Thor Announces Exercise of Option on Prospective Gold Mining Area in Burkina Faso


Thor Explorations Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:THX) ("Thor" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, African Star Resources Incorporated ("African Star"), has exercised its option to acquire an 85% interest in the Bongui and Legue gold permits (the "Option") located in Houndé greenstone belt, south west Burkina Faso, pursuant to the terms of an option agreement between African Star and AFC Constelor Panafrican Resources SARL ("AFC Constelor") and Constelor Panafrican Resources Holdings Ltd. ("Constelor Holdings") .

As consideration for the exercise of the Option, Thor issued to Constelor Holdings, 1,666,667 Thor common shares for value of US$250,000 at C$0.15 per share. In consideration of Constelor granting the Option, African Star had paid US$42,000 to Constelor on execution of the Option Agreement.

Subsequent to exercising the Option, African Star will be required to pay 100% of expenditures relating to the activity on the permits until 30 days following the drilling of the first exploration hole. The two contiguous Bongui and Legue gold permits covering an area of 233 km2, form part of Thor's Central Houndé Project, located within the Houndé belt, 260km south west of the capital Ouagadougou, in western Burkina Faso.

Thor Explorations Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties located in Senegal and Burkina Faso. Thor holds a 70% interest in the Douta Gold Project located in southeastern Senegal. The Douta Gold Project lies within the Kéniéba Inlier which hosts significant gold resources and has attracted major international mining companies. Thor trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "THX".


Per: "Segun Lawson"
President & CEO

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