Alexander Nubia reports up to 10.95 g/t gold at surface over a

 
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Alexander Nubia reports up to 10.95 g/t gold at surface over a 2-m channel
sample at its Hamama VMS Deposit 
* AHA-CH-3383: assayed 15.35% zinc, 0.828 g/t gold, 12 g/t silver, 0.24% copper
over a 2-metre channel sample within ankerite-rich gossan 
* AHA-CH-3384: assayed 14.65% zinc, 0.316 g/t gold, 29 g/t silver, and 0.11%
copper over a 2-metre channel sample, in the same ankerite-rich gossan zone
assayed 
* AHA-CH-3375: assayed 10.95 g/t gold over a 2-metre channel sample within VMS
gossan 
Toronto, Ontario CANADA, May 24, 2012 /FSC/ - Alexander Nubia International Inc.
(AAN - TSX Venture), is pleased to announce results that assayed high grade gold
and zinc values in the Western Zone at its Hamama gold-zinc volcanogenic massive
sulphide (VMS) property in Egypt.  Hamama is located near excellent
infrastructure: 32 kilometres from a highway, railway, and high-capacity
electricity grid, and 90 kilometres from a major city, Qena, on the Nile River. 
The Hamama Project is 35 kilometres from the company's Abu Marawat gold-copper
vein deposit. 
As announced on March 26, 2012, a shallow trenching program identified a broad
high-grade gold zone, the Western VMS.  This discovery subsequently has been
expanded along strike to a total of 1150 m and is up to 110 m wide.  Within a
select portion of the Western VMS, a number of locations were flagged for
initial 2-m-long channel samples that were taken from below the zone of surface
rubble.  East of the centre of this zone, two of these channel samples 76 m
apart assayed 15.35% zinc, 0.828 g/t gold, 12 g/t silver, 0.24% copper [Assay
Tag 3384] and 14.65% zinc, 0.316 g/t gold, 29 g/t silver, and 0.11% copper
[Assay Tag 3383], respectively.  A large excavator has been mobilized for a
continuous deep-channel sampling program that will cut across the full width of
the mineralized zone. 
"These results are very encouraging; we interpret the high-grade zinc assays to
represent local zones where zinc, and to a lesser extent, copper were preserved
near the surface during weathering of the mineralized zone," said John Payne, VP
of Exploration, Alexander Nubia Inc. "The high-grade gold sample adds to
previous assay data that indicate that the Hamama VMS is enriched in precious
metals.  A deep-channel program is currently underway in this zone and others,
which will provide a better indication of the near-surface mineralization.
Hamama is an important VMS deposit that ranks with other known VMS deposits in
the Arabian-Nubian Shield." 
Table 1:Significant 2-m Channel Samples collected in the Western VMS Zone 
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Channel
No. (AHA)    Location   Width   Gold  Silver  Copper  Zinc Rock Type* 
(m)   (g/t)  (g/t)     (%)   (%)
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CH-3375   Western VMS    2.0   10.95     11   0.01   0.01             VMS
CH-3376   Western VMS    2.0    0.04     <1   0.02   0.28   Stringer Zone
CH-3377   Western VMS    2.0    0.18     32   0.65   0.39   Stringer Zone
CH-3378   Western VMS    2.0    0.07      6   0.19   0.80   Stringer Zone
CH-3379   Western VMS    2.0    0.21      9   0.05  0.063 Stringer/Gossan
CH-3380   Western VMS    2.0    0.72     54   0.35   0.17          Gossan
CH-3381   Duplicate of   2.0    0.82     61   0.39   0.21 
CH-3380
CH-3382   Western VMS    2.0    0.43     14   0.27   0.93          Gossan
CH-3383   Western VMS    2.0    0.32     29   0.11  14.65          Gossan
CH-3384   Western VMS    2.0    0.83     12   0.24  15.35          Gossan
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* VMS refers to gossan derived from sulphide-rich material, whereas Gossan
refers to ankerite-rich exhalite that contains significant oxidized sulphides 
Stringer = strongly altered andesite in the stratigraphic footwall of the VMS,
commonly with highly anomalous zinc and less commonly with moderately anomalous
copper 
Currently, deep trenching is underway in the areas of the two high-grade samples
using a large excavator.  In addition to the Main VMS horizon, geologic mapping
in its stratigraphic footwall has discovered a number of smaller VMS lenses,
which also are targeted for trenching.  Road construction and trenching in the
stratigraphic footwall of the Main VMS horizon throughout the property have
discovered widespread alteration zones, some of which contain anomalous values
in zinc, copper, gold, and silver.  These alterations zones have been flagged
for a systematic trenching and sampling program that will begin about mid-May. 
Hamama Deposit Highlights 
> Main VMS horizon traced over 3,000 m along strike and open at both ends
  * The Main VMS horizon contains the Western, Central and Eastern VMS zones 
> Stacking of visually identified VMS lenses in the stratigraphic footwall of
the Main VMS horizon within a zone up to 2,000 m along strike 
> Western VMS zone - at surface, gold zone traceable for 1,100 m along strike
  * A broad, high-grade zone 650 m along strike and averaging 60 m in width,
contains uniform mineralization of 1.15 g/t gold and 19.4 g/t silver 
> Central VMS zone - drilling and surface trenching confirm high-grade zinc
mineralization from surface to a depth of 125 m 
> Eastern VMS zone - extended by 125 m further east for a total length of 500 m
and open to the east
  * Contains high-grade zinc plus anomalous copper and gold over a width of up
to 48 m at the contact between the stringer zone and the VMS horizon 
> Stringer-style alteration zones in the stratigraphic footwall of the VMS
horizon commonly have highly anomalous values of zinc and moderately anomalous
values of gold, silver, and copper.   Grades in the footwall stringer zone
commonly increase towards the contact with the VMS zone. 
> A number of additional, visually similar alteration zones have been identified
throughout the property. 
Other VMS deposits in the Arabian-Nubian shield (a mineralized belt that extends
into Saudi Arabia and from Egypt to Eritrea) that either are in production or at
an advanced stage of exploration include: 
* Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX: ABX) - Jabal Sayid (Saudi Arabia) 
* La Mancha Resources Inc. (TSX: LMA) - Hassai deposit (Sudan) 
* Tigray Resources Inc. (TSX.V: TIG) - Harvest deposit (Ethiopia) 
* Nevsun Resources (TSX:NSU) - Bisha deposit (Eritrea 
Qualifying Person 
The technical information contained in this news release was prepared or
reviewed under the direct supervision of Mr. Ralph Gonzalez (P.Geo.), Alexander
Nubia Inc.'s Project Manager for exploration in Egypt.  Mr. Gonzalez is a
qualifying person under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for
Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). 
QA/QC 
Alexander Nubia employs an on-site sample preparation facility where core is
diamond sawed into two equal halves; one half of the core is returned to its
core box for permanent on-site storage and the other half, weighing
approximately 2 kilograms, is crushed to minus 5 mm and riffle split to 500 g. 
The 500 g sample is pulverized to a nominal -75 mesh and divided into two
halves.  One half is delivered to the Egyptian Mineral Resource Authority for
storage and the other half is shipped for analysis to the ALS Minerals
laboratory in Romania.  ALS Minerals is an internationally recognized and
accredited analytical facility.  ALS re-pulverizes all samples to insure the
samples are homogenized and removes a one-assay/ton cut (approximately 30 grams)
for gold analysis followed by an atomic absorption finish using industry
accepted fire-assaying techniques.  In addition, a 5-10 g sample is removed for
Ag-Cu-Zn analysis by atomic absorption after digestion in aqua regia. 
Over-range copper (>10,000 ppm), zinc (>10,000 ppm) and silver (>100 ppm) are
re-analyzed using readjusted atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) techniques. 
Selected samples are determined by inductively coupled plasma spectrometry -
atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) after a four-acid digestion for 'near
total' digestion.  This technique scans a total of 33 elements.  A quality
control program consisting of blanks and analytical control standards has been
implemented to monitor laboratory performance; this is in addition to ALS's
internal QA/QC program.  Discrepancies have been few, and when discovered, the
'laboratory batch' (generally 20 samples in a batch) is re-analyzed. 
About Alexander Nubia International Inc. 
Alexander Nubia International Inc. (TSX-V: AAN) is a Canadian exploration and
development Company focused on the exploration of precious and base metals in
the Eastern Desert of Egypt.  The Company holds two exploration concessions: Abu
Marawat (previously held by Centamin: TSX: CEE) and Fatiri, which cover a
combined total area of 2,772 km2. 
The Company is currently focused on exploration within the Abu Marawat
concession where the company's two main properties are situated.  In this 1,027
km2 historical gold and copper mining district are numerous small workings
including, historical small-scale mining at the Abu Marawat Deposit, Hamama - a
volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, and two past-producing gold mines (Semna
and Sir Bakis).  The principal projects, Abu Marawat and Hamama VMS, are located
near excellent regional infrastructure.  The projects are 35 kilometres apart
and are within 30 kilometres of a highway, railway, and high-capacity
electricity grid, and are near major cities: Qena, on the Nile River, and
Safaga, on the Red Sea. 
For more information on Alexander Nubia please contact: 
A. Alexander Massoud
President and Chief Executive Officer
Egypt:  +2 (0) 22 287 6914
Email:  amassoud@alexandernubia.com 
Donald M. Cameron, CA
CFO
Canada: +1 (877) 607-4747
Email: dcameron@alexandernubia.com 
Nisha Hasan
Investor Relations, TMX Equicom
416-815-0700 ext. 258
Email: nhasan@alexandernubia.com 
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