| ||April 20, 2010|
Mesa Initiates Permitting for Green Energy Lithium Project
| ||Mesa Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: MSA) is pleased to report that it has initiated the filing process to obtain drilling permits for the Green Energy lithium project in Utah. Mesa controls 7,850 acres or approximately 12 square miles, the project is wholly owned by Mesa. |
A Phase I drilling program is being designed to sample lithium-bearing brine for chemical analysis and metallurgical testing for mineral extraction. Engineering characteristics of the brine formation will also be tested to establish pressure, temperature, artesian characteristics and drawdown to aid in reservoir engineering and modeling.
Lithium occurs at the project with values as high as 1,700 ppm lithium (0.9% Li2CO3) in saturated brine. In addition to the lithium the brine grades as high as 7.9% potash, 18.7% magnesium chloride, 13% salt, 6,100 ppm bromine and 1,260 ppm boron.
The brine, 40% minerals and 60% water, was discovered in the 1960s when oil exploration wells unexpectedly encountered high-pressure brine blow-outs upon drilling into Bed #31 of the Paradox Formation. Bed #31 is approximately 6,000 feet deep and consists of 30 feet of shale, anhydrite and dolomite; the bed is not part of any oil reservoir.
While the Company has no reason to doubt the accuracy of the historical results, the data should not be relied upon until confirmed by the Company's own exploration that meet NI 43-101 standards for disclosure. Historical results and the work that generated them predate the enactment of National Instrument 43-101 and accordingly may not meet the requirements of that policy. There are no 43-101 mineral reserves or mineral resources on the Green Energy lithium project.
About Mesa Uranium
Mesa explores and develops mineral properties focused in the western United States. For further information please visit our website at www.mesauranium.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
MESA URANIUM CORP.
(signed) Foster Wilson, President and CEO
This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metals prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com
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Corporate Communications, 775-824-4533
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