Tournigan Energy has said that it is mobilizing two drilling rigs to the Kuriskova uranium project in Slovakia.

The first drill rig, which has arrived at site and begun the drilling, will focus initially on infill drilling in the Main Zone of the Kuriskova deposit with the objective of upgrading resources from the Inferred to the Indicated category.

The second rig will arrive at site shortly and, as weather conditions allow, will begin drilling hydrogeological and geo-technical test holes as part of the ongoing prefeasibility study being undertaken by Tetra Tech.

A third drill rig is being mobilized to begin step out drilling at the Novoveska Huta uranium deposit.

Metallurgical test work by Hazen Research and engineering studies in support of the Kuriskova prefeasibility study are progressing.

As part of completing the Kuriskova prefeasibility study, Tournigan will continue its surface water sampling program, meteorological and air quality data collection, and undertake geotechnical drilling and test work, soil sampling/analysis and environmental data collection for completion by the fourth quarter of 2011.

In addition, Tournigan plans to resume exploration drilling with the objective of increasing the Kuriskova uranium resource during the next several months.

The company has also decided to commission Tetra Tech to prepare an NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate for the Novoveska Huta uranium deposit.