Hathor Exploration Limited (TSX:HAT) is pleased to announce that it has received three
Mineral Leases from the Saskatchewan government covering its Roughrider uranium deposit
located in the Athabasca Basin. This is a major milestone for not only the project, but also the 35
year mining district.
The Roughrider uranium deposit was discovered in 2008 on the Midwest Northeast Property,
which was comprised of three mineral claims covering 543 ha. The largest claim, S-107243, was
staked in 2004 and covers 502 hectares. Exploration and mining in Saskatchewan is governed by
the Mineral Disposition Regulations, 1986, administered by the Mines Branch of the
Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources. There are two key land tenure milestones that
must be met in order for commercial production to occur in Saskatchewan: 1. Conversion of a
Mineral Claim to Mineral Lease, and; 2. Granting of a Mining Lease to cover the specific area
within a Mineral Lease where mining is to occur. Hathor has successfully achieved the first
milestone for Roughrider and the Midwest Northeast Property: conversion to a mineral lease.
This is also a significant milestone for the Athabasca Basin, the preeminent high grade uranium
district in the world, with more than 35 years of mining history from 5 operations. Government
of Saskatchewan records show that the last mineral lease issued for a uranium project in the
Athabasca Basin was in 1985.
As shown on Figure 1, the Roughrider project is located favourably for cost-effective exploration
and mining. It is connected to Highway 955 by a 6 km winter road. The property is 8.5 km north
of the community of Points North and the Points North commercial airport, the main service hub
for northeastern Saskatchewan. It is within 25 km of operating uranium mine, mill and tailings
facilities established at Rabbit Lake and McClean Lake during the past 35 years of production in
Terra Ventures Inc. owns a qualified 10% interest in the largest lease on the Property, carried to
the completion of a positive feasibility study and public announcement of intention to go into
Hathor also confirms, as announced by Hathor on March 29, 2011, and by the TMX Group on
April 1, 2011, that the 120,392,451 common shares of the Company now trade on the Toronto
Stock Exchange, as of market opening today, April 5, 2011. This is a major milestone for the
Company, and it parallels the advancement of the Midwest Northeast mineral claim to
mineral lease. The common shares of the Company had been listed on TSX Venture Exchange
since June 10, 1999 under the symbol “HAT” and were delisted from TSX Venture Exchange
today, upon commencement of trading on TSX under the symbol “HAT”.
Alistair McCready, Ph.D., P.Geo., Hathor’s VP of Exploration with responsibility for all of
Hathor’s exploration in Saskatchewan, and Michael Gunning, Ph.D., P.Geo, Hathor’s Chief
Executive Officer, are Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and have
reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.
For more information on Hathor, please visit the company’s website at www.hathor.ca, or contact
Tony Nunziata at 403-560-7040 or Kelsea Murray at 604-684-6707.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Michael H. Gunning, PhD, PGeo
President & CEO
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of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.