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URANIUM: Fission expands two zones and drills new one

SASKATCHEWAN – Fission Uranium of Kelowna, BC, continues to grow the mineralization at the Patterson Lake South project on the southwest rim of the Athabasca Basin. The R780E zone has been expanded, the R600W zone has been traced along...



SASKATCHEWAN – Fission Uranium of Kelowna, BC, continues to grow the mineralization at the Patterson Lake South project on the southwest rim of the Athabasca Basin. The R780E zone has been expanded, the R600W zone has been traced along strike an additional 60 metres, and a new, potentially high grade zone has been discovered 25 metres north of the R600W zone.

One drill hole in the new discovery returned 2.5 metres at 3.26% U3O8. Fission geologists are interpreting the occurrence to be a parallel zone, indicative of a larger system than presently outlined by drilling.

The R600W zone, that has yet to be included in resource numbers, lies 555 metres west of the Triple R deposit. Winter drilling extended the zone 60 metres farther along strike at shallow depths.

Results from the Triple R deposit point toward an expanding high grade zone. Drilling continues to extend the high grade mineralization down dip. Two holes were noted for their key intervals:

  • PLS15-375 returned 30.5 metres (91.5 to 122.0 metres) of 3.33% U3O8, including 8.0 metres of 11.91%; and
  • PLS15-369 returned 7.5 metres (152.0 to 169.5 metres) at 3.68% U3O8, including 4.0 metres at 14.72%.

Fission says that uranium mineralization at PLS has now been traced over 2.27 km along an east-west strike length in four zones. From west to east these are R600W, R00E, R780E and R1620E. The Triple R deposit includes the R00E and R780E zones. Mineralization is both located within and associated with a metasedimentary lithologic corridor.

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