Hudson Resources Inc.
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Hudson Resources Inc.

September 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Hudson Drills Highest Grade Intervals to Date at Its Greenland Rare Earth Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - HUDSON RESOURCES INC. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HUD)(OTCQX:HUDRF) is pleased to announce the 2011 Phase One drill results for the Sarfartoq rare earth element project in Greenland. Phase One drilling of the 2011 program included 4,891m of infill and step out drilling at the ST1 Zone where the Company has outlined a 43-101 compliant inferred resource of 14.1Mt of 1.5% TREO. An additional 3,328m of exploratory drilling was also completed regionally to the north-east of ST1. Complete drill results are presented in Table 3 below. An ST1 drill location map and two cross-sections are presented in Charts 1, 2 and 3.

Phase Two drilling of an additional 8,338m is now complete with results pending. In total 16,557m over 71 holes were drilled this year. All 2011 Phase Two holes have been split and bagged for shipment to ALS Chemex in Vancouver for assaying. The Company has also extracted a four tonne metallurgical bulk sample from the surface of the ST1 Zone for use in additional metallurgical test work over the winter.

2011 Highlights:

  • Drilling continues to confirm high grade zones at the ST1 body including 10 intercepts of 10 meters or more grading from 2.5% to 4.3% TREO (averaging 3.3% TREO over 13m)
  • 2011 Phase One assays have extended the ST1 body by at least 200m to the North East
  • Wide zones of mineralization include 128m of 1.7% and 142m of 1.4% TREO
  • Drilling at ST40 continues to intersect a very high ratio of neodymium oxide to TREO at 46%
  • Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) on track for completion in 4-6 weeks
  • Metallurgical test programs ongoing at two facilities
Table 1: High Grade Intercepts at the ST1 Zone to Date
(SAR11 holes are newly reported results from the 2011 Phase One drill program)
Hole ID From To Intersection1. TREO Nd2O3/TREO
SAR11-17 90.0 132.0 42.0 2.4% 17.2%
incl 90.0 108.0 18.0 3.7% 17.4%
SAR11-19 264.0 282.0 18.0 2.2% 23.2%
SAR11-20 114.0 124.0 10.0 2.3% 16.5%
134.0 146.0 12.0 2.8% 17.6%
SAR11-22 170.0 180.0 10.0 2.0% 20.3%
SAR11-24 278.0 288.0 10.0 2.3% 16.1%
330.0 344.0 14.0 2.6% 16.6%
SAR11-26 160.0 194.0 34.0 2.6% 18.2%
incl. 172.0 182.0 10.0 3.3% 16.7%
248.0 268.0 20.0 2.9% 19.5%
SAR11-29 356.0 380.0 24.0 2.4% 17.9%
SAR11-30 84.0 104.0 20.0 2.6% 17.0%
incl. 94.0 104.0 10.0 3.8% 16.4%
114.0 130.0 16.0 2.2% 17.6%
incl. 114.0 124.0 10.0 3.0% 17.8%
202.0 226.0 24.0 2.8% 16.2%
incl. 210.0 220.0 10.0 4.3% 15.7%
SAR11-31 36.0 46.0 10.0 2.4% 15.2%
SAR11-34 152.0 176.0 24.0 2.6% 16.4%
incl. 166.0 176.0 10.0 4.3% 15.4%
Previously Reported
SAR09-04 66.6 82.1 15.5 2.6% 18.9%
90.4 109.6 19.2 3.2% 19.3%
SAR10-08 285.0 311.0 26.0 2.4% 22.9%
321.0 331.0 10.0 2.5% 17.9%
SAR10-13 83.0 105.0 22.0 2.5% 18.0%
185.0 207.0 22.0 2.3% 17.7%
SAR10-14 85.0 96.0 11.0 2.0% 18.7%
SAR10-16 304.0 332.0 28.0 2.6% 20.2%
incl. 308.0 320.0 12.0 3.1% 21.8%
SAR10-17 170.0 238.0 68.0 2.1% 18.5%
incl. 212.0 222.0 10.0 4.0% 17.1%
SAR10-33 110.0 120.0 10.0 2.2% 17.6%
272.0 284.0 12.0 2.6% 21.4%
SAR10-34 86.0 106.0 20.0 2.5% 25.8%
SAR10-36 152.0 177.0 25.0 2.2% 20.5%
206.0 232.0 26.0 3.4% 16.0%
incl. 216.0 226.0 10.0 3.9% 15.5%
Note 1. The 2011 drill holes at ST1 were generally drilled at an azimuth of 310 degrees and a dip of between 45 and 65 degrees. As a result, true widths are estimated to be 95% to 80% of reported intersections, respectively. SAR11-26 was a vertical hole and true width is estimated at 50% of the reported intersection.

James Tuer, Hudson's President, stated, "We are very pleased with drilling results of our 2011 Phase One program. The results continue to define the ST1 Zone and confirm our belief that there are distinct high-grade zones of rare earths, which will be an important contributor to the project value going forward. We continue to expand the mineralization to the north and have intersected significant widths of carbonatite some 200m north-east of the previously drilled intersections. The deposit remains open to the north, south and at depth. We have left two rigs on site for a quick start in the spring of 2012".

The Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) is being carried out by Wardrop and is on schedule for completion by late September or early October. Metallurgical test-work is ongoing at Hazen Research in Colorado and the Saskatchewan Research Council in Saskatoon. The metallurgical studies are being conducted under the direction of John Goode, P.Eng. John has extensive experience in the rare earth industry in North America and China.

The distribution of individual rare earth oxides as a percentage of the total rare earth oxides are documented in Table 2. The results for the ST1 Zone are consistent with all previous assay results and demonstrate a high proportion of neodymium oxide to total rare earth oxides at 19%. A total of eight holes were drilled into the ST40 Zone to expand on previous drill intercepts from 2009 and 2010. The 2011 drilling confirmed that the ST40 Zone contains one of the industries highest ratios of neodymium oxide to TREO at 46%. While the grade of the ST40 carbonatite zones are significantly lower than at ST1, the gross amount of neodymium oxide is almost equivalent to that at the ST1 Zone. Neodymium prices remain robust with Neodymium oxide currently quoted at over US$315/kg, FOB China, and at over US$180/kg, within China, according to www.metal-pages.com.

To view Chart 1 : Plan View of the ST1 Area, please visit the following link:

http://www.hudsonresources.ca/files/2011_ST1_Plan.pdf

Table 2: Distribution of Rare Earths
Area TREO La2O3 Ce2O3 Pr2O3 Nd2O3 Sm2O3 Eu2O3
ST1-CARB 1.52% 21.5% 49.5% 5.9% 19.0% 1.9% 0.4%
ST40-CARB 0.53% 5.4% 27.9% 7.2% 46.1% 8.3% 1.2%
Area Gd2O3 Tb2O3 Dy2O3 Y2O3 Other Total
ST1-CARB 0.8% 0.1% 0.2% 0.6% 0.1% 100.0%
ST40-CARB 2.2% 0.1% 0.4% 1.0% 0.2% 100.0%

Note: "CARB" refers to carbonatite the Company has identified as likely to be mineralized based on lithology.

To view Chart 2 & 3: X-Sections of the ST1 Area based on 2011 Drill Intersections, please visit the following links:

www.hudsonresources.ca/files/X-section-A-A.pdf

www.hudsonresources.ca/files/X-section-B-B.pdf

Table 3: Complete 2011 Phase One Drill Results
Hole ID Area Easting Northing Elevation Depth Azimuth Dip
SAR11-01 ST-40 487990 7378962 695 181 91 -51
SAR11-02 ST-40 487990 7378962 695 180 91 -57
SAR11-03 ST-40 487990 7378962 695 128 91 -65
SAR11-04 ST-40 487745 7379032 679 256 110 -55
SAR11-05 ST-40 488170 7378941 695 177 282 -45
SAR11-06 ST-40 488170 7378941 695 162 282 -50
SAR11-07 ST 40 487932 7379070 676 244 90 -50
SAR11-08 ST 40 488365 7378992 695 198 180 -45
SAR11-09 ST-31 487704 7380711 751 235 335 -45
SAR11-10 ST-40 west 487376 7379197 673 95 180 -45
SAR11-11 ST-31 487704 7380711 751 222 335 90
SAR11-12 ST-40 west 487376 7379197 673 332 180 -60
SAR11-13a ST-31 488048 7380666 723 36 315 -45
SAR11-13b ST-31 488048 7380666 723 149 315 -45
SAR11-14 ST-40 west 487287 7378992 680 201 180 -50
SAR11-15 ST-40 west 487387 7379180 675 268 270 -50
SAR11-16 ST-1 485244 7378286 656 249 310 -65
SAR11-17 ST-1 485244 7378286 656 329 310 -45
SAR11-18 ST-40 west 487387 7379180 675 263 270 -81
SAR11-19 ST-1 485085 7378106 628 326 310 -65
SAR11-20 ST-1 485204 7378257 654 252 310 -45
SAR11-21 ST-1 485085 7378106 628 198 310 -50
SAR11-22 ST-1 485162 7378206 647 307 310 -45
SAR11-23 ST-1 485098 7378143 630 128 310 -60
SAR11-24 ST-1 485251 7378143 649 400 310 -60
SAR11-25 ST-1 485098 7378143 630 281 310 -65
SAR11-26 ST-1 485102 7378263 638 307 310 -90
SAR11-27 ST-1 485098 7378143 630 217 310 -45
SAR11-28 ST-1 485102 7378263 638 198 310 -45
SAR11-29 ST-1 485230 7378101 641 387 310 -65
SAR11-30 ST-1 485284 7378310 671 247 317 -45
SAR11-31 ST-1 485249 7378421 645 247 310 -90
SAR11-32 ST-1 485249 7378421 645 158 301 -65
SAR11-33 ST-1 485345 7378357 686 132 310 -45
SAR11-34 ST-1 485345 7378357 686 268 310 -50
SAR11-35 ST-1 485368 7378442 657 259 310 -50
HoleID Area From To Intersection TREO Nd2O3/TREO
SAR11-01 ST-40 134.0 150.0 16.0 0.52% 47.2%
SAR11-02 ST-40 94.8 117.7 22.9 0.50% 50.1%
SAR11-03 ST-40 112.6 118.1 5.5 0.79% 47.9%
SAR11-04 ST-40 194.0 202.0 8.0 0.44% 41.2%
SAR11-05 ST-40 126.0 142.0 16.0 0.39% 46.7%
SAR11-06 ST-40 110.0 122.0 12.0 0.52% 47.9%
SAR11-07 ST-40 No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-08 ST-40 No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-09 ST-31 No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-10 ST-40 west No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-11 ST-31 No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-12 ST-40 west No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-13a ST-31 No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-13b ST-31 No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-14 ST-40 west No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-15 ST-40 west No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-16 ST-1 98.0 112.0 14.0 1.02% 18.3%
SAR11-17 ST-1 86.0 132.0 46.0 2.28% 17.4%
incl. 90.0 108.0 18.0 3.66% 17.4%
SAR11-18 ST-40 west No Significant intersections over 2m
SAR11-19 ST-1 262.0 310.0 48.0 1.36% 22.7%
incl. 264.0 282.0 18.0 2.25% 23.2%
SAR11-20 ST-1 106.0 146.0 40.0 1.78% 18.2%
incl. 114.0 124.0 10.0 2.30% 16.5%
incl. 134.0 146.0 12.0 2.79% 17.6%
SAR11-21 ST-1 No intersections over 2m: Faulted out prior to target Depth
SAR11-22 ST-1 170.0 198.0 28.0 1.35% 21.0%
incl. 170.0 180.0 10.0 1.98% 20.3%
SAR11-23 No intersections over 2m: Faulted out prior to target Depth
SAR11-24 ST-1 278.0 344.0 66.0 1.29% 18.2%
incl. 280.0 288.0 8.0 2.67% 15.2%
incl. 330.0 344.0 14.0 2.65% 16.6%
SAR11-25 ST-1 230.0 266.0 36.0 1.37% 23.5%
incl. 248.0 266.0 18.0 1.74% 24.9%
incl. 248.0 252.0 4.0 2.60% 24.3%
SAR11-26 ST-1 140.0 268.0 128.0 1.73% 19.3%
incl. 160.0 194.0 34.0 2.59% 18.2%
incl. 172.0 182.0 10.0 3.33% 16.7%
incl. 248.0 268.0 20.0 2.94% 19.5%
SAR11-27 ST-1 186.0 206.0 20.0 1.38% 21.6%
SAR11-28 ST-1 54.0 68.0 14.0 1.30% 17.6%
86.0 98.0 12.0 0.98% 25.1%
SAR11-29 ST-1 356.0 380.0 24.0 2.41% 17.9%
SAR11-30 ST-1 84.0 226.0 142.0 1.39% 17.7%
incl. 84.0 104.0 20.0 2.63% 17.0%
incl. 94.0 104.0 10.0 3.80% 16.4%
and 114.0 130.0 16.0 2.23% 17.6%
incl. 114.0 124.0 10.0 3.02% 17.8%
and 202.0 226.0 24.0 2.76% 16.2%
incl. 210.0 220.0 10.0 4.28% 15.7%
SAR11-31 ST-1 36.0 42.0 6.0 3.71% 14.8%
68.0 102.0 34.0 1.07% 17.1%
SAR11-32 ST-1 28.0 40.0 12.0 1.67% 16.3%
124.0 146.0 22.0 1.00% 16.4%
incl. 140.0 144.0 4.0 2.61% 15.7%
SAR11-33 ST-1 No intersections over 2m: Faulted out prior to target Depth
SAR11-34 ST-1 142.0 250.0 108.0 1.11% 16.3%
incl. 152.0 176.0 24.0 2.56% 16.4%
incl. 166.0 176.0 10.0 4.28% 15.4%
SAR11-35 ST-1 162.0 178.0 16.0 1.77% 15.0%
incl. 162.0 170.0 8.0 2.54% 14.8%
244.0 250.0 6.0 2.18% 18.1%
Note: All measurements are in metres. Elevation is height above sea level. All elements reported by ALS Chemex are in parts per million (ppm). Total Rare Earth Oxides (TREO) refers to the elements lanthanum through lutetium plus yttrium expressed as oxides in the form REE2O3

Drill core is logged and sampled in the field and split core is shipped to Vancouver for processing at ALS Chemex. A strict QA/QC program is followed, which includes the use of elemental standards, duplicates and blanks. In cases where the entire hole has not been sampled, only significant drill intersections of carbonate mineralization were sampled. Core was split in the field with half of the core being sent to ALS Chemex and the remaining half left on-site for future reference. All samples are analyzed using lithium borate fusion, acid dissolution and ICP-MS analysis (ALS method ME-MS81h). According to ALS Chemex, this procedure solubilizes most minerals, including refractory species, and provides the most quantitative analysis for many elements, including the rare earth elements.

The Sarfartoq REE project is located within 20 km of tidewater and only 60 km from Greenland's international airport. The project is owned 100% by Hudson. The Company is currently well financed with approximately $13.5 million in working capital.

Hudson's ST1 Zone represents one of the industry's highest ratios of neodymium and praseodymium to TREO, totaling 25%. The ST1 Zone contains over 40 million kilograms of neodymium oxide, which is the key component in permanent magnets and the fastest growth sector of the rare earths industry.

Dr. Michael Druecker is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed the preparation of the scientific and technical information in this press release in respect of the Sarfartoq REE Project.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James Tuer, President

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