|April 25, 2007|
Drilling to Resume at Two Time Zone, Minimum 8,000 Metre Drill Contract Awarded
- Drilling to resume on Two Time Uranium Zone in early May
- Lake sediment survey completed on CMB NW property
- Lake sediment survey begins on Jacques Lake property
April 25, 2007, Bridgewater, NS / Vancouver, BC. - Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSXV: SSE) and Universal Uranium Ltd. (TSXV: UUL) are pleased to announce a minimum 8000 metre contract for diamond drilling on the Two Time Zone. The contract has been awarded to Lantech Drilling Ltd. of Dieppe, New Brunswick and mobilization to the CMB NW property is planned for early May. Lantech will use an "LDS-1000" drill rig with a depth capacity of 900 metres, to test the extensions of the Two Time Zone along strike and to depth. The definition/infill drilling on the Two Time Zone will target the known mineralization and give an indication of the size and grade of the zone. Drilling will also be carried out to the north and south of the zone along strike.
Two previous drilling campaigns on the Two Time Zone, in December 2006 and February 2007, intersected uranium mineralization in 11 of 12 drill holes and outlined a significant mineralized zone. This zone, which remains open along strike and to depth, was traced for 300 metres and to a depth of 250 metres. The zone had values of 0.11% U3O8 over 30 metres within a wider zone of mineralization containing 0.052% U3O8 over 107 metres (refer to news release dated March 1, 2007). The uranium mineralization is hosted in an altered, brecciated and fractured, felsic intrusive, of monzonitic to monzodioritic composition, which carries extensive hematite, chlorite, and carbonate. The zone appears similar to large, iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) style, hematite breccia deposits, such as Olympic Dam in Australia, the world's largest uranium deposit.
Ground geophysical, prospecting and mapping surveys will be completed over the property mainly to the south of the Kanairiktok River. Work will commence once the snow melts and cut control lines can be established. In addition, proposals for a uranium ground survey (RadonEx), have been solicited for the mineralized area and along strike to both the north and south. The RadonEx survey is one of the most efficient ground radon surveying system available, with results available within days of planting the collection cups. "The new drilling program will move us closer to proving the presence of a large economic uranium deposit," Lloyd Hillier, President and CEO of Silver Spruce states. "In addition, the use of new exploration techniques such as the RadonEx survey, will give us the best and most efficient methods of evaluating our uranium properties in the CMB."
A detailed lake sediment sampling program has been completed over the entire CMB NW property, to follow up on the original government widely spaced, lake sediment anomalies. A total of 278 samples were collected and will be sent to Activation Laboratories in Ancaster, Ontario, to be analyzed for uranium content by delayed neutron counting (DNC) and other elements by inductively coupled plasma (ICP). Results will be reported when received. Detailed lake sediment sampling on the Jacques Pond claim group located adjacent and to the north of the Aurora Energy Jacques Pond property, will begin this week.
This release has been approved by Peter Dimmell, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration, Silver Spruce Resources Inc., who is a Qualified Person (QP) as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
ABOUT THE CMB JV PROPERTIES
The CMB NW and Jacques Lake blocks are part of the Silver Spruce/Universal Uranium Ltd. CMB/Seal Lake joint venture previously announced. Under the terms of this agreement, Universal Uranium has earned a 60 percent interest in the properties by spending $2 million on exploration. Silver Spruce retains 40% of the project and is the operator of the joint venture.
ABOUT SILVER SPRUCE
Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSXV: SSE) is a junior exploration company primarily focused on uranium in the Central Mineral Belt (CMB) of Labrador, Canada. With interests in over 8,500 claims totaling more than 2,100 square kilometres, Silver Spruce is the one of the largest landholder in one of the world's premier emerging uranium districts. A large-scale exploration program in the summer of 2006 resulted in the first uranium discovery in October (Two Time zone) in early stage follow up of the airborne surveys. With experienced partners and strong financial backing, Silver Spruce is emerging as a leading uranium explorer in Labrador.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL URANIUM
Universal Uranium Ltd. (TSXV:UUL) is a publicly held Canadian uranium exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing uranium properties located in favorable geo-political climates. The Company is led by a highly skilled, experienced board and management team with significant successes in managing early stage mineral exploration companies.
For Further Information Contact:
Gordon Barnhill, CFO & Director
Keir Reynolds, Ascenta Capital Partners Inc.
Phone: 604.684.4743 ext. 231
Toll Free: 1.866.684.4743 ext. 231
Sean Charland, Longview Capital Partners Inc.
Phone: 604.681.5755 ext. 291
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