Red Rock Energy Inc.
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Red Rock Energy Inc.

January 19, 2009 15:06 ET

Red Rock Drills 0.324% (6.48lbs/ton) Over Two Metres at Fusion Zone

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2009) - Red Rock Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RRK) today released the latest analytical test results from its 2008 Diamond Drilling Campaign conducted at the Uranium City camp. Operational focus in the final quarter of 2008 was on the newly discovered Fusion zone at Lake Cinch and River zone at Cenex. The results of the final drilling for 2008 are reported herein in Table 1.

At the Fusion Zone an additional six holes were drilled to test the zone during this period. The current results from holes 08RB2-37 to 08RB2-42 confirm the uranium-bearing Fusion Zone, which is along the Lake Cinch Main Ore Fault structure, continues at least locally between the intersections found in previous drilling. Of note in the latest series of holes are two higher grade intercepts in the foot wall of the controlling structure: hole 08RB2-41 intersected 0.209% U3O8 across a 1.50 m core length and hole 08RB2-42 intersected 0.323% across a 2.00 m core length. The higher grade intercept in hole 08RB2-42 in the foot wall of the Lake Cinch structure is open both up- and down-dip and laterally to the northeast.

At the River Zone, which is believed to be the eastern extension of the uranium zones mined underground at the former Cenex mine, drilling was complicated by technical factors that required three of the nine holes (08RB2-30, -34 & -35) to be abandoned prior to reaching their targeted end of hole depth. Nevertheless, this initial drilling has confirmed that at least some of the uranium zones that were mined underground at Cenex continue to the east and to depth, as predicted by former operators. At present, because of the relatively wide spacing between the six completed holes at the Cenex River Zone, correlation between uranium intercepts lacks certainty, hence estimates of the true widths of the intersected zones is difficult. Nonetheless, Red Rock management remains encouraged by these preliminary exploratory drill results at the Cenex River Zone and plans further drilling on this target.

By consistently returning intercepts with significant radioactivity in every hole, the 2008 drill results continue to add validity to the exploration method and model employed by Red Rock. Management feels the core corporate objective of exploring for new uranium zones that are in close proximity to Red Rock's historic resources is beginning to meet its potential given the strong exploration results from the 2008 program. In addition to the new Fusion Zone discovery east of the former Lake Cinch mine underground workings, the 2008 program also resulted in the discovery at Cenex of an extension to the River uranium zone which was previously mined underground to the west.

Red Rock is currently completing selected technical checking and interpretation of results intended to document the 2008 exploration activities and to facilitate future planning of drilling and a fieldwork program. This work includes: (a) re-analysis of selected drill core samples and evaluation of all 2008 core assays, (b) assembly of drilling data into a 3D compilation to better correlate individual uranium sub-zones at both the Fusion Zone and River Zone, and (c) preparation of summary reports suitable for filing for assessment. Finally, during early 2009 Red Rock will prepare an internal estimate of the tonnes and grade of inferred resources identified by the 2008 exploratory drilling. If this internal study indicates the level of inferred resources is material, then Red Rock will commission an independent consultant to prepare a NI 43-101 compliant report documenting the estimated resources that have been identified.

Reg A. Olson, Ph.D., P. Geol., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and supervisor of the 2008 field exploration and drill programs, has reviewed and is in agreement with the contents of this release.

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Table 1: Highlights from Red Rock Energy Inc. 2008 Drill Campaign for holes
08RB2-32 to 08RB2-36 - Cenex Locale

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Collar Elev
UTM UTM Azimuth, (masl)(2) From
Hole East'g(1) Nrth'g(1) Inclination EOH (m) (m)
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08RB2-32 631560 6602630 360 degrees, 255, 16.00
-70 degrees 329.1
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08RB2-32 266.50
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08RB2-32 313.00
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Including 314.50
08RB2-32
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08RB2-33 631560 6602630 360 degrees, 255, 26.00
-50 degrees 242.4
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151.00
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Including 151.00
08RB2-33
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08RB2-34 631435 6602649 360 degrees, 265, 51.00
-50 degrees 62.0
(Abd)(6)
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Including 51.00
08RB2-34
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08RB2-35 631435 6602649 360 degrees, 265,
-70 degrees 30.0
(Abd)
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Core Average Grade
To Length U3O8 (Pounds
Hole (m) (m) U3O8/Ton)(3) Intersection Type
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08RB2-32 17.00 1.00 0.088% Possible cross
(1.76 lbs) fracture above
River Zone(4)
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08RB2-32 267.50 1.00 0.115% Possible
(2.3 lbs) extension
River Zone(5)
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08RB2-32 317.50 4.50 0.067% Possible
(1.34 lbs) extension
River Zone
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Including 316.00 1.50 0.169% Possible
08RB2-32 (3.38 lbs) extension
River Zone
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08RB2-33 26.50 0.50 0.172% Possible cross
(3.44 lbs) fracture above
River Zone
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152.50 1.50 0.065% Possible
(1.3 lbs) extension
River Zone
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Including 151.50 0.50 0.121% Possible
08RB2-33 (2.42 lbs) extension
River Zone
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08RB2-34 54.00 3.00 0.174% Possible cross
(3.48 lbs) fracture above
River Zone
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Including 52.50 1.50 0.256% Possible cross
08RB2-34 (5.12 lbs) fracture above
River Zone
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08RB2-35
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Collar Elev
UTM UTM Azimuth, (masl)(2) From
Hole East'g(1) Nrth'g(1) Inclination EOH (m) (m)
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08RB2-36 631439 6602621 360 degrees, 265, 33.50
-60 degrees 418.9
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Including 33.50
08RB2-36
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08RB2-36 173.50
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08RB2-36 179.50
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Including 181.50
08RB2-36
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Core Average Grade
To Length U3O8 (Pounds
Hole (m) (m) U3O8/Ton)(3) Intersection Type
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08RB2-36 35.50 2.00 0.117% Possible cross
(2.34 lbs) fracture above
River Zone
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Including 34.50 1.00 0.213% Possible cross
08RB2-36 (4.26 lbs) fracture above
River Zone
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08RB2-36 174.50 1.00 0.182% Possible
(3.64 lbs) extension
River Zone
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08RB2-36 182.00 2.50 0.065% Possible
(1.3 lbs) extension
River Zone
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Including 182.00 0.50 0.211% Possible
08RB2-36 (4.22 lbs) extension
River Zone
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Table 1: Highlights from Red Rock Energy Inc. 2008 Drill Campaign for holes
08RB2-37 to 08RB2-42 - Lake Cinch Fusion Zone
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Collar Elev
UTM UTM Azimuth, (masl)(2) From
Hole East'g(1) Nrth'g(1) Inclination EOH (m) (m)
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08RB2-37 632287 6603228 310 degrees, 285, 81.00
-55 degrees 256.9
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08RB2-38 632287 6603228 310 degrees, 285, 37.50
-70 degrees 266.6
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Including 38.00
08RB2-38
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08RB2-38 231.50
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Including 231.50
08RB2-38
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08RB2-39 632316 6603272 310 degrees, 285, 147.40
-55 degrees 260.30
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08RB2-39 194.90
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Including 195.40
08RB2-39
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08RB2-40 632316 6603272 310 degrees, 285, 82.50
-70 degrees 311.40
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Including 83.00
08RB2-40
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08RB2-40 223.20

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Core Average Grade
To Length U3O8 (Pounds
Hole (m) (m) U3O8/Ton)(3) Intersection Type
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08RB2-37 82.00 1.00 0.059% Cross Frac
(1.18 lbs) Cinch(7)
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08RB2-38 39.00 1.50 0.148% Cross Frac
(2.96 lbs) Cinch
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Including 38.50 0.50 0.418% Cross Frac
08RB2-38 (8.36 lbs) Cinch
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08RB2-38 235.00 3.50 0.036% Cinch MOF(8)
(0.72 lbs)
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Including 233.50 2.00 0.044% Cinch MOF
08RB2-38 (0.88 lbs)
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08RB2-39 148.40 1.00 0.120% Cross Frac
(2.4 lbs) Cinch
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08RB2-39 197.40 2.50 0.055% Cinch MOF
(1.1 lbs)
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Including 196.40 1.00 0.078% Cinch MOF
08RB2-39 (1.56 lbs)
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08RB2-40 86.00 3.50 0.173% Cross Frac
(3.46 lbs) Cinch
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Including 85.00 2.00 0.288% Cross Frac
08RB2-40 (5.76 lbs) Cinch
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08RB2-40 224.20 1.00 0.068% Cinch MOF
(1.36 lbs)
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Collar Elev
UTM UTM Azimuth, (masl)(2) From
Hole East'g(1) Nrth'g(1) Inclination EOH (m) (m)
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08RB2-41 632353 6603300 305 degrees, 280, 156.60
-55 degrees 284.60
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0RB2-41 187.90
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Including 190.40
08RB2-41
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08RB2-41 206.90
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Including 207.40
08RB2-41
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08RB2-41 272.50
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Including 273.00
08RB2-41
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08RB2-42 632353 6603300 305 degrees, 280, 52.50
-75 degrees 335.60
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08RB2-42 202.50
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Including 202.50
08RB2-42
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08RB2-42 218.50
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Core Average Grade
To Length U3O8 (Pounds
Hole (m) (m) U3O8/Ton)(3) Intersection Type
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08RB2-41 157.60 1.00 0.182% Cross Frac
(3.64 lbs) Cinch
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0RB2-41 192.40 4.50 0.037% Cinch MOF,
(0.74 lbs) upper zone
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Including 191.90 1.50 0.054% Cinch MOF,
08RB2-41 (1.08 lbs) upper zone
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08RB2-41 209.90 3.00 0.059% Cinch MOF,
(1.18 lbs) lower zone
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Including 207.90 0.50 0.114% Cinch MOF,
08RB2-41 (2.28 lbs) lower zone
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08RB2-41 274.00 1.50 0.209% Cross Frac
(4.18 lbs) Cinch
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Including 274.00 1.00 0.293% Cross Frac
08RB2-41 (5.86 lbs) Cinch
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08RB2-42 53.50 1.00 0.153% Cross Frac
(3.06 lbs) Cinch
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08RB2-42 204.00 1.50 0.051% Cross Frac
(1.02 lbs) Cinch
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Including 203.00 0.50 0.119% Cross Frac
08RB2-42 (2.38 lbs) Cinch
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08RB2-42 220.50 2.00 0.134% Cross Frac
(2.68 lbs) Cinch
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Collar Elev
UTM UTM Azimuth, (masl)(2) From
Hole East'g(1) Nrth'g(1) Inclination EOH (m) (m)
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Including 218.50
08RB2-42
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including 220.00
08RB2-42
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08RB2-42 238.50
(Cont.)
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Including 239.00
08RB2-42
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08RB2-42 244.50
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Including 250.50
08RB2-42
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08RB2-42 288.00
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Core Average Grade
To Length U3O8 (Pounds
Hole (m) (m) U3O8/Ton)(3) Intersection Type
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Including 219.00 0.50 0.357% Cross Frac
08RB2-42 (7.14 lbs) Cinch
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including 220.50 0.50 0.176% Cross Frac
08RB2-42 (3.52 lbs) Cinch
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08RB2-42 242.00 3.50 0.054% Cinch MOF,
(Cont.) (1.08 lbs) upper zone
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Including 240.00 1.00 0.102% Cinch MOF,
08RB2-42 (2.04 lbs) upper zone
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08RB2-42 254.50 10.00 0.044% Cinch MOF,
(0.88 lbs) lower zone
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Including 253.00 2.50 0.169% Cinch MOF,
08RB2-42 (3.38 lbs) lower zone
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08RB2-42 290.00 2.00 0.323% Uraniferous
(6.46 lbs) cross fracture
in foot wall
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(1)Note: UTM Eastings and Northings are given for a datum of NAD83, Zone
12N.
(2)Note: Elevation in masl refers to approximate metres above sea level.
(3)Note: Pounds and ton are imperial weight measures hence 1 short ton
equals 2,000 imperial pounds. In contrast 1 metric tonne equals
2,204 lbs.
(4)Note: Cross-fracture refers to uranium-bearing structures that exist in
the hangingwall or footwall of the Cenex River Zone Fault and ore
zones structure.
(5)Note: Cenex River Ore Zones refers to several subparallel uranium ore
zones that were mined underground at the former Cenex mine.
(6)Note: Hole was abandoned due to drilling complications prior to reaching
planned target depth.
(7)Note: Cross-fracture refers to uranium-bearing structures that exist in
the hanging wall or foot wall of the Cinch Main Ore Fault Zone.
(8)Note: Cinch MOF means Lake Cinch Main Ore Fault or Shear Zone.


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    or
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    Operations Manager
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