Fission Uranium announced results from 16 holes of basement-hosted uranium mineralization at the 780E zone at its 100-percent-owned Patterson Lake South project. It’s located in the Southwestern Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan.
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Fission Uranium (TSX:FCU)
Market cap: $430 million
Cash estimate: $30 million
Project: Patterson Lake South (PLS)
Ownership: 100 percent
Resources: 79.6 million pounds at 1.58 percent U3O8 indicated; 25.8 million pounds at 1.3 percent U3O8 inferred
Project status: resource definition, PEA in summer 2015
- Fission Uranium announced results from 16 holes of basement-hosted uranium mineralization at the 780E zone at its 100-percent-owned PLS project in the Southwestern Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan.
- Highlights from the current angled drilling include 33.5 meters grading 1.19 percent U3O8 starting at a depth of 60 meters; that includes a higher-grade interval of 14.09 percent U3O8 over 3.5 meters. Assays are pending from additional “off-scale” mineralization.
- In January 2015, the company announced a preliminary 43-101 compliant indicated resource estimate of 79.6 million pounds grading 1.58 percent U3O8, including high-grade core of 44.2 million pounds at 18.21 percent U3O8. The 43-101 resource also includes an inferred resource estimate of 25.8 million pounds grading 1.3 percent U3O8. The Drill Tracker chart for Fission plots the previous drill holes based on the starting depth of the mineralization, highlighting the abundant number of near-surface, high-grade holes.
- The near-surface, basement-hosted mineralization is contained within four separate zones extending over 2.27 kilometers of strike length. Additional targets occur to the south in the Forrest Lake Corridor, which has a similar geophysical signature. The 780 zone is located beneath the 6-meter-deep Paterson Lake, which will have to be dammed prior to a potential open pit. The high-grade mineralization is located along the contact between a graphic pelitic gneiss and a silicified semi-pelite (metamorphosed, fine-grained sedimentary rock).
- The company plans to complete a PEA on the 100-percent-owned project for summer 2015.
Discovery hole (PLS, December 2012): 18 meters at 1.78 percent U3O8
Current holes (780E zone): 33.5 meters at 1.91 percent U3O8, including 6 meters at 8.14 percent U3O8
Pending “off-scale” assays: 8.01 meters >10,000 cps with a total composite zone of 105 meters of mineralization; 12.1 meters > 10,000 cps
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