VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2011) - Crosshair Energy Corporation (TSX:CXX)(NYSE Amex:CXZ) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2011 drill program at the Juniper Ridge uranium project in southwest Wyoming. The 2011 program of 400 mud rotary holes, totaling 78,253 feet, has confirmed the historical data from the property which indicated 5.2 million tons of uranium, grading 0.067% U3O8 for a total of 6.97 million pounds of uranium. Results from the 2011 program, including this final set of 48 holes, are currently being evaluated by independent contractor, BRS, Inc. of Riverton, WY, in order to complete an NI 43-101 complaint initial Resource Estimate on Juniper Ridge by Q4 2011. The results from this initial Resource Estimate will then be used to complete a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) of the Juniper Ridge Project. This PEA is currently scheduled for completion by Q1 2012.

Highlights from this most recent set of results include:

Drill Hole From
) To
) Length
) % eU3O8*
JR-11-048 170.0 175.5 5.5 0.187
JR-11-195 29.0 34.5 5.5 0.169
JR-11-016 25.5 30.0 4.5 0.112
JR-11-041 113.5 118.5 5.0 0.093
and 213.0 218.0 5.0 0.138
JR-11-023 42.5 56.5 14.0 0.052
and 74.0 77.5 3.5 0.062
JR-11-061 78.5 86.5 8.0 0.067
JR-11-063 38.0 50.0 12.0 0.069

"We congratulate our technical team for completing this program on time and within budget. The team worked closely with the US Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality throughout this drilling program to minimize our environmental impact. We are pleased with this year's results which substantiate the historical grades and thicknesses," stated Stewart Wallis, President and CEO of Crosshair. "The drilling was executed with a minimum of land disturbance and our reclamation program is now more than 80% complete."

As noted earlier, subsequent to publication of an NI 43-101 Resource Estimate, a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) will be developed to assess the economic potential of the project. The PEA will generate a preliminary estimate of the overall capital investment required to produce commercial quantities of uranium oxide. As part of the PEA, metallurgical test work to confirm the historical uranium recoveries is underway. The exploration and mine development timeline developed by Crosshair for Juniper Ridge for 2012 calls for further exploration drilling, definition drilling, completion of technical and pre-feasibility studies and initiation of the permitting process.

AGIP Mining Company Inc. completed a historical geological resource estimate of 5.2 million tons, grading 0.067% U3O8 for a total 6.97 million pounds of uranium in 1986. This historical resource estimate was completed prior to the implementation of National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") and is not compliant with currently accepted reserve and resource classifications as set forth by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Given the quality of the historic work completed on the property, Crosshair believes the resource estimate to be both relevant and reliable. However, a qualified person has not completed sufficient work to classify the historic mineral resources as current mineral resources or mineral reserves as defined in NI 43-101, and Crosshair is not treating the historic resources as current. Therefore, the historical resource estimate should not be relied upon. In order to verify the historical mineral resource as a current mineral resource, a qualified person must complete an analysis of all of the results from the 2011 drill program.

* These grades are reported as equivalent uranium (eU3O8) as determined by downhole radiometric logging equipment. The logging was carried out by independent contractor, Century Wireline Services of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Equivalent U3O8 reported in this release has been determined using Century's uranium spectrographic analysis tool (USAT); a more accurate tool for determining uranium content than conventional gross gamma tools in situations where uranium may be in disequilibrium. Gross gamma tools measure total gamma radiation originating from ancient radioactive elements produced by radioactive decay of uranium. USAT measures decay products of uranium generated within the last 30 days; thus it is more likely to represent true uranium grades in shallow deposits like Juniper Ridge. USAT greatly reduces the need for chemical assays to determine the equilibrium state of uranium in the deposit.

Complete geophysical probe highlights and a drill plan map can be found on the Crosshair website at: Composite results are based on a minimum 0.02% eU3O8 and a grade x thickness (GT) of 0.1.

The Juniper Ridge drilling program was carried out under the direction of Tom Bell, PhD CPG, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Stewart Wallis, P.Geo., President and CEO of Crosshair and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release. Mr. Wallis has verified that the results disclosed in this news release have been accurately summarized from the original downhole radiometric logs provided to Crosshair.

About Crosshair

Crosshair is a prominent player in the exploration and development of uranium, vanadium and gold in the US and Canada. Its flagship projects, Bootheel and Juniper Ridge, are both located in uranium mining friendly Wyoming. Bootheel has the potential to be mined using in-situ recovery methods. The CMB Uranium/Vanadium Project is located in Labrador, Canada and has four currently defined resources. The Crosshair team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with both exploration and mining backgrounds.

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