PLS Discovery Widening both North and South; Program Expanding by Ten Holes
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 2014) - FISSION URANIUM CORP. (TSX VENTURE:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) ("Fission" or "the Company") is pleased to announce results from nine new angled drill holes of the summer drill program at its PLS property in Canada's Athabasca Basin. Of particular note is PLS14-259 (line 840E), with a total of 98.5m composite mineralization, including 11.0m total composite "off-scale" (>10,000 cps) radioactivity. All nine holes returned wide mineralization, with six returning substantial intervals of >10,000 cps radioactivity. Step-out drilling on the R780E zone has now widened to the north and south: PLS14-259 has expanded the high grade area approximately 15m to the south on line 840E and PLS14-256 expanding the high-grade area approximately 30m to the north on line 525E.
Summer Program to Increase by 10 Holes: The success in expanding the R780E zone laterally north and south has justified an increase of 4,700m to 25,000m. This will allow an additional 10 holes to test for further lateral and strike expansion.
Drilling Highlights Include:
Hole PLS14-259 (line 840E)
- 98.5m total composite mineralization over a 154.0m section (between 111.5m - 266.0m) including:
- 11.0m total composite mineralization of (>10,000 cps) radioactivity
Hole PLS14-256 (line 525E)
- 104.5m total composite mineralization over a 160.0m section (between 60.0m - 220.0m) including:
- 8.05m total composite mineralization of >10,000 cps radioactivity
Hole PLS14-247 (line 525E)
- 108.0m total composite mineralization over a 226.0m section (between 62.5m - 288.5m) including:
- 6.62m total composite mineralization of >10,000 cps radioactivity
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,
"We continue to see remarkable results from PLS, with strongly mineralized angled drill holes widening zone R780E laterally both to the north and south. The program has been so successful that we will be drilling an additional ten holes to test for further north/south widening of the R780E zone. The summer program will therefore include a total of 25,000m in 73 drill holes."
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.
|Zone||Collar||* Hand-held Scintillometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum)||Sand-
|PLS14-246||R780E||690E||333||-71.0||60.1||71.5||11.4||<300 - 11000||NA||60.2||316.0|
|95.5||104.5||9.0||<300 - 8900|
|107.5||114.0||6.5||<300 - 8900|
|137.5||145.0||7.5||<300 - 1900|
|147.5||154.0||6.5||360 - 6000|
|160.0||169.0||9.0||<300 - 1400|
|PLS14-247||R780E||525E||336||-70||62.5||63.0||0.5||340||57.1 - 58.6||58.6||374.0|
|93.5||107.5||14.0||<300 - 23000|
|110.5||141.5||31.0||<300 - 61000|
|144.5||146.5||2.0||420 - 2700|
|157.0||164.5||7.5||300 - 2100|
|177.0||220.5||43.5||<300 - 14000|
|228.0||232.0||4.0||<300 - 750|
|278.5||283.0||4.5||<300 - 710|
|PLS14-250||R780E||330E||335||-69||57.2||59.0||1.8||300 - 410||NA||57.2||294.0|
|156.0||157.0||1.0||400 - 630|
|165.5||167.5||2.0||310 - 700|
|PLS14-253||R780E||735E||334||-72.3||117.5||160.0||42.5||<300 - 44800||NA||59||338.0|
|163.5||174.0||10.5||<300 - 29900|
|178.5||181.0||2.5||340 - 11000|
|187.5||192.0||4.5||<300 - 22100|
|125.5||137.5||12.0||<300 - 1200|
|145.0||146.0||1.0||340 - 450|
|150.0||153.0||3.0||410 - 1400|
|159.5||163.0||3.5||400 - 800|
|165.5||182.0||16.5||<300 - 15700|
|206.5||210.0||3.5||<300 - 3000|
|225.0||233.0||8.0||<300 - 2800|
|287.0||289.5||2.5||<300 - 400|
|301.5||303.0||1.5||310 - 1400|
|PLS14-256||R780E||525E||340||-70||60.0||119.0||59.0||<300 - 46200||56.0 - 57.8||57.8||338.0|
|123.0||140.5||17.5||<300 - 9400|
|145.0||146.0||1.0||300 - 380|
|170.0||183.0||13.0||<300 - 27700|
|187.5||195.0||7.5||<300 - 760|
|198.5||199.5||1.0||320 - 380|
|202.5||205.5||3.0||370 - 1400|
|218.0||220.0||2.0||340 - 4700|
|112.5||113.5||1.0||340 - 390|
|158.5||167.0||8.5||<300 - 1100|
|170.0||174.0||4.0||<300 - 570|
|182.0||198.5||16.5||<300 - 2800|
|204.5||206.5||2.0||<300 - 370|
|215.5||219.0||3.5||<300 - 460|
|228.0||232.5||4.5||<300 - 1000|
|237.0||240.5||3.5||<300 - 4200|
|247.0||253.5||6.5||<300 - 37000|
|256.0||261.5||5.5||410 - 56000|
|269.5||272.5||3.0||480 - 6100|
|275.5||276.0||0.5||4300 - 14000|
|295.5||297.5||2.0||510 - 13000|
|301.5||307.0||5.5||<300 - 9600|
|339.5||355.5||16.0||<300 - 1400|
|359.5||365.0||5.5||<300 - 810|
|368.0||372.0||4.0||320 - 900|
|PLS14-259||R780E||840E||332||-69||111.5||116.0||4.5||310 - 930||NA||62.7||431.9|
|119.0||190.0||71.0||<300 - 62800|
|201.5||220.0||18.5||<300 - 54300|
|262.5||266.0||3.5||680 - 7500|
|343.5||344.5||1.0||400 - 460|
|PLS14-261||R780E||495E||337||-70||58.0||133.0||75.0||<300 - 34200||56.4 - 58.0||58.0||302.0|
|137.5||145.0||7.5||<300 - 1000|
|158.5||170.5||12.0||<300 - 7900|
|176.0||179.5||3.5||<300 - 580|
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 five separate mineralized "zones" from line 615W (PLS13-124) to line 1620E (PLS14-196). From west to east, these zones are; R600W, R00E, R780E, R1155E and R1620E. The former R390E, R585 and R945E zones have been merged into the R780E zone by successful winter drilling. 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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