Uranium Star Corp.
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Uranium Star Corp.

May 27, 2009 11:26 ET

Uranium Star - Initial Trench Results on Green Giant Vanadium Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - Uranium Star Corp. (OTCBB:URST)(FRANKFURT:YE5) ("Uranium Star" or "the Company") announces it has received initial results from the first 6 trenches on its Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar.

Extensive trenching, using two mechanical excavators, is being conducted over anomalous vanadium trends and their strike extensions defined by the 2008 drilling program as well as geophysical and geochemical surveys. Initial analytical results have been received utilizing the Company's hand-held XRF units. Past experience indicates that these units very adequately generate vanadium values that can be utilized with confidence. A comparison of the 2008 drill results between the XRF and commercial laboratory assays was very strong.

Trench Results

A total of 5 complete trenches have been established to date which have been mapped, sampled and analyzed with a sixth trench partially completed. Distance between trenches is usually 200 meters. Trench results include 0.65% V2O5 over 218 meters including 1.3% V2O5 over 32 meters from Trench T-09-02 and 0.63% V2O5 over 248 meters including 1.38% V2O5 over 58 meters in trench T-09-03. Current trenching represents a strike length of 1.1 kilometers.

The XRF units being used are state-of-the-art exploration tools that are currently used for accurate, in-the-field analysis of rocks and soils thus allowing the Company to more readily focus its attention on anomalous trends without having to wait for assay/analytical results from commercial laboratories.

All trench samples are being sent to the NATA accredited Genalysis Services Laboratory in Perth, Australia for verification of the XRF results. A rigorous QAQC program is in place and being overseen by Taiga Consultants Ltd. to ensure accuracy of analytical results.

Previous Drilling

The 2008 drilling indicated that vanadium values within the near-surface oxide zone are enhanced over those from primary mineralization. The current trenching program aims to provide a detailed assessment of the widths and grade of this style of vanadium mineralization and ultimately use it to assist in designing a drill program. The 2008 drilling results indicated that widths of near surface vanadium could be as high as 50-100 meters or more.

Significant Grades of Vanadium Mineralization Seen Over Widths of 200


The initial trench results from the south end of the property indicate that the near surface mineralization has widths that are far beyond the Company's initial expectations. Significant grades of vanadium mineralization have been seen over widths exceeding 200 meters. An extensive drill program is planned for later in the year that will allow Uranium Star to calculate a compliant resource statement that can be used in further economic assessments of the deposit.

The following table defines the XRF results for vanadium from the first six trenches.

Trench No. UTM UTM Length V2O5
From To (m)
TR-09-001 501300 501420 120 0.51
TR-09-002 501300 501518 218 0.65
TR-09-002 501428 501460 32 1.30
TR-09-003 501361 501609 248 0.63
TR-09-003 501481 501539 58 1.38
TR-09-004 501427 501653 226 0.52
TR-09-004 501537 501587 50 1.01
TR-09-005 501447 501457 10 0.24
TR-09-005 501487 501575 88 0.27 Village
TR-09-005 501543 501575 12 0.44
TR-09-005 501602 501676 32 0.25 open to the east
TR-09-006 501602 501632 30 0.44
TR-09-006 501666 501676 10 0.61
TR-09-006 501702 501748 46 0.42
TR-09-006 501722 501728 6 0.28
TR-09-006 501728 501748 20 0.67

Trench 6 is still to be completed. Vanadium values of economic interest are present as the trench extends to the east. An initial interpretation indicates that at the south end of the property there is a higher grade core of greater than 1.0% V2O5 mineralization surrounded by somewhat lower grade mineralization.


The Company has received the results of preliminary metallurgical work to determine what recoveries can be obtained from basic processing procedures. The initial leach test results of both oxide and primary vanadium mineralization are particularly encouraging. Bottle roll test results of oxide material produced recoveries approaching 80% with definite indications that a longer leach time would have produced better results. Primary material produced recoveries of better than 70% with room for improvement.

A scanning electron microprobe analysis has been completed on a suite of core and rock samples to specifically identify the vanadium mineralogy. Vanadium was found to occur in a variety of minerals, with most of the vanadium found associated with silicate and oxide receptor minerals.

To learn more about Uranium Star's Potential World Class Discovery of Vanadium, please reference our 3 latest press releases on our website at www.uraniumstar.com.

December 15, 2008 - Uranium Star Confirms 21 Km Trend of Significant Vanadium

January 29, 2009 - Assay Results Indicate World-Class Vanadium Potential

April 29, 2009 - Uranium Star Re-Commences Exploration on its Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar

Bill Nielsen, P.Geo., Director and Project Manager is the qualified person for this report.

Taiga Consultants Ltd. is supervising Uranium Star's exploration activities on the Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar.

WARNING: The statements made in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from expectations and projections set out herein.

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