2014

Hoidas Lake drill results

    SASKATOON, SK, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GREAT WESTERN MINERALS
 GROUP LTD. (TSX-V: GWG) The Company reports that it has received all the
 results from the winter 2005/2006 drill program on its 100%-owned Hoidas
 Lake rare earth project in northern Saskatchewan. Over 700 samples, from 22
 core drill holes totaling 2,233 metres, were submitted to the Saskatchewan
 Research Council in Saskatoon for assay. Each sample is assayed for 37
 individual elements including the 15 rare earth elements.
     As recommended in the Resource Model and Technical Report, compliant
 with National Instrument 43-101, prepared by Wardrop Engineering Inc. (see
 the March 28, 2006 news release), the latest drilling was concentrated in
 the northern portion of the JAK Zone as identified in previous drilling.
 This portion of the JAK Zone covers 325 metres of strike length, with the
 mineralized veins exhibiting excellent widths and grade to depths of 125
 metres below surface.
     The JAK Zone, one of 30 known rare earth showings along a 10 km strike-
 length, is represented by multiple parallel and sub-parallel rare earth-
 mineralized veins within a major fault structure. Each drill hole, all
 drilled at an angle to the west, intersected one or more of the mineralized
 veins. The following table reports the assay results for the vein
 intersections from the latest 15 drill holes on the JAK Zone:
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                                      Intersection   Average     Intersection
     Drill Hole        Grid           True Width     Assay       Depth From
     No. (degree Dip)  Location       (m)            % TREO(x)   Surface (m)
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     HL06-71 (-54)    2+50N 60E         1.94        1.19            30
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                                        7.73        1.79            85
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     HL06-72 (-54)    3+75N 05E         1.77        2.89             4
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                                        9.80        2.25            25
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     incl                               5.10        3.51
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     HL06-73 (-55)    3+50N 05E         0.96        1.69            10
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                                        6.31        1.83            25
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     HL06-74 (-61)    3+75N 50E         2.94        2.37            40
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                                        7.66        2.20            90
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     HL06-75 (-61)    4+25N 10E         2.57        2.64            45
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                                        7.22        3.49            60
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     incl                               5.31        4.04
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     HL06-76 (-60)    4+50N 15W         9.01        4.48            30
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     incl                               6.40        5.51
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                                        5.49        1.86            45
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     HL06-77 (-60)    4+50N 25E         9.05        1.66            15
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                                        4.37        2.15            65
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     HL06-78 (-59)    4+25N 75E         2.89        0.42            60
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     HL06-79 (-60)    4+75N 25W         2.68        2.64            10
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                                        4.37        3.44            20
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     HL06-80 (-62)    4+75N 20E         3.94        2.31            60
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                                        4.54        3.83            70
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     HL06-81 (-63)    5+00N BL          4.53        1.57            45
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                                        5.45        1.80            60
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     HL06-82 (-63)    5+25N 10W         6.00        3.69            30
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                                        6.71        3.27            45
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     incl                               4.62        4.37
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                                        3.23        6.65            65
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     HL06-83 (-63)    5+50N 30W         2.14        3.96            50
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     HL06-84 (-61)    5+75N 20W        12.86        2.49            50
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     incl                               7.28        3.36
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     HL06-85 (-63)    4+50N 65E         7.93        2.76            90
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                                        6.29        2.52           105
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     incl                               2.94        5.01
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                                       16.77        2.01           125
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     incl                               4.86        3.38
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     (x) Total Rare Earth Oxide
     The assay results from this drill program have been provided to Wardrop
 Engineering and an updated resource estimate is being prepared. John G.
 Pearson, MSc., P.Geo., is the Qualified Person on the project and VP
 Exploration for the Company.
     "We are extremely pleased with the results of this drilling," says Jim
 Engdahl, President, "As we tighten some of the drill spacing and move
 deeper into the deposit, keeping in mind we are still very shallow at under
 200 metres depth with the drilling, we are starting to see an increase in
 the number of vein intersections greater than 4 or 5 metres in width and in
 the number of complete intersections grading over 3% TREO, with wide higher
 grade sections, within the veins, of 5% and 6% TREO. This is very
 encouraging for the ultimate economic potential of the project."
     The remaining 7 drill holes tested ground geophysical anomalies located
 approximately 500 metres northwest of the JAK Zone. The drilling confirmed
 a broad fault structure hosting multiple narrow veins of rare earth
 mineralization assaying from less than 1% TREO to 3.8% TREO. More drilling
 is required to determine the economic potential of these mineralized zones.
     The Wardrop Resource Model and Technical Report, referenced above, and
 using results from the first 70 core drill holes, recommended proceeding to
 the prefeasibility stage of development. This recommendation was based on a
 resource of 1.365 million tonnes (in all resource categories) grading 2.59%
 TREO. Company management fully expects the above drill results to reinforce
 that recommendation.
     Great Western Minerals Group and its subsidiary, Great Western
 Technologies Inc., are pursuing a "mines to market" strategy in developing
 the Hoidas Lake rare earth project, with the goal of maximizing the value
 of the final rare earth and rare earth-related products being sold.
     Jim Engdahl, President
 
     (The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
     responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the foregoing contents)
 
 

SOURCE GREAT WESTERN MINERALS GROUP LTD.

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