Forte Energy NL
LSE : FTE

February 07, 2011 02:00 ET

Commencement of REE Re-assay Programme, Guinea

                                                                                                             
                                                                                              FORTE ENERGY NL
                                                                                              ACN 009 087 852
                                                                                            ASX/AIM CODE: FTE
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                                                                                     ASX, AIM and Media Release
                                                                                              7 February 2011

                                                        
                          Commencement of Rare Earth Element Re-assay Programme, Guinea
                                                        

    
International uranium company Forte Energy NL ("Forte Energy" or "the Company") (ASX: FTE, AIM: FTE)  is  pleased
to announce that it has commenced the process of re-assaying for Rare Earth Elements (REE) at its Firawa prospect
in Guinea.

Commencement  of the re-assay programme follows the establishment of a small crushing facility  on  site  at  the
Firawa  camp.  Prepared  samples  will then be sent to the Company's office in  Kissidougou  for  shipment  to  a
laboratory in Europe.

The  Company  will  be using the same laboratory that is undertaking assay work from Forte Energy's  projects  in
Mauritania  which has to date maintained excellent turnaround times.  Receipt of initial REE results is  expected
towards the end of Q1 2011.

As  previously announced, the 2008/9 resource drilling campaign produced some 7000 samples that were  assayed  to
produce  a  JORC Code compliant Mineral Resource of 17.7Mt at 296ppm for 11.6Mlbs U3O8 (100ppm cut-off).  No  REE
assays  were  undertaken on these samples at the time.  REE concentrations were subsequently  discovered  in  one
Firawa  sample  in  late  2010 during metallurgical testing, with five later samples  returning  high  grade  REE
results.

Firawa, REE assays

Element                    Units    Original     FRW12:       FRW12:       FRW14:       FRW30:       FRW31:
                                    Sample       44-45        46-47        42-43        32-33        4-5

Cerium                      ppm      5330        11650        13900         11600        10150         9740
Dysprosium                  ppm       235          406          480           331          356          333
Erbium                      ppm        80          114        132.5           107          100        113.5
Europium                    ppm       154          287          346           245          270          236
Gadolinium                  ppm       448          550          672          477          590           444
Holmium                     ppm      31.6         51.5         60.9          45.6         49.7         46.2
Lanthanum                   ppm      2409         5070         6050          4510         4210         4160
Lutetium                    ppm       5.6         8.52         8.28          7.91         6.76         7.23
Neodymium                   ppm      2953         5770         6880          6080         5490         4890
Praseodymium                ppm       760         1450         1725          1530         1315         1230
Samarium                    ppm       530         1050          1255          981         879           883
Terbium                     ppm      54.8         82.9         99.7          67.9           71         66.4
Thulium                     ppm         8         12.6         14.7            83           19         18.2
Ytterbium                   ppm         4         68.5         71.8          61.4           55         62.8
                                                                                                                                          
Total REE                     %     1.30%        2.66%        3.17%         2.61%        2.36%        2.22%

If  the  REE re-assay process returns positive results, this should allow the Company to calculate a maiden  JORC
Code compliant Mineral resource for REE at Firawa in H1 2011.

In  addition  to  the  REE re-assay programme, the Company has planned a drilling programme to  mainly  test  for
extensions  of  the Firawa mineralisation along strike where lack of adequate drill rig access  tracks  prevented
drill testing in the previous round of drilling. The Company expects to commence this drill programme within  the
next month following the completion of refurbishment work on local infrastructure








Mark Reilly
Managing Director

For further information contact:

Mark Reilly, Managing Director
Forte Energy NL                                  Tel: +44 (0) 203 300 0187

Robin Henshall/Tim Graham
Matrix Corporate Capital LLP                     Tel: +44 (0) 203 206 7000

Jos Simson/Emily Fenton
Tavistock Communications                         Tel: +44 (0) 207 920 3150

Nicholas Read/Paul Armstrong
Read Corporate                                   Tel: +61 (0) 8 9388 1474

Stuart Laing
RFC Corporate Finance Ltd                        Tel: +61 (0) 8 9480 2506
(AIM Nominated Adviser to the Company)




Note:

The  information in this report that relates to Exploration Results is based on information compiled by Mr. Bosse
Gustafsson,  who  is  a  Member  of  the European Federation of Geologists, a 'Recognised  Overseas  Professional
Organisation' ('ROPO') included in a list promulgated by the ASX from time to time. Mr Gustafsson is a full  time
Technical Director of Forte Energy NL and is responsible for exploration activities in Mauritania and Guinea. Mr.
Gustafsson  has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit  under
consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004
Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves'.  Mr.
Gustafsson  consents  to the inclusion in this report of the matters based on his information  in  the  form  and
context in which it appears.


The  information in this report that relates to the Mineral Resource at Firawa in Guinea is based on  information
compiled by Mr. Bosse Gustafsson of Forte Energy NL and Mr. Doug Corley of Coffey Mining Ltd. Mr. Gustafsson  and
Mr.  Corley have sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under
consideration and to the activity which they have undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined  in  the
2004 Edition of the "Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves".
Mr.  Gustafsson and Mr. Corley consent to the inclusion in this report of the matters based on their  information
in the form and context in which it appears.

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