Tournigan Energy has provided an update to its ongoing drilling program at the Kuriskova uranium deposit in Slovakia that commenced in July.

The drilling has focused on extending high-grade uranium mineralization in Zone 45, with the objective of increasing the size of the uranium resource.

Till date, 12 holes comprising approximately 2,500m have been completed.

The program has been successful in showing a significant increase in the extent of Zone 45 uranium mineralization.

The strike length of Zone 45 mineralization has increased by 100m to now total approximately 165m.

Preliminary structural analysis of drill results has identified a possible downward plunge orientation to the high-grade uranium mineralization in Zone 45, which remains open to depth. Downward extensions along this orientation may be tested by future drilling.

The drill rig will now be moved to test possible eastern extensions of Kuriskova Main Zone high-grade uranium mineralization in Zone 1226.

As reported in an independent resource estimate prepared by Tetra Tech, the total NI 43-101 compliant resource at Kuriskova (before including results from this drill program) is 20.5 million pounds U308 Indicated contained in 1.6 million tonnes at 0.571% U308 and 17.5 million pounds U308 Inferred contained in 3.5 million tonnes at 0.228% U308 (cut-off of 0.05%U).

The resource estimate includes an Indicated Resource of a half-million pounds of U308 at an average grade of 0.677% U308 in Zone 45.