Tournigan Increases Indicated Resource, Adds High Grade, at Kuriskova Uranium Deposit

- March 24th, 2010

Tournigan Energy reports that it has completed an updated resource estimate for its Kuriskova uranium deposit in Slovakia.
The updated estimate incorporates the results of 28 diamond drill holes totaling 7,548 metres that were drilled since the last resource estimate previously disclosed in a news release dated February 24, 2009. The estimate was prepared by Ravi Sharma, Tournigan’s manager […]

Tournigan Energy reports that it has completed an updated resource estimate for its Kuriskova uranium deposit in Slovakia.

The updated estimate incorporates the results of 28 diamond drill holes totaling 7,548 metres that were drilled since the last resource estimate previously disclosed in a news release dated February 24, 2009. The estimate was prepared by Ravi Sharma, Tournigan’s manager of resources and reserves, and reviewed, audited and approved by Tetra Tech, Inc., who is preparing an NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report which will be filed on SEDAR within 45 days of the date of this news release. Mr. John W. Rozelle, P.G., is Tetra Tech, Inc.’s Qualified Person (QP) for this updated report and is an independent Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

Dorian L. (Dusty) Nicol, Tournigan’s President and CEO says:

“This interim resource update shows that we are succeeding in our objective of adding high grade mineralization to the Indicated resource category while increasing the size and overall grade of the Kuriskova deposit.”

 “We are confident that this Indicated resource will be the basis of a reserve as we continue with the ongoing prefeasibility study at Kuriskova. We are modifying our future drilling plans to focus on expansion of the Indicated resource in the newly discovered Zone 45. Other aspects of the prefeasibility study continue to progress well and we expect the increase in high-grade resource to have a positive effect on overall project economics.”

“We emphasize that we believe that there remains significant exploration potential to increase the size of the Kuriskova resource both immediately adjacent to the current resource and in the surrounding exploration license. Our current estimated average grade of 0.571% U3O8 compares favorably with most other uranium deposits currently under development which typically have grades in the range of 0.1% to 0.2% U3O8. This new resource estimate also demonstrates the presence of a significant amount of molybdenum within the uranium resource which could represent a by-product credit.”

For complete press release, click here.

For Tournigan’s company profile, click here.

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