Silver Spruce Begins Drill Program on Pope's Hill REE Project Trans Labrador Highway, Labrador

February 8, 2011
February 8th, 2011 - Bridgewater, NS - Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSXV: SSE) - is pleased to announce that the diamond drill program of approximately 1000 m in 15 holes began on Saturday, Feb. 5, on the Pope's Hill REE project, located on the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH), approximately 100 km from Goose Bay. The drill program is designed to test REE+Y mineralization located in a bedrock pit (the MP showing) used for road construction during the building of the TLH. Targets include VLF-EM anomalies thought to represent shear systems, magnetic anomalies which may reflect the variably magnetic REE+Y mineralization and bedrock and float samples from the pit which were located in the fall of 2010.

Thirty-one samples were taken over the property in October, 2010 (see news release dated Oct. 28, 2010).  All samples gave anomalous TREE+Y values with 16 > 5%, and 5 > 10% with a high value of 24% TREE+Y.   TREE+Y values varied from a low of 0.07% to a high of 24.07% averaging 5.73% for the 31 samples, which included 7 "host rock" samples, with values < 0.2%.   The anomalous trend has been traced over a 7 km strike length extending to the east, approximately 4 km, and to the west, approximately 3 km, from the bedrock aggregate pit (MP showing) on the TLH. The highest REE values are in a dark grey to black sub-metallic to glassy mineral in veins which are variably non-magnetic to moderately magnetic.  All of the REE bearing samples are weakly to moderately radioactive with significant thorium content and minor uranium values generally < 100 ppm.

Extreme cold weather and snow conditions had slowed progress in the mobilization of the drill and crew however the drill has been set up and the first hole is underway. Results will be reported as received most likely in early March depending upon drilling progress and analytical availability.

The company would also like to announce that the Senior Geologist of Silver Spruce, Guy Mac Gillivray, P.Geo. has left the company to work as Exploration Manager for a major gold mining company in the Abitibi greenstone belt of Ontario. Guy has agreed to stay on as a technical advisor to the company as a member of the Silver Spruce Advisory Board. The company would like to acknowledge Guy's dedication and many accomplishments while working for Silver Spruce and look forward to his continued assistance in many of the projects that he was instrumental in starting, including Popes Hill. We wish him well in his new career path.

Information on the Pope's Hill REE Project and our other REE projects can be found on the Silver Spruce website at:

Silver Spruce is a junior exploration company originally focused on uranium in the Central Mineral Belt (CMB) and elsewhere in Labrador, Canada.  With interests in more than 4,000 claims totaling more than 1,000 square kilometers in Labrador, Silver Spruce is one of the largest landholders in one of the world's premier emerging uranium and REE districts.  The company has rare earth element (REE) properties in Labrador - Pope's Hill, RWM and the Straits and gold/silver projects on the island of Newfoundland.

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.

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Gordon Barnhill, CFO & Director
Phone: 902.527.5700
Fax: 902.527.5711

Hugh Oswald, Ascenta Capital Partners Inc.
Phone: 604.684.4743 ext. 243
Toll Free: 1.866.684.4743 ext. 243

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