Titan Uranium Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TUE
FRANKFURT : T4X
July 22, 2009 16:49 ET
Titan Uranium Inc. Announces Border Block Project Summer 2009 Drilling Program
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - July 22, 2009) - Titan Uranium Inc. ("Titan" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TUE)(FRANKFURT:T4X), a North American generative explorer, is pleased to announce that the Company's Summer 2009 drilling program is underway on the Border Block project. The Border Block project is the subject of a Letter of Agreement between Titan and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) wherein JOGMEC can earn a 50% undivided interest in the project by funding Cdn $6 million in exploration over four years (Titan Uranium Inc. PR, November 12, 2008). JOGMEC accelerated funding on the project by providing an additional $500,000 for a total of $1.5 million during the first earn-in period ending March 31, 2009.
Aggressive Drilling Inc. completed mobilization of the drilling crew and equipment to the Border Block project site and phase three drilling commenced today July 22, 2009. A minimum of 1,500 metres of diamond drilling is planned on the project this summer to test prospective targets identified by recent time domain electromagnetic (TDEM) surveys.
The Border Block project is located in the southwest area of the Athabasca Basin, near the Alberta border and comprises the Maybelle River, Gartner Lake, King and Castle South Extension properties. The project (76,354 hectares/188,675 acres) covers an area where historic exploration data identified favourable basement rocks capable of hosting uranium mineralization. The basement rocks are thought to be correlative with those found on the adjacent AREVA/UEX Corp.'s Shea Creek project which hosts significant uranium mineralization in the Anne, Collette and Kianna deposits.
Rodney R. Koch, P. Geo., B.Sc., is Titan's Qualified Person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101) for uranium projects and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.
About Titan Uranium Inc.
Titan's growth strategy is driven by advancing exploration projects to discovery in the proven Athabasca and prospective Thelon basins. Titan has gained market recognition for its ability to attract strategic partners to participate in exploration on its properties by virtue of its 1.6 million acre land position and technical expertise. In 2008, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) signed two letters of agreement with Titan to explore the Company's Virgin Trend and Sand Hill Lake projects as an element of its mandate to seek a stable supply of natural resources for Japan. In April 2008, Vale Exploration Canada Inc. (VEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (VALE), the world's second largest mining company by market capitalization, signed an agreement with Titan on the Sand Hill Lake project. Titan also has a major project in the Thelon Basin in joint venture with Mega Uranium Ltd. Additional partnerships are at the planning stage.
Partners of Titan have the option to expend Cdn $22.5 million in exploration programs managed by Titan between 2009 and 2012. The partners can earn a portion of Titan's interest in these strategically located properties in the Athabasca and Thelon basins. Optionees of Titan properties spent Cdn $6 million on exploration programs managed by Titan in 2008 and will contribute Cdn $4.7 million in 2009.
Recently, Titan entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Uranium Power Corp. which has significant uranium assets in the western USA (Titan Uranium Inc. PR, May 8, 2009). Titan is well-financed and ideally positioned to emerge as a pre-eminent exploration and development company in the uranium industry. Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Titan boasts proven senior leadership and a highly experienced technical team.
ON BEHALF OF TITAN URANIUM INC.
Brian A. Reilly, President
This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of Titan Uranium, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Titan Uranium's expectations are exploration risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Titan Uranium with securities regulators.
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