F3 Hits More Anomalous Radioactivity on A1B Shear 3.4km South of JR Zone

Energy, Oil & Gas + Uranium

October 16, 2023 (Source) — F3 Uranium Corp. (TSXV: FUU) (OTCQB: FUUFF) (“F3” or “the Company“) is pleased to announce results from five holes of the ongoing extended fall drill program on the Patterson Lake North (“PLN”) Property, including PLN23-102 located 3.4km south of the JR Zone which is now the second hole to intersect anomalous radioactivity along the recently discovered and highly prospective A1B Shear Zone (“A1B”). Hole PLN23-102 was drilled 840m along strike to the south of PLN23-095 which was the first hole to hit anomalous radioactivity at A1B, which runs parallel to the A1 Main Shear Zone that hosts the JR Zone (see NR dated September 14, 2023).

Concurrently at the JR Zone, PLN23-101 has intersected mineralization over a 10.50m interval, including 1.42m of high grade (>10,000 cps), of which 0.50m was up to 54,400 cps radioactivity between 228.50 and 229.00m, extending mineralization up dip on line 015S from PLN23-044 (see NR dated April 17, 2023).

Raymond Ashley, President, commented:

“Drill hole PLN23-102 at A1B exhibited very intense alteration and dissolution of the sandstone together with 96m of core loss over a 162m interval, followed by extreme basement alteration including bleaching and clay alteration (see Photo 1 below). These features, in addition to anomalous radioactivity in 2 holes located 840 meters apart along strike, are characteristic of favourable conditions for the discovery of proximal mineralization. The team continues to be excited about the potential for discovery of a second mineralized zone on A1B.”

“We have one drill focused at the JR Zone and a second drill focused on exploration drilling to characterize targets for 2024. The pace of drilling has slowed as we are drilling deeper exploration holes to learn more about the parallel A1B shear zone; we want to be methodical in characterizing areas for drilling in 2024 and are now using a single diamond drill crew who move between the two drills. This understanding will be integrated with the results of ground geophysics to be carried out later this fall and in the early winter, to develop the best drill targets possible for 2024. The Company is fully funded to continue its aggressive exploration approach.”

JR Zone Drilling Highlights:

PLN23-101 (line 015S)

  • 10.50m composite mineralization from 216.50m – 230.50m, including
    • 1.42m composite mineralization of >10,000 cps radioactivity between 222.85m – 229.00m including 0.50m radioactivity up to 54,400 cps between 228.50m and 229.00m

Exploration Drilling Highlights:

PLN23-102 (line 3450S), A1B Shear Zone

  • 96.00m cumulative core loss in Athabasca sandstone between 176.00m and 338.00m
    • Indicative of large-scale sandstone dissolution due to intense alteration above the A1B shear zone
  • 0.50m radioactivity of 1,000 cps from 411.50m to 412.00m
    • Second occurrence of anomalous radioactivity, within the main A1B shear zone


Photo 1. PLN23-102: Intense Alteration in Lower Athabasca Sandstone and Basement

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*Note that the unconformity is at 356.3m and is marked by a green bar in the photograph.

Table 1. Drill Hole Summary and Handheld Spectrometer Results

Collar Information* Hand-held Spectrometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5m minimum)Athabasca Unconformity Depth (m)Total Drillhole Depth (m)
Hole IDSection LineEastingNorthingElevationAzDipFrom
(m)
To
(m)
Interval (m)Max CPS
PLN23-100840S588319.36410154.7532.654.3-60.0A1 MSZ exploration; no radioactivity >300 cps133.3395
PLN23-101015S587732.56410748.2545.354.6-64.9216.50217.000.50300196.0311
       217.00218.001.00<300  
       218.00218.500.50380  
       218.50219.000.50900  
       219.00219.500.50770  
       219.50220.000.501100  
       220.00220.500.501100  
       220.50221.000.502300  
       221.00221.500.50370  
       221.50222.000.502300  
       222.00222.500.501900  
       222.50222.850.358700  
       222.85223.000.1512600  
       223.00223.500.5015500  
       223.50223.770.2711800  
       223.77224.000.234700  
       224.00224.500.502200  
       224.50225.000.501600  
       225.00225.500.501600  
       225.50226.000.50620  
       226.00226.500.50620  
       226.50227.000.50740  
       227.00227.500.50690  
       227.50228.000.505900  
       228.00228.500.504300  
       228.50229.000.5054400  
       229.00229.500.501300  
       229.50230.000.50680  
PLN23-1023450S589712.26407939.1540.053.1-65.6411.50412.000.501000356.3653
PLN23-103045S587780.76410746.1545.754.5-60.3no radioactivity >300 cps202.2296
PLN23-104105S587729.06410634.5545.254.4-60.6231.50232.000.50340196.8329
       232.00232.500.50700  
       232.50233.000.50680  
       233.00233.500.50360  
       242.50243.000.50390  

Handheld spectrometer composite parameters:
1: Minimum Thickness of 0.5m
2: CPS Cut-Off of 300 counts per second
3: Maximum Internal Dilution of 2.
0m

Natural gamma radiation in the drill core that is reported in this news release was measured in counts per second (cps) using a handheld Radiation Solutions RS-125 scintillometer. The Company considers greater than 300 cps on the handheld spectrometer as anomalous, >10,000 cps as high-grade and greater than 65,535 cps as off-scale. The reader is cautioned that scintillometer readings are not directly or uniformly related to uranium grades of the rock sample measured and should be used only as a preliminary indication of the presence of radioactive materials.

All depth measurements reported are down-hole and true thicknesses are yet to be determined, but the Company estimates true thickness of the reported intervals in this news release to be close to reported interval widths.

About Patterson Lake North:

The Company’s 4,078-hectare 100% owned Patterson Lake North property (PLN) is located just within the south-western edge of the Athabasca Basin in proximity to Fission Uranium’s Triple R and NexGen Energy’s Arrow high-grade world class uranium deposits which is poised to become the next major area of development for new uranium operations in northern Saskatchewan. PLN is accessed by Provincial Highway 955, which transects the property, and the new JR Zone uranium discovery is located 23km northwest of Fission Uranium’s Triple R deposit.

Qualified Person:

The technical information in this news release has been prepare in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and approved on behalf of the company by Raymond Ashley, P.Geo., President & COO of F3 Uranium Corp, a Qualified Person. Mr. Ashley has verified the data disclosed.

About F3 Uranium Corp.:

F3 Uranium is advancing the newly discovered high-grade JR Zone on the PLN Property in the Western Athabasca Basin. This area of Saskatchewan is poised to become a major uranium producing region and is home to large deposits including Triple R, Arrow and Shea Creek. F3 Uranium currently holds 18 projects across the Athabasca Basin.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, including statements regarding the suitability of the Properties for mining exploration, future payments, issuance of shares and work commitment funds, entry into of a definitive option agreement respecting the Properties, are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company based on information currently available to it. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with securities regulatory authorities, which may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange have not reviewed, approved or disapproved the contents of this press release, and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

F3 Uranium Corp.
750-1620 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y9Y2
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Telephone: 778 484 8030
Email: [email protected]

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Dev Randhawa”
Dev Randhawa, CEO

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