The drilling programme, which was completed in January 2009, followed on from initial drilling at the project in May 2007, which identified a potentially significant zone of uranium mineralisation over a two kilometer strike length. This zone was the subject of the recently completed resource drilling programme which has returned excellent grades and widths of U3O8.

A total of 56 diamond core holes were drilled to depths of between 80 and 154 metres, generally inclined at 50º. The holes were largely targeted at mineralisation hosted in deep lateritic clays present along a tectonic structure, although several holes also intersected mineralisation in the underlying alkaline and strongly cataclastic granite bedrock.

Forte Energy, through its mining consultants Coffey Mining, remains on schedule to prepare the initial JORC Code-compliant uranium resource statement for Firawa in aout two weeks, with all data from both the May 2007 drilling programme and the recently completed drilling incorporated into the study.