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Appia Discovers "Ivan Zone" and Expands REE Bearing Mineralization on Its Alces Lake Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- Appia Energy Corp. (the "Company" or "Appia") is pleased to report the results of the geological field work conducted in 2013 on its Alces Lake Property.

The work identified a newly discovered area of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) mineralization containing in excess of 35% total rare earth elements (TREEs) by weight plus uranium and thorium.

The Property, comprising 1,518 hectares (approximately 3,751 acres), is 34 km east-northeast of Uranium City, Northern Saskatchewan and is located along and to the south of Alces Lake. Appia owns 90% of the Property.

The objective of the geological field work was to evaluate and map the extent of mineral occurrences that run up to 28.9% TREE in old trenches (as per sampling by the Saskatchewan Geological Survey (C. Normand, 2010, and other), together with anomalous thorium (Th) and uranium (U) values as a follow-up to earlier work by Appia, the Saskatchewan Geological Survey (SGS) and other companies beginning in the 1950s.

The September 2013 exploration project on the Property, centered near the known Alces Lake REE Showings, has expanded the interest in the region with the discovery of a new area of high radioactivity and REE mineralization, designated the "Ivan" showing which is located 125 metres northeast of the Alces Lake existing trenches.

No previous work had identified the Ivan showing, a boulder strewn area of intermittent outcrop with associated radioactivity locally exceeding 56,000 counts per second (cps). The Ivan area is currently defined by two outcrop samples: #12 and #14, and an intervening sample #13 (from a boulder), along a 35 metres north-south trend. Analyses conducted by SRC Geoanalytical Laboratory, Saskatoon (SRC Lab) on sample #14 from the Ivan showing contains in excess of 35 wt % TREE as shown in the table below.

Mineralization in the REE bearing trenches is confined to biotite-rich layers tentatively interpreted by SGS to represent zones of Potassium-REE metasomatism superimposed on residual material in migmatized garnet-paragneisses. The biotite rich zones appear to occur along fault or shear zones and include high concentrations of REE bearing monazite, believed to be the primary mineral phase hosting the REEs. Biotite-monazite REE bearing mineralization has also been located on the Property within quartzite.

Analyses of 12 rock samples by SRC Analytical Laboratory, Saskatoon (Values
 in ppm except where wt % is noted)

                        805725   805727   805729   805731   805732   805736
SAMPLE                    (#1)     (#3)     (#4)     (#5)     (#6)     (#7)
Ce                       28200     5120    29300    16200     4930    30200
Dy                         191     40.2      182      103     29.5      196
Er                        86.4     31.5     83.5     52.2     21.8     88.4
Eu                        30.4      7.8     31.4     20.2      6.5     32.6
Gd                         846      156      824      490      122      829
Ho                          20        8       19       11        3       19
La                       14300     2500    15000     8150     2490    15400
Nd                       12000     2210    12000     6970     2010    12300
Pr                        3500      590     3470     1820      548     3620
Sm                        1740      335     1710     1000      278     1760
Tb                          94       35       94       52       16       94
Yb                         7.6     11.8        6      4.4      1.8      5.4
Sc                          13       34       14       16       15       13
Y                          340      131      305      179       57      340
Total                    61368    11210    63039    35068    10529    64897
Total (%)                 6.14%    1.12%    6.30%    3.51%    1.05%    6.49%

Th (%)                    4.39     0.58     3.98     1.50     1.52     6.94

Analyses of 12 rock samples by SRC Analytical Laboratory, Saskatoon (Values
 in ppm except where wt % is noted)

                        805734 805735(#   805737   805733   806730   024077
SAMPLE                    (#9)      10)    (#11)    (#12)    (#13)    (#14)
Ce                       47800    10300    14400    23600    21500   170500
Dy                         293     64.2     84.2      248      144      735
Er                         135     35.2       44      100     70.8      850
Eu                        52.2       13     17.8     28.1     23.9      115
Gd                        1320      290      399      819      600     4690
Ho                          28        6        9       27       17      115
La                       24800     5120     7150    12900    10800    77700
Nd                       19600     4270     5990     9890     8850    70250
Pr                        5760     1170     1600     2870     2610    19800
Sm                        2830      616      839     1490     1280     9970
Tb                         148       36       56       97       85      515
Yb                         8.6      5.2      4.5     17.3      9.6       35
Sc                          14       21       10        7       15       20
Y                          484      129      144      754      277     1930
Total                   103273    22076    30748    52847    46282   357225
Total (%)                10.33%    2.21%    3.07%    5.28%    4.63%    35.7%

Th (%)                    9.51     2.57     1.98     6.94     3.34     4.12


1. Samples #12 and #14 (Outcrop), and #13 (Boulder) are from the area of the Ivan mineralization.

2. REE values for samples #2 and #8 are only slightly anomalous, and are not reported here.

3. For sample #14: values are an average of 2 analyses, and; the REs Tm, Lu and Sc are 50 ppm, less than 20 ppm and less than 20ppm, respectively.

Material for analysis was obtained from 14 surface grab samples (excluding blank samples and quality standards) collected from the Property and analyzed by the laboratory. The analytical results were received in December 2013 and were then compiled in the report on the exploration program: "Appia Energy and NRG Exploration Corp., Alces Lake Report, September - 2013, Mineral Disposition #S-112033, Lake Athabasca Area, Saskatchewan".

SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, prepared and analyzed the samples. The laboratory management system operates in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (CAN-P-4E), General Requirements for the Competence of Mineral Testing and Calibration Laboratories. Atomic-emission analysis (ICP) was used to determine the concentration of 15 rare earth elements, as well as Th, U, Sc and several whole rock forming elements.

Tom Drivas, CEO and President of Appia Energy Corp., reports, "These favorable exploration results indicate the presence of very high concentrations of REEs on Appia's Alces Lake Property. Appia plans to conduct an airborne survey to evaluate and explore the Alces Lake property further."

Dr. Douglas Underhill, QP is the qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for this news release.

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