PHOENIX, Sept. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Energy Fields, Inc. (OTCBB:AEFI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has entered into a "Letter of Intent" to acquire a portfolio of breccia pipe targets located in the Arizona Strip Breccia Pipe District of northwest Arizona. There have been 29 targets identified to date and the possibility exists of identifying additional targets. The targets have been identified by Dr. Karen Wenrich, former geologist for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and former USGS breccia pipe research scientist with more than 25 years of experience and over 100 publications on breccia pipe uranium deposits.
The uranium-bearing breccia pipes of the Arizona Strip are among the richest uranium deposits in the United States. Previous mining within the district has yielded more than 23 million pounds of U3O8 with average grades ranging from 0.5% - 1.0%. Breccia pipes are vertical geologic anomalies of broken sedimentary rock (breccia) and may contain a high-grade, compact form of uranium mineralization. It is of note that breccia pipes were mined through the 1980s and 1990s when uranium prices were as low as $8.00/lbs due to the economic benefits of the high grade uranium found in the pipes.
Company President and CEO Joshua Bleak stated, "This letter of intent is AEFI's next step into strengthening our foothold in Arizona uranium exploration. It is our primary focus to spend the remainder of 2010 acquiring uranium projects of merit. Dr. Wenrich has reviewed each of the breccia pipe targets and is optimistic as to their potential. Dr. Wenrich is an important part of our Arizona growth plan and she will have an integral role in exploring and developing these breccia pipes."
About American Energy Fields, Inc.
American Energy Fields (AEFI) is a resource company focused on exploring and developing the natural energy resources of the United States. American Energy Fields's corporate strength lies in its management's experience in the finance and natural resource sectors. AEFI has one of the most prolific mining databases for energy related projects within the United States. With this database, AEF will target and acquire projects with previous production and/or exploration and work towards fully developing those projects to drive revenues and build core reserves.
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