Crosshair Energy Corporation

Crosshair Energy Corporation

December 15, 2011 10:30 ET

Crosshair Finds Additional Uranium Mineralization on Its Central Mineral Belt Joint Venture Project, Labrador

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2011) - Crosshair Energy Corporation (TSX:CXX)(NYSE Amex:CXZ) is pleased to announce that it has identified additional uranium mineralization on its Central Mineral Belt Joint Venture Project ("CMB JV") located in Labrador, Canada. One of the highest priority target areas of the 2011 CMB JV program was the Two Time property. Seven diamond drill holes, totaling 2,961 metres, were completed on this property, with the aim of investigating the down dip extension of the NI 43-101 compliant resource previously reported. Results from this most recent drilling confirmed uranium mineralization to depths of over 500 metres. Assay highlights include:

Drill Hole From
CMB-11-43 546.5 551 4.5 0.069
CMB-11-44 229 233 4 0.059
including 239.5 241 1.5 0.057
245.5 246.5 1 0.047
including 245.5 246 0.5 0.063
281 282.5 1.5 0.055
298 299.5 1.5 0.069
including 299 299.5 0.5 0.150
CMB-11-45 219 220.5 1.5 0.048
CMB-11-47 144 145 1 0.056
466.5 473.5 7 0.033
476.5 477 0.5 0.055
CMB-11-48 280.5 281 0.5 0.079
including 325.5 326 0.5 0.069
458.5 490 31.5 0.031
including 470.5 472.5 2 0.067
and 483.5 487 3.5 0.051
and 499.5 502.5 3 0.061

"We are very pleased with the results of this year's drilling, as our data indicate the mineralization has been extended beyond the current resource envelope," stated Stewart Wallis, President and CEO of Crosshair. "Our next task will be to combine these new results with the existing dataset to upgrade the resource."

In June, 2009 an initial NI 43-101 compliant report outlined an indicated uranium resource of 2.33 M lbs (1.82 MT grading 0.058% U3O8) and an additional inferred uranium resource of 3.73 M lbs (3.16 MT grading 0.053% U3O8) on the Two Time property. This initial resource was based on data above 300 metres of depth.

A second component of the 2011 drilling program was to investigate a number of coincident airborne radiometric geophysical and rock geochemical anomalies outside the Two Time property. Fourteen diamond drill holes, totaling 1,245 metres, were completed on four separate prospects within the CMB-JV project area. Three of the fourteen drill holes intersected thin uranium mineralized zones. The most notable being from the Firestone prospect, where drill hole FS-11-007 intersected a three and a half metre interval that returned 0.084% U3O8. Contained within this interval was a 0.5 metre interval that returned 0.519% U3O8. Drilling at the Firestone prospect, as well as the three eastern-most prospects of South Brook, Running Man and Big Bear, was preliminary, with the program cut short due to inclement weather. Mr. Wallis stated, "We are pleased that with only limited drilling on these eastern properties there is sufficient encouragement to continue further work."

The true width of the mineralized zone is 60% to 90% of the lengths stated above. Uranium analysis was carried out by Activation Labs of Ancaster, Ontario utilizing the delayed neutron counting (DNC) method, while multi-element analysis was performed using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Samples that exceeded the upper limit for uranium were re-assayed using X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Standards, blanks, and duplicate assays were included at regular intervals in each sample batch submitted from the field as part of Crosshair's ongoing Quality Assurance/Quality Control program.

Complete assay highlights with drill plan maps and additional information on the CMB JV Uranium Project can be found on the Crosshair website at: and in the Technical Report on the CMBNW Property, Labrador, Canada prepared for Crosshair and Silver Spruce dated June 22, 2009 and filed on SEDAR at The CMB JV is a joint venture with Silver Spruce Resources, whereby Crosshair retains a 63% ownership and Silver Spruce 37%.

Stewart Wallis, P.Geo., President and CEO of Crosshair and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release. Mr. Wallis has verified that the results disclosed in the news release have been accurately summarized from the official assay certificates provided to Crosshair.

About Crosshair

Crosshair is a prominent player in the exploration and development of uranium, vanadium and gold in the US and Canada. Its flagship projects, Bootheel and Juniper Ridge, are both located in uranium mining friendly Wyoming. Bootheel has the potential to be mined using in-situ recovery methods. The CMB Uranium/Vanadium Project and the CMB JV Uranium Project are located in Labrador, Canada and have four currently defined resources - C Zone, Area 1, Armstrong and Two Time Zone. The Crosshair team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with both exploration and mining backgrounds.

For more information on Crosshair and its properties, please visit the website at


Mark J. Morabito, Executive Chairman

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