Denison Mines Corp.

Denison Mines Corp.

October 18, 2010 08:01 ET

Denison Releases Final Assay Results from Wheeler River Summer Drill Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2010) - Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML) (NYSE Amex:DNN) ("Denison" or the "Company") is pleased to report the assay results from the remaining holes of the summer drill program on the Wheeler River property in Saskatchewan. Significant results included WR-342 which returned 12.41% U3O8 over 10.0 metres and WR-345 which intersected 5.0 metres grading 16.21% U3O8, both of which were in Zone A of the Phoenix Trend. In Zone B, WR-347 returned 5.44% U3O8 over 6.5 metres and WR-348 intersected 4.87% U3O8 over 7.0 metres. The attached map illustrates the results of the entire 2010 summer drill program.

Final Summer Drill Program Results

Summer Drill Assay Results

Hole #     From
(% U3O8)
    GT grade
WR-341A     401.0     402.0     1.0     0.35     0.4
WR-342     406.0     416.0     10.0     12.41     124.1
WR-343     409.5     415.5     6.0     7.45     44.7
WR-344     400.0     404.5     4.5     1.36     6.1
WR-345     402.0     407.0     5.0     16.21     81.1
WR-346     403.8     405.8     2.0     0.38     0.8
WR-347     398.6     405.1     6.5     5.44     35.4
WR-348     389.0     396.0     7.0     4.87     34.1
WR-349     402.3     403.3     1.0     0.38     0.4
WR-351     387.0     389.5     2.5     6.09     15.2
WR-353     385.0     386.5     1.5     1.10     1.7
WR-354     410.0     410.5     0.5     0.30     0.2

Chemical analyses were completed by SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and were a combination of geochemical and assay methods. The assay grades are reported at a 0.05% U3O8 cut-off. No significant results were returned from holes WR-336, WR-338, WR-339, WR-340, WR-350, and WR-352. WR-337 will continue to be reported as equivalent grade due to poor core recovery.

NI 43-101 UPDATE

Denison is also pleased to report that work on a technical report, which is being prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101), of estimates of the mineral resources at the Phoenix Zone A and B deposits is progressing well. It is expected that these estimates will be announced in the fourth quarter of 2010.

A block model has been constructed, and now that final assays have been received, estimates of mineral resources are being completed using both ID Squared and Kriging routines. Composited assays will be used for all intersections unless core recovery was poor; in that event, probe grades will be used.

The Wheeler River Joint Venture is scheduled to meet in November to plan and approve the 2011 exploration and development program.

The Phoenix deposits are located on the Wheeler River property which is located between the McArthur River Mine and Key Lake mill complex. Denison is the operator and holds a 60% interest in the Wheeler River Property. Cameco Corporation holds a 30% interest and JCU (Canada) Exploration Company, Limited holds the remaining 10% interest. All previous and current drill results from Phoenix have been tabulated and are presented on our website at

The technical information contained in this press release related to the above described exploration activities is reported and verified by William C. Kerr, Denison's Vice President, Exploration, who is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101. For a description of the quality assurance program and quality control measures applied by Denison, please see Denison's Annual Information Form dated March 19, 2010 filed under the Company's profile on the SEDAR website. All drill holes reported to date were drilled at either -80 or -90 degrees, (except for WR-325 which was drilled at -75) and while the exact attitude of the mineralization remains uncertain, it is believed, at this time, that the mineralized intervals represent near true widths.

About Denison

Denison Mines Corp. is a mid-sized uranium producer in North America, with mining assets in the Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan, Canada and the southwest United States including Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. The Company has ownership interests in two conventional uranium mills in North America. Denison also has a strong exploration and development portfolio including the Phoenix discovery in the Athabasca Basin as well as large land positions in the United States, Canada, Mongolia and Zambia.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward Looking Information

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes "forward-looking information", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Denison.

Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" and "has the potential to".

Forward looking statements are based on the assumptions noted in this press release and on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Denison to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Denison believes that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information is reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking information included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. This information speaks only as of the date of this press release. In particular, this press release may contain forward-looking information pertaining to the following: the estimates of Denison's mineral reserves and mineral resources; uranium and vanadium production and sales volumes; capital expenditure programs, estimated production costs, exploration and development expenditures and reclamation costs; expectations of market prices and costs; supply and demand for uranium and vanadium; possible impacts of litigation on Denison; exploration, development, production and expansion plans and objectives; Denison's expectations regarding raising capital and adding to its mineral reserves through acquisitions and development; and receipt of regulatory approvals and permits and treatment under governmental regulatory regimes.

There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as Denison's actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in this forward-looking information as a result of those factors discussed in or referred to under the heading "Risk Factors" in Denison's Annual Information Form dated March 19, 2010, available at and its Form 40-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2009, available at, as well as the following: global financial conditions; volatility in market prices for uranium and vanadium; changes in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; the market price of Denison's securities; the ability to access capital; the ability of Denison to meet its obligations to its creditors; liabilities inherent in mining operations; uncertainties associated with estimating mineral reserves and resources; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, when required; delays in obtaining permits and licenses for development properties; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of mineral reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; geological, technical and processing problems; and, the potential influence of, or reliance upon, a business partner.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These factors are not, and should not be construed as being, exhaustive. Statements relating to "mineral reserves" or "mineral resources" are deemed to be forward-looking information, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the mineral reserves and mineral resources described can be profitably produced in the future. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Denison does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information after the date of this press release to conform such information to actual results or to changes in Denison's expectations, except as otherwise required by applicable legislation.

To view the Wheeler River Property Map, please visit the following link:

Contact Information

  • Denison Mines Corp.
    Ron Hochstein
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 979-1991 Extension 232
    Denison Mines Corp.
    Jim Anderson
    Executive Vice President and CFO
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