Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (TSXV: PTU) (OTCQB: PTUUF) ("Purepoint" or the "Company") announced the commencement of its Fall drill program within the northeastern margin of Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin in Canada.
"The focus of the drill program is our 100% owned Henday Lake project that we have been eager to advance for some time now," Scott Frostad, Purepoint's VP of Exploration stated. "This will be Purepoint's first drill program on the project following our airborne electromagnetic and ground gravity surveys that were completed to ensure the optimal targets are tested".
- Purepoint is planning three initial diamond drill holes at an average depth of approximately 400 metres each.
- The targeted electromagnetic conductor lies within an east-west trending magnetic low, considered to represent pelitic basement rocks, a typical host rock for economic uranium mineralization.
- The Huskie Uranium deposit, discovered by Denison in 2017, is due west of the Henday Lake project and is associated with an east-west trending magnetic low.
- Depending on initial results and timing, Purepoint can extend this drilling program if appropriate.
- Work to date on the project is outlined in detail in an NI 43-101 compliant technical report which can be found on the Company's website.
The 100% owned Henday Lake property is 1,029 hectares in size and consists of 2 claims. This property is located nine kilometres northwest of Orano's Midwest Lake deposit (41 million lbs. U3O8) and ten kilometres west of Rio Tinto's Roughrider Deposit (57 million lbs. U3O8).
Only one drill hole is known to have been drilled on the property. Hole HLH8-71 was drilled by Cogema Resources (now Orano Resources Canada Inc.) in 1998 and encountered a steeply dipping, strongly graphitic fault gouge at the bottom of the hole. The claims rest within a magnetic low believed to represent pelitic basement rocks, a typical host rock for economic uranium mineralization. The depth to basement is locally less than 350 metres.
Denison's recently discovered Huskie deposit is located approximately 10 km due east along strike from Henday Lake. An NI 43-101 technical report dated October, 2018 estimates the inferred resource of the Husky deposit to be 5.7 million Ibs. U3O8.
The Henday Lake property falls within the Mudjatik-Wollaston Tectonic Zone, a northeast trending structural zone along the eastern margin of the Basin. The Mudjatik-Wollaston Tectonic Zone is the NE trending high strain tectonic zone marking the boundary between the Archean gneisses and granitoids of the Mudjatik Domain to the west and Archean gneisses, metasediments, and pegmatite intrusions of the Wollaston domain to the east.
Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (TSXV: PTU) (OTCQB: PTUUF) actively operates an exploration pipeline of 12 advanced projects in Canada's Athabasca Basin, the world's richest uranium region. Purepoint's flagship project is the Hook Lake Project, a joint venture with two of the largest uranium suppliers in the world, Cameco Corporation and Orano Canada Inc. The Hook Lake JV Project is on trend with recent high-grade uranium discoveries including Fission Uranium's Triple R Deposit and NexGen's Arrow Deposit and encompasses its own Spitfire discovery (53.3% U3O8 over 1.3m including 10m interval of 10.3% U3O8). Together with its flagship project, the Company's projects stretch across approximately 185,000 hectares of claims throughout the Athabasca Basin. These claims host over 20 distinct and well-defined drill target areas with advanced geophysical surveys completed, and in some cases, have had first pass drilling performed.
Scott Frostad BSc, MASc, PGeo, Purepoint's Vice President, Exploration, is the Qualified Person responsible for technical content of this release.
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Chris Frostad, President & CEO
Phone: (416) 603-8368
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