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Forsys Metals Corp

February 02, 2011 16:27 ET

Forsys Announces Additional Positive Namibplaas Drilling Results and Approval for 2011 Exploration Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2011) - Forsys Metals Corp ("Forsys" or the "Company") (TSX:FSY)(FRANKFURT:F2T)(NSX:FSY) is pleased to announce additional drilling results from its ongoing Namibplaas drilling program at Exclusive Prospecting Licence ("EPL") 3638, located 7 kilometres northeast of the Company's fully permitted Valencia Mining Licence (ML 149) in Namibia, Africa. The Company has completed an additional 10 diamond drill holes and 23 percussion holes, achieving a total of 19 diamond drill holes and 39 percussion drill holes since July 2010 for a total of 13,466 metres.

Marcel Hilmer, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Drilling has confirmed again considerable mineralization in 7 of the 10 diamond drill holes and 13 of the percussion drill holes, encountering significant intersections of approximately 200 ppm U3O8 or better. We are very pleased that this program is increasing the overall grade of our project areas."

Highlights from the Most Recent 2010 Diamond Drilling at Namibplaas

Hole From To Interval Grade
  (m) (m) (m) (ppm U308)
NA24-017 59.4 63.9 4.5 300
  244.6 250.5 5.9 198
NA24-018 87.4 98.7 11.3 231
NA24-020 85.2 98.7 13.7 193
NA24-021 211.0 218.1 7.5 213
NA24-022 279.1 286.9 7.8 215
NA24-024 95.8 98.1 2.3 656
  109.1 115.9 6.8 279
NA24-025 122.3 126.8 4.5 215

Highlights from the Most Recent 2010 Percussion Drilling at Namibplaas

Hole From To Interval Grade
  (m) (m) (m) (ppm eU308)
NAPD-034 78.2 92.8 14.6 253
  93.5 98.8 5.3 462
  100.4 107.2 4.7 346
  108.3 113.0 4.7 222
NAPD-036 27.9 32.7 4.8 268
NAPD-038 63.2 68.4 5.2 241
NAPD-040 18.2 25.9 7.7 234
NAPD-041 46.7 49.7 3.0 371
NAPD-043 126.2 134.3 8.1 192
NAPD-044 107.4 114.9 7.5 273
  115.3 120.4 5.1 259
  138.7 144.9 6.2 229
NAPD-049 89.0 99.3 10.3 218
NAPD-050 63.6 69.1 5.5 249
NAPD-051 98.3 105.2 6.9 207
  156.5 163.7 7.2 235
NAPD-053 45.3 53.3 8.0 197
  159.3 173.4 14.1 215
NAPD-055 28.4 34.9 6.5 286
  143.8 150.7 6.9 237
  93.4 96.9 3.5 269
NAPD-056 110.4 118.4 8.4 218

A comprehensive list of additional significant assay results is contained in Table 1, appended to this news release. Figure 1 below details all drill hole locations. Additional information including initial drill results and detailed Namibplaas project history were previously announced in the Company's News Release dated November 8, 2010, available for download from the Company's website at www.forsysmetals.com.

An in-house, non-compliant NI 43-101 study was prepared by Dr. Roger Laine, QP, based on the 7 cross-sections which had enough diamond and percussion holes to finalize an interpretation. Surface areas of the various LGS (defines as LeucoGranites Sheets or alaskites) was estimated using simple geometric forms to fit the data, then grade was attributed to each LGS using weighted grade (defines as grade over mineralized lengths) from all the mineralized intersections using a cut-off grade of 60 ppm on drill holes intersections. This conceptual estimate indicated a potential grade of 113ppm and between 21.7 Mlbs and 51.5 Mlbs of U3O8. An interpretation using a cut-off grade of 100ppm indicated a potential grade of 141ppm and between 14.3 Mlbs and 34.0 Mlbs of U3O8. These potential quantities and potential grades are conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource. It is uncertain if further exploration will result in discovery of a mineral resource.

To view the map associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/fsy0202fig1.pdf.

2011 Namibplaas Drilling Program

The Company is also pleased to announce the approval of a C$2.20 million 2011 drilling program targeted to achieving a compliant NI 43-101 Technical Report at Namibplaas, by the end of the third quarter of 2011.

The objective of the 2011 program is to complete an additional 3,500 metres of diamond drilling (approximately 10 holes at 300 to 350 m depth, inclined at 45 degrees) and 50,000 metres of percussion drill holes for a total of approximately 250 holes drilled at 60 degrees angle. This would bring the drill spacing close to 40 by 40 metres and allow completion of a NI 43-101 resource statement.

The Company has already published a NI 43-101 compliant technical reserve report for its Valencia property.

About the Namibplaas Uranium Project

Forsys owns 70% of Dunefield Mining Company (Pty) Limited which holds the Namibplaas Uranium Project, (EPL 3638), which covers a total surface area of 1,742ha on the farm "Namibplaas 93". Situated 6 km northeast of the Valencia Uranium Project, the Namibplaas Uranium Project is accessible by way of a newly constructed industrial grade road from the B2 highway to the Valencia project site and from there by a trail suitable for 4x4 vehicles.

EPL 3638 is in good standing with all reporting and environmental requirements up to date. No encumbrances exist on the licence, no royalties are payable and there is no liability for any environmental taxes or royalties at this stage of exploration. A baseline Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") and Environmental Management Plan ("EMP") was carried out by Colin Christian, Independent Consultant, during October 2008 and approved by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism on December 11, 2008.

For more information of the Namibplaas Uranium Project, please refer to the Company's news release dated November 8, 2010 or Annual Information Form, dated March 23, 2010, filed on the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.

NI 43-101 and Qualified Persons

Dr. Roger Laine, Ph.D., P.Geo., Chief Geologist for Forsys Metals Corp., is the designated Qualified Person ("QP") responsible for the Company's exploration programs. Dr. Laine has verified the geological database which included review of geological description and interpretation, assays, and acquisition of radiometric data. Dr. Laine is familiar with the methods for Quality Assurance and Quality Control specifically applicable to uranium. Dr. Laine has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style and mineralization, type of deposit and the use of radiometrics in resource estimates as well as to the activity he is undertaking to qualify as a qualified person under NI 43-101. Equivalent U3O8 at Namibplaas has been calculated using the correlation established by Dr. Laine at Namibplaas; that correlation is almost identical to the one already calculated at Valencia.

About Forsys Metals Corp.

Forsys Metals Corp. is an emerging uranium producer with 100% ownership in the fully permitted Valencia Uranium Project in Namibia, Africa a politically stable and mining friendly jurisdiction. Current NI 43-101 compliant reserves at Valencia are 60.5 Mlbs of U308 supporting a 17 year mine life and current Measured and Indicated resources are 75.5 Mlbs U308 with a further 8.4 Mlbs of Inferred U308.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Forsys Metals Corp.

Marcel Hilmer, Chief Executive Officer

For further information visit our website at www.forsysmetals.com.

Sedar Profile #00008536

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company. The following are important factors that could cause Forsys actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: fluctuations in uranium prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology; continuity and grade of mineral deposits; uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs; recovery rates, production estimates and estimated economic return; general market conditions; the uncertainty of future profitability; and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. Full description of these risks can be found in Forsys Annual Information Form, dated March 23, 2010, available on the Company's profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results and the Company's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking information. Actual results and future events could differ materially from anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressed qualified in their entirety by this notice. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

Table 1:   Significant Additional 2010 Assay Results – Namibplaas
         
Diamond Drill Hole From To Length U308
      (m) ppm
NA24-017 31.9 38.8 6.9 158
  50.4 56.4 6.0 183
  59.4 63.9 4.5 300
  129.3 142.9 13.6 201
  159.4 172.9 13.5 189
  174.4 193.9 19.5 176
  244.6 250.5 5.9 198
NA24-018 87.4 98.7 11.3 231
NA24-019 13.4 17.0 3.6 165
  17.4 27.4 10.0 127
  247.0 263.0 16.0 183
NA24-020 85.2 98.7 13.5 193
NA24-021 129.7 143.4 13.7 122
  144.9 149.4 4.5 132
  179.3 183.9 4.5 160
  194.6 202.2 7.6 121
  210.6 225.1 14.5 192
NA24-022 58.9 62.7 3.8 128
  83.6 88.9 5.3 205
  142.9 152.2 9.3 142
  156.4 174.4 18.0 128
  193.7 203.1 9.4 173
  254.0 259.9 5.9 120
  279.1 286.9 7.8 215
NA24-024 95.8 98.1 2.3 656
  109.1 115.9 6.8 279
NA24-025 122.3 126.8 4.5 215
  146.9 154.5 7.6 183
  167.3 173.3 6.0 156
  200.9 205.0 4.1 140
  200.7 205.1 4.4 137
  230.1 236.4 6.3 132
Percussion Drill Hole From To Length eU308
      (m) ppm
NAPD-034 31.0 37.5 6.5 196
  62.9 141.0 78.1 170
includes 78.2 92.8 14.6 253
  93.5 98.8 5.3 462
  100.4 107.2 6.8 346
  108.3 113.0 4.7 222
NAPD-035 131.1 139.0 7.9 136
  153.0 164.2 11.2 131
NAPD-036 27.9 32.7 4.8 268
  45.1 60.9 15.8 180
  64.4 69.3 4.9 131
NAPD-037 152.7 155.9 3.2 152
  212.3 221.7 9.4 177
         
NAPD-038 53.8 58.2 4.4 166
  62.7 73.7 11.0 170
  144.4 148.7 4.3 156
  181.8 184.8 3.0 142
NAPD-039 133.5 139.2 5.7 126
NAPD-040 12.3 28.4 16.1 180
  42 46.6 4.6 208
  141.7 151.7 10.0 139
  181.2 188.7 7.5 147
NAPD-041 45.9 51.3 5.4 238
  74.2 82.3 8.1 159
  90.8 94.7 3.9 147
  101.8 120.1 18.3 150
  131.6 135.6 4.0 176
  149.7 156.7 7.0 150
NAPD-042 38.3 61 22.7 126
NAPD-043 20.2 23.2 3.0 137
  112.6 116.4 3.8 132
  120.3 142.2 21.9 131
NAPD-044 47.5 50.8 3.3 135
  102.4 121.1 18.7 204
includes 107.4 114.9 7.5 273
  115.3 120.4 5.1 259
  123.2 146.2 23.0 135
includes 138.7 144.9 6.2 229
NAPD-045 106.0 111.8 5.8 167
  215.2 221.7 6.5 161
  225.3 235.0 9.7 175
NAPD-046 37.6 44.1 6.5 133
  233.7 237.3 3.6 213
NAPD-047 0.4 6.4 6.0 152
  54.5 62.3 7.8 143
NAPD-048 156.1 160.1 4.0 171
NAPD-049 82.0 104.6 22.6 137
NAPD-050 58.6 77.8 19.2 126
NAPD-051 93.2 119.1 25.9 132
  149.5 176.0 26.5 161
NAPD-052 19.1 26.6 7.5 132
NAPD-053 45.3 53.3 8.0 197
  97.7 95.7 7.0 174
  98.2 101.5 3.3 142
  131.6 139.0 7.4 138
  142.0 150.4 8.4 164
  151.8 155.2 3.4 161
  159.3 173.4 14.1 215
  178.4 185.3 6.9 170
NAPD-054 116.7 120.8 4.1 121
NAPD-055 36.1 47.3 11.2 200
includes 28.4 34.9 6.5 286
  36.5 43.4 6.9 237
  75.9 80.9 5.0 173
  84.4 86.8 2.4 148
  90.0 97.9 7.9 185
includes 93.4 96.9 3.5 269
  143.8 150.7 6.9 153
  179.1 192.7 13.6 159
  194.8 198.9 4.1 180
NAPD-056 106.4 118.6 12.2 173
includes 110.1 118.4 8.3 218
  132.3 146.6 14.3 136

Note 1: Drill holes in the series NA24-017 to NA24-025 are diamond drill holes and drill holes in the series NAPD-034 to NAPD-056 are percussion drill holes.

Note 2: NAPD-044, -047, -056 had to be abandoned because of technical difficulties (depth of only, 176 m, 78 m, and 155 m respectively).

Note 3: Diamond drilling inclined at 45º and percussion drilling at a 60º dip.

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