Thor Explorations Ltd.
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Thor Explorations Ltd.

March 12, 2012 08:30 ET

Thor Options a Prospective Gold Mining Area in Burkina Faso

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2012) -

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Thor Explorations Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:THX) ("Thor") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary African Star Resources Incorporated ("African Star") has entered into an option agreement ("Option Agreement") with AFC Constelor Panafrican Resources SARL ("Constelor"), to acquire an 85% interest in the Bongui and Legue gold permits (the "Option") located in Houndé greenstone belt, south west Burkina Faso.

In consideration of Constelor granting the Option, African Star paid US$42,000 to Constelor on execution of the Option Agreement. The Option is exercisable within a twelve month period with the payment to Constelor of an additional US$250,000 in cash or equivalent value of Thor shares at the greater of C$0.15 and the volume weighted average trading price for the 20 trading days preceding the exercise date, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Subsequent to exercising the Option, African Star will be required to pay 100% of expenditures relating to the activity on the permits until 30 days following the drilling of the first exploration hole. The two contiguous Bongui and Legue gold permits covering an area of 233 km2, form part of Thor's Central Houndé Project, located within the Houndé belt, 260km south west of the capital Ouagadougou, in western Burkina Faso.

The Houndé greenstone belt is highly prospective and hosts approximately 10Moz of significant gold discoveries including the 180,000 ounce per annum Mana gold mine (6.0 million ounce project) and the 430,000 ounce Bondi project. Thor's Central Houndé Project is surrounded by established projects being explored by TSX listed companies, including Orezone, Avion and Ampella. The Central Houndé Project consists of prospective underexplored greenstone, providing significant scope for exploration success. Initial exploration focus will be on a number of untested artisanal mining areas within the permits. Further targets have also been identified through remote sensing. The Company considers these licence areas to be highly prospective and plans to begin exploration fieldwork shortly.

"These two gold exploration permits greatly expand on Thor's exploration interests in western Africa and provides further exploration opportunities in a prospective region that contains economic gold discoveries," commented Segun Lawson, President and CEO of Thor.

Thor Explorations Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties located in Senegal and Burkina Faso. Thor holds a 70% interest in the Douta Gold Project located in southeastern Senegal. The Douta Gold Project lies within the Kéniéba Inlier which hosts in excess of 40Moz of gold and has attracted major international mining companies.

Further information on Thor Explorations Ltd. can be accessed on the Company's website at http://www.thorexpl.com.

THOR EXPLORATIONS LTD.

Segun Lawson, President & CEO

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