary rocks, no major bedrock sources were uncovered to account for the placer gold.

Bulstrode Rare Earth Property

The property is comprised of 3 claim blocks spaced 2 km apart in a triangular formation. All are located in the Halifax County.

In 1987, alluvial heavy mineral surveys of southern Quebec, commissioned by the Geological Survey of Canada (Y.T. Maurice 1989), discovered an area characterized by elevated concentrations of rare earths. The anomalies are caused by the mineral Monazite that contains both heavy rare earths elements (HREE) such as ytterbium (Yb), lutetium (Lu), europium (Eu), terbium (Tb), gadolinium (Gd) and light rare earth elements (LREE) of cerium (Ce), samarium (Sm), lanthanum (La).

The author notes that the Monazites contain significantly more europium, samarium and gadolinium compared to the average commercial monazites from various parts of the world.

Stream sediment samples of heavy mineral concentrates from each of the claim blocks are as follows:



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Sample Sample Sample
#1987011290 #1987011292 #1987011286
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Light Rare Earth Minerals (LREE)
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Cerium 31,100 ppm 10,500 ppm 23,500 ppm
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Lanthanum 21,500 ppm 6,910 ppm 15,000 ppm
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Samarium 2,290 ppm 1,300 ppm 2,960 ppm
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Sample Sample Sample
#1987011290 #1987011292 #1987011286
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Heavy Rare Earth Minerals (HREE)
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Europium 585 ppm 182 ppm 404 ppm
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Terbium 331 ppm 91.4 ppm 215 ppm
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Ytterbium 31 ppm 24 ppm 21 ppm
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Lutetium 3.8 ppm 4.2 ppm 2.8 ppm
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Gadolinium - rock sample showings on the 3 claim bloc

Note: Mr. Vivian Stuart-Williams, (SACNASP), a Director
of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined
by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the
preparation of the information in this news release.


Bernard Tourillon, UBR Chairman and CEO comments: "The historical information available and the heightened interest and demand for Rare Earth Elements in the world makes the Bulstrode Rare Earth Property a valuable prospective acquisition for UBR that warrants further exploration work. The Goal of the Company is still to delineate a significant resource that can be placed into production relatively quickly on its properties, but the staking rush in the area, that started after UBR began its staking activity last year, opens the option of either developing our properties alone or through strategic partnerships."

About Uragold Bay Resources Inc.

Uragold Bay Resources Inc. is a Canadian based junior resource and exploration company trading under the symbol UBR on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company has 105,894,367 shares outstanding. The Company holds 100% of the 314 km2 Uskawanis Uranium property located just south of the Opinaca reservoir, 100% of the Blue Lake Base Metal and Gold property situated close to Radisson in the James Bay region, 100% of the "Saint-Francois and Dudswell Tertiary Gold concessions", 100% of the "Moe River Placer Gold Project", 100% of the "Eaton North Placer Gold Project, 100% of the Calway River Gold project, 100% of the Riviere du Loup Gold and Platinum placer mine, 100% of the Samson River Gold Project and 50% with an option to get 100% of The Beauce Placer Gold Project". In addition the Corporation is also staking promising projects in the eastern regions of the Province of Quebec.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements," as identified in the Uragold Bay periodic fillings with Canadian Securities Regulators that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Contact Information

  • Uragold Bay Resources Inc.
    Bernard J. Tourillon
    Chairman and CEO
    514-846-3271
    Toll-free 1-888-666-3431
    or
    Uragold Bay Resources Inc.
    Patrick Levasseur
    President and COO
    514-846-3271
    Toll-free 1-888-666-3431
    www.uragold.com