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Vena's Uranium Resource Expansion Program in Macusani Successfully Extends Higher Grade Uranium Zone to South and West

March 10, 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) -

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Vena Resources Inc. ("Vena" or the "Company") (TSX:VEM)(LIMA:VEM)(FRANKFURT:V1R)(OTCBB:VNARF)(XETRA(R):V1R.DE), a Company with strong partnerships with some of the world's largest mining companies, is pleased to announce the initial results of the third major drill campaign on the Macusani properties of Minergia S.A.C., a uranium exploration company jointly owned by Vena and Cameco Corporation.

A total of approximately 4,000 metres of diamond drilling has been completed to date including 16 holes at the Isivilla prospect and 11 holes at the Tantamaco prospect. Two track mounted machines are being used and assays have been received for the first 14 holes.

The drilling at Tantamaco has extended the higher grade zone around hole TA-2010-79 (54 metres of 1.4 lbs/t U3O8; including 9.7 metres of 5.9 lbs/t U3O8) 300 metres to the west and 150 metres to the south. Several of the initial holes were spaced at 50 metre x 50 metre intervals to prove the consistency of the 40 metre thick disseminated zone within the B horizon of the Yapamayo rhyolite pyroclastic. The current plan is to continue expanding the zone to the south with a series of holes spaced at 100 metre x 100 metre intervals. The table below presents the assay results for the first seven drill holes. It should be noted that assay results from the two visually best holes drilled to date, TA - 115 and TA - 117 are expected in a few days.

Assays for the initial seven Isivilla holes that were drilled on the southern line of five platforms to the west of 2010 drill hole IS-06, gave relatively low uranium values. Drilling on the northern tier of holes (600 metres to the north) was much more successful and visual uranium mineralization increased progressively towards the west. Based on the encouraging intersections in holes IS-026 and IS-027, an additional hole is being drilled 200 metres to the west of IS-027. When this hole is completed the drill will be moved to Tantamaco to accelerate the resource expansion program.

David Bent, Vena's Vice President Exploration stated: "We are very pleased with the initial results of the drilling at both prospects. The higher grade zone at Tantamaco is continuing to the south and west and with the addition of the second drill we should be able to rapidly expand the resource base. The Isivilla drilling has indicated that the higher grade zone has a more northwesterly trend than initially thought and the next drill plan will be designed to fill in between holes IS-06 and IS-27 as well as follow the zone to the northwest."

TANTAMACO DDH INTERSECTIONS
 
From
To
Interval
U3O8
U3O8
Drill Hole
(metres)
(metres)
(metres)
(%)
(lb/ton)
TADDHS11-090
43.80
98.25
54.45
0.053
1.054
including
70.00
73.25
3.25
0.171
3.417
including
77.50
98.25
20.75
0.100
2.008
 
TADDHS11-091
67.90
122.60
54.70
0.024
0.470
including
94.10
122.60
28.50
0.042
0.831
 
TADDHS11-095
50.85
113.00
62.15
0.023
0.452
including
74.80
113.00
38.20
0.036
0.710
including
74.80
79.00
4.20
0.110
2.207
including
88.60
91.70
3.10
0.082
1.636
including
99.50
104.50
5.00
0.073
1.468
 
TADDHS11-096
52.50
127.30
74.80
0.021
0.429
including
75.65
127.30
51.65
0.030
0.602
including
119.95
127.30
7.35
0.097
1.941
including
119.95
123.65
3.70
0.181
3.624
 
TADDHS11-101
24.60
132.45
107.85
0.012
0.241
including
70.70
108.55
37.85
0.028
0.568
including
86.00
108.55
22.55
0.043
0.859
 
TADDHS11-102
52.20
128.80
76.60
0.017
0.349
including
90.70
119.45
28.75
0.037
0.737
including
90.70
101.70
11.00
0.062
1.231
including
115.85
119.45
>3.60
0.067
1.339
 
TADDHS11-168
65.65
98.65
33.00
0.024
0.478
including
83.40
98.65
15.25
0.040
0.796
including
83.40
85.00
1.60
0.085
1.691
including
94.10
98.65
4.55
0.065
1.299

 

This press release has been reviewed and approved by David Bent, P. Geo., Vena's Vice President of Exploration and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Vena's exploration and development programs are being supervised by Mr. Bent. All core samples are being prepared and analyzed by CIMM Peru, an ISO certified laboratory in Lima, Peru. The program is designed to include a comprehensive analytical quality control routine comprising the systematic use of standards, blanks and field duplicate samples. A secondary laboratory will be used for check assaying.

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Vena Resources Inc.
Juan Vegarra
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Source: Vena Resources Inc.