Rodinia Minerals Inc.

Rodinia Minerals Inc.

December 08, 2009 07:30 ET

Rodinia Minerals Inc. to Commence New Drill Program at Claton Valley and Completes Gravity Survey

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2009) - Rodinia Minerals Inc. ("Rodinia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RM), is pleased to announce that it has awarded the contract for drilling on its flagship Clayton Valley, Nevada lithium property to Layne Christensen, of Chandler, Arizona. The mobilization of drills to the property has been initiated and drilling is expected to commence as soon as possible. All environmental permits in support of the drill campaign are in place as are access agreements with surface land holders.

The drill program will focus on target areas surrounding Rockwood Holdings' Silverpeak wells within the 50,440 acres of Rodinia's 534 claims in Nevada's lithium-rich Clayton Valley. Vertical dual-tube reverse circulation drill holes of 6 inch diameter drill rods are planned to test the extensive lithium-bearing aquifers, as outlined by compiling gravity, seismic and borehole data from previously completed work in the area. Geologically, the aquifers in the Clayton Valley have many characteristics that place it among the best and most economical lithium bearing basins in the world. Results from this drilling will be used to establish a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate.

David Stein, President and CEO, remarks, "The project has progressed very well. Work has focused at this stage on a systematic analysis of the available geological databases to prioritize the targets for initial drilling and to identify additional priority targets within the project area. Final planning for the initial targets is complete, field offices are established and we are excited for the drills to start turning. We anticipate results within approximately six weeks of collaring the first drill hole."

A surface gravity survey covering the entire 50,440 acre land package has been successfully completed. The acquired data is being processed and will be used to delineate prospective areas of the basin and set additional drill targets for the program described in this press release. Gravity surveys can describe the topography of the contact between the basement and valley sediments, allowing the location of the deeper, more prospective areas where the lithium rich brines may collect.

About Rodinia Minerals Inc.:

Rodinia Minerals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a primary focus on lithium exploration and development in North and South America. The Company is positioned to capitalize on the explosive demand for lithium carbonate expected from the paradigm shift to mass adoption and use of key lithium applications (lithium-ion batteries, glass ceramics, greases, pharmaceuticals etc.).

Rodinia is currently exploring its 100% owned, 50,440 acre Clayton Valley project in Nevada, USA. With its initial 3-hole drill program complete, the Company is actively planning and permitting and expanded 20-hole program that surrounds the only lithium brine producer in North America.

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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 results of the drill program with respect to the Clayton Valley property; the ability for the Company to establish a NI 43-101 compliant resource; the potential of the Company's projects; the potential results and timetable for further exploration with respect to the Clayton Valley project, timetable for further exploration, the results of data processing with respect to the Clayton Valley drill program, analysis and development; 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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