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Energizer Resources Releases Assay Results, Drills 1.17% V2O5 Over 84 Metres on Green Giant Vanadium Project, Madagascar

Posted at 4:03 p.m. on January 1, 2010

Energizer Resources Inc. (formerly Uranium Star Corp.) (TSX.V: EGZ) (OTCBB:ENZR) (FRANKFURT:YE5) (“Energizer” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from its 2010 drill program for its Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar. Highlights of the assay results received to date are as follows:

  • 0.91% V2O5 over 154 metres, including 1.17% V2O5  over 84 metres (Hole MM-01)
  • 0.75% V2O5 over 98.5 metres, including 0.80% V2O5 over 75 metres (Hole M-87)
  • 0.84% V2O5 over 21 metres, including 0.98% V2O5 over 10.5 metres (Hole M-59)
  • 0.78% V2O5 over 24 metres, including 0.95% V2O5 over 9 metres (Hole M-58)
  • 0.73% V2O5 over 85.5 metres, including 0.92% V2O5 over 14.4 metres (Hole M-71)
  • 0.71% V2O5 over 64.5 metres, including 0.98% V2O5 over 10.5 metres (Hole M-56)
  • 0.71% V2O5 over 33 metres, including 0.99% V2O5 over 4.5 metres (Hole M-62)
  • 0.66% V2O5 over 25.5 metres, including 1.07% V2O5 over 7.5 metres (Hole M-83)

A complete summary table of the assay results received to date follows at the end of this press release.

To date, 75% of the assay results have been received for the 46 diamond drill holes (totalling 8,952 metres) completed during the 2010 drill program.   Additional assay results will be announced as they are received.

Assay Results 15% Higher Than Initially Reported XRF Field Values

The assay results are on average 15% higher than previously reported X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) field results, which can be found in the Company’s earlier news releases at www.energizerresources.com.

Updated NI 43-101 Resource Estimate Expected in October 2010

The Company expects to have an updated NI 43-101 resource estimate for its Green Giant property available in October 2010 which will increase the previously reported indicated resource estimate of 21.74 million tonnes of V2O5 at a grade of 0.759% and inferred resource estimate of 4.15 million tonnes of V2O5 at a grade of 0.655%.

Ground Geophysical Survey Completed; Additional Targets to be Identified

Based on exploration findings after this latest stage of drilling, the Company conducted a ground geophysical survey on the Green Giant property to quantify what it believes is another significant vanadium-bearing zone west of the Manga zone. The results of this survey, which are expected in early September, will be used by the Company to identify additional high grade vanadium trends, as well as other mineral targets.   The Company continues to maintain a fully equipped exploration camp, including two Boart Longyear diamond drills, which can be mobilized once new exploration targets are identified.

Metallurgy Results Expected in October 2010

Metallurgical work on ore samples from the Green Giant property continues at 3 labs in Canada (SGS Lakefield, NMR 360 Montreal) and South Africa (Mintek).  Based on preliminary results received to date from these labs, the Company expects to report promising metallurgical results in October 2010.  These met results will be used to complete a NI 43-101 compliant preliminary economic assessment of the Green Giant vanadium project.  

Julie Lee Harrs, President and COO, said, “Based on these initial assay results, we expect to exceed our target of identifying an additional 25 to 30 million tonnes of V2O5 at a cut-off grade of 0.5%.  The updated NI 43-101 resource estimate, anticipated in October 2010, is expected to establish Energizer Resources’ Green Giant project as one of the world’s largest vanadium deposits.  We are eagerly awaiting the final results of our metallurgy program which we expect will confirm that the Green Giant project is amenable to a simplified, and thus lower cost, processing flow sheet.”

Qualified Person

Craig Scherba, P.Geol., is the qualified person for the geological information provided in this release.

 

Summary of drill hole assays received to date:

 

INTERVAL
 
 
 
 
Including
 
 
 
HoleID
V2O5_Grade
From (m)
To (m)
Interval (m)
V2O5_Grade
From (m)
To (m)
Interval (m)
K-02
0.522
180.5
204.5
24
 
 
 
 
K-02
 
 
 
 
0.645
185
192.5
7.5
K-03
0.616
93.5
135.56
42.06
 
 
 
 
K-03
0.628
138.5
150.5
12
 
 
 
 
K-03
 
 
 
 
0.74
140
144.5
4.5
K-04
0.514
141.5
189.5
48
  
 
 
 
K-04
 
  
  
  
0.612
149
159.77
10.77
K-04
 
  
 
  
0.683
164.18
167
2.82
K-05
0.54
104
113
9
 
 
  
  
K-06
0.39
75.5
93.5
18
 
 
 
  
K-06
0.577
108.5
139.75
31.25
0.611
113
134
21
K-06
0.519
189.52
194
4.48
 
 
 
 
K-09
0.555
132.5
230
97.5
0.606
144.5
195.5
51
K-09
 
 
 
 
0.643
203
230
27
M-05
0.572
50
90.5
40.5
 
 
 
 
M-05
 
 
 
 
0.705
51.5
62
10.5
M-05
 
 
 
 
0.661
78.5
90.5
12
M-44
0.686
75.5
87.5
12
 
 
 
 
M-44
 
 
 
 
0.974
80
83
3
M-48
0.692
50
62
12
 
 
 
 
M-48
 
 
 
 
0.864
51.5
59
7.5
M-49
0.734
192.5
200
7.5
 
 
 
 
M-49
 
 
 
 
1.036
194
197
3
M-53
0.711
71
86
15
 
 
 
 
M-53
0.616
99.5
102.5
3
 
 
 
 
M-53
 
 
 
 
0.946
72.5
80
7.5
M-54
0.528
134
147.5
13.5
0.749
134
137
3
M-55
0.602
102.5
108.5
6
 
 
 
 
M-55
0.548
116
137
21
 
 
 
 
M-55
0.521
147.5
155
7.5
 
 
 
 
M-55
 
 
 
 
0.88
104
107
3
M-56
0.726
163.5
178.5
15
 
 
 
 
M-56
0.711
180
244.5
64.5
 
 
 
 
M-56
  
 
 
 
0.801
168
177
9
M-56
 
 
 
 
0.983
223.5
234
10.5
M-57
0.621
24.5
63.5
39
 
 
 
 
M-57
 
 
 
 
0.948
44
48.5
4.5
M-58
0.783
161
185
24
 
 
 
 
M-58
 
 
 
 
0.945
171.5
180.5
9
M-59
0.844
81.5
102.5
21
 
 
 
 
M-59
 
 
 
 
0.981
90.5
101
10.5
M-60
0.751
210.5
219.5
9
 
 
 
 
M-60
0.773
231.5
236
4.5
 
 
 
 
M-62
0.706
51.5
84.5
33
 
 
 
 
M-62
 
 
 
 
0.991
65
69.5
4.5
M-62
 
 
 
 
1.057
80
83
3
M-65
0.736
50
60.5
10.5
 
 
 
 
M-65
0.531
101
108.5
7.5
 
 
 
 
M-71
0.725
188
273.5
85.5
 
 
 
 
M-71
 
 
 
 
0.923
192.5
198.5
6
M-71
 
 
 
 
1.2
221
234.5
13.5
M-71
 
 
 
 
0.922
245.64
260
14.36
M-72
0.594
53
66.5
13.5
 
 
 
 
M-72
 
 
 
 
0.838
54.5
59
4.5
M-73
0.611
51.5
63.5
12
 
 
 
 
M-73
 
 
 
 
0.714
53
60.5
7.5
M-74
0.667
51.5
66.5
15
 
 
 
 
M-74
0.505
95
101
6
 
 
 
 
M-74
 
 
 
 
0.874
53
60.5
7.5
M-75
0.516
30.17
33.5
3.33
 
 
 
 
M-75
0.618
45.5
77
31.5
 
 
 
 
M-75
 
 
 
 
0.922
54.5
66.5
12
M-76
0.53
54.5
69.5
15
 
 
 
 
M-82
0.533
119
126.5
7.5
 
 
 
 
M-83
0.66
45.5
71
25.5
 
 
 
 
M-83
 
 
 
 
1.073
56
63.5
7.5
M-84
0.564
149.75
162.5
12.75
 
 
 
 
M-85
0.609
96.5
108.5
12
 
 
 
 
M-85
0.657
113
131
18
 
 
 
 
M-85
 
 
 
 
0.859
122
126.5
4.5
M-86
0.65
155
191
36
 
 
 
 
M-87
0.749
185
283.5
98.5
 
 
 
 
M-87
 
 
 
 
0.801
195.5
270.5
75
M-88
0.64
206
249.5
43.5
0.731
221
245
24
M-91a
0.735
294.5
311
16.5
 
 
 
 
M-91a
 
 
 
 
1.046
294.5
303.5
9
WW-01
0.911
2.5
156.5
154
 
 
 
 
WW-01
 
 
 
 
1.166
71
155
84
WW-01
 
 
 
 
1.343
74
86
12
WW-01
 
 
 
 
1.327
102.5
126.5
24
For more information, please visit our website at www.energizerresources.com
Or contact:
Brent Nykoliation
Vice President - Business Development
Energizer Resources Inc.
Toll Free: 800.818.5442 or 416.364.4911
Email: bnykoliation@energizerresources.com
or
Julie Lee Harrs, President and COO
 
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