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Crosshair Drills 0.07% eU3O8 over 27 Feet at Juniper Ridge

August 11, 2011

Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (NYSE Amex: CXZ) (TSX: CXX) is pleased to announce additional results from the ongoing drill program on the Juniper Ridge Uranium Project in southwest Wyoming. A total of 245 holes (48,049 feet) have been drilled to date.

The 2011 program is designed to confirm historical results, which indicated that the Project was amenable to an open-pit, heap leach operation. Results from all 245 drill holes to date are similar in grade and thickness to the historical results. Highlights from the most recent holes include:

Drill Hole

From (feet)

To (feet)

Length (feet)

% eU3O8 *

JR-11-162

140.5

149.0

8.5

0.115

JR-11-163

80.5

85.5

5.0

0.200

JR-11-186

40.0

63.0

23.0

0.044

JR-11-205

77.5

84.0

6.5

0.189

JR-11-207

69.5

81.0

11.5

0.151

JR-11-215

27.0

39.5

12.5

0.132

JR-11-233

22.5

49.5

27.0

0.074

JR-11-268

42.0

57.0

15.0

0.226

 

NOTE: Holes not drilled in numerical sequence.

"The USAT tool is proving very helpful and initial results suggest that there are areas of uranium mineralization that were not recognized by the historical gamma logs," says Stewart Wallis, P.Geo., President and CEO. "We anticipate being able to integrate the historical gamma logs with the 2011 data for a seamless hole-by-hole database."

All holes are vertical and the thicknesses above are approximately true width. The goal of the current drill program is to confirm and expand the historical uranium resource into a National Instrument (NI) 43-101 compliant resource.

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

* 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. Results of the eU3O8 reported in this release have been determined using a USAT tool which is a more accurate tool for determining the uranium content than the conventional gross gamma tools in situations where the uranium may be in disequilibrium. Gross gamma tools measure total gamma radiation and may measure daughter products that are not directly related to the in-situ uranium content. The use of the USAT tool eliminates the need for chemical assays to determine that the uranium is in equilibrium and that total gamma readings represent uranium content.

The Juniper Ridge drilling program is carried out under the direction of Dr. Tom Bell 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 verified 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.

Crosshair also announces that Mr. Joseph Miller has resigned as a director of Crosshair. The Board of Crosshair thanks Mr. Miller for his dedication and contributions to Crosshair during his tenure as a Director.

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 exceeded the minimum mining threshold and with its in-situ mining potential, is designed for near term production. The CMB Uranium/Vanadium Project is located in Labrador, Canada and has four currently defined resources - C Zone, Area 1, Armstrong and Two Time Zone. Drilling programs are planned for all these projects this summer. The Crosshair team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with both exploration and mining backgrounds.

For more information on Crosshair and its properties, please visit the website at: www.crosshairexploration.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE CROSSHAIR BOARD

"Mark J. Morabito"
Executive Chairman

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