KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 24, 2014) - FISSION URANIUM CORP. (TSX VENTURE:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) ("Fission" or "the Company") is pleased to announce results from twelve new holes at its PLS property in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin, Canada. Of particular note are holes PLS14-215 (line 660E) and PLS14-214 (line 645E). These holes returned 24.05m total composite "Off-scale" (>9999 cps) in 119.5m total composite mineralization and 23.0m total composite "Off-scale" (>9999 cps) in 153.5m total composite mineralization respectively. All twelve holes returned mineralization, with seven holes returning substantial intervals of "off-scale."
Drilling Highlights include:
Hole PLS14-215 (line 660E)
- 119.5m total composite mineralization (between 65.0m - 218.5m) including:
- 24.05m total composite off-scale (>9999 cps) radioactivity
Hole PLS14-214 (line 645E)
- 153.5m total composite mineralization (between 58.5m - 239.5m) including:
- 23.0m total composite off-scale (>9999 cps) radioactivity
Hole PLS14-209 (line 510E)
- 96.0m total composite mineralization (between 53.5m - 193.0m) including:
- 14.21m total composite off-scale (>9999 cps) radioactivity
Hole PLS14-213 (line 810E)
- 74.0m total composite mineralization (between 117.0m - 272.0m) including:
- 7.74m total composite off-scale (>9999 cps) radioactivity
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,
|"Ten holes drilled in the R780E zone and ten hits. We are particularly pleased by the shallow depth, strength and width of mineralization encountered in many of the holes. In addition, a second mineralized hole in the new R1620E zone, makes this a promising new target that will require further follow-up. A remarkably strong set of drill results overall and another big step forward for PLS."|
The twelve holes announced today represent the completion of the delineation drill program, which consisted of 82 drill holes: 1 hole testing the R00E zone, 1 hole in-between the R00E and R780E zone, 77 holes testing the R780E zone, 1 hole testing the R1155E zone and 2 holes into a new discovery, the R1620E zone.
Important milestones achieved by the Winter 2014 delineation drill program include:
- Merging of R390E, R585E, R780E and R945E zones into a single zone referred to as R780E
- Expansion of R780E zone along strike to the east by 135m (from line 945E to line 1080E)
- Net increase of >135% in strike length of the R780E zone to 855m from the length defined in 2013
- Increase in north-south lateral width of the R780E zone up to 90m on line 780E (from ~40m on line 780E defined in 2013)
- Expansion of lateral north-south width of the R1155E zone to ~20m wide
- Discovery of a new mineralized zone R1620E with 2 holes located 465m to the east of R1155E zone
|Collar||* Hand-held Scintillometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum)||Sand-
|PLS14-203||R780E||705E||172||-87||103.5||156.0||52.5||<300 - >9999||NA||59.0||305.0|
|161.5||166.0||4.5||<300 - >9999|
|179.0||182.5||3.5||<300 - 640|
|PLS14-205||R780E||900E||323||-88||100.0||118.5||18.5||<300 - 820||NA||60.6||421.0|
|131.5||175.5||44.0||<300 - >9999|
|179.5||192.0||12.5||<300 - 8100|
|199.0||204.0||5.0||<300 - 880|
|219.0||224.0||5.0||490 - >9999|
|229.0||235.5||6.5||740 - >9999|
|237.9||243.0||5.1||<300 - >9999|
|247.5||287.5||40.0||<300 - >9999|
|293.0||309.5||16.5||<300 - 1300|
|314.0||319.0||5.0||<300 - 560|
|342.5||343.5||1.0||420 - 580|
|346.5||349.0||2.5||<300 - 1200|
|PLS14-207||R780E||750E||328||-81||159.5||169.5||10.0||<300 - 1800||NA||55.5||455.0|
|172.0||173.5||1.5||370 - 590|
|185.0||204.5||19.5||<300 - 2500|
|207.0||208.0||1.0||310 - 340|
|229.5||230.5||1.0||320 - 440|
|234.5||239.5||5.0||<300 - 710|
|248.5||249.5||1.0||400 - 640|
|274.5||276.0||1.5||340 - 650|
|281.0||288.5||7.5||<300 - 1600|
|302.0||303.5||1.5||<300 - 2100|
|307.0||314.0||7.0||<300 - 3200|
|325.5||328.0||2.5||410 - 3100|
|345.5||348.5||3.0||<300 - 970|
|354.0||355.5||1.5||520 - 1200|
|387.0||388.0||1.0||430 - 530|
|PLS14-208||R1620E||1620E||241||-89||78.0||116.5||38.5||<300 - 3500||NA||58.8||407.0|
|133.0||134.5||1.5||310 - 2500|
|PLS14-209||R780E||510E||338||-82||53.5||55.0||1.5||310 - 1000||NA||52.8||272.0|
|62.0||63.0||1.0||460 - 690|
|74.0||77.5||3.5||<300 - 790|
|81.5||147.0||65.5||<300 - >9999|
|149.5||160.5||11.0||<300 - >9999|
|167.0||174.5||7.5||<300 - 4200|
|178.5||182.0||3.5||<300 - 3500|
|190.5||193.0||2.5||<300 - 1200|
|PLS14-210||R780E||630E||333||-81||96.0||97.0||1.0||310 - 460||NA||60.6||299.0|
|100.0||104.5||4.5||<300 - 430|
|107.0||121.5||14.5||<300 - 1600|
|131.0||136.5||5.5||<300 - 560|
|140.0||151.0||11.0||<300 - 1400|
|155.0||160.0||5.0||<300 - 1200|
|167.5||169.0||1.5||<300 - 370|
|184.0||185.5||1.5||330 - 1200|
|190.5||191.5||1.0||390 - 590|
|197.0||198.0||1.0||330 - 420|
|205.0||215.0||10.0||<300 - 7800|
|219.0||222.5||3.5||<300 - 3300|
|226.0||232.0||6.0||460 - 8200|
|235.5||237.0||1.5||<300 - 430|
|PLS14-211||R780E||870E||341||-88||70.0||76.0||6.0||<300 - 960||NA||59.0||413.0|
|79.5||108.0||28.5||<300 - 1100|
|111.5||121.0||9.5||<300 - 1200|
|123.5||140.5||17.0||<300 - 3000|
|143.5||150.0||6.5||<300 - 1400|
|155.0||190.0||35.0||<300 - 6400|
|194.0||196.5||2.5||300 - 3100|
|200.0||208.0||8.0||400 - >9999|
|212.5||214.5||2.0||540 - 740|
|217.0||220.0||3.0||<300 - 3700|
|225.5||229.5||4.0||<300 - 680|
|233.0||236.0||3.0||<300 - 870|
|258.0||259.0||1.0||400 - 500|
|286.0||287.0||1.0||330 - 400|
|294.0||297.0||3.0||<300 - 570|
|PLS14-213||R780E||810E||334||-76||117.0||126.5||9.5||<300 - 3900||NA||56.0||311.0|
|147.0||181.5||34.5||<300 - >9999|
|185.5||189.0||3.5||<300 - 5400|
|197.0||200.5||3.5||350 - 5400|
|212.0||215.5||3.5||<300 - 4100|
|229.5||232.5||3.0||<300 - 1500|
|236.5||240.5||4.0||<300 - >9999|
|251.0||254.5||3.5||<300 - 1100|
|260.0||261.0||1.0||740 - 1100|
|264.5||272.0||7.5||<300 - 1100|
|PLS14-214||R780E||645E||193||-87||58.5||64.0||5.5||<300 - 330||NA||57.0||413.0|
|66.5||177.0||110.5||<300 - >9999|
|179.5||184.0||4.5||<300 - 1200|
|189.5||210.5||21.0||<300 - >9999|
|215.5||224.0||8.5||<300 - 1000|
|236.0||239.5||3.5||<300 - 540|
|PLS14-215||R780E||660E||321||-79||65.0||143.0||78.0||<300 - >9999||NA||65.0||299.0|
|145.5||155.5||10.0||<300 - >9999|
|160.5||165.5||5.0||<300 - >9999|
|172.5||181.5||9.0||<300 - 1900|
|185.5||196.0||10.5||<300 - >9999|
|202.5||206.0||3.5||<300 - 840|
|215.0||218.5||3.5||<300 - 850|
|PLS14-216||R780E||690E||328||-84||217.0||225.5||8.5||<300 - 9900||NA||58.0||347.0|
It should be noted that the downhole gamma log in hole PLS14-213 was completed only to 169.7m, within the main mineralized interval. Post completion of the hole, drill rods were stuck in the hole blocking further progress of the probe. However hand scintillometer radioactivity measurements were taken throughout and as is standard practice, assays will confirm the grade of the mineralization.
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, and now in addition associated with the eastern PL-3C conductor.
R600W Zone (line 615W - 585W)
The R600W zone is located approximately 510m grid west of the westernmost defined edge of the R00E Zone. Presently defined by 5 holes, the R600W zone has a strike length (grid east-west) of 30m and a lateral width of 30m.
R00E Zone (line 075W - line 090E):
The R00E zone is the discovery zone at PLS. Presently defined by 32 holes, the R00E zone has a strike length (grid east-west) of approximately 165m and a lateral width (grid north-south) of up to approximately 45m (line 030W).
R780E Zone (line 225E - line 1080E):
The R780E zone is located approximately 135m grid east of the easternmost defined edge of the R00E zone. Presently defined by 124 holes, the R780E zone has a strike length (grid east-west) of approximately 855m and a lateral width (grid north-south) of up to approximately 95m (line 780E).
R1155E Zone (line 1155E):
The R1155E zone is located approximately 75m grid east of the easternmost defined edge of the R780E zone. Presently the R1155E zone is defined by 3 mineralized holes, the strongest being the most recent hole, PLS14-190.
R1620E Zone (line 1620E):
The R1620E zone is located approximately 465m grid east of the easternmost defined edge of the R780E zone and is associated with the PL-3C conductor. As defined by ground Small Loop Time Domain Electromagnetic (SMLTDEM) geophysics survey, there is a ~250m gap between the eastern terminous of the PL-3B conductor on line 1200E and the western terminous of the PL-3C conductor on line 1450E. Presently the R1620E zone is defined by two mineralized holes both drilled on line 1620E. PLS14-208 was collared 10m south of PLS14-196. PLN14-196 targeted conductor PL-3C, the suspected 1.3km-long strike extension of the mineralized PL-3B conductor, at an interpreted NNE-SSW trending cross-fault located near its western end. This target was upgraded due to the presence of a coincident subtle single point radon in water anomaly.
Fission has completed the Winter 2014 delineation drill program with a total of 82 holes. Approximately 85% of the holes drilled this winter were designed to assist in delineation of the main mineralized trend between lines 015E and 1155E utilizing 4 diamond drill rigs.
Updated maps and files can be found on the Company's website at http://fissionuranium.com/project/pls/overview/.
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 are planned to be radiometrically surveyed using a Mount Sopris 2GHF-1000 Triple Gamma probe, which allows for more accurate measurements in high grade mineralized zones. The Triple Gamma probe is preferred in zones of high grade mineralization.
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.
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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