PHOENIX, Oct. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Energy Fields, Inc. (OTCBB:AEFI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has received a technical report compliant with National Instrument 43-101 standards for the Artillery Peak Project located in Mohave County, Arizona, reporting an inferred mineral resource (as defined under the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum guidelines) of 2,807,000 pounds of U3O8.
The Artillery Peak property consists of 86 unpatented lode mining claims located on U.S. Bureau of Land Management Land about 110 miles southeast of Kingman, Arizona in the vicinity of the Anderson Uranium Mine. The property is within the Date Creek Basin, a geologic region that, when taken as a whole, has been estimated to contain 1.2 billion pounds of U3O8 mineralization.
A number of companies explored the Artillery Peak property in the 1960s-1970s, including Hecla Mining, Getty Oil, Homestake Mining, and Public Service Company of Oklahoma, with a combined total of 443 exploration drill holes. The most recent exploration was conducted by Universal Uranium in 2007, resulting in 35 exploration drill holes.
The complete Artillery Peak technical report as prepared for the company is found on the Company's website at . Karen Wenrich, P.Geo., a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101, is the principal author of the technical report. She has 35 years of experience in the metals and uranium mining industry, including the U.S. Geological Survey and the International Atomic Energy Agency. The resource calculation was performed by Allen Wells, also a qualified person as defined in NI 43-101, with 18 years of professional experience as a mine engineer and mine operations manager at Arimeteco, Phelps Dodge, and Nord Resources.
Although the 2,807,000 pounds of U3O8 is categorized as an inferred resource, the report recommends conducting additional exploration drilling and concludes that the resource has a good potential to be categorized into a higher resource category.
About American Energy Fields, Inc.
American Energy Fields, Inc. is a resource company focused on exploring and developing the natural energy resources of the United States. American Energy Fields' corporate strength lies in its management's experience in the finance and natural resource sectors. AEF 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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