Discovery Hole Hits 21.5m of Composite Mineralization
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 4, 2013) - FISSION URANIUM CORP. (TSX VENTURE:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) ("Fission" or "the Company") the Operator, and its Joint Venture partner Alpha Minerals Inc. are pleased to announce the discovery of a sixth mineralized zone (R600W), following the results of two holes drilled on line 600W on its' PLS property in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Of note is hole PLS13-118, which intersected 21.5m total composite mineralization 530 grid west of the initial discovery zone R00E. The new zone is considered a substantial achievement and a high priority for follow up. Additional drilling, part of the ongoing $9.2M, 49 hole, 14,700m drilling and ground geophysics survey program will therefore focus on this new zone.
Drilling Highlights include:
- 6th Mineralized Zone; discovered 525m west of the R00E Zone
- PLS13-118 intersected 21.5m of mineralization over 80.5m section (174.5m - 255.0m) including sections of moderate mineralization (R600W Zone)
- R600W Zone is on a 1755m trend with all five high-grade zones to the east, R00E, R390E, R585, R780, R945E and with mineralization on Line 1155E
Holes PLS13-116 and PLS13-118 were drilled on line 600W targeting a subtle radon anomaly identified north of the PL-3B EM Conductor between lines 540W to 630W that may be associated with inferred north-south cross cutting structures (see news release Oct 7, 2013).
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,
"The discovery of this new zone is a tremendous mark of progress for PLS. 530m is a particularly large step-out and a successful hit of this size not only highlights the continued success of Fission exploration methodology but confirms the ongoing growth of project's potential. It's important to note that R600W is wide open for further exploration and our team is planning a strong follow up."
The R600W zone discovery was the result of follow-up by drilling of a radon in sediment anomaly identified during the summer program. The radon anomaly is located between 540W and 630W and may be associated with inferred north-south cross cutting structures. This anomaly lies along an ENE trend, parallel and just north of the PL-3B EM conductor.
Hole PLS13-116 (line 600W) was collared as an angled drilled at an azimuth of 336 and a dip of -74 and completed to a depth of 323.0m. A narrow interval of weakly anomalous radioactivity was intersected from 143.0m to 144.0m within a chlorite altered semipelitic gneiss. Basement bedrock was encountered at 106.4m below the surface. The basement lithology is comprised predominantly of semipelitic gneiss with alternating narrow sequences of pelitic gneiss. Interpretation suggested that the stratigraphic sequence encountered was north of the desired dominantly pelitic sequence, which is associated with high-grade mineralization further to the east.
Hole PLS13-118 (line 600W) was collared as a vertical hole and completed to a depth of 314.0m. The hole was drilled from the same collar location as hole PLS13-116. Basement was encountered at a depth of 97.2m, which is substantially higher than in hole PLS13-116 (106.4m), possibly suggesting structural faulted off-set between the holes. Mineralization encountered in PLS13-118 is approximately 50m south of the hole trace of PLS13-116. A total composite of 21.5m of mineralization within 5 discrete intervals of variably weak to moderately radioactive mineralization was intersected from 174.5m to 255.0m, in interval widths ranging from 0.5m to 9.0m. The upper part of the lithologic sequence (97.2m to 154.5m) is comprised of a quartzitic gneiss. From 154.5m to 297.9m a pelitic gneiss dominates, transitioning to a semi-pelitic gneiss from 297.9m to 314.0m (EOH). A diabase dyke is present from 287.3m to 294.5m. Local narrow intervals (2.1m to 3.6m wide) of moderate to steeply dipping mylonites and cataclasites are present between 166.6m to 265.9m. Moderate clay alteration (locally hematitic) is present throughout from 154 to 212m.
|Collar||* Hand-held Scintillomenter Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum)||Sandstone||
|CPS Peak Range||
|PLS13-116||600W||336||-74||143||144||1.0||300 - 310||No Sandstone||106.4||323.0|
|PLS13-118||600W||007||-88||174.5||183.5||9.0||<300 - 680||No Sandstone||97.2||314.0|
|186.0||189.0||3.0||<300 - 750|
|191.5||199.5||8.0||314 - 5500|
|222.0||223.0||1.0||650 - 880|
* Scintillometer Instrument: GR-110G
The Companies also correct a small error from the news release reported on October 29, 2013 changing the high-grade intersection for drill hole PLS13-079 from 5.5m (91.5m - 97.0m) to 5.0m (92.0m - 97.0m). The grade remains the same at 19.51% U3O8 for this intersection.
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 a 50%/50% Joint Venture held by Fission Uranium 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 and passes through the nearby UEX-Areva Shea Creek discoveries located 50km to the north, currently under active exploration and development. Updated maps and scintillometer table for the R600W zone can be found on the Company's website at https://www.fissionuranium.com/projects/patterson-lake-south-sk/.
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 acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties 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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