R780E Zone Achieves Same High-Grade Status as R390E Zone
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 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 report assay results from hole PLS13-080 on line 780E of Zone R780E, at their Patterson Lake South (PLS) property, Saskatchewan. The hole returned nine mineralized intervals, including a continuous high-grade sub-interval of 14.0m @15.63% U3O8 in 43.0m @6.93% U3O8. Of additional note is an interval of 2.0m @ 26.73%. With a Grade x Thickness (GT) value of 298.1 for this main mineralized interval, this is now the best mineralized hole to date at R780E and shows the Zone is delivering the same level of high-grade results as R390E zone.
43.0m (130.0m to 173.0m) @6.93% U3O8, including:
- 2.0m (144.0m to 146.0m) @26.73% U308
- 14.0m (155.0m to 169.0m) @15.63% U3O8
- Highest assay: 49.8% U3O8 over 0.5m (145.0m - 145.5m)
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,
"This is a superb result that shows very high grades and particularly shallow depths. It's clear that R780E is delivering the same level of very-high grades that R390E has become known for which speaks volumes for the potential of the R780E zone and of the PLS discovery as a whole."
Composited U3O8 mineralized intervals are summarized in Table 1 below. Samples from the drill core are split in half on site. Where possible, samples are standardized at 0.5m down-hole intervals. One-half of the split sample is sent to the laboratory for analysis and the other half remains on site for reference. All depth measurements reported, including sample and interval widths are down-hole, core interval measurements and true thickness are yet to be determined.
Composited Mineralized Intervals (Down-hole measurements)
|Zone||Hole ID||Grid Line||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||U3O8 (wt%)|
- Minimum Thickness: 0.50m
- Grade Cut-off: 0.05 U3O8 (wt%)
- Maximum Internal Dilution: 2.00m
Drillhole PLS13-080 was collared as a vertical hole and was completed at a depth of 347.0m. Mineralized zones as defined by assays of >0.05% U3O8 over >0.5m are present in discrete intervals over a 194.0m wide section (125.0m - 319.0m) each ranging in width from 0.5m to 43.0m wide. The main mineralized horizon was encountered from 130.0m - 173.0m and returned a composited interval of 6.93% U3O8 over 43.0m, including two high-grade cores (144.0m - 146.0m and 155.0m - 169.0m) that returned 26.73% U3O8 over 2.0m and 15.63% U3O8 over 14.0m respectively. Basement bedrock was encountered at 54.0m depth, immediately below the overburden with no Devonian sandstone encountered above the basement. From 54.0m to 170.6m basement lithology consists predominantly a quartzitic gneiss with sequences of moderate-to-steeply dipping mylonites. Below 170.6m, the basement transitions to a pelitic gneiss with alternating sequences of undifferentiated mylonites.
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 assay table for the R780E 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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