Rodinia Lithium Inc.

Rodinia Lithium Inc.

August 04, 2011 10:57 ET

Rodinia Lithium Provides Update on the Salar de Diablillos Project

- Diamond Drilling Successfully Confirms Sand and Gravel Dominant Lithologies

- Additional Aquifer Identified in the Fractured Basement, Potentially Increasing Resource

- First Pump Test Well Successfully Drilled and Installed

- Two of Three Planned Monitoring Wells Completed

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2011) - Rodinia Lithium Inc. ("Rodinia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RM)(OTCQX:RDNAF) is pleased to provide an update on progress at its Salar de Diablillos project ("Diablillos" or "Salar") located in Salta Province, Argentina. Diamond drilling on the Salar commenced during the first week of July and has successfully confirmed the dominant lithologies identified by the Company's extensive reverse circulation drilling campaign. The vast majority of the lithologies intersected during diamond drilling have been sand and gravel. Both of these units tend to produce acquifers with high specific yield values and are seen by management as favourable for production wells.

In addition, the Company is pleased to announce that drilling and installation of the first pump test well is complete. The first pump test will take place at the site where D-RC-16 was drilled. Two of three planned monitoring wells have also been drilled and are in the process of being screened.

William Randall, President & CEO of Rodinia, commented "The lithologies intersected during diamond drilling confirm the favourable aquifer properties identified during reverse circulation drilling last year. This is a major step towards de-risking the project and will provide a great deal of certainty as to the potential of the deposit. Having completed the first pump test well, we are now well on our way to defining the productive capacity of Diablillos."

Diamond drill holes D-DD-01 and D-DD-02 have been completed, intersecting the basement at 186 metres and 102 metres respectively. The drill holes continued within the basement encountering highly fractured material with brine from 102 to 156 metres in the case of D-DD-01. This represents a potential aquifer that was not included in the previously reported recoverable resource estimate. Rodinia will issue a detailed press release on holes D-DD-01 and D-DD-02 once sample results have been received from the laboratory.

The Project is supervised by Ray Spanjers, Rodinia's Manager of Exploration. Mr. Spanjers is considered a qualified person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this release. According to the Company's sampling protocol, sample size is to exceed 500 millilitres and be stored in clean, secure containers for transportation. The prepared samples are then forwarded to the ALS Laboratory Group, Environmental Division, in Fort Collins, Co (USA) for analysis. A rigorous QA/QC program is implemented consisting of regular insertion of standards and blanks to ensure laboratory integrity.

About Rodinia Lithium Inc.:

Rodinia Lithium Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company with a primary focus on Lithium exploration and development in North and South America. The Company is also actively exploring the commercialization of a significant Potash co-product that is expected to be recoverable through the lithium harvesting process.

Rodinia's Salar de Diablillos lithium-brine project in Salta, Argentina, contains a recoverable resource of 2.82 million tonnes lithium carbonate equivalent and 11.27 million tonnes potassium chloride equivalent. The project contains a recoverable inferred resource of 952,553,000 m3 grading 556 mg/L lithium and 6,206 mg/L potassium. Throughout 2011, Rodinia will focus on continuing to develop the Diablillos project by completing additional drilling and advancing through scoping study.

The Company also holds 100% mineral rights to approximately 70,000 acres in Nevada's lithium-rich Clayton Valley in Esmeralda County, and is currently in the process of assessing the size, quality and processing alternatives of this deposit. The Clayton Valley project is located in the only known lithium-brine bearing salt lake in North America, and looks to represent the only new source for domestic lithium carbonate supply.

The Projects are supervised by Ray Spanjers, Rodinia's Manager of Exploration. Mr. Spanjers is considered a Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43‐101.

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Cautionary Notes

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in this press release constitutes "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities law. Such forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "plans", "proposes", "estimates", "intends", "expects", "believes", "may", "will" and include without limitation, statements regarding the impact of the drill program at the Diablillos property and results of such drill program; the potential of the Diablillos property; anticipated timing with respect to the completion of a preliminary economic assessment, the potential results and timetable for further exploration with respect to the Clayton Valley project and the Diablillos property, the timetable with respect to future acquisitions and exploration developments at Clayton Valley and Diablillos, timetable for further exploration, analysis and development, title disputes or claims; and governmental approvals and regulation. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, metal prices, competition, financing risks, acquisition risks, risks inherent in the mining industry, and regulatory risks. Most of these factors are outside the control of the Company. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities statutes or regulation, the Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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