Forum Energy Metals Corp. announces agreement with Orano Canada Inc. whereby the Company grants to Orano a series of options to acquire up to a 70% interest in the mineral claims and associated property comprising the Company’s 100% owned Fir Island Project located in the Black Lake area of Saskatchewan.
Forum Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV:FMC) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement (the “Agreement”) with Orano Canada Inc. (“Orano”) whereby the Company grants to Orano a series of options to acquire up to a 70% interest in the mineral claims and associated property comprising the Company’s 100% owned Fir Island Project located in the Black Lake area of Saskatchewan (the “Property”).
Under the Agreement, Orano is to spend a total of $6,000,000 on the Property on or before December 31, 2023 to earn the full 70% Interest, however Orano must spend $3,000,000 on or before December 31, 2021 to earn a 51% interest in the project.
Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company is to act as operator until such time as Orano has earned a 51% interest in the project.
Fir Island Project
The Fir Island project lies along the northern rim of the Athabasca Basin, overlying the Snowbird Tectonic Zone, a major structural corridor which, near the southern rim of the basin, hosts Cameco’s Centennial deposit. Forum completed 10 holes for a total of 2,453 m of drilling in 2015, testing the Snowbird fault and the parallel East Channel fault.
Anomalous uranium (up to 444ppm over 10.6m in sandstone in hole FI-03), boron (up to 717ppm over 10m in sandstone in hole FI-08) and base metals (cobalt up to 0.48% over 63.8m in FI-03) were intersected. Strong quartz dissolution and remobilization, tectonization in the sandstone, dravite and sudoite clays locally in both sandstone and basement rocks, and a 50m off-set in the unconformity were intersected; all excellent indicators of nearby uranium mineralization.
Further gravity, geochemical and electromagnetic surveys conducted in 2016 and 2017 have identified several targets for follow-up drilling. Soil sampling returned values of up to 3,350ppm boron over the East Channel, down-ice from a gravity low that is interpreted to have been caused by an alteration halo (see press release of November 22, 2016).
The Company plans to complete a resistivity survey by the end of the year and commence a 3,000m drill program during the winter of 2020. Ken Wheatley, P.Geo., Forum’s Vice-President, Exploration is the Qualified Person who reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
About Forum Energy Metals
Forum Energy Metals Corp (TSXV: FMC) explores for energy metals, including copper, nickel, platinum, palladium and uranium in Saskatchewan, Canada’s number one mining province. In addition, Forum has also established a strategic land position in the Idaho Cobalt Belt. For further information: www.forumenergymetals.com
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Richard J. Mazur, P.Geo.
President & CEO
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For further information contact:
Rick Mazur, P.Geo., President & CEO
Craig Christy, VP Corporate Development
Burns Singh Tennent-Bhohi, Director