Hurricane zone discovery at the Larocque East property. (Image courtesy of IsoEnergy).
IsoEnergy (TSXV: ISO) reported that two new intersections of strong radioactivity in initial drill holes were detected during the winter drilling program at the Hurricane zone in its Larocque East project.
The property is located in the Eastern Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, in the Canadian prairies.
The Larocque East property consists of 20 mineral claims totalling 8,371 hectares. It is immediately adjacent to the north end of IsoEnergy’s Geiger property and is 35 kilometres northwest of Orano Canada’s McClean Lake uranium mine and mill
In a press release, IsoEnergy explained that, in the new discovery of high-grade uranium mineralization, drill hole LE20-34 intersected 8.5m of uranium mineralization, including 2.0m of massive to semi-massive pitchblende measuring >65,000CPS.
“This is the most significant and strongest mineralization drilled to date on the property,” the brief states.
The Vancouver-based company also reported that, similarly, drill hole LE20-32A intersected 8.5m of uranium mineralization, including 1.5m of massive to semi-massive pitchblende measuring >65,000CPS. Both drill holes are located on the west end of the Hurricane zone, approximately 75 metres apart.
“It is gratifying to see these substantial thicknesses of strong pitchblende mineralization in the drill core from Drill 1 early in our winter program,” said Steve Blower, the firm’s vice-president of exploration, in a statement. “The results bode well for additional drill holes in this campaign, particularly on the western side of the Hurricane zone. I’m also encouraged by the alteration, structure and elevated radioactivity that we’re seeing at Drill 2, well east of the current Hurricane zone footprint.”