Mawson Resources, a uranium explorer, has expanded its claim holdings at the Rompas gold-uranium project in Finland by 40%, , giving the company a contiguous block of 134,429 hectares.

Mawson Resources said that it has been granted new claim reservations of 38,510 hectares in the area.

Mawson Resources president & CEO Michael Hudson said that exploration at Rompas during 2010 consisted of airborne geophysics, geochemical sampling and geological mapping.

Many hundreds of gold and uranium showings have been recently identified beneath soil cover within a 6km trend.

The assay results from recent channel samples include 0.95m @ 1,424g/t Au and 1.3 % U, and 2.05m @ 191.3g/t Au and 0.44 % U.

The company has recently applied for a winter ground access permit for the Rompas property to the Finnish authorities.

Should this permit be approved, it will allow Mawson to undertake a winter program of shallow grid diamond drilling at Rompas.