FISSION ENERGY CORP. (“Fission” or “the Company”), and its Joint Venture partner Alpha Minerals Inc (formerly ESO Uranium Corp), report that core drilling on the PLS project has intersected a 6.0 m wide interval of high grade mineralization with massive visible pitchblende in veins (up to 21cm wide), blebs and flecks.
This high grade mineralization occurs at shallow depth in basement rocks in drill hole PLS12-022 which is still in progress. The strongly radioactive interval occurs within a broader 21.0m interval of moderate radioactivity witch breaches the unconformity and extends downward into the Archean basement.
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented, “We believe that PLS is entering a very exciting stage in an underexplored region on the margin of the Athabasca Basin. The latest results to date provide confirmation of the project’s potential to host a significant high-grade uranium deposit. We are particularly excited by the size and scope of this discovery.“
Hole PLS12-022, a vertical hole collared 10m north of Hole PLS12-016 intersected anomalous radioactivity in the bedrock over a 21m interval (57.5 – 78.5m), with a 6.0m wide interval of continuous strong radioactivity (71.0 – 77.0m).
The unconformity with the Archean basement and probable Devonian sandstone was encountered at 59.53m depth.
The 4.24m intersection of Devonian sandstone included a 1.73 m intersection with 1400 cps radioactivity lying unconformably on the Archean basement.
Elevated radioactivity continues in the upper basement drill core to 78.5m.
A second weakly radioactive interval has been intersected at 166m to 177m depth as drilling continues.
Discovery hole PLS12-022 is located approximately 3.8 km northeast of the high grade boulder field, where assays returned values up to 39.6% U3O8 (see news release July 27, 2011)
Natural gamma radiation in drill core that is reported in this news release was measured in counts per second (cps) using a hand held Exploranium GR-110G total count gamma-ray scintillometer. The reader is cautioned that scintillometer readings are not directly or uniformly related to uranium grades of the rock sample measured, and should be used only as a preliminary indication of the presence of radioactive materials. The degree of radioactivity within this interval is highly variable and associated with visible pitchblende mineralization. Core recovery is generally very good between 91.9 – 100%. The 21.0m wide zone of alteration and elevated radioactivity can be described as >300 cps, with discrete intervals of high radioactivity (>9999 cps). All intersections are down-hole, core interval measurements and true thickness is yet to be determined.
An ongoing field program is in progress. This includes 8-holes, 1600m of core drilling following up geophysics and geologic targets, including the prospective PL-3B conductor, as well as 12-holes, 1440m of dual rotary (DR) drilling evaluating overburden near the boulder field. (see news release October 25, 2012).
All holes will be radiometrically surveyed with a Mount Sopris 2GHF-1000 Triple Gamma probe, which allows for accurate measurements in high grade mineralized zones. This probe will be used if high grade mineralization is encountered in subsequent drill holes.
Split core samples from the mineralized section of core will be taken continuously through the mineralized intervals and submitted to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories (an SCC ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Accredited Facility) of Saskatoon for analysis, which includes U3O8 (wt %) and fire assay for gold. All samples sent for analysis will include a 63 element ICP-OES, uranium by fluorimetry and boron. Assay results will be released when received.
Further updates will be provided.
Patterson Lake South Property
The 31,039 hectare PLS project is a 50%/50% Joint Venture held by Fission Energy Corp. and Alpha Minerals Inc (AMW). Fission is the Operator. PLS is accessible by road with primary access from all-weather Highway 955, which runs north to the former Cluff Lake mine, (>60M lbs of U3O8 produced), and passes through the nearby UEX-Areva Shea Creek discoveries located 50km to the north, currently under active exploration and development. An updated map highlighting the core and dual rotary drilling programs planned for PLS can be found on the Company’s website at .
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Ross McElroy, President & COO
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