Eleven new holes increase deposit size and definition
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 8, 2015) - FISSION URANIUM CORP. (TSX:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) ("Fission" or "the Company") is pleased to announce results from eleven angled holes drilled on the R780E at its PLS property, in Canada's Athabasca Basin region. All eleven holes are mineralized over significant widths, with eight holes returning strongly radioactive mineralized intervals measuring >10,000 cps. Of particular importance, six holes have successfully extended the zone's large, high-grade area (44.3M lbs U3O8 @ 18.21% Indicated and 13.9M lbs U3O8 @ 26.35% Inferred - see NR dated January 9, 2015). Of note is hole PLS15-379 (line 540E), which intercepted 8.01m total composite >10,000 cps radioactivity, with peaks up to 61,100 cps, in 105.0m total composite mineralization. In addition, five holes have improved the definition of the zone in areas previously with very little drilling, considerably increasing the extent of known mineralization.
Drilling Highlights Include:
- High-grade mineralization expanded on the western portion of the R780E zone on lines 300E, 315E, 450E, 465E, 510E and 540E
Substantial high-grade intercepts in eight holes, including:
Hole PLS15-379 (line 540E)
105.0m total composite mineralization over a 166.0m section (between 67.0m - 233.0m) including:
- 8.01m total composite mineralization of >10,000 cps radioactivity
- 105.0m total composite mineralization over a 166.0m section (between 67.0m - 233.0m) including:
Hole PLS15-377 (line 450E)
24.0m total composite mineralization (between 110.5m - 134.5m) including:
- 2.30m total composite mineralization of >10,000 cps radioactivity
- 24.0m total composite mineralization (between 110.5m - 134.5m) including:
Hole PLS15-385 (line 1005E)
60.0m total composite mineralization over a 170.5m section (between 156.5m - 327.0m) including:
- 1.70m total composite mineralization of >10,000 cps radioactivity
- 60.0m total composite mineralization over a 170.5m section (between 156.5m - 327.0m) including:
- Hole PLS15-379 (line 540E)
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,
|"These eleven holes represent the end of Winter drilling at the R780E zone, which has been nothing short of a resounding success. We've accomplished all three of our goals: expanding the overall footprint, expanding the already large high-grade core and increasing the definition of mineralization in areas that were under-drilled prior to the release of our 43-101 maiden resource estimate."|
R780E Zone (line 265E - line 1165E):
The R780E zone was discovered during the winter 2013 drill program with drill hole PLS13-038. PLS13-038 targeted an intense radon-in-water anomaly occurring along the PLG-3B conductor, approximately 390m east of the PLS discovery hole. Drill hole PLS13-038 intersected a 34.0 m wide zone of very strong uranium mineralization, beginning at 87.0m, averaging 4.9% U3O8. The R780E zone mineral resource is currently defined by 194 drill holes over a grid east-west strike length of 900m and a maximum grid north-south width of 93m. Similar to R00E, R780E mineralization trends approximately northeast, in line with the corridor of variably graphitic pelitic gneiss. A very high grade spine of uranium mineralization occurs within the main zone and has been traced as a series of lenses across almost the entire strike length of the R780E zone. The high grade spine occurs along the contact between the variably graphitic pelitic gneiss and silicified semipelite.
An additional 51 holes drilled during the winter 2015 program (40 holes already reported on in previous news releases) have tested the R780E zone for expansion along strike to the east, vertical both up and down dip and laterally north and south as well as targeting the expansion of the high-grade domain within the R780E Main zone. The eleven additional holes have all intersected significant widths of variably radioactive mineralization, with 8 of those intersecting varying degrees of strongly radioactive mineralization of >10,000 cps.
Of the eleven holes, six holes have targeted expansion of the high-grade domain, while five have focused on volume expansion where previously very little drilling had been conducted.
High Grade Expansion
- PLS15-376 (line 315E)
- PLS15-377 (line 450E)
- PLS15-379 (line 540E)
- PLS15-380 (line 300E)
- PLS15-382 (line 510E)
- PLS15-384 (line 465E)
R780E Zone Expansion
- PLS15-378 (line 900E)
- PLS15-381 (line 975E)
- PLS15-383 (line 885E)
- PLS15-385 (line 1005E)
- PLS15-386 (line 840E)
|Hole ID||Zone||Collar||* Hand-held Scintillometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum)||
From - To
|PLS15-376||R780E||315E||336||-69.1||67.5||69.5||2.0||<300 - 380||5.0||NA||56.9||323.0|
|88.0||93.5||5.5||390 - 40600|
|96.5||99.5||3.0||<300 - 4400|
|107.5||117.0||9.5||<300 - 4300|
|120.0||134.0||14.0||<300 - 2100|
|148.0||152.5||4.5||<300 - 1700|
|PLS15-377||R780E||450E||340||-70.7||110.5||134.5||24.0||<300 - 32100||6.0||56.3 - 56.5||56.5||246.7|
|PLS15-378||R780E||900E||336||-70.8||105.5||117.5||12.0||<300 - 9900||5.8||NA||61.2||387.0|
|121.5||125.5||4.0||340 - 2600|
|133.0||138.0||5.0||320 - 830|
|146.0||160.0||14.0||<300 - 3200|
|162.5||184.5||22.0||<300 - 3800|
|187.0||200.0||13.0||<300 - 3400|
|222.5||253.0||30.5||<300 - 4700|
|255.5||257.5||2.0||300 - 4300|
|269.5||275.0||5.5||<300 - 4000|
|280.0||289.0||9.0||<300 - 8000|
|293.5||297.0||3.5||<300 - 1800|
|310.0||311.5||1.5||450 - 2400|
|320.5||321.5||1.0||300 - 310|
|PLS15-379||R780E||540E||340||-71.9||67.0||67.5||0.5||310||5.8||56.5 - 56.8||56.8||332.0|
|87.5||137.0||49.5||<300 - 61100|
|143.5||144.5||1.0||1400 - 3000|
|151.5||154.0||2.5||<300 - 4500|
|158.0||159.5||1.5||450 - 2800|
|164.0||165.5||1.5||440 - 1300|
|177.5||178.5||1.0||350 - 970|
|181.5||209.5||28.0||<300 - 7200|
|213.5||233.0||19.5||<300 - 12000|
|PLS15-380||R780E||300E||336||-79||73.0||90.0||17.0||<300 - 8700||4.6||NA||53.7||335.0|
|99.0||107.0||8.0||<300 - 2200|
|114.5||130.0||15.5||<300 - 2500|
|135.5||151.5||16.0||<300 - 4400|
|157.5||158.5||1.0||430 - 780|
|PLS15-381||R780E||975E||337||-71.2||120.0||130.5||10.5||<300 - 650||7.8||NA||65.7||380.0|
|135.0||168.0||33.0||<300 - 8000|
|172.0||177.0||5.0||430 - 4200|
|181.5||189.0||7.5||310 - 17400|
|200.5||203.5||3.0||<300 - 650|
|208.0||212.0||4.0||<300 - 1200|
|215.0||216.5||1.5||<300 - 710|
|231.0||232.0||1.0||420 - 440|
|237.5||247.5||10.0||<300 - 32200|
|272.0||283.0||11.0||<300 - 1400|
|306.5||308.0||1.5||3300 - 23600|
|320.5||322.5||2.0||470 - 1700|
|339.5||351.5||12.0||<300 - 1700|
|107.5||113.5||6.0||<300 - 1300|
|237.0||238.5||1.5||320 - 440|
|248.5||249.5||1.0||580 - 640|
|126.0||135.5||9.5||<300 - 4900|
|147.0||148.5||1.5||<300 - 480|
|155.0||170.0||15.0||<300 - 3900|
|187.5||191.0||3.5||<300 - 2500|
|193.5||195.0||1.5||340 - 21100|
|204.5||223.0||18.5||<300 - 1100|
|227.0||231.5||4.5||<300 - 460|
|258.0||261.0||3.0||320 - 17200|
|267.0||289.5||22.5||<300 - 5500|
|314.0||323.0||9.0||<300 - 1200|
|340.0||341.5||1.5||450 - 680|
|352.5||354.0||1.5||<300 - 730|
|PLS15-384||R780E||465E||348||-68.3||89.0||91.0||2.0||<300 - 380||5.7||54.2 - 56.8||56.8||230.0|
|105.5||138.0||32.5||<300 - 31100|
|163.0||165.5||2.5||<300 - 490|
|PLS15-385||R780E||1005E||336||-69.1||156.5||164.0||7.5||<300 - 940||7.0||NA||67.3||373.0|
|170.0||202.5||32.5||<300 - 32500|
|220.0||234.5||14.5||<300 - 25400|
|251.0||254.0||3.0||490 - 9900|
|281.0||282.5||1.5||330 - 530|
|PLS15-386||R780E||840E||334||-70.2||68.5||76.0||7.5||<300 - 2900||7.0||NA||59.9||341.0|
|78.5||80.0||1.5||300 - 510|
|83.0||92.5||9.5||<300 - 1100|
|102.5||107.0||4.5||360 - 940|
|109.5||142.0||32.5||<300 - 7300|
|144.5||148.5||4.0||<300 - 2200|
|159.0||163.5||4.5||<300 - 1800|
|290.5||292.0||1.5||420 - 1300|
Natural gamma radiation in drill core that is reported in this news release was measured in counts per second (cps) using a hand held RS-121 Scintillometer manufactured by Radiation Solutions, which is capable of discriminating readings to 65,535 cps. 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. Individual zone wireframe models constructed from assay data indicate that both the R780E and R00E zones have a complex geometry controlled by and parallel to steeply south-dipping lithological boundaries as well as a preferential sub-horizontal orientation. All depths reported of core interval measurements including radioactivity and mineralization intervals widths are not always representative of true thickness and thus true thicknesses are yet to be determined.
Samples from the drill core will be split in half sections on site. Where possible, samples will be standardized at 0.5m down-hole intervals. One-half of the split sample will be sent to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories (an SCC ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Accredited Facility) in Saskatoon, SK for analysis which includes U3O8 (wt %) and fire assay for gold, while the other half will remain on site for reference. Analysis will include a 63 element ICP-OES, and boron.
PLS Mineralized Trend & Triple R Deposit Summary
Uranium mineralization at PLS has been traced by core drilling over 2.27km of east-west strike length in four separate mineralized "zones". From west to east, these zones are; R600W, R00E, R780E and R1620E.
The discovery hole of what is now referred to as the Triple R uranium deposit was announced on November 05, 2012 with drill hole PLS12-022, from what is considered part of the R00E zone. Through successful exploration programs completed to date, it has evolved into a large, near surface, basement hosted, structurally controlled high-grade uranium deposit.
The Triple R deposit consists of the R00E zone on the western side and the much larger R780E zone further on strike to the east. Within the deposit, the R00E and R780E zones have an overall strike length of approximately 1.2km with the R00E measuring approximately 125m in strike length and the R780E zones measuring approximately 900m in strike length. A 225m gap separates the R00E zone to the west and the R780E zones to the east, though sporadic narrow, weakly mineralized intervals from drill holes within this gap suggest the potential for further significant mineralization in this area. The R780E zones are located beneath Patterson Lake which is approximately six metres deep in the area of the deposit. The entire Triple R deposit is covered by approximately 50 m of overburden.
Mineralization remains open along strike both to the western and eastern extents. Mineralization is both located within and associated with a metasedimentary lithologic corridor, associated with the PL-3B basement Electro-Magnetic (EM) Conductor.
Updated maps and files can be found on the Company's website at http://fissionuranium.com/project/pls/.
Patterson Lake South Property
The 31,039 hectare PLS project is 100% owned and operated by Fission Uranium Corp. PLS is accessible by road with primary access from all-weather Highway 955, which runs north to the former Cluff Lake mine and passes through the nearby UEX-Areva Shea Creek discoveries located 50km to the north, currently under active exploration and development.
The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Ross McElroy, P.Geol. President and COO for Fission Uranium Corp., a qualified person.
About Fission Uranium Corp.
Fission Uranium Corp. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic exploration and development of the Patterson Lake South uranium property - host to the world-class Triple R uranium deposit - and is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Exchange under the symbol "FCU" and trade on the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. under the symbol "FCUUF."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Ross McElroy, President and COO
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