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October 11, 2007 Bluerock Announces Mongolian Results From The 2007 Uranium Exploration Projects, And New Coal Discovery
Vancouver, B.C., October 11, 2007 -- Bluerock Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: BRD) (the Company) announces drilling and trenching results from the 2007 exploration programs on the Ulaan Nuur Basin uranium projects in Mongolia. The drilling programs were focused on three separate licenses, the Khavtsal, Khudgiin Us and Tolgod, all of which are located south of Ulaanbaatar in the Ulaan Nuur Basin.
Assay results defined anomalous uranium mineralization in drillholes and trenches on the Khavtsal license. Uranium in drill holes returned grades ranging from trace up to 0.026% U3O8 over 1.85 metres with 5 intervals over 0.014% U3O8. Assays from trenching sampling returned grades from trace up to 0.265% U3O8 over 0.75 metres with 9 intervals over 0.06% U3O8.
Additionally, the 2007 Khavtsal drilling program identified substantial thicknesses of coal with 18 of the 30 drill holes returning intervals greater than 1 metre of coal. 10 of these drill holes intersected greater than 10 metres total thicknesses of coal. Drill hole KH07-19 returned a 26 metre thick coal horizon within a 46 metre inter-bedded section of coal, sand and clay. These newly discovered coal intervals have been identified over a 1 by 3 kilometre area and are open to extension to the north and south. As the drill program was designed to identify and measure uranium mineralization, the drill technique, sampling and logging was not optimized to define coal resources. The Company is planning a focused drill program to define the quality and continuity of these coal seams.
President Michael Collins commented: "The drilling program succeeded in expanding the known uranium mineralization at Khavtsal in both area and to depth. In addition, the company has identified significant intervals of coal located only 30 kilometres from a railhead. Bluerock will move aggressively to capture the value of this new coal asset."
Assay results from the drilling program on the Khavtsal property have demonstrated continuity between two known, near surface, uranium occurrences and more importantly, indicated that uranium mineralization does extend to depth within the basin. Bluerock's geologists interpret the defined uranium anomalies as related to reduction (redox) fronts in the hosting sandstone's lignite horizons. This may indicate the presence of a large tonnage roll-front type deposit in the area, a program is being designed explore this potential. Bluerock crews drilled 30 Reverse Circulation holes (2,938 total metres) on the Khavtsal property in 2007, with an averaged depth of 100 metres. Khavtsal had received a limited amount of uranium exploration work during the 1980's by a Soviet/Mongolian JV. The Soviets outlined two zones of near surface, lignite hosted uranium, and a preliminary (non N.I. 43-101 compliant) resource was calculated at that time.
A summary of significant intercepts from the 2007 Khavtsal drilling and gamma probing programs are listed below. Hole KH07-16 was successful in confirming 1980's exploration results. Holes KH07-21, KH07-28 and KH07-29 expanded the area of know mineralization:
Grade eU3O8 (%)
Concurrent with the drilling program, Bluerock crews excavated 12 trenches on the Khavtsal license designed to confirm and test near surface uranium mineralization as defined from the 1980's vintage Soviet uranium exploration programs. Trenches averaged 2 metres in width and 3 metres in depth.
All trenches expanded upon and/or confirmed the reported uranium mineralization. Trench TR07-01 established an interpreted continuity between two historical* uranium showings.
A summary of significant trench sample results, by XRF technique, are listed below:
Sample Thickness (metres)
All drill and trench results from the 2007 Khavtsal exploration program are being integrated with historic* Soviet data by Company staff.
Nine widely spaced RC holes (904 total metres) were drilled on the Khudgiin Us license. The drill program was designed to locate the northern extension of known uranium mineralization in the Ulaan Nuur historic* uranium anomaly and integrated both surface mapping and the spring 2006 Bluerock geophysical surveys. While favourable sedimentary horizons were encountered, they were generally thin and relatively un-mineralized with assay values ranging from trace to 47 ppm U over 0.3 metres.
Four RC drill holes (159 total metres) were completed on the Tolgod concession and designed to target sedimentary hosted uranium mineralization. The basin was found to be shallower than postulated, constraining its potential to host a significant deposit. No significant assay were returned from this program
Bluerock's 2007 Mongolia uranium exploration projects remain active with a planned 4,000 metre RC, 2,000 metre diamond drilling and combined trenching program currently underway on the Central Gobi Project. The first samples from this program have been sent to the lab and initial results are expected in approximately one month.
Assaying and Analysis
Gamma log probing was carried out by G&DS Co. Ltd., (a third party contractor), who has a long record of third party geophysical surveying for TSX listed companies. The downhole logging system, manufactured by Mount Sopris Instrument Company, included a motorized winch based MXA-1000 unit, MGX II and Matrix data interface consoles and two downhole probes, a 2PGA-1000 (Natural Gamma, SP, Single Point Resistance) and 2PEA-1000 (Normal Resistivity). The 2PGA-1000 probe was calibrated at the company's Grand Junction, Colorado calibration facilities on February 2007. Drill cutting check samples were collected and assayed by XRF to verify results and disequilibrium issues.
Drill and trenching samples from the 2007 exploration programs were prepared and analysed by Activation Laboratories, (Actlabs) of Ancaster Ontario, at their lab in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Rock preparation consisted of crushing and pulverising to 85% passing 75 micron mesh. Uranium results were analysed by XRF. Drilling samples were collected as chips from each 1 meter run. Chips were gamma probed with a hand held scintillometer by Company staff and samples collected on all intervals with greater than 120 CPS. Trenching samples were collected from in vertical channels through the stratigraphic (flat lying) target horizons. All samples of interest, plus 10% of the remainder are shipped to Canada by Actlabs, for ICP-MS verification at their Ancaster facility.
These projects are under an option agreement with Uranerz (see News Release of September 12, 2006) where the Company has the right to earn up to a 70% interest in the 8 exploration projects.
Paul D. Gray, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person with respect to the Mongolian JV properties and has reviewed and approved this press release.
Bluerock Resources Ltd. is a uranium exploration company focused on discovering tomorrow's energy today through the acquisition and development of conventional uranium resources.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CEO, President and Director
For further information, please contact:
Cary Martin, Manager of Investor Relations
Bluerock Resources Ltd.
350-580 Hornby St,
Vancouver BC, V6C 3B6
Telephone: (604) 687-2471
Facsimile: (604) 687-2472
*Historical work was conducted by previous operators. The reliability of historic data is unknown but considered relevant, however confirmation work may produce results that differ substantially from the historic results.
Statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward -looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in the Company's filings with the B.C. Securities Commission.
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release
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