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Tanzanian Royalty Reports Higher Gold Grades Zone Extended 30m at 3.89g/t Au, including four high grade intercepts best intercept 7m @ 7.23g/t Au

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tanzanian Royalty Reports Higher Gold Grades Zone Extended 30m at 3.89g/t Au, including four high grade intercepts best intercept 7m @ 7.23g/t Au 13:07 EDT Tuesday, May 22, 2012FSC / Press ReleaseTanzanian Royalty Reports Higher Gold Grades Zone Extended 30m at 3.89g/t Au, including four high grade intercepts best intercept 7m @ 7.23g/t Au South Surrey, British Columbia CANADA, May 22, 2012 /FSC/ - Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp (TNX - TSX, TRX - NYSE Amex), (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received further assays from its ongoing drilling program at the Buckreef Gold Project in Tanzania. Results from diamond drill holes BMDD146 to BMDD153 were received from Buckreef Main zone and BMDD157 from Eastern Porphyry. Drilling highlights include:* BMDD146 encountered an intercept of 2.5 metres grading 1.96g/t gold from 176 metres which included 1.0 metres grading 5.62g/t gold from 199 meters* BMDD147 encountered intercepts of 30 metres grading 3.89g/t gold from 177 metres which included 7.0 metres averaging 7.23g/t gold from189 metres and 5 metres grading 5.33g/t gold from 181 metres; 7.0 metres grading 3.23g/t gold which include 2 metres averaging 5.56g/t gold from 235m; and 2 metres grading 7.36g/t Au from 156 metres * BMDD148 encountered an intercept of 2.0 metres grading 1.57g/t gold from 109 metres* BMDD149 intersected 5 metres grading 5.98g/t gold from 176 metres which includes 2 metres averaging 10.69g/t golf from 178 metres* BMDD151 intersected 11 metres grading 2.98g/t gold from 210 metres which include 2.9 metres grading 5.9g/t gold from 212.1 metres* BMDD152 intersected 1.7 metres grading 4.80g/t gold from 149.3 metres and a wide zone of 12 metres averaging 1.39g/t gold from 194 metres which include 1.2 metres grading 6.17g/t Au from 194.8 metres* BMDD153 intersected 4.10 metres grading 9.20g/t gold from 226.9 metres which includes 2.07 metres averaging 15.71g/t gold from 229.23 metres* BMDD157 intersected 4 metres grading 3.01g/t gold from 35 metres which includes 1.0 metres averaging 6.45g/t gold from 39 metres; 3 metres grading 3.14g/t Au from 106 metresAll intersections reported here are core lengths and may not represent true width but the true width is estimated to be 50 - 60%.The gold mineralization at the Buckreef and Eastern Porphyry target is hosted in shear zones emplaced along the fine grained basaltic sequence, medium grained dolerite and strongly altered felsic porphyry units, associated with gold-bearing quartz-sericite-carbonate-pyrite alteration assemblages. The best gold grades are confined within brecciated and altered dolerite with felsic porphyry intercalation and grey quartz vein with fine disseminated pyrite. According to Joseph K. Kahama, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (Tanzania), "Drilling has intersected a number of mineralized zones of significant thicknesses at vertical depths down to 200m below surface and confirmed the presences of gold-bearing structures. With the current exploration program, recently focusing on testing the upside potential on the deeper levels of the deposit, we will increase our knowledge with respect to continuity and grade distribution of these zones. This will serve to further increase our level of confidence associated with the Buckreef gold project and, we expect, increase our resource base meanwhile, all mineralized zones below a vertical depth of 200m below surface remain largely untested."Sample Protocol and QA/QCThe samples chain of custody is managed by Buckreef technical team under the supervision of Anthony Minde. Core samples are picked up from the drill site at the end of every shift by Company personnel for direct delivery to the secured drill core storage house locate next to the Buckreef exploration office. The storage is accessible only by approved personnel.Intervals of core to be analyzed are split with a mechanized core cutter in half with one half to be sent to the laboratory for geochemical analysis and the remaining half to be kept in storage for future reference and uses. Samples to be assayed will remain under the control of Company personnel until submitted to SGS laboratory in Mwanza for 50g fire assay (FA) with AAS finish (0.01ppm LLD). The average percentage of recovery core is 95%. Sample intervals of 1m or less but greater than 0.5m depended on geology. SGS laboratory is ISO 90001 and 17025 accredited and employs a Laboratory Information Management System for sample tracking, quality control and reporting. In addition to SGS internal standards materials and blank samples, the Company regularly inserts into every batch its own certified standards, coarse blanks and duplicate sample in the sample stream approximately every 20 samples.Qualified PersonThe Company's Qualified Persons, Mr. Phillip Kaniki and Charles Mnguto, have reviewed and approved the content of this news release. Mr. Phillip Kaniki has a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Dar es Salaam (1997) and is a registered scientist with MAusIMM (Reg. No 221963). Mr. Charles Mnguto has a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Hons) degree from the University of Dar es Salaam (1995) and is registered scientist with MAusIMM (Reg. No 307793).Respectfully Submitted, Joseph Kahama Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (Tanzania)For further information, please contact Investor Relations at 1-800-811-3855Visit our website: The Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE Amex Equities have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this releaseCautionary Note to U.S. Investors - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission limits disclosure for U.S. reporting purposes to mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this news release, such as "reserves", "resources", "geologic resources", "proven", "probable", "measured", "indicated", or "inferred" which may not be consistent with the reserve definitions established by the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our SEC filings. You can review and obtain copies of these filings from the SEC's website at news release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time-to-time with the British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario provincial securities regulatory authorities.Certain information presented in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including risks inherent in mineral exploration and development, which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any projected future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are referred to our description of the risk factors affecting the Company, as contained in our SEC filings, including our annual report on Form 20-F and Registration Statement on Form F-10, as amended, for more information concerning these risks, uncertainties, and other factors.Connecticut Office: 93 Benton Hill Road Sharon, CT 06069 Tel: (860) 364-1830 Fax: (860) 364-0673Form 20-F, File No. 001-32500 Trade Symbol: TSX:TNX NYSE Amex Equities:TRX South Surrey Office Suite 404-1688 152nd Street South Surrey, BC V4A 4N2 Toll Free: 1-800-811-3855 Tel:(604) 536-7873 Fax:(604) 536-5259Email: Website: To view this press release as a web page, please click on the following link: Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp (TNX - TSX) (TRE - AMEX) Maximum News Dissemination by FSCwire.