Canadian Mining Journal


URANIUM: Fission hits widest yet intercept 1.5 km from Triple R deposit

Map of Fission’s Patterson Lake South project showing the Triple R deposit and new discover at R1515W discovery on the left. (Credit: Fission Uranium)

SASKATCHEWAN – Fission Uranium of Kelowna, B.C., has intersected the widest cumulative mineralization and some of the strongest radioactivity to date outside the Triple R uranium deposit. The results come from a pair of step out holes 1.5 km from the Triple R deposit. Multiple stacked lenses, similar to the R780E zone in the Triple R deposit, were noted.

Hole PLS17-564 intersected 135.5 metres of total composite mineralization over a 173.0-metre section (between 101.0 to 274.0 metres) including 8.3 metres of total composite >10,000 cps.

Hole PLS17-563 returned 88.5 metres of total composite mineralization over a 149.0-metre section (between 115.5 to 264.5 metres) including 1.49 metres of total composite >10,000 cps.

Fission says it has drilled 12 holes, 10 of which were mineralized, and traced the R1515W zone  over a strike length of 70 metres and a width of up to 53 metres. Mineralization begins at the top of bedrock, which occurs at 100 metres below surface. The lithologic setting which hosts the mineralization is similar to other zones of the Patterson Lake Corridor, being an overall package dominated by a quartz-feldspar-biotite-garnet gneiss with intercalated steeply south-dipping intervals of silica-sulphide-graphite bearing mafic gneiss.

Details of the latest drill hole results are posted in the July 31, 2017, news release at