Artha Resources Corporation

Artha Resources Corporation

February 16, 2011 10:00 ET

Rare Earth Expert Alex Knox Joins Artha

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2011) - Artha Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alex Knox to its Advisory Board effective immediately. Alex is one of Canada's leading experts on rare earth geology with more than 35 years of experience in mineral exploration, including prospect generation, regional analysis and economic evaluation.

After Alex graduated with a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in geology from the University of Calgary, he spent more than 10 years as a mineral exploration geologist with Unocal Canada Ltd. During this period he spent much time studying and exploring most of the known carbonatite and alkalic rock complexes in Canada for niobium and rare earth elements, including the Kipawa Alkalic Complex in western Quebec and the Eldor Carbonatite complex in northern Quebec.

Since 1993 Mr. Knox has been a mineral exploration consultant, working in many commodities. Recently he has been retained to examine and explore rare earth element properties for many organizations in Canada and recently participated in a comparative study of heavy rare earth element-enriched deposits worldwide for an international consulting group.

Mr. Knox lives in Calgary, Alberta. He is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and a registered Professional Geologist in Alberta (APEGGA).

Todd McMurray, President of Artha Resources, commented, "Alex's expertise will be an invaluable asset as the Company begins a significant rare earth exploration program on several targets in NW Argentina."

Artha has strategically staked a highly prospective rare earth portfolio that now covers over 900 square kilometers which includes the Susques and Cachi properties. At Susques rare earth mineralization observed to date is hosted in stockwork veins with the host structure up to 10 meters wide and over 6km in strike length. Geology is dominated by Ordovician sentiments, Tertiary intrusive and carbonatites. At Cachi the geology is prospective for pegmatite related rare earth mineralization based on extensive granitoid intrusions extending for over 40 km in strike, with pegmatite dykes up to 300 meters wide intruding neo–proterozoic gneiss. Strategic staking of rare earth targets actively continue.

Charles Straw, B.Sc., is the qualified person under NI 43-101 responsible for the technical information in this news release.

About Artha

Artha Resources is a mineral exploration company lead by a team of mining industry professionals with a proven track record in project generation, exploration, mining and finance. One of the Company's principle exploration projects adjoins Silver Standard's Pirquitas Mine, one of the largest primary silver mines in the world. Artha is one of the largest mineral explorers in the region with over 1500 square km of properties highly prospective for silver, gold, base metals and rare earths.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Todd McMurray

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