Prophecy Resource Corp.
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Prophecy Resource Corp.

February 08, 2011 09:03 ET

Prophecy Obtains Full Mining License for Its 141-Million-Tonne Chandgana Tal Coal Deposit, Mongolia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - Prophecy Resource Corp. ("Prophecy" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PCY)(OTCQX:PRPCF)(FRANKFURT:1P2) reports today that it has received the full mining license from the Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia for the Chandgana Tal ("Tal") Deposit in Mongolia. Tal contains 141 million tonnes of Measured coal* and is located 9 kms north of Prophecy's Chandgana Khavtgai project (over 1 billion tonnes Measured/Indicated coal)*.

Previously only a small portion of Tal possessed mining license status. The full mining license represents the second significant milestone granted to Prophecy towards its planned 600 MW mine mouth power plant in the Chandgana Projects area ("Power Plant Project"). In November of 2010, the Mongolian Ministry of Nature and the Environment granted environmental approval for the Power Plant Project (see Prophecy news, November 15, 2010).

*The following table outlines the resource estimates and the quality and stripping ratios of Prophecy's Coal Projects:

  Measured Indicated Heating Value (A.D.)   License Status
Ulaan Ovoo 174.0 mt 34.0 mt 5,668 kcal/kg   Mining
Tal 141.3 mt   4,238 kcal/kg   Mining
Khavtgai 509.3 mt 538.8 mt 4,354 kcal/kg   Exploration
Total 824.6 mt 572.8 mt      
The numbers above are based on the following technical reports:
 - Ulaan Ovoo, as authored by Minarco MineConsult dated May 8, 2009. See press release on April 29, 2009.
 - Tal as authored by Behre Dolbear dated Sep 11, 2007. See press release on Sep 10, 2007.
 - Khavtgai as authored by Kravits Geological Services dated Sep 28, 2010. See press release on Aug 16, 2010.

Tal will be the starter pit and supply an estimated 2.4 million tonnes per year of coal to the Power Plant Project. The starter pit features a 0.5 to 1 strip ratio; Khavtgai will supplement mine production in later years. The Power Plant Project is next to a paved road and within 160 km of the Central Mongolian Railroad, which can facilitate transport of construction equipment. The Project is adjacent to a 45kv electrical distribution line and within 150km from a 2x220kv electrical transmission line.

Further to receiving mining license and environmental approval on the Power Plant Project, Prophecy is pleased to announce that a 170 page Mongolian Power Plant Project Feasibility Study has been completed, details of which will be released after final translations and review by Mr. Paul Venter, and Mr. Michael Deats, Prophecy directors with combined over 75 years of experience in the coal mining and power generating industry in Russia, Mongolia, South Africa and sub-Sahara territories. They have overseen construction and operation of thermal power plants upward of 3600 MW in installed capacity.

Visit www.prophecyresource.com to review cross section of Chandgana Tal and Mongolia Transmission Grids.

For more information about Prophecy, please contact Paul McKenzie at +1.604.642.2625 ext. 107 or John Lee at +1.800.851.1528.

This news release has been reviewed and approved by Danniel Oosterman, PGeo, Prophecy Geologist who is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. 

About Prophecy Resource

Prophecy Resource Corporation is an internationally diversified company engaged in developing energy, nickel and platinum group metals projects. The company controls over 1.4 billion tons of open-pittable thermal coal in Mongolia (839 Mt Measured, 579 Mt Indicated). Prophecy's Ulaan Ovoo coal mine is fully commissioned and in production. In Canada Prophecy owns Wellgreen PGM Ni-Cu Project in Yukon, Lynn Lake Nickel Sulphide Project in Manitoba, and a 10% equity stake in Victory Nickel. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS of Prophecy Resource Corp.

John Lee, Chairman

Forward Looking Statements: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the companies are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Prophecy believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include general economic, regulatory, market or business conditions, and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Prophecy and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("the U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

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