Alpha Exploration Completes Drilling at Middle Lake in the Athabasca Basin

- March 10th, 2015

Alpha Exploration Inc. (TSXV:AEX) has completed its winter drilling program at the Middle Lake Property in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Drilling did not intersect significant radioactivity.

Alpha Exploration Inc. (TSXV:AEX) has completed its winter drilling program at the Middle Lake Property in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Drilling did not intersect significant radioactivity.

As quoted in the press release:

No significant radioactivity was intersected during the drill program.

The 2015 diamond drilling program consisted of 1850 metres in 17 drill holes, and was a continuation of diamond drilling program in 2014 (Figure – ML Drill Holes 2014/2015, Figure ML Geophysics and Drilling), which focused primarily on testing geochemical anomalies west of Middle Lakein the southern part of the property (Figure – ML Drill Holes 2014). Drilling in 2015 was focused on geophysical features in the northern part of the property, around and west of Skull Lake (Figure – Skull Lake Drill Holes); integrated targets based on gravity, electromagnetic and magnetic features were tested (Figure – ML Geophysics and Drilling). An expansive historic radon anomaly and scattered high-grade uraniferous boulders are located immediately to the south and west of the area tested (Figure – Cluff Lake_Middle Lake Ortho Photo).

Geophysical targets were corroborated by drilling. Conductors intersected west and north of Skull Lake are related to sulfide-bearing graphitic shear zones in psammitic gneiss with pegmatite in contact with Archean Earl River gneiss complexes. Farther to the west, a large gravity low anomaly was explained by the presence of abundant Cluff Lake impact breccia containing local graphitic shear zones.

While graphite and sulfides intersected along target shear zones is encouraging, anomalous radioactivity and evidence of hydrothermal alteration related to mineralizing processes are lacking. Further exploration will be evaluated once all drill data including geochemistry from systematic core sampling are in-hand and synthesized along with all existing regional and property-scale exploration data.

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