PHOENIX, June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Energy Fields, Inc. (OTCBB:AEFI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Absaroka Stone LLC for the purchase of the Knight Ridge uranium project in Uinta County, Wyoming. The project is located approximately 12 miles from Interstate-80 and is near Evanston, Wyoming.
The project is located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and is subject to a 1% royalty payable to Absaroka Stone LLC. The company is required to conduct a minimum $200,000 in exploration within two years of signing of the agreement.
The project is located in Wyoming's overthrust belt in a series of vertically-thrust rocks. Preliminary observations indicate that the uranium minerals may be the result of hydrothermal deposition in vertical fractures, with ore being found in sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone channels within vertical beds. Similar characteristics appear to continue over a 20 mile trend that will be the subject of further study.
Absaroka Stone conducted a radiometric survey and collected samples on the uranium-bearing outcrop, including samples from a 15-foot excavation, with assay results of between 0.35% and 1.28% U3O8 and between 0.85% and 1.00% vanadium.
The Company plans to conduct an initial phase of exploration within the next sixty days, including geologic mapping, a grid radon survey, and surface sampling. Following the initial phase, the Company plans to conduct a drill program to ascertain a uranium and/or vanadium resource.
Company President and CEO Joshua Bleak stated, "We are pleased to include this uranium prospect in our project portfolio. This is our first acquisition in Wyoming. We anticipate that this will be the first in a series of acquisitions that will bolster our foothold in Wyoming, one of the top uranium producing states."
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. AEFI has one of the most prolific mining databases for energy related projects within the United States. With this database, AEFI 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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