Step-out Hole Intersects 22.5M Wide Mineralization at PLS

FISSION ENERGY CORP. (“Fission” or “the Company”), and its Joint Venture partner Alpha Minerals Inc. are pleased to announce drill and scintillometer results from its current core drilling program.  PLS12-025 collared 10m north of hole PLS12-024 (See News Release November 12, 2012) intersected a 22.5m wide interval of strong mineralization including a narrow band of off-scale (>9999 cps) radioactivity. In concluding the core drilling program for this season, all of the last four holes have identified significant mineralization at similar vertical depth below surface. In each case, the mineralization occurs at shallow depth in basement rocks.


An aggressive winter program, expected to begin in early 2013, is currently being planned to further expand the discovery, as it remains open in all dimensions.  Drill plans will include continued step-out land based holes in the area of these mineralized holes and step out holes for targets to be drilled from the ice on Patterson Lake.

Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,

“We’ve completed our core drilling program on PLS with results that display wide mineralization at shallow depth in our discovery hole and in all three subsequent step-out holes. Mineralization appears to be flat to gently dipping within steeply dipping basement graphitic metaseditments.  These results provide plenty of impetus to plan an aggressive follow up program this winter.”


Key Technical Details (PLS12-025):


  • A thin, 2.83m layer of sandstone is present immediately above the unconformity. Mineralization extends up into this horizon.
  • Hole PLS12-025 (Line 010W), a vertical hole collared 10m grid north of Hole PLS12-024, intersected anomalous radioactivity in the bedrock over a 22.5m interval (60.5 – 83.0m), with two sections of stronger radioactivity (62.5 – 65.0m and 70.5 – 81.5m respectively).  A narrow 0.05m interval of “off-scale” radioactivity was measured at 64.68m. Recovery throughout the mineralized interval averages 75% with localized intervals as low as 56%.


Hole Summary




* Mineralization (>300 cps / 0.5M minimum)








From – To (m)

Width (m)

CPS Max Peak








57.5 – 78.5 21.0 <300 – >9999

0 – 55.3

59.23 – 212.5






71.0 – 77.0


1800 – >9999








116.5 – 117.5 1.0 308 – 323








170.0 – 171.0 1.0 301 – 384








60.0 – 61.0 1.0 315 – 400

0 – 53.8

60.6 – 197.2






63.0 – 76.0 13.0 <300 – 3300








91.0 – 91.5 0.5 800








105.5 – 106.0 0.5 352








59.0 – 83.0 24.0 <300 – >9999

0 – 56.23

60.05 – 191.1






65.0 – 78.0


2100 – >9999








91.0 – 93.0 2.0 305 – 1300








60.5 – 83.0


330 – >9999

0 – 59.54

62.37 – 160.63



62.0 – 65.5


800 – >9999


70.5 – 81.5


850 – 7000



This concludes a first phase, 9-hole, 1631.86m core drilling program.  The pause in drilling will allow the Joint Venture to assess the geology in the context of the assays and geochemistry of the core samples. The analysis of the core samples is underway with the core from PLS12-025 still being prepared for sampling and shipping at this date.


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 the mineralized intervals is highly variable and associated with visible pitchblende mineralization.  All intersections are down-hole, core interval measurements and true thickness is yet to be determined.


All holes have been radiometrically surveyed with a Mount Sopris 2GHF-1000 Triple Gamma probe, which allows for accurate measurements in high grade mineralized zones.


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 .


"Ross McElroy"
Ross McElroy, President & COO

FISSION URANIUM CORP. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties and is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. FISSION URANIUM CORP. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "FCU".

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