Sanu Resources Ltd.
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Sanu Resources Ltd.

October 20, 2008 14:55 ET

Sanu Intersects 16m of 4.89% Zn, 0.96% Cu and 1.1g/t Au at the Aderat Prospect 4.5kms North of the Hambok Massive Sulfide Deposit

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2008) - Sanu Resources Ltd. ("Sanu" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:SNU) is pleased to announce the results of the recent scout drilling program on its wholly owned Aderat prospect located 4.5kms north of the Company's Hambok copper zinc massive sulfide deposit in Western Eritrea.

The best results were from angle drill hole ANK-006 which intercepted 27m grading 3.56% Zn, 0.75% Cu, 0.87gpt (grams per metric tonne) Au from 144 to 173m including 16m grading 4.89% Zn, 0.96% Cu, and 1.04 gpt Au from 151 to 167m. This higher grade interval is hosted in strongly altered felsic volcanic rock with disseminated and stockwork sulphide mineralization which returned an uncut average grade of 1.4% Zn, 0.23% Cu over 108m. The style of mineralization is characteristic of the footwall zones of many volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits. Complete drill results are listed in the attached table.

The Aderat prospect was identified by mechanical trenching through 2 to 4m of overburden in an area with a coincident electro-magnetic conductor and positive gravity anomaly. The trenches exposed 20 to 30m intervals of gossan and altered hematitic felsic tuff anomalous in copper, zinc, gold, molybdenum, bismuth and barium. Four of five holes, (ANK-005, -006, -009 and -010) drilled on the prospect intersected stockwork and disseminated sulfides in altered felsic volcanic rocks up to 100m thick. Thinner 2 to 3m zones of semi-massive to massive sulfides were intersected in ANK-005 and -006.

Hole ANK-006 was particularly impressive, intersecting the broad envelope of disseminated mineralization with higher grade intervals described above. Massive sulfide bands internal to the disseminated zone yielded higher grade Zn and Cu values and were encountered toward the base of the disseminated sulfide interval. The altered and mineralized zone is open along plunge to the north and south.

These results are highly encouraging for Sanu's continued exploration of the Hambok and other VHMS trends identified on the Mogoraib license because they demonstrate the presence of a separate precious metal enriched volcanogenic massive sulfide system on the Hambok trend. The metal content within the disseminated and stockwork zone intersected in hole 006 suggests a well mineralized system. A follow-up program of geophysics and trenching will be done during the remainder of 2008 to identify targets for early 2009 drilling.

Drill core samples were split on site by diamond saw with half the core was submitted to African Horn Laboratories in Asmara for crushing and grinding. Core is retained at Sanu's Mogoraib camp. One split of the prepared sample pulp was airfreighted to Genalysis Laboratories in Perth, Western Australia for analysis, and the remainder retained in Sanu's warehouse in Asmara. High- and low-grade sulfide and oxide standards constituting roughly 5% of the sample volume were randomly inserted into the sample stream before shipment of the pulps to Genalysis. Two duplicate samples were collected every 20 samples, one sent to Genalysis Labs and one to ALS-Chemex in Vancouver. All sample data is stored in a secure database on site in Asmara.



Aderat drillholes summary results

(1) cut-off values used in these averages: Zn greater than 0.1%,
Cu greater than 0.1%, Pb greater than 0.1%, Au greater than 0.5gpt,
Ag greater than 10gpt

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Wt avg
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Hole From To Int Zn% Cu% Au ppm Ag ppm
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ANK-005 9.0 11.0 2.0 0.11
13.0 15.0 2.0 0.20 0.11
70.0 72.0 2.0 0.16
78.0 79.0 1.0 0.10
90.0 91.0 1.0 0.13
93.0 94.0 0.34
103.0 104.0 1.0 0.14
111.0 113.0 2.0 0.20
127.0 128.0 1.0 0.13
132.0 133.0 1.0 0.29
134.0 135.0 1.0 0.23
142.0 143.0 1.0 0.10
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ANK-006 55.0 56.0 1.0 0.33
65.0 66.0 1.0 0.15
66.0 67.0 1.0 0.17
67.0 73.0 6.0 0.16
71.0 73.0 2.0 0.13
82.0 84.0 2.0 0.13
86.0 89.0 3.0 0.19
90.0 91.0 1.0 0.13
77.0 93.0 16.0 1.34
85.0 93.0 8.0 0.17
100.0 102.0 2.0 0.16
103.0 105.0 2.0 0.13
98.0 106.0 8.0 0.14
116.0 117.0 1.0 0.13
115.0 117.0 2.0 0.14
98.0 121.0 23.0 1.02
124.0 127.0 3.0 0.15 0.15
128.0 132.0 4.0 0.12
129.0 132.0 3.0 0.13
122.0 133.0 11.0 0.74
146.0 147.0 1.0 24
148.0 149.0 1.0 12
144.0 171.0 27.0 3.56 0.75 0.87
inc 151.0 167.0 16.0 4.89 0.96 1.04
inc 156.0 161.0 5.0 1.45
inc 162.0 166.0 4.0 1.45
151.0 171.0 20.0 24
172.0 173.0 1.0 1.25 0.34 0.54 15
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ANK-007 No significant results
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ANK-008 Not drilled
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ANK-009 13.0 14.0 1.0 0.39
33.0 34.0 1.0 0.12
34.0 35.0 1.0 0.11
36.0 40.0 4.0 0.11
53.0 54.0 1.0 0.12 0.28
75.0 76.0 1.0 0.53
81.0 82.0 1.0 0.13
88.0 90.0 2.0 0.10
109.0 112.0 3.0 0.17
117.0 118.0 1.0 1.07
143.0 144.0 1.0 0.17
171.0 172.0 1.0 0.22
186.0 187.0 1.0 0.11
188.0 189.0 1.0 0.10
192.0 193.0 1.0 0.13
197.0 198.0 1.0 0.49 0.39
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ANK-010 63.0 64.0 1.0 0.10
55.0 66.0 11.0 0.35
67.0 68.0 1.0 0.54
69.0 70.0 1.0 0.33
71.0 73.0 2.0 0.15
83.0 87.0 4.0 0.24
111.0 120.0 9.0 0.82
122.0 123.0 1.0 0.12
124.0 126.0 2.0 0.21
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Intervals are core lengths and true widths may be less than reported here.


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