Strathmore Minerals Corp.

Strathmore Minerals Corp.

September 01, 2005 09:30 ET

Strathmore Commissions Cultural Resource Clearance Survey at Church Rock, New Mexico, Uranium Property

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 1, 2005) - Strathmore Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:STM) is pleased to announce that its Santa Fe, New Mexico, uranium mine development office has commissioned a Cultural Resource Clearance Survey of Strathmore's Church Rock in-situ uranium property in McKinley County, New Mexico.

Strathmore is now in the planning stages of its data gathering efforts as part of the permit application process. The Company is committed to a coordinated development process that will work closely with all levels of government, regulatory agencies and the public as we proceed with our mine development plans. Strathmore currently plans to develop its mineral resource at Church Rock using in-situ extraction techniques that will minimize impacts to human health and the environment.

The Company's Church Rock property comprises 260 hectares (640 acres), and is located within the Grants Uranium Belt, which was the largest producing uranium district in the United States during the last uranium cycle. Over 91,500 meters (300,000 + feet) of drilling was completed on the Church Rock property at that time by the previous owner, Kerr-McGee. The property consists of mineral rights owned by virtue of the mining laws of the United States. It is located on land owned by the Federal government and administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Strathmore's Church Rock property is situated south of the Navajo Reservation and immediately northeast of Hydro Resources Inc.'s uranium property, which recently received a favorable Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ruling allowing that company to advance its permit plans. (For further information see: "Judge OK's Uranium Mining Near Navajo Nation", The Santa Fe New Mexican, July 26, 2005, p. A3).

Strathmore has retained the services of Lone Mountain Archaeological Services Inc., a New Mexico cultural resources consulting firm that is well respected by the state and federal authorities as an expert in its field and is currently one of the few firms currently under contract with the BLM to provide on-call archaeological services to the federal government in the southwestern United States.

Preparation of the Cultural Resource Clearance Survey marks the beginning of field activities and represents the first of a number of permit data gathering studies that Strathmore will perform in the coming months as it advances the Church Rock project toward permitting and production. This survey will include the following activities:

- Public data file searches of the records housed in the Archaeological Records Management System to document the known archaeological sites in the project vicinity.

- A 100 percent systematic pedestrian survey of the project area and recording of all prehistoric and historic cultural resources as required by law, including field analysis of artifacts, mapping of the site, and preparation of the necessary reports in support of the permit application process.

- Testing and data recovery as deemed necessary by the Consultant.

Strathmore's Chief Geologist David Miller commented, "We are pleased to have Lone Mountain's expertise which will provide an important contribution to the Company's environmental analysis of the Church Rock project."

STRATHMORE MINERALS CORP. is a Canadian based company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties worldwide. STRATHMORE MINERALS CORP. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "STM".

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Dev Randhawa, President

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