Alberta Star Development Corp.
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Alberta Star Development Corp.

September 11, 2008 09:30 ET

Alberta Star Completes 2008 Drill Program at Eldorado/Contact Lake IOCG & Uranium Project, NT

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) - Alberta Star Development Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ASX)(OTCBB:ASXSF)(FRANKFURT:QLD) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed this years drilling at the Eldorado/Contact Lake project, NT. The Company completed 17 holes for a total of 2700 meters of drilling. Assay results on all drill holes are pending and will be released as soon as assays are received and compiled. All drill cores were prepared, bagged and sealed by the Company's supervised personnel and were transported by plane to Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. ("ACME") in Yellowknife, NT, where they were crushed and pulped, and then transported to ACME's main laboratories in Vancouver, British Columbia for assaying. Acme is a fully registered analytical lab for analysis by ICP-MS and ICP-FA techniques.

NEW DIRECTOR APPOINTED

The Company is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Morrison has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Corporation effective immediately. Mr. Morrison has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Northern British Columbia. Mr. Morrison was formerly a manager at national transfer agent and has extensive experience with publicly traded companies. Mr. Morrison will be filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Michael Bogin who has resigned from the Board of Directors after 8 years of service. The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Bogin for his service to the Company.

PROJECTS FULLY PERMITTED FOR 2008

The Company is in receipt of all the required permits to undertake its 2008 uranium and polymetallic exploration and drilling activities. The Company has been granted two new amended five-year Sahtu Land & Water Board Class "A" Land Use Permits amendments (Eldorado/Glacier Lake and Contact Lake) for long term diamond drilling at both the Eldorado & Contact Lake Projects. The Eldorado/Glacier Lake Permit (Permit No. SO5C-012) is valid until April 26, 2013 and the Contact Lake permit (Permit No.SO5C-002) is valid until August 24, 2012. The Company has received full authorization for its third "5-Year", 75,000 meters drill permit on its Eldorado South IOCG & uranium project (Permit No. SO7C-008). This permit is valid until July 13, 2013. This prospective IOCG & uranium target is being prepared for reconnaissance and detailed sampling, mapping and drilling.

THE ELDORADO & CONTACT LAKE IRON OXIDE COPPER, GOLD, SILVER AND URANIUM PROJECTS

The Eldorado & Contact Lake Permit Areas are located on the east side of Great Bear Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. The permit areas are situated 470 kilometres north of the city of Yellowknife. The total size of the Eldorado & Contact Lake Permit area covers over 117,898 acres. The Eldorado & Contact IOCG + Uranium project areas include five past producing high grade silver and uranium mines. These include the Echo Bay Silver Mine which produced 23,779,178 ounces of silver and the Eldorado Uranium Mine which produced 15 million pounds of uranium and 8 million ounces of silver (Normin NTGO: Senes Report 2005). Olympic Dam style volcanic-hosted hydrothermal iron-oxide copper, gold style of deposits are attractive targets for exploration and development due to their polymetallic nature, high unit value and enormous size and grade tonnage potential. The Eldorado Mineral Belt which is situated in the Great Bear Magmatic Zone, NT, has long been recognized by geologists as one of the most prospective iron oxide copper, gold, silver and uranium regions in northern Canada.

ALBERTA STAR DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Alberta Star is a Canadian mineral exploration company that identifies, acquires, finances advanced stage mineral exploration projects in Canada. The Company is committed to creating long term shareholder value through the discovery of base and precious metals and uranium.

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Investors are welcomed to contact Mr. Allan Feldman, Alberta Star's In-house Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Specialist, for all corporate updates at (604) 948-9663 and in Quebec Mr. Mario Drollet at MI3 Corporate Communications (514) 904-1333.

ALBERTA STAR DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Tim Coupland, President & CEO

These results have been prepared under the supervision of Dr. Michael Bersch, LPG, who is designated as a Qualified Person with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of this data. All rock samples were analyzed by Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. ("ACME") in Vancouver B.C., Canada using ICP-MS and ICP-FA analysis techniques.

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans" "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Information inferred from the interpretation of drilling results and information concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to be forward looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. For further information investors should review the Company's filings that are available at www.sedar.com or contact Tim Coupland, President at (604) 681-3131.

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Contact Information

  • Alberta Star Development Corp.
    Tim Coupland
    President and CEO
    (604) 681-3131
    (604) 408-3884 (FAX)
    Website: www.alberta-star.com