Kilgore Minerals Ltd.

Kilgore Minerals Ltd.

July 10, 2007 11:51 ET

Kilgore Acquires Extensive Data Base

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Kilgore Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:KAU) is pleased to announce that it has acquired an extensive data base on its wholly owned Mountain West Property in Elko County, Nevada. The data was acquired from Pathfinder Mines Corporation, former owner and operator of the property. The package was acquired for an initial cash payment, with a further cash payment to be made when and if Kilgore receives a Nevada Mine Permit for any property in the Mountain City Nev-Idaho 15' quad sheet. The Purchase Agreement also included the grant of a Right of First Offer to UG USA, Inc., concurrent with the signing of the Purchase Agreement, under which Kilgore has entered into an Agreement for the Sale of Uranium Concentrates with UG USA, Inc. The Right of First Offer applies to the first 1,000,000 pounds of uranium concentrate production from the Mountain West Property, at a 1% discount to the prevailing spot price of uranium. Pathfinder and UG USA are affiliates of Areva.

The data documents exploration activities from 1967 to 1983 during which period 359 drill holes were completed. Work in the last few years was essentially assessment work. In 1977, Pathfinder calculated a total "geological reserves" of 333,600 tons averaging 0.178% eU3O8(i) or 1,189,000 pounds eU3O8(i). Open pit "indicated reserves" were computed to be 303,600 tons at an average grade of 0.153% eU3O8(i) or 927,400 pounds eU3O8(i) and an additional open pit "inferred reserve" of 35,000 tons at a grade of 0.14% eU3O8(i) or 98,000 pounds eU3O8(i). These are historical estimates, and as a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources, Kilgore is not treating the historical estimates as current mineral resources as defined in NI 43-101, and they should therefore not be relied upon. The work was completed by competent and experienced operators, and management of Kilgore considers the work and conclusions relevant to the evaluation of the project. Pathfinder concluded that there was significant potential for the discovery of addition uranium mineralization.

(i) The denotation "eU3O8(i)" means U3O8 assay as determined by the extrapolation of radioactivity in the sample to the actual uranium content. The actual uranium content (usually determined by chemical assay) can be higher or lower than the "e" uranium value if the deposit is out of equilibrium. This is often the case with relatively young mineralization such as the mineralization at the Mountain West property. Preliminary equilibrium work by Pathfinder suggested that the actual, or chemical, uranium values are 30% higher than the values as determined by the probe, or "e" values.

The acquisition of this data base is an important step in advancing this project. Management believes that the identified resources are significant and that there is excellent potential to discover and develop additional uranium resources on the property. Accordingly, permitting of a comprehensive program of confirmation, infill and exploratory drilling on the property has been initiated.

Norman Burmeister, P.Eng. is the qualified person responsible for the technical information appearing in this news release.


Norman Burmeister, President & CEO


Kilgore Minerals is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. The company holds interests in 22 uranium properties and three gold properties, all of which are located in the United States. For further information please visit our website at

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