Fission 3.0 Closes Option Agreement with Brades to Explore Fission’s Clearwater West Project
February 4, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) — FISSION 3.0 CORP. (“Fission 3” or “the Company”) (TSX VENTURE:FUU) and Brades Resource Corp. (“Brades”) (TSX VENTURE:BRA) jointly announce that they have completed a property option agreement whereby Brades can earn up to a 50% interest in Fission 3’s Clearwater West project in the southwestern Athabasca Basin region, Saskatchewan. Fission will be the operator of the project.
Clearwater West, adjacent to the south of Fission Uranium’s Patterson Lake South (PLS) project, is considered by Fission 3 to be an important holding, comprising 3 contiguous claims totalling 11,835 hectares in the south-west area of Canada’s Athabasca Basin.
Dev Randhawa, Chairman and CEO of Fission 3, commented,
“We are pleased that we can begin working with Brades as we explore this highly attractive prospective property. With two major discoveries in three years in the Athabasca Basin, Fission 3’s technical team has a strong track record of success in the region. Brades has an experienced, exploration-focused management team. Together, we are looking forward to a successful partnership.”
Under the terms of the Option Agreement, which has received TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) acceptance, Brades has agreed to acquire up to a 50% interest in Clearwater West by incurring $5,000,000 of staged exploration expenditures (per Table 1) on or before October 14, 2016 and issuing to Fission 3 that number of common shares in the capital stock of Brades on closing that comprises 9.9% of the then issued common shares of Brades.
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In addition Fission 3 will retain a 2% Net Smelter Royalty on exercise of the option.
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Summary of the Clearwater West Project
The Athabasca Basin region hosts the world’s richest uranium deposits, with a well-established and politically stable, uranium exploration and mining sector. Fission 3 and Brades consider the recent discovery of high-grade uranium in the southwestern region of the Athabasca Basin to demonstrate the prospective merit of this under-explored area.
Clearwater West lies adjacent to the south of Fission Uranium’s Patterson Lake South (PLS) property, host to a high-grade, shallow depth uranium discovery along a 1.78km trend. The best drill hole intersection to date at the PLS discovery is 9.08% U3O8 over 54.5 m, including a higher grade interval of 21.76% U3O8 over 21.5 m (PLS13-075; see Fission Uranium Corp. news release dated September 04, 2013). Fission Uranium is currently in the midst of an aggressive $12 Million, 30,000m drill program at PLS. The new program has hit large scale mineralization at all five of the first holes, including a hole with the largest total composite off-scale encountered at PLS to date.
Clearwater West is an early stage exploration project prospective for hosting high-grade uranium mineralization. Such mineralization is structurally controlled and typically associated with basement graphitic shear zones within clay altered metasedimentary basement lithologies. These features have unique characteristics that can be identified by various geophysical surveys. The property covers historic airborne EM anomalies, which could be the extensions of the EM conductors identified on the PLS property immediately to the north.
Clearwater West occurs within a large basin scale NE trending gravity low structural corridor that also incorporates the adjacent PLS property. The former Cluff Lake mine (greater than 60M lbs U3O8 produced) and the UEX-Areva Shea Creek deposits (82 km and 66 km to the north respectively) lie along the western margin of this structural feature. The recently discovered high-grade uranium mineralization found at PLS located 13 km to the north, also lies within this structural corridor.
Fission 3’s experienced and successful management and technical team, with a track record of two major high-grade uranium discoveries in the Athabasca Basin region in the past 3 years (Waterbury Lake project and the PLS project), will operate and manage Clearwater West. Fission currently holds a 100% interest in Clearwater West.
The $0.7 million budgeted work program for year 1 will consist of an airborne EM and magnetics survey and a high resolution radiometric survey utilizing Fission’s patent pending airborne radiometric survey equipment and methodology for finding at surface radiometric occurrences. It is anticipated that local ground geophysics and geochemical surveys (including radon), will be conducted during the winter to assist in developing high priority drill targets.
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., Chief Geologist and COO for Fission 3.0 Corp., a qualified person.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Dev Randhawa, Chairman and CEO
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