Fission Winter Program: 21.97% U3O8 over 10.0m in 5.19% over 57.0m (line 510E); Five New High-Grade Holes
August 13, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) — FISSION URANIUM CORP. (TSX VENTURE:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) (“Fission” or “the Company“) is pleased to announce 2014 winter assay results from five holes drilled on the R780E zone at its Patterson Lake South (PLS) property in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, Canada. Of particular note are holes PLS14-209 (line 510E), which returned composite assay intervals including 21.97% U3O8 over 10.0m within a larger interval of 5.19% U3O8 over 57.0m and PLS14-215 (line 660E), which returned composited assay intervals of 11.80% U3O8 over 22.5m within a larger interval of 6.29% U3O8 over 48.5m. In both holes, high-grade mineralization was intercepted at shallow depth. All five holes returned wide, high-grade intervals.
All five reported holes come from the central to eastern area of the R780E zone. Three of the 5 holes intersected substantial width and grade of uranium mineralization at a shallow depth.
Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist for Fission, commented,
|“These final assay results of the winter “R” zone drilling on the main PL-3B corridor represent some of the most robust assay-confirmed mineralization on the R780E zone in the central and eastern areas and are a definitive conclusion to the winter drill program. With a total of 80 drill holes completed on the main trend, a >97% mineralization intersection success rate (78 of the 80 holes intersecting uranium mineralization >0.05% U3O8 over > 0.5m) and merging of four previously defined zones (R390E, R585E, R780E and R945E) into one continuous zone (R780E) at ~825m strike length (line 255E to 1080E) the winter 2014 program was very successful establishing the PLS project as a premiere uranium project in the Athabasca Basin region.”|
|PLS14-215 (Line 660E)|
- 48.5m (65.0m to 113.5m) @ 6.29% U3O8, including:
- 22.5m (85.5m to 108.0m) @ 11.80% U3O8
PLS14-209 (Line 510E)
- 57.0m (83.5m to 140.5m) @ 5.19% U3O8, including:
- 10.5m (126.0m to 137.5m) @ 21.97% U3O8
PLS14-214 (Line 870E)
- 94.5m (82.5m to 177.0m) @ 2.28% U3O8, including:
- 5.5m (98.0m to 103.5m) @ 7.02% U3O8
- 3.0m (111.5m to 114.5m) @ 16.75% U3O8
- 1.5m (118.5m to 120.0m) @ 8.15% U3O8
- 3.5m (149.0m to 152.5m) @ 7.87% U3O8
More winter assays pending: To date, assay results from 80 holes of the recently completed winter program have now been released; results from 12 exploration holes are pending.
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Composited % U3O8 mineralized intervals are summarized in Table 1 below. Samples from the drill core are split in half sections on site. Where possible, samples are standardized at 0.5m down-hole intervals. One-half of the split sample is 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 remains on site for reference. All analysis include a 63 element ICP-OES, uranium by fluorimetry and boron. All depth measurements reported, including sample and interval widths are down-hole, core interval measurements and true thickness are yet to be determined.
|Table 1: R780E Zone|
|Composited Mineralized Intervals (Down-hole measurements)|
|Zone||Hole ID||Grid Line||Az||Dip||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||U3O8 (wt%)|
- Minimum Thickness: 0.50m
- Grade Cut-Off: 0.05 U3O8 (wt%)
- Maximum Internal Dilution: 2.00m
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.
Fission has received and released assay results on 80 holes from its winter 2014 drill program at PLS. 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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