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URANIUM: Alpha drills 6.57% U3O8 at Patterson Lake South

SASKATCHEWAN – The area of Patterson Lake in the southwest part of the Athabasca Basin continues to return promising intercepts for juniors drilling in the area. Recent news from Alpha Minerals of Vancouver, operator of the Patterson Lake...



SASKATCHEWAN – The area of Patterson Lake in the southwest part of the Athabasca Basin continues to return promising intercepts for juniors drilling in the area. Recent news from Alpha Minerals of Vancouver, operator of the Patterson Lake South 50:50 joint venture with Fission Energy, includes a 53-metre core length that averaged 6.57% U3O8, including 10.5 metres of 29.26%. Alpha said the highest assay was 44.6% U3O8 over 0.5 metre.

The latest hole, PLS13-051, targeted a large radon anomaly in lake water. The hole was vertical and intersected the mineralization within a steeply dipping interval of graphitic meta pelitic rock. There is significant matching of similar assays or scintillometer evaluations of the drill holes in this zone over a strike length now exceeding 30 meters, according to Alpha. The radon survey has been extended to test its further limits.

Readers are welcome to visit AlphaMinerals.ca and watch the company’s March 2013 commercial or boulder prospecting video posted there.