30 Meters of 0.11% U308 Discovered at Two Time Zone

March 1, 2007
  • Higher grade intersection of 30m of 0.11% U3O8
  • Wide zone of uranium mineralization intersected - 107m of 0.052% U3O8
  • Highest grade intersection to date - 3m of 0.312% U3O8 including 1.19% over 0.4m
March 1, 2007, Bridgewater, NS / Vancouver, BC. - Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSXV: SSE) and Universal Uranium Ltd. (TSXV: UUL) are pleased to announce that continued drilling at the Two Time Zone, located on the CMBNW claim block, to the east of Snegamook Lake in central Labrador, has further defined the wide zone of uranium mineralization intersected in the December diamond drilling program. Results have been received from one new drill hole, and the extension of another. The new hole, CMB-07-6, gives the highest grades and thickest widths discovered to date.

The drilling targeted a radioactive anomaly, the Two Time Zone. The best mineralization was located in DDH CMB-07-6 drilled under DDH CMB-06-5 at a 50 degree dip, intersecting the zone between 150m and 200m deep. This hole intersected 107m of 0.052% uranium oxide (U3O8) from 172m to 279m, including higher grade zones: 0.11% U3O8 over 30m from 172m to 302m including 0.312% U3O8 over 3.0m from 172m to 175m. This is the deepest intersection to date and indicates that the zone may be increasing in size and grade to depth. The host for the mineralization is an altered, brecciated and fractured felsic intrusive, monzonite to monzodiorite, which carries extensive chlorite, carbonate and hematite alteration.

"We are very excited by this new discovery," stated Lloyd Hillier, President and CEO of Silver Spruce. "These results further indicate the potential presence of a large economic uranium deposit on our ground."

At the start of the 2007 drill program, DDH CMB-06-5 was extended 85.4m from 140.2m to 225.6 m. Uranium mineralization was located in the interval between 170m and 195m giving three zones, two grading 0.02% to 0.03% U3O8 and the third zone graded 0.088% U3O8 over 3.4m from 180.8m to 184.2m.

The uranium zone appears to be near vertical to steeply dipping to the east at 75 to 80 degrees, indicating that drill intersections are probably one half to two thirds true width.

The zone has been traced over a 200m plus strike length from Line 1+25 N where CMB-06-2 gave 71.5m of 0.015% U3O8 to Line 0+50 S, where CMB-06-5 gave 59.2m of 0.024% U3O8. It appears to narrow to the north, where CMB-06-1 gave 15.8m of 0.033% U3O8. Stronger mineralization is located in the southern portion of the grid where anomalous soil geochemistry indicates the zone may continue under a small pond. A total of five shallow holes at -45 degrees dip, totaling 812m, tested the zone in December. The two holes reported on in this press release bring the total drilled to 1257 m in 6 drill holes. Diamond drilling is continuing and further results will be released as received.

Selected analytical values for the sections sampled are shown in the table below. A plan map of the drilling, plus a section through DDH's 3, 5 and 6, are shown on Silver Spruce's and Universal Uranium's websites.

DDH # From To Length m % U3O8 lbs / ton U3O8
CMB-06-1 41.7 57.5 15.8 0.0326 0.65
incl. 41.7 44.8 3.1 0.0494 0.99
incl. 42.9 43.6 0.7 0.14 2.8
incl. 42.9 43.1 0.2 0.28 5.66
incl. 51.3 53.3 2.0 0.0546 1.09
CMB-06-2 90.0 161.5 71.5 0.0148 0.30
" 126.2 126.6 0.4 0.104 2.08
" 136.1 139.9 3.8 0.0394 0.79
CMB-06-3 83.5 165.9 82.4 0.0211 0.42
" incl. 83.5 107.5 24.0 0.0404 0.81
" incl. 86.8 93.7 6.9 0.0561 1.12
" 100.8 102.4 1.6 0.13 2.6
" 106.1 107.5 1.4 0.13 2.6
" 159.8 161.9 2.1 0.0766 1.53
CMB-06-4 No Samples Taken
CMB-06-5 44.0 103.2 59.2 0.0238 0.48
  46.0 56.0 10.0 0.0417 0.83
  97.2 97.5 0.3 0.1639 3.28
CMB-06-5 ext 169.9 172.0 2.1 0.021 0.42
  180.8 184.2 3.4 0.088 1.76
  189.6 195.2 5.6 0.031 0.62


172.0 279.0 107.0 0.052 1.04
incl. 172.0 202.0 30.0 0.11 2.2
incl. 172.0 175.0 3.0 0.312 6.24
incl. 177.3 173.7 0.4 1.19 23.8
and 179.0 187.0 8.0 0.137 2.74
and 192.0 198.0 6.0 0.143 2.86
  303.0 307.0 4.0 0.05 1.0
All core showing significant scintillometer values was cut and analyzed. No samples were taken from CMB-06-4 since scintillometer values were low and felsic/mafic units were interfingered. Core samples were halved by sawing on site, with one half sent for analysis and the other half retained for further study. Analyses were performed by Activation Laboratories in Ancaster, Ontario, an approved, accredited laboratory, using the delayed neutron activation technique, which gives accurate results for samples carrying up to one percent uranium.

This release has been approved by Peter Dimmell, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration, Silver Spruce Resources Inc., who is a Qualified Person (QP) as defined in National Instrument 43-101.

The CMB northwest block is part of the Silver Spruce/Universal Uranium CMB/Seal Lake joint venture previously announced.

Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSXV: SSE) is a junior exploration company primarily focused on uranium in the Central Mineral Belt (CMB) of Labrador, Canada. With over 8,500 claims totaling more than 2,100 square kilometers, Silver Spruce is the second largest landholder in one of the world's premier emerging uranium districts. A large-scale exploration program on the company's properties in the summer of 2006 resulted in the first uranium discovery in October from early stage follow up of the airborne surveys. With experienced partners and strong financial backing, Silver Spruce is emerging as a leading uranium explorer in Labrador.

Universal Uranium Ltd. (TSXV:UUL) is a publicly held Canadian uranium exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing uranium properties located in favorable geo-political climates. The Company is led by a highly skilled, experienced board and management team with significant successes in managing early stage mineral exploration companies.

On behalf of the Board of:

Lloyd Hillier

For Further Information Contact:


Gordon Barnhill, CFO & Director
Phone: 902.527.5700
Fax: 902.527.5711
E-mail: gbarnhill@silverspruceresources.com
Web: www.silverspruceresouces.com

Keir Reynolds, Ascenta Capital Partners Inc.
Phone: 604.684.4743 ext. 231
Toll Free: 1.866.684.4743 ext. 231
E-mail: keir@ascentacapital.com
Web: www.ascentacapital.com

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company seeks Safe Harbour.

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0+50 S
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CMB NW #2 Drill Plan
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