Ross McElroy may call Kelowna, British Columbia, home but his heart lies in Saskatchewan, where he has played a key role in four major discoveries in the Athabasca Basin.
The geologist was part of the small, early stage geological team that made the discovery of Cameco’s (TSX: CCO; NYSE: CCJ) McArthur River, the world’s largest high grade uranium deposit. He also headed up the technical team at Fission Energy that made the J-zone discovery at Waterbury Lake, and found Fission Uranium’s (TSX: FCU; US-OTC: FCUUF) Patterson Lake South.
But McElroy, who remains Fission Uranium’s president, chief operating officer and chief geologist and whose awards include The Northern Miner’s ‘Mining Person of the Year’ in 2013 and the PDAC 2014 Bill Dennis award for exploration success, also spent parts of his early career in gold and base metal exploration in the province and continues to keep his eyes out for interesting properties that might lead to discoveries of those metals.
In August, McElroy noticed there was some ground coming available for staking in the Watts Lake area of Saskatchewan, about 65 km northeast of the town of La Ronge and 20 km northwest of the village of Missinipe.
He staked as much of the ground that he could …
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