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Fission Energy to start drill program at Patterson Lake South project

Uranium explorer Fission Energy (CVE:FIS) has contracted out diamond drilling company Aggressive Drilling to finish a 10 hole drill program at its Patterson Lake South property, in Saskatchewan. 

The 10 hole, 1,000 metre drill program is slated to begin in mid-November. The initial drill locations target shallow mineralization along the down-ice flanks of resistivity targets, close to areas of cross cutting structures flagged by discontinuities and flextures in the conductors. 

The company noted that drilling should finish before year’s end. Each drill hole will be surveyed for radioactivity, with drill cores to be split and sent to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories for analysis. The company also said results will be provided when available.

Fission said detailed positioning of final drill target locations will be made after analysis of the data obtained from the geophysical surveys, which are now underway.

In addition, Patterson Geophysics has been hired to perform a ground geophysical survey consisting of 30.8 line kilometres of horizontal loop electromagnetic and DC-Resistivity.

The survey is designed to confirm historic electromagnetic conductors, and to also test areas along conductors for resistivity targets that may reflect bedrock hydrothermal alteration.

Patterson Lake South is a 50/50 joint venture held with ESO Uranium (CVE:ESO). The project consists of 12 mineral claims totalling 13,497-hectares. It is accessible by all weather Highway 955, which runs north to the former Cluff Lake mine.

Fission Energy, based in Kelowna, British Columbia, specializes in the exploration and development of uranium properties.