Expands Southern Extension Area Of Hurricane Zone Uranium Discovery
IsoEnergy Ltd (TSXV: ISO) has identified additional intersections of strong radioactivity from the on-going drilling programme at the recent Hurricane zone uranium discovery at the Larocque East property in the Eastern Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan.
CEO Craig Parry said the Hurricane zone footprint has now been extended 38m to the south on section 4435E, more than doubling the width of the high-grade mineralization
“Following up on the very high-grade assays released earlier this week, I’m pleased to report that IsoEnergy continues to deliver outstanding uranium intersections at the Hurricane zone, just 320m below surface,” Mr Parry said.
Vice President of Exploration, Steve Blower, added that the southern extension drill holes completed to date have expanded the footprint of the intensely mineralized portion of the Hurricane zone.
“We will continue to evaluate this area with the five remaining drill holes in the programme.”
Completed to evaluate the potential to expand mineralisation south on section 4485E, drill hole LE20-68 successfully intersected 11.0m of uranium mineralization (>500 CPS) from 323.0 to 334.0m, including a subinterval of very strong radioactivity (>50,000 CPS) from 332.0 to 333.5m.
This result increases the width of the zone on this section by at least 10m. As with all drill holes to date at the Hurricane zone, the mineralization is located at the sub-Athabasca unconformity.
Designed to follow-up on the intense uranium mineralisation intersected previously in drill hole LE20-64 on section 4435E, LE20-69 was completed 8m southeast of LE20-64.
It intersected 6.5m of uranium mineralization (>500 CPS) from 322.5m to 329.0m, including 1.0m of strong mineralization (>5,000 CPS) from 325.0 to 326.0m.
This result expands the Hurricane zone footprint at least 8m south of drill hole LE20-64 on this section, and summer drilling has now expanded the zone a total of 38m to the south.
Drill hole LE20-72 (Figures 2 and 5) was designed to evaluate the potential to extend mineralisation south on section 4460E. It intersected 6.0m of uranium mineralization (>500 CPS) from 320.5 to 326.5m, including 1.5m of very strong mineralisation (>40,000 CPS) from 324.5 to 326.0m.
This result expands the Hurricane zone footprint at least 10m south on this section.
Five drill holes remain in this expanded drill programmr. All will be completed on the western end of the Hurricane zone. Samples are periodically shipped to the analytical laboratory in Saskatoon. Chemical assay results generally follow within three to four weeks of the shipping dates.
The 100% owned Larocque East property consists of 31 mineral claims totalling 15,878ha, immediately adjacent to the north end of IsoEnergy’s Geiger property and is 35km northwest of Orano Canada’s McClean Lake uranium mine and mill.