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Uranium Star Releases 15 Additional Trench Results on Green Giant Vanadium Project

Posted at 4:16 p.m. on January 1, 2009

Uranium Star Corp. (OTCBB:URST) (FRANKFURT:YE5) (“Uranium Star” or “the Company”) announces it has received results from 15 additional trenches on its Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar.  

Significant Vanadium Values Confirmed

A total of 21 trenches have been established to date.  All have been mapped, sampled and analyzed. The Company is greatly encouraged by the recently received trench results that are confirming that the host structure along its entire 21 km strike length contains vanadium values of economic interest.

Highlights of Trench Results

A highlight of returned analytical results include the following; Trench 21 with 1.08% V2O5 over 51 metres; Trench 19 with 0.77% V2O5 over 105 metres; Trench 15 with 0.56% V2O5 over 54 metres; and Trench 7 with 0.41% V2O5 over 150 meters. A complete list of trench results can be viewed on the table enclosed below.

Extensive trenching, using two mechanical excavators, is being conducted over anomalous vanadium trends and their strike extensions defined by the 2008 drilling program as well as geophysical and geochemical surveys. Initial analytical results have been received utilizing the Company’s hand-held XRF units. Past experience indicates that these units very adequately generate vanadium values that can be utilized with confidence. A comparison of the 2008 drill results between the XRF and commercial laboratory assays was very strong.

Results from the initial 6 trenches were released in the Company’s press release of May 27, 2009.

Trenches TR-09-01 to 08 and TR-09-11,12 and 13 were established in the southern zone of the Property. They represent a strike length of 4.2 kilometers with the first 9 trenches mentioned having a strike length of 1.2 kilometers. Trench 12 is a further 1.2 kilometers to the north and Trench 13 is 1.8 km north of Trench 12. The Central Zone is 5.5 km north of Trench 13 and trenches represent a strike length of 900 meters. The North Zone is 6.8 km north of the Central Zone and has currently been trenched over a strike length of 1km. 

Additional trenching is ongoing and will infill between the three zones mentioned above to further validate that vanadium mineralization is as wide spread as the geological, geophysical and geochemical signatures indicate.

Significant Grades of Vanadium Mineralization Seen Over Widths Exceeding 200 Meters

The 2008 drilling program indicated that vanadium values within the near-surface oxide zone are enhanced over those from primary mineralization. The current trenching program aims to provide a detailed assessment of the widths and grade of this style of vanadium mineralization and ultimately use it to assist in designing a next-phase drill program. The 2008 drilling results indicated that widths of near surface vanadium could be as high as 50-100 meters or more. The initial trench results from the south end of the property indicate that the near surface mineralization has widths that are far beyond the Company’s initial expectations. Significant grades of vanadium mineralization have been seen over widths exceeding 200 meters. An extensive drill program is planned for later in the year that will allow Uranium Star to calculate a compliant resource statement that can be used as an economic assessment of the deposit.

The following table defines the XRF results for vanadium from the 21 trenches established to date:

 

Trench #

UTM

UTM

Length

V2O5

Location

 

From

To

(m)

(%)

 

TR-09-001

501300

501420

120

0.51

South Zone

TR-09-002

501300

501518

218

0.65

South Zone

TR-09-002

501428

501460

32

1.3

South Zone

TR-09-003

501361

501609

248

0.63

South Zone

TR-09-003

501481

501539

58

1.38

South Zone

TR-09-004

501427

501653

226

0.52

South Zone

TR-09-004

501537

501587

50

1.01

South Zone

TR-09-005

501447

501457

10

0.24

South Zone

TR-09-005

501487

501575

88

0.27

South Zone

TR-09-005

501543

501575

12

0.44

South Zone

TR-09-005

501602

501676

32

0.25

South Zone

TR-09-006

501602

501632

30

0.44

South Zone

TR-09-006

501666

501676

10

0.61

South Zone

TR-09-006

501702

501748

46

0.42

South Zone

TR-09-007

501638

501788

150

0.41

South Zone

TR-09-007

501756

501772

16

1.02

South Zone

TR-09-008

501720

501854

134

0.47

South Zone

TR-09-008

501822

501842

20

0.98

South Zone

TR-09-009

504492

504566

74

0.29

North Zone

TR-09-010

504426

504491

65

0.40

North Zone

TR-09-010

504445

504475

30

0.84

North Zone

TR-09-011

502062

502110

48

0.52

South Zone

TR-09-011

502072

502092

20

0.82

South Zone

TR-09-012

502140

502176

36

0.57

South Zone

TR-09-012

502148

502168

20

0.65

South Zone

TR-09-013

502342

502394

52

0.21

South Zone

TR-09-013

502424

502438

14

0.63

South Zone

TR-09-014

503379

503453

74

0.57

Central Zone

TR-09-014

503397

503429

32

0.92

Central Zone

TR-09-015

503440

503466

54

0.56

Central Zone

TR-09-016

503400

503441

41

0.25

Central Zone

TR-09-016

503441

503478

37

0.56

Central Zone

TR-09-016

503444

503456

12

0.83

Central Zone

TR-09-017

503448

503466

18

0.53

Central Zone

TR-09-018

504321

504421

100

0.32

North Zone

TR-09-019

504147

504252

105

0.77

North Zone

TR-09-020

504098

504185

87

0.62

North Zone

TR-09-021

504126

504196

70

0.88

North Zone

TR-09-021

504141

504192

51

1.08

North Zone

All trench samples are being sent to a commercial laboratory for verification of the XRF results. A rigorous QAQC program is in place to ensure accuracy of analytical results.

Bill Nielsen, P.Geo., Director and Project Manager is the qualified person for this report.

Taiga Consultants Ltd. is supervising Uranium Star’s exploration activities on the Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar.

For more information, please visit our website at www.uraniumstar.com

Or contact:

Brent Nykoliation

Vice President of Business Development

Uranium Star Corp.

Toll Free: 800.818.5442 or 416.364.4911

Email: bnykoliation@uraniumstar.com 

Or

Kirk McKinnon, President & CEO

Richard Schler, Chief Operating Officer & CFO

WARNING: The statements made in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from expectations and projections set out herein.


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