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Thor Energy PLC
04 December 2023
 



4 December 2023

 

Thor Energy PLC

 

("Thor" or the "Company")

 

High-Grade Uranium Intercepts at Groundhog Prospect

Wedding Bell and Radium Mountain Projects, USA

 

The directors of Thor Energy Plc ("Thor") (AIM, ASX: THR, OTCQB: THORF) are pleased to announce the final downhole uranium gamma results for the reverse circulation ("RC") drilling program, at the Company's 100% owned Wedding Bell and Radium Mountain Projects, located in the historic uranium-vanadium mining district within the Uravan Mineral Belt, southwest Colorado, USA (Figure 1).

Drilling Highlights:

§ Downhole gamma logging returns up to 6,885ppm (0.69%) eU3O8 uranium along strike of the historic mine working at Groundhog Mine (Figure 1 and Table A).

§ Significant uranium downhole gamma results above 2000ppm (0.2%) eU3O8 include:

§ 23WBRA020             0.9m @ 6885ppm (0.69 %) eU3O8 from 82.66m

§ 23WBRA019             0.3m @ 3362ppm (0.34 %) eU3O8 from 90.22m 

§ 23WBRA011             0.5m @ 3186ppm (0.32 %) eU3O8 from 76.2m

§ 23WBRA016             0.8m @ 1954ppm (0.20%) eU3O8 from 67.4m

§ The completed RC program comprised 23 shallow drillholes totalling 2,737m (Figure 1-8, Table B), with geological logging visually identifying favourably reduced sands in all drillholes.

§ Uranium and Vanadium assay results pending.

§ Further geological and mineralisation interpretations to follow.

 

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Photo 1: 23WBRA020 chiptrays showing reduced grey sandstone hosting uranium mineralisation at Groundhog

 

Nicole Galloway Warland, Managing Director of Thor Energy, commented:

"These results confirm our expectations that we would achieve shallow high-grade uranium from the drilling program, highlighting the significant potential and exciting growth opportunities of our Wedding Bell and Radium Mountain uranium projects.

"A sample submission will be sent to the Australian Laboratory Services, in Vancouver, for physical uranium and vanadium assays results. We look forward to updating the market in due course."

 

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Figure 1: USA Uranium and Vanadium Project Location Map within the Uravan Mineral Belt

 

Upcoming News Flow:

§ Anomalous uranium and vanadium samples to be sent to Australian Laboratory Services ("ALS") Canada (results expected in Q1 2024), with review and assessment of the results expected shortly thereafter.

§ Detailed mineralisation and geological interpretations combining the 2022 results.

§ 2024 resource - infill and extension - drilling at Rim Rock and Groundhog mine areas.

 

Wedding Bell and Radium Mountain Project, Colorado:

The RC drill program comprised 23 shallow drillholes, totalling 2,737m. It was designed to target uranium and vanadium mineralisation within the Salt Wash Sandstone Member (sandstone/mudstone) of the Morrison Formation (Figure 1, and 3). This is the primary lithology for historic uranium and vanadium production in the Uravan Mineral Belt. The program successfully identified shallow, uranium mineralisation (visual geological logging and downhole gamma) in all holes drilled at Section 23, Rim Rock Mine and Groundhog Mine (Table A). Uranium mineralisation is hosted within the reduced sands close to the oxidation/reduction contact, with vanadium mineralisation to be determined by follow-up sample analysis of the anomalous zones.

Groundhog Mine area drilling comprising 7 drillholes, was designed to test areas along strike of historic mine workings predominately in the second and third sandstone rim. 23WBRA020 returned the highest uranium intercept of 0.69% eU3O8 (Figure 4) within a grey reduced sandstone (Figure 4 and 6). Further work is required on correlating these results with historic mine workings and 2022 drilling, to delineate mineral resources.

Drilling at Rim Rock Mine area (7 drillholes) has identified high-grade zones of up to 0.32% eU3O8 uranium adjacent to, as well as along strike from the historic workings (Figure 5 and 7). Uranium mineralisation appears here to be concentrated in the third sandstone rim of the Salt Wash Sandstone, approximately 60m below surface (Figure 3, 5 and 7). Further work is required on correlating these results with historic mine workings and 2022 drilling, to delineate mineral resources.

Section 23 is an underexplored area with no historic workings. The drilling (9 drillholes) was designed to test stratigraphic extensions to mineralisation in the Salt Wash Sandstone, targeting the uranium mineralisation identified from the first pass drilling program in 2022, as well as testing a portion of the airborne radiometric anomalies (Figure 8). The initial data review has identified uranium mineralisation in all four sandstone rims (massive, laterally continuous, ledge-forming sandstone layers, interbedded by thin siltstone and clay layers) within the Salt Wash Sandstone Member, increasing the potential for multiple mineralised zones in this area (Figure 1-3).

Samples from anomalous zones in each drillhole will be sent to ALS in Canada for full geochemical analysis including uranium and vanadium assays.

 

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Figure 2: Simple Uravan Mineral Belt Stratigraphy

 

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Figure 3: Stratigraphy showing the Salt Wash Sandstone and Brushy Basin Shales
 

Table A: Uranium Intercepts above 100ppm U3O8 (Downhole gamma- = eU3O8)

Prospect

Hole ID

Interval (m) *

eU3O8 ppm

eU3O8 %

GT (m x ppm)

Depth (m)

Section 23

23WBRA001

0.3

280

0.028

84

133

Section 23

23WBRA002

0.5

175

0.017

88

101.35

Section 23

23WBRA003

0.6

100

0.010

60

99.5

Section 23

23WBRA004

0.6

324

0.032

194

100.0

Section 23

23WBRA005

0.5

714

0.071

357

101.2

Section 23

23WBRA006

0.3

427

0.043

128

121.9

Section 23

23WBRA007

0.6

110

0.011

66

121.3

Section 23

And

0.3

485

0.049

146

122.6

Section 23

23WBRA008

Multiple Intercepts < 100ppm


Section 23

23WBRA009

0.9

578

0.059

520

124.3

Rim Rock

23WBRA010

Hole hit historic workings at Rim Rock

 

 

Rim Rock

23WBRA011

0.5

3186

0.319

1593

76.2

Rim Rock

23WBRA012

0.6

1708

0.172

1025

63.1

Rim Rock

23WBRA013

0.3

1075

0.108

323

61.45

Rim Rock

23WBRA014

0.6

487

0.049

292

56.9

Rim Rock

And

0.6

450

0.045

270

57.0

Rim Rock

23WBRA015

1.2

268

0.027

322

58.55

Rim Rock

23WBRA016

0.8

1954

0.2

1563

67.54

Groundhog

23WBRA017

0.8

687

0.07

550

89.18

Groundhog

23WBRA018

0.3

786

0.08

236

88.67

Groundhog

23WBRA019

0.3

3362

0.34

1009

90.22

Groundhog

23WBRA020

0.9

6885

0.69

6197

82.66

Groundhog

23WBRA021

0.6

308

0.03

185

85.53

Groundhog

23WBRA022

0.5

1553

0.16

777

85.22

Groundhog

23WBRA023

0.3

914

0.09

274

91.99

*Minor rounding errors from feet to meter conversion

 

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Figure 4: 23WBRA020 Downhole gamma log (left) with corresponding chip tray photographs (right).

 

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Figure 5: 23WBRA011 Downhole gamma log (left) with corresponding chiptray photographs (right).

  

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Figure 6: Groundhog collar location plan showing uranium grade distribution

 

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Figure 7: Rim Rock Mine Area Collar location plan showing uranium grade distribution


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Figure 8: Section 23 Area Collar Location Plan with uranium grade distribution

 

Table B: Drill Collar Details (WGS84 Zone 12)

Prospect

Hole ID

Easting

Northing

Elevation (m)

Azimuth

Dip

Hole Depth (m)

Section 23

23WBRA001

690892

4222825

2043

360

-90

148

Section 23

23WBRA002

690924

4222795

2044

360

-90

142

Section 23

23WBRA003

690862

4222796

2043

360

-90

142

Section 23

23WBRA004

690893

4222765

2046

360

-90

145

Section 23

23WBRA005

690883

4222717

2048

360

-90

142

Section 23

23WBRA006

690759

4222867

2039

360

-90

142

Section 23

23WBRA007

690728

4222837

2042

360

-90

142

Section 23

23WBRA008

690751

4222815

2042

360

-90

142

Section 23

23WBRA009

690826

4222762

2043

360

-90

142

Rim Rock

23WBRA010

687970

4225686

2022

360

-90

57

Rim Rock

23WBRA011

688010

4225566

2038

360

-90

99

Rim Rock

23WBRA012

687957

4225545

2030

360

-90

94

Rim Rock

23WBRA013

687976

4225613

2030

360

-90

99

Rim Rock

23WBRA014

688000

4225656

2026

360

-90

99

Rim Rock

23WBRA015

687939

4225656

2022

360

-90

99

Rim Rock

23WBRA016

687937

4225413

2040

360

-90

148

Groundhog

23WBRA017

688089

4224022

2098

360

-90

104

Groundhog

23WBRA018

688051

4224007

2100

360

-90

104

Groundhog

23WBRA019

688047

4224017

2102

360

-90

105

Groundhog

23WBRA020

688093

4223969

2092

360

-90

105

Groundhog

23WBRA021

688123

4223999

2092

360

-90

99

Groundhog

23WBRA022

688218

4224064

2089

360

-90

105

Groundhog

23WBRA023

688435

4224036

2091

360

-90

136

 

The Board of Thor Energy Plc has approved this announcement and authorised its release.

 

For further information, please contact:

Thor Energy PLC


Nicole Galloway Warland, Managing Director

Ray Ridge, CFO & Company Secretary

Tel: +61 (8) 7324 1935

Tel: +61 (8) 7324 1935

WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 207 220 1666

Antonio Bossi / Darshan Patel / Isaac Hooper

  


SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 413 500

Nick Emerson

 


Yellow Jersey (Financial PR)

thor@yellowjerseypr.com

Sarah Hollins / Shivantha Thambirajah / Bessie Elliot

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3004 9512

 

The information in this report that relates to Geological interpretation and Exploration Results is based on information compiled by Nicole Galloway Warland, who holds a BSc Applied geology (HONS) and who is a Member of The Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Ms Galloway Warland is an employee of Thor Energy PLC. She has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which she is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves'. Nicole Galloway Warland consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on her information in the form and context in which it appears.

 

Updates on the Company's activities are regularly posted on Thor's website https://thorenergyplc.com which includes a facility to register to receive these updates by email, and on the Company's X page @thorenergyplc

 

About Thor Energy Plc

The Company is focused on uranium and energy metals that are crucial in the shift to a 'green' energy economy. Thor has a number of highly prospective projects that give shareholders exposure to uranium, nickel, copper, lithium and gold. Our projects are located in Australia and the USA.

Thor holds 100% interest in three uranium and vanadium projects (Wedding Bell, Radium Mountain and Vanadium King) in the Uravan Belt in Colorado and Utah, USA with historical high-grade uranium and vanadium drilling and production results.

At Alford East in South Australia, Thor has earnt an 80% interest in oxide copper deposits considered amenable to extraction via In Situ Recovery techniques (ISR). In January 2021, Thor announced an Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate¹. Thor also holds a 30% interest in Australian copper development company EnviroCopper Limited, which in turn holds rights to earn up to a 75% interest in the mineral rights and claims over the resource on the portion of the historic Kapunda copper mine and the Alford West copper project, both situated in South Australia, and both considered amenable to recovery by way of ISR.²³

Thor holds 100% of the advanced Molyhil tungsten project, including measured, indicated and inferred resources, in the Northern Territory of Australia, which was awarded Major Project Status by the Northern Territory government in July 2020. Thor executed a A$8m Farm-in and Funding Agreement with Investigator Resources Limited (ASX: IVR) to accelerate exploration at the Molyhil Project on 24 November 2022.6

Adjacent to Molyhil, at Bonya, Thor holds a 40% interest in deposits of tungsten, copper, and vanadium, including Inferred resource estimates for the Bonya copper deposit, and the White Violet and Samarkand tungsten deposits. ⁵ Thor's interest in the Bonya tenement EL29701 is planned to be divested as part of the Farm-in and Funding agreement with Investigator Resources Limited.6

Thor owns 100% of the Ragged Range Project, comprising 92 km2 of exploration licences with highly encouraging early-stage gold and nickel results in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

 

Notes

1 https://thorenergyplc.com/investor-updates/maiden-copper-gold-mineral-resource-estimate-alford-east-copper-gold-isr-project/

2 www.thorenergyplc.com/sites/thormining/media/pdf/asx-announcements/20172018/20180222-clarification-kapunda-copper-resource-estimate.pdf

³ www.thorenergyplc.com/sites/thormining/media/aim-report/20190815-initial-copper-resource-estimate---moonta-project---rns---london-stock-exchange.pdf

4 https://thorenergyplc.com/investor-updates/molyhil-project-mineral-resource-estimate-updated/

5 www.thorenergyplc.com/sites/thormining/media/pdf/asx-announcements/20200129-mineral-resource-estimates---bonya-tungsten--copper.pdf

6 https://thorenergyplc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/20221124-8M-Farm-in-Funding-Agreement.pdf

 

JORC Code, 2012 Edition - Table 1

             1.1         Section 1 Sampling Techniques and Data

 

Criteria

JORC Code explanation

Commentary

Sampling techniques

·       Nature and quality of sampling (eg cut channels, random chips, or specific specialised industry standard measurement tools appropriate to the minerals under investigation, such as down hole gamma sondes, or handheld XRF instruments, etc). These examples should not be taken as limiting the broad meaning of sampling.

·       Include reference to measures taken to ensure sample representivity and the appropriate calibration of any measurement tools or systems used.

·       Aspects of the determination of mineralisation that are Material to the Public Report.

·       In cases where 'industry standard' work has been done this would be relatively simple (eg 'reverse circulation drilling was used to obtain 1 m samples from which 3 kg was pulverised to produce a 30 g charge for fire assay'). In other cases more explanation may be required, such as where there is coarse gold that has inherent sampling problems. Unusual commodities or mineralisation types (eg submarine nodules) may warrant disclosure of detailed information.

Reverse circulation drill samples were collected off the cyclone at 5ft (1.5m) intervals and split to 3kg (with 2ft samples collected through mineralised zones.

An pXRF (Olympus Vanta Series C) and spectrometer  (Mt. Sopris SC-132 ) reading was taken for each sample. 

All the holes were electric-logged (e-logged), on a call-out basis, by Jet West of Farmington, New Mexico. Jet West followed industry standards for probing holes on uranium properties.  They calibrate their gamma probes at the Department of Energy test pits located in Grants, New Mexico.  Logs run were natural gamma, single point resistivity (SPR), self-potential (SP),  deep and medium induction resistivity (DIR and MIR), and selected holes had directional surveys done.  First-pass logging speeds were 35 ft (10.7m)/minute and for gamma reruns, logging rates were 10 ft (3.05m)/minute.  On first-pass runs gamma readings were taken every 0.3 ft (10cm), and for reruns, every 0.1 ft (3.0cm).

Drilling techniques

·       Drill type (eg core, reverse circulation, open-hole hammer, rotary air blast, auger, Bangka, sonic, etc) and details (eg core diameter, triple or standard tube, depth of diamond tails, face-sampling bit or other type, whether core is oriented and if so, by what method, etc).

Track mounted reverse circulation rig  (5.5inches).

 

All vertical holes

Drill sample recovery

·       Method of recording and assessing core and chip sample recoveries and results assessed.

·       Measures taken to maximise sample recovery and ensure representative nature of the samples.

·       Whether a relationship exists between sample recovery and grade and whether sample bias may have occurred due to preferential loss/gain of fine/coarse material.

Sample recovery was good with no variation within mineralised zones. Each drill cutting pile size is logged and any deviation from expected was raised with the driller, and if undersize, to check for blockages.

No sample biases expected, and no relationship is known to exist between sample recovery and grade.

Logging

·                Whether core and chip samples have been geologically and geotechnically logged to a level of detail to support appropriate Mineral Resource estimation, mining studies and metallurgical studies.

·                Whether logging is qualitative or quantitative in nature. Core (or costean, channel, etc) photography.

·                The total length and percentage of the relevant intersections logged.

All chip samples are qualitatively geologically logged (lithology, structure, alteration, mineralisation (based on scintillometer cps for each interval), weathering, colour and other features).

No mineral resource estimation, mining studies or metallurgical studies have been conducted at this stage, but samples have been logged in sufficient detail to use for this function.

During the logging process representative samples are stored in chip trays for future reference. The RC chip trays are photographed and electronically stored.

Sub- sampling techniques and sample preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·       If core, whether cut or sawn and whether quarter, half or all core taken.

·       If non-core, whether riffled, tube sampled, rotary split, etc and whether sampled wet or dry.

·    For all sample types, the nature, quality and appropriateness of the sample preparation technique.

·    Quality control procedures adopted for all sub-sampling stages to maximise representivity of samples.

·    Measures taken to ensure that the sampling is representative of the in situ material collected, including for instance results for field duplicate/second-half sampling.

·    Whether sample sizes are appropriate to the grain size of the material being sampled.

Samples were collected as described in the above sampling technique section.

 

No assays reported. Physical samples yet to assayed.

All holes e-logged by Jet West

Quality of assay data and laboratory tests

·    The nature, quality and appropriateness of the assaying and laboratory procedures used and whether the technique is considered partial or total.

·       For geophysical tools, spectrometers, handheld XRF instruments, etc, the parameters used in determining the analysis including instrument make and model, reading times, calibrations factors applied and their derivation, etc.

·       Nature of quality control procedures adopted (eg standards, blanks, duplicates, external laboratory checks) and whether acceptable levels of accuracy (ie lack of bias) and precision have been established.

No Assays Reported

All the holes were electric-logged (e-logged), probes are  calibrated at the Department of Energy test pits located in Grants, New Mexico.  Logs run were natural gamma, single point resistivity (SPR), self-potential (SP), deep and medium induction resistivity (DIR and MIR), and selected holes had directional surveys done.  First-pass logging speeds were 35 ft (10.7m)/minute and for gamma reruns, logging rates were 15 ft (4.6m)/minute.  On first-pass runs gamma readings were taken every 0.3 ft (10cm), and for reruns, every 0.1 ft (3.0cm).

Handheld pXRF readings

readings are taken on -2mm sieved samples on every drill sample interval, using an Olympus Vanta Series C with a 40 second reading time.

Instrument is calibrated at start of each day, along with QAQC of 1 standard and 1 blank. External instrument calibration completed annually.

Verification of sampling and assaying

·    The verification of significant intersections by either independent or alternative company personnel.

·    The use of twinned holes.

·       Documentation of primary data, data entry procedures, data verification, data storage (physical and electronic) protocols.

·    Discuss any adjustment to assay data.

All significant intersections have been verified by an onsite geologist.

There are no twinned drillholes.

All drilling data is collected in a series of templates in excel including geological logging, sample information, collar and survey information.

All data is digitally recorded in the company's electronic database, managed by external database company utilising Datashed5 software.

Location of data points

·    Accuracy and quality of surveys used to locate drill holes (collar and down-hole surveys), trenches, mine workings and other locations used in Mineral Resource estimation.

·    Specification of the grid system used.

·    Quality and adequacy of topographic control.

Drill collars were surveyed using a handheld Garmin 64 GPS with an accuracy of +/-3m. Grid system is WGS84 UTM zone 12. All holes were vertical

Topographic control using the GPS is suitable for early- stage exploration.

Data spacing and distribution

·    Data spacing for reporting of Exploration Results.

·       Whether the data spacing and distribution is sufficient to establish the degree of geological and grade continuity appropriate for the Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimation procedure(s) and classifications applied.

·    Whether sample compositing has been applied.

Data spacing for preliminary exploration work is deemed sufficient on a first-pass basis to assess areas of potential.  Such areas of potential may be further assessed by more detailed work.

Orientation of data in relation to geological structure

·    Whether the orientation of sampling achieves unbiased sampling of possible structures and the extent to which this is known, considering the deposit type.

·       If the relationship between the drilling orientation and the orientation of key mineralised structures is considered to have introduced a sampling bias, this should be assessed and reported if material.

Orientational bias is not applicable to the drilling at this stage but samples and drill lines were orientated approximately perpendicular to the assumed strike of mineralisation. The vertical holes were oriented approximately perpendicular to the very gently NE dipping stratabound mineralization.

 

Sample security

·    The measures taken to ensure sample security.

Samples are kept in a secure facility.

Sample Security levels are considered appropriate for RC Drilling.

Audits or reviews

·    The results of any audits or reviews of sampling techniques and data.

None undertaken. Thor's sampling procedure conforms to industry standard practice and each assay program is reviewed internally for any discrepancies.

 

1.1                         Section 2 Reporting of Exploration Results

 

Criteria

JORC Code explanation

Commentary

Mineral tenement and land tenure status

·    Type, reference name/number, location and ownership including agreements or material issues with third parties such as joint ventures, partnerships, overriding royalties, native title interests, historical sites, wilderness or national park and environmental settings.

·        The security of the tenure held at the time of reporting along with any known impediments to obtaining a licence to operate in the area.

Mineral rights are held by the U.S. Government, who transfers those rights to holders of valid mining claims located on open ground through the General Mining Law of 1872, as amended by other Federal, State and County regulations.   Claim holders, with a few exceptions that don't apply to this project, must make annual payments to the government to maintain their rights.  Holder of valid claims can transfer their rights to others.  Surface ownership is also by the U.S. and managed by the Bureau of Land Management. 

Thor's property position consists of 199 unpatented mining claims (approx. 1,663Ha), leased from underlying owners.

If Thor meets its' contractual obligations and keeps the claims in good standing with the US, then the security of tenure should be good.

Depending on the location of the drill holes, the license to operate in the area is a function of permitting at differing levels of government (Local, State and Federal).  The holes were in two contiguous Counties (San Miguel and Montrose).    In addition to the normally required State and Federal permitting, San Miguel County imposes its' own set of regulations.  Montrose County, on the other hand, is content to defer to the State and Federal governments.   To date, Thor has met those permitting requirements.

Exploration done by other parties

·    Acknowledgment and appraisal of exploration by other parties.

There are no systems of consistent data archiving for mineral exploration or exploitation done under the Mining Law on Federal or on other lands within the State of Colorado. Furthermore, with some exceptions, there was not, nor is not, a requirement that explorers provide copies of their data to governmental agencies. That data was retained by private entities.  It now exists in a piecemeal manner, with the data having been discarded, abandoned or available by vendors that managed to acquire and store some of it over the years.

 

Thor's properties have bountiful surface evidence of historic drill exploration, and in some cases, mining exploitation, which appears to be mostly from the 1950's through the early 1970's.  There are several mines located in the western portion of the property.   Unpublished reports list these mines as producing, in aggregate, over 700,000 lbs (318,181 kg) of uranium.  To the author's knowledge, very little of the historic drilling or mining data is available to Thor, and certainly not enough to help guide an exploration program.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that some of the work on the property was done by Union Carbide (now defunct), the largest company that worked in the Uravan Mineral Belt.

Geology

·    Deposit type, geological setting and style of mineralisation.

According to the USGS Bulletin 1693 (Cox, D.P., and Singer, D. A., eds., 1986), the Deposit Model for the project is Sandstone Uranium - Tabular subtype.

Drill hole Information

·    A summary of all information material to the understanding of the exploration results including a tabulation of the following information for all Material drill holes:

easting and northing of the drill hole collar

o   elevation or RL (Reduced Level - elevation above sea level in metres) of the drill hole collar

o   dip and azimuth of the hole

o   down hole length and interception depth

o   hole length.

·                 If the exclusion of this information is justified on the basis that the information is not Material and this exclusion does not detract from the understanding of the report, the Competent Person should clearly explain why this is the case.

Tables, plans and sections summarising significant drill results are included in the report

Data aggregation methods

·    In reporting Exploration Results, weighting averaging techniques, maximum and/or minimum grade truncations (eg cutting of high grades) and cut-off grades are usually Material and should be stated.

·        Where aggregate intercepts incorporate short lengths of high-grade results and longer lengths of low-grade results, the procedure used for such aggregation should be stated and some typical examples of such aggregations should be shown in detail.

·    assumptions used for any reporting of metal equivalent

·    The values should be clearly stated.

Gamma data was aggregated to determine equivalent uranium oxide grades (% eU3O8), thicknesses and base of mineralization. Uranium grades and thicknesses were based on the "Uravan Method", originally devised by the AEC, which is a manual graphic method based on the shape of the gamma curve on an e-log.  It consists of, for a single peak, determining the cps for the peak, and using one-half that value to determine the upper mineralization boundary.  Successive cps picks on 0.5 ft (15.2cm) intervals are taken until the last interval drops below the one-half peak value.  This is the lower mineralization boundary. These boundary values, plus the intervening 0.5 ft (15.2cm) interval values, are used, in conjunction with parameters such as hole diameter, whether or not the hole is dry or water-filled, if the hole is probed in an open or cased or through drill steel, gamma detector dead time and tool specific K factors, to arrive at a grade in %eU3O8, thickness and the base of mineralization, of each peak.  Slight modifications to the method are made if more than one peak occurs close together.

Relationship between mineralisation widths and intercept lengths

·    These relationships are particularly important in the reporting of Exploration Results.

·       If the geometry of the mineralisation with respect to the drill hole angle is known, its nature should be reported.

·       If it is not known and only the down hole lengths are reported, there should be a clear statement to this effect (eg 'down hole length, true width not known').

All results are assumed to be true width but is not definitively known at this stage.

Diagrams

·    Appropriate maps and sections (with scales) and tabulations of intercepts should be included for any significant discovery being reported These should include, but not be limited to a plan view of drill hole collar locations and appropriate sectional views.

Appropriate maps and sections are included in the report.

Balanced reporting

·    Where comprehensive reporting of all Exploration Results is not practicable, representative reporting of both low and high grades and/or widths should be practiced to avoid misleading reporting of Exploration Results.

All results have been reported

Other substantive exploration data

·    Other exploration data, if meaningful and material, should be reported including (but not limited to): geological observations; geophysical survey results; geochemical survey results; bulk samples - size and method of treatment; metallurgical test results; bulk density, groundwater, geotechnical and rock characteristics; potential deleterious or contaminating substances.

No meaningful or material information has been omitted from this release.

Further work

·    The nature and scale of planned further work (eg tests for lateral extensions or depth extensions or large-scale step- out drilling).

·                 Diagrams clearly highlighting the areas of possible extensions, including the main geological interpretations and future drilling areas, provided this information is not commercially sensitive.

The drill results suggest that several areas of potentially economic mineralization could be investigated in greater detail. A couple of these areas have had historic mining in the vicinity.  Maps of where they mined are scarce, so any delineation work needs to be cognisant of that mining

 

 

 

 

 

 

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