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Encanto Potash hits 25% K(2)O (40% KCI) at Muskowekwan Pty, SK

posted on Feb 02, 2010 09:56AM

Encanto Potash Corp. hits 25% K(2)O (40% KCl) within two potential mineral resource horizons at Muskowekwan

	    Trading Symbol: TSXV EPO.V

	    VANCOUVER, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. CEO James Walchuck is
pleased to announce that the first drill hole at its Muskowekwan potash
property in Saskatchewan returned values of 25.2% K(2)O (39.9% KCl) over 3.6
metres in the Patience Lake potash bed, and 25.5% K(2)O (40.4% KCl) over 2.4
metres in the Belle Plaine potash bed. Drilling in the lower Esterhazy Member
returned values of 5.3 metres of 12.4% K(2)O (19.6% KCl).
	    "These results on Muskowekwan have added greatly to our belief that it
has the potential to establish a substantial and economic potash resource. The
Muskowekwan First Nations and Encanto management are very excited about these
grades. This is a fantastic start to 2010," states CEO James Walchuck.
	    Earl Gebhardt, P. Eng. and Mining Engineer at North Rim Exploration Ltd.,
assisted in the identification and selection of two potential mineral resource
horizons (Patience Lake and Belle Plaine Members) for the Muskowekwan Lestock
02-09-24-15 exploration hole. Table 1 illustrates the average weighted grades
from the Lestock 02-09 hole. Refer to Figure 1 of the attached URL for its
	    Depths presented herein are as drilled.

	    Table 1: Thickness and weighted average grade of each zone including all
	    assay intervals within the zone in Muskowekwan Lestock 02-09-24-15
	    Potash Member  Depth To   Thickness % K(2)0    % KCl     % MgO  % Insols
	                     (m)         (m)
	    Patience Lake   1193.6       3.6      25.2      39.9       0.1      10.2
	    Belle Plaine    1203.4       2.4      25.5      40.4       0.1       5.4
	    Esterhazy       1237.6       5.3      12.4      19.6       5.8       1.4

	    Within the mineralized potash zones, the 4-inch cores were slabbed and
sectioned for geochemical assaying. A total of 133 samples with an average
length of 0.22 meters were selected over 30 meters of core for the Muskowekwan
Lestock 02-09 hole. Drilling was under the control of Barlon Engineering Group
Ltd., and Tracer Supervision.
	    The prepared samples were forwarded to the Geoanalytical Laboratories at
the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where they
were crushed, split, and analyzed using SRC's basic potash package. Quality
assurance and quality control measures were strictly adhered to, including the
use of standards, blanks and repeats throughout the analyses. SRC is ISO
accredited to 17025.
	    At Encanto's Ochapowace property, the first drill hole, 16-23-17-04 (see
Figure 1 at the attached URL) confirmed the presence of the Belle Plaine and
Esterhazy Potash Members. Drilling was under the control of Barlon Engineering
Group Ltd., and Tracer Supervision. The sample selection was carried out by
Encanto's VP Exploration, Ross Moulton. The core was analyzed by the
Saskatchewan Research Council which utilized the same assaying protocols that
were used on the Muskowekwan Lestock drill hole. North Rim Exploration Ltd.
did not supervise the drill core sampling procedures employed in the
Ochapowace 16-23 hole. A total of 24 samples were taken over 24 meters of
core. The results of these analyses are summarized in Table 2.

	    Table 2: Thickness and average grade of each zone including all assay
	    intervals within the zone in Ochapowace 16-23-17-04
	    Potash Member  Depth To   Thickness % K(2)0    % KCl     % MgO  % Insols
	                     (m)         (m)
	    Belle Plaine    1291.9       6.0       8.9      14.1       0.1       8.9
	    Esterhazy       1321.0       4.0      12.1      19.2       0.4       4.5

	    These assay results are lower grade than what is generally regarded as
necessary for a commercial operation. However, detailed interpretation of the
2D seismic acquired in the Ochapowace area might justify further evaluation of
this area.
	    Both Encanto wells were drilled as vertical holes. The assay results and
technical content of this news release have been reviewed by Tabetha Stirrett,
P.Geo. and Debbie Shewfelt, M.Sc., P.Geo., of North Rim Exploration Limited.
Both are Professional Geologists registered in the province of Saskatchewan
and are Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101.
	    In order to access Encanto's Figure 1 Map referenced above directly,
please click the following URL: http://files.newswire.ca/850/ENCANTO.pdf.

	    About Encanto:

	    Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange-listed Canadian resource
company engaged in the exploration and development of potash properties in the
Province of Saskatchewan, Canada - the largest producing region for potash in
the world.
	    To find out more about Encanto Potash Corp., please visit the company
website at www.encantopotash.com or review the documents filed on


	          "James Walchuck"

	    Per:  -------------------
	          James Walchuck
	          President and CEO


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