Drilling Completed at Prophecy's Chandgana-Khavtgai Coal Project, Updated NI 43-101 Resource Report is Expected by August

Vancouver, British Columbia, June 21, 2010: Prophecy Resource Corp. ("Prophecy") (TSX-V:PCY, OTC: PRPCF, Frankfurt: 1P2) is pleased to report the successful completion of its spring exploration program on its 100% owned Chandgana-Khavtgai license in Khentii aimag (province), Mongolia.  The work program consisted of 12 drill holes for a total of 2,205 metres including 903 metres of core drilling, and five lines of seismic geophysical survey for a total of 7.4 line km.

The focus of the current work program is aimed at increasing the confidence in the inferred Mineral Resources such that they can be elevated to the Measured and Indicated category.  The drilling confirms that nearly all of the resource is contained in a single 18-60 metre thick coal seam found 10 to 250 meters below the surface and covering an area of approximately 1,800 hectares. Further, preliminary results indicate the coal resources and coal quality will be confirmed and the geological limits to the resource are more accurately mapped.

An existing Mineral Resource estimate for Chandgana Khavtgai is provided in the Technical Report prepared by Mr C. M. Kravits (2008) available at SEDAR.com.  The Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources are 657 Mt.  There is an additional 409 Mt of inferred Mineral Resources. 

In addition to Chandgana Khavtgai, Prophecy also owns 100% of the 141 Mt Chandgana Tal coal project which is 9 km away within the Nyalaga basin.  Prophecy is targeting a potential 1 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated coal in the basin. A new NI 43-101 resource report incorporating the recent drilling is expected to be completed in August.

The Changana thermal coal deposits are located near the Mongolian power grid and could fuel a Mine Mouth Power Plant Complex which could provide power to Mongolia, Russia and China.  Prophecy intends to commission a Power Plant/Mine complex study this year.

Additional Information on Prophecy's Coal projects

Chandgana Khavtgai and Tal projects ("Chandgana")

The Nyalga coal basin, of which Chandgana-Khavtgai and Chandgana Tal are part, ranks among one of the largest coal deposits in Mongolia. The Chandgana Khavtgai license is located in southeast central Mongolia and is a sister property to Prophecy's 100% owned Chandgana Tal property located 9 km to the northeast.  These licenses are contiguous to Vale's largest coal deposit in Mongolia.  The Chandgana projects have a combined Measured and Indicated coal resource of 798 Mt with an additional 409 Mt inferred resources.

The coal at Chandgana is thermal coal that on an air-dried basis averages 10.34% ash, 0.53% sulphur and has a heating value of 4,358 kcal/kg (7,842 Btu/lb).  Most of the coal resource is contained in a single seam 18 to 60 meters in thickness with good outcrop access and an average strip ratio of approximately 2.1:1. 

Chandgana is only 160 km from the railway and 2 x 220 kV Central Electricity System (CES) transmission line that powers 90% of Mongolia electricity demand and the line which also connects to the Russian Republic. The project is located right in the path of a government proposed Mongolian transmission grid extension. Chandgana is 300 km east of Ulaan Bataar and 400 km from the China border.  The project lies only 16 km from the paved Mongolian Highway AO51.

Ulaan Ovoo Project

The Ulaan Ovoo Coal Project is located in northern Mongolia, only 12 km from an established border crossing station with Russia. The project has an NI 43-101 Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 208.8 Mt. consisting of 174.5 million tons Measured and 34.3 million tons Indicated and a further 35.9 million tons of Inferred thermal coal. Please see the May 2009 Pre-Feasibility Study conducted by Minarco-MineConsult of Sydney, Australia which demonstrates the economic potentials of the project. This report is available at the Company's profile at www.sedar.com

The coal is of low ash (<15%) and sulfur quality (<1%) at 5,204 kcal/kg (9,365 Btu/lb). A Coal Quality by Seam Specification prepared by SGS Laboratories is available at Prophecy's website. The average seam thickness over the deposit is 53.9 metres.  Ulaan Ovoo is scheduled to start production at the rate of 50,000 tonnes a month in 2010, ramping up to 150,000 tonnes a month in 2011 with a life-of-mine stripping ratio of 2.0:1.

This news release has been reviewed and approved by Christopher M. Kravits, PGeo, and a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. Mr. Kravitz has 34 years of U.S. and international relevant coal geology experience.  He has been active in Mongolia since 2007.  

For more information about Prophecy, please contact Scott Parsons at +1.604.642.2625 ext. 106 or John Lee at +1.800.851.1528

Cross sections of Chandgana Khavtgai

Chandgana Khavtgai Drill Locations

Chandgana Khavtgai Drill Locations

Nyalga Basin Licenses Map
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Power Line Plan for Chandgana

About Prophecy Resource

Prophecy Resource Corporation is an internationally diversified company engaged in developing, energy, nickel and platinum group elements projects. The company controls over 1 billion tonnes of open-pittable thermal coal in Mongolia. In Canada Prophecy owns Lynn Lake Nickel Project, a 10% equity stake in Victory Nickel and agreed to merge with Northern Platinum (TSX-V: NTH) on June 15, 2010. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.


John Lee
Telephone 1.800.851.1528
Email: [email protected]

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