Triex Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : TXM

Triex Minerals Corporation

March 31, 2009 17:10 ET

Triex Minerals Corporation: Athabasca Basin Drill Programs Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2009) - Triex Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:TXM) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its current winter drilling programs in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.

Drilling

Two winter drill programs have been running concurrently in the Athabasca Basin. Drilling at the Stony Road property is now complete, while drilling at the Pasfield Lake property is ongoing. Property details, including ownership, location maps and results from previous programs, are available on the Company's website at www.triexminerals.com.

Two vertical holes were completed on the main target at the Stony Road property, for a total of 1,300 metres. The unconformity was intersected at depths of around 600m, consistent with regional data. The target airborne and ground electromagnetic conductor at the western margin of a regional magnetic high was confirmed by prospective metapelitic gneiss, both graphitic and pyritic, intersected in the basement. Chlorite alteration was in sandstone throughout Hole 1; localized but pervasive clay alteration was intersected in Hole 2 sandstone. The significance of this alteration, and possible follow-up drilling, will be evaluated once geochemical data are in hand for uranium, and the key pathfinder elements. Geochemical samples of core will be processed at the Saskatchewan Research Council Geoanalytical Laboratories in Saskatoon. A partial digestion preparation and fluorimetric XRF analysis will be used, with a check by total digestion preparation and ICP analytical finish. Drill holes were radiometrically probed using a down-hole Mount Sopris 2PGA-1000 poly-gamma probe; there were no continuous zones of significant radioactivity encountered.

Dr. Charlie Harper, P.Geo., Chief Geologist, Triex, is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and is responsible for quality control of exploration undertaken by the Company in Saskatchewan. This release has been reviewed by Dr. Michael Gunning, Ph.D., P.Geo., President of Triex and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Triex Minerals Corporation is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company currently focused on uranium opportunities in three proven districts across North America.

TRIEX MINERALS CORPORATION

Michael Gunning, President

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release.

Contact Information