SOURCE: Sillenger Exploration Corp.

June 09, 2010 17:06 ET

Sillenger: Preliminary Data Indicates Presence of Gold, Diamonds, and Bauxite in Equatorial Guinea

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) -  Sillenger Exploration Corp. ("Sillenger") (PINKSHEETS: SLGX), an innovative and progressive mineral exploration and claims management company, with experience in mining and business process management in Africa, has received the historical geological and geophysics data for the Rio Muni region of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Preliminary assessment of the data shows a number of different areas within Rio Muni that indicate the presence of minerals, most notably gold, iron ore, diamonds, colombo-tantalum and bauxite. Except for some artisanal placer gold extraction, the Country currently has no commercial mining activity. The data was provided by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy in advance of the airborne geophysical survey that is expected to commence in July.

The upcoming survey will help to reveal the locations of potential deposits, and provide a more detailed reading of the subsurface structures.

As previously announced, Sillenger, through its relationship with FCMI Global Inc. and its African affiliates, has entered into a contract with the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to conduct an airborne geophysical survey of Rio Muni region (27,000 sq. km) of Equatorial Guinea, as well as 30 km of Continental Platform (4,500 sq. km) off the Atlantic coastline. Under the contract, Sillenger (FCMI) will be granted exploration mining concessions, including oil and gas concessions, which are revealed by the survey.

Equatorial Guinea, a major offshore oil producer, has a democratically elected government, and is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. The Government of Equatorial Guinea has a strong desire to diversify its economy by developing its mining industry, and wishes to obtain a geological and geophysical database that will enable the detection of mineral, hydrocarbon and groundwater resources.

About Sillenger Exploration Corp.

Sillenger is a natural resource development company dedicated to bringing a progressive, creative and proprietary approach to natural resource exploration. It is dedicated to bringing a progressive, creative and proprietary approach to natural resource exploration.

The Sillenger CLP Claims Licensing Program® is a turnkey process used in partnership with Governments to improve the way their natural resources are managed. The Company's Government partners provide a "fast-track" to expediting all necessary permits, licenses, legal, and other bureaucratic documentation and procedures that exploration and extraction companies would require in order to begin their work programs in these countries.

The Company believes there is a strong indication that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, which is a major offshore oil producer, is potentially rich with gold, diamonds, and other precious resources. The West Africa region hosts a number of major base metals mines extracting copper, zinc, bauxite, and iron ore. Recent exploration activity has led to the discovery of rare element strategic minerals such as uranium, tantalum, gallium and lithium.

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