Canadian Mining Journal


URANIUM: Fission hits new mineralization west of R840W zone

SASKATCHEWAN – Fission Uranium of Kelowna, B.C., has expanded mineralization at both ends of the 2.63-km uranium trend and drilled a new area 660 metres west of the R840W zone at its Patterson Lake South project on the southwest rim of the Athabasca Basin.

So far the winter drilling program has delivered the following highlights:

  • Potential new discovery in hole PLS17-514 where mineralization was hit in a 660-metre step out from R840W zone, with a 1.0-metre anomalous interval with a peak of 3,200 cps over 0.5 metre.
  • Expansion of R840W land-based, shallow high grade zone is probable since three holes on R840W have returned strong results and high grade intervals.
  • Expansion of R1620E shallow high grade zone is probable with five holes on R1620E returning wide mineralization.
  • All nine holes drilled were mineralized, with four returning high grade intervals including 52.5 and 6.82 metres of total composite >10,000 cps in hole PLS17-517; 36.0 metres including 4.03 metres of total composite >10,000 cps in hole PLS17-521; 41.0 metres including 3.86 metres of total composite >10,000 cps in hole PLS17-515.

Winter drilling at Patterson Lake South.

Fission says drilling on the R840W and R1620E zones seeks to grow these newly discovered shallow high grade areas at the west and east end respectively of the 2.63-km mineralized trend, for possible inclusion in a future resource estimate update.

Go to the company’s website at for more results from the hugely successful drilling program at PLS.