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URANIUM: NexGen extends A2 and A3 shears to the northeast



SASKATCHEWAN – Vancouver-based NexGen Energy says it has significantly extended the mineralization in the A2 and A3 shears to the northeast, thanks to the first results from the winter 35,000-metre drilling program at the Rook I property in the Athabasca Basin. The newly drilled material is located outside the resource grade shells of the Arrow deposit.

Drilling at NexGen’s Rook I property in the Athabasca Basin.

Some of the most intense mineralization encountered in the A3 shear included these highlights:

  • 45 metres up-dip to the northeast – 64.0 metres of total composite mineralization including 6.5 metres of total off-scale radioactivity (>10,000 to 61,000 cps) within an 84.5-metres section.
  • 54.0 metres of total composite mineralization including 6.55 metres of total off-scale radioactivity (>10,000 to 61,000 cps) within a 139.0-metre section.
  • 55.0 metres of total composite mineralization including 6.55 metres of total composite off-scale radioactivity (>10,000 to 61,000 cps)  within a 104.0-metre section.

Off-scale mineralization was also recorded northeast of the A2 shear (1.15 and 3.05 metres) and in the Arrow high grade domain (11.05, 7.35 and 5.7 metres).

NexGen has seven drills working at the Rook I property. Please see www.NexGenEnergy.ca.