Successful Drilling Merges R780E and R1155E Zones
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2014) - FISSION URANIUM CORP. ("Fission" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) is pleased to announce results from seven new angled drill holes of the summer drill program at its PLS property in Canada's Athabasca Basin. Of particular note is PLS14-271 (line 510E), with a total of 103.0m composite mineralization, including 10.45m total composite "off-scale" (>10,000 cps) radioactivity. All seven holes returned wide mineralization, with five returning intervals of >10,000 cps radioactivity.
Two Zones Merge: Of key significance is the location of hole PLS14-264 (line 1125E) which was drilled in the previous 75m gap separating the R780E and R1155E zones. Mineralization in this hole has demonstrated the continuity between the shallow depth, high-grade R780E to the west and the R1155E zone to the east. The newly enlarged R780E zone currently has a strike length of 930m (L225E to 1155E), up from 855m (L225E to 1080E).
High-Grades Expand in Zone R780E: Of additional note, high-grade mineralization within the R780E zone has been expanded a further 15m west to line 270E. Previously, high grades extended as far west as line 285E (holes PLS14-138, 157 and 169), with lower grades encountered as far as line 225E (PLS13-093). Further drilling is planned to test for continuation of high-grade mineralization to the west.
Drilling Highlights Include:
Hole PLS14-271 (line 510E)
- 103.0m total composite mineralization over a 146.0m section (between 57.5m - 203.5m) including:
- 10.45m total composite mineralization of (>10,000 cps) radioactivity
Hole PLS14-270 (line 270E)
- 49.5m total composite mineralization over a 178.0m section (between 63.0m - 241.0m) including:
- 1.2m total composite mineralization of (>10,000 cps) radioactivity
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,
"Today's results have merged yet another eastern mineralized zone (R1155E) with the rapidly expanding R780E zone. We are also seeing the westward expansion of the R780E's extensive high-grade area. The summer program is continuing to drive PLS forward at a tremendous pace."
As per news release July 28, 2014 Fission has replaced the GR-110 scintillometer, which measured a maximum of 9,999 cps (referred to as off-scale in all previous PLS drill programs) with the RS-121 scintillometer, which measures up to 65,535 cps for higher resolution readings of strongly anomalous radioactivity.
|Hole ID||Zone||Collar||* Hand-held Scintillometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum)||Sand-stone
From - To
|CPS Peak Range|
|PLS14-241||R780E||285E||331||-71.0||82.5||107.5||25.0||<300 - 13800||NA||54.0||323.0|
|110.0||113.5||3.5||450 - 9000|
|124.0||130.0||6.0||<300 - 1200|
|143.0||147.5||4.5||<300 - 3800|
|150.5||153.0||2.5||<300 - 390|
|159.0||178.0||19.0||<300 - 10100|
|201.0||202.0||1.0||330 - 560|
|PLS14-263||R780E||1050E||330||-66||212.5||214.5||2.0||310 - 2800||NA||66.8||398.0|
|226.0||229.0||3.0||<300 - 670|
|233.5||247.5||14.0||<300 - 44600|
|250.0||251.5||1.5||520 - 1700|
|284.5||286.5||2.0||300 - 1000|
|292.0||295.0||3.0||420 - 6100|
|327.5||330.0||2.5||<300 - 840|
|335.0||338.0||3.0||<300 - 2900|
|189.5||193.5||4.0||<300 - 660|
|196.0||235.5||39.5||<300 - 9700|
|177.5||189.0||11.5||<300 - 5400|
|PLS14-267||R780E||915E||337||-70||156.0||159.5||3.5||<300 - 390||NA||61.9||374.0|
|176.0||185.5||9.5||<300 - 600|
|188.0||192.0||4.0||<300 - 630|
|196.5||202.0||5.5||<300 - 580|
|231.5||235.5||4.0||350 - 10000|
|259.5||260.5||1.0||520 - 560|
|264.5||266.5||2.0||<300 - 320|
|272.0||279.5||7.5||<300 - 2800|
|283.5||284.5||1.0||330 - 1900|
|307.0||314.0||7.0||<300 - 4600|
|PLS14-270||R780E||270E||342||-72||63.0||68.5||5.5||<300 - 6000||NA||50.8||374.0|
|89.0||103.0||14.0||<300 - 19800|
|109.0||115.0||6.0||<300 - 4100|
|164.0||185.5||21.5||<300 - 14000|
|PLS14-271||R780E||510E||335||-69||57.5||102.0||44.5||<300 - 54600||57.0 - 58.6||58.6||335.0|
|105.0||135.0||30.0||<300 - 37400|
|141.0||148.5||7.5||<300 - 2600|
|159.0||179.5||20.5||<300 - 10900|
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. 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.
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, uranium by fluorimetry and boron.
All depth measurements reported, including radioactivity and mineralization interval widths are down-hole, core interval measurements and true thickness are yet to be determined.
PLS Mineralized Trend Summary
Uranium mineralization at PLS has been traced by core drilling over 2.24km of east-west strike length in four separate mineralized "zones" from line 615W (PLS13-124) to line 1620E (PLS14-196). From west to east, these zones are; R600W, R00E, R780E and R1620E. The former R390E, R585, R945E and R1155E zones have been merged into the R780E zone by successful 2014 winter and summer drilling. The R780E zone now stands at 930m of continuous strike length within a mineralized lateral corridor up to 150m wide (line 870E). Mineralization remains open along strike both to the western and eastern extents. Mineralization is both located within and associated with a metasedimentary lithologic corridor, bounded to the south by 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 and is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture 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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