Alpha Minerals JV Barge Drilling Closes with Significant Expansion of R780E Zone and Potential 6th Zone at Patterson Lake South Part 2


October 16, 2013

Continued from: http://skyharbourltd.com/investor_info/update/index.php?&content_id=382

R780E Zone

The R780E zone refers to the zone of mineralization currently defined over 60m of strike length between line 750E (hole PLS13-109) and line 810E (PLS13-108).  Six additional holes were drilled on the R780E zone since the last update (see news release September 12, 2013), for a total of 12 holes presently defining the R780E zone. 

Line 750E: 

·         Drillhole PLS13-109 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 401.0m.  The collar is located approximately 30m grid west of PLS13-060. Basement was intersected at 58.3m.  A quartzitic gneiss is present from 58.3m to 103.4m.  From 103.4m to 337.6m the lithology is dominantly pelitic gneiss with multiple intervals of undifferentiated mylonites (from 1.8m to 9.9m wide) and cataclasites.  From 337.6m to the end of hole depth of 401.0m a semi-pelitic gneiss dominates.  Anomalous radioactivity occurs from 105.5m coincident with the transition from quartzitic to pelitic gneiss.  A total composite of 99.5m of mineralization within a 229.0m section (105.5m to 334.5m) occurs in several variably radioactive mineralized intervals ranging in width from 0.5m to 34.0m.  A total composite of 6.87m of off-scale radioactivity occurs in several discrete intervals ranging from 0.12m to 3.28m wide.

Line 765E:  Two vertically collared holes were drilled on line 765E

·         Drillhole PLS13-105 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 419.0m.  The collar is located approximately 15m grid west of PLS13-080. Basement was intersected at 55.0m.  A quartzitic gneiss is present from 55.0m to 109.2m.  From 109.2m to 296.6m lithology is dominantly pelitic gneiss with multiple intervals of undifferentiated mylonites (from 1.3m to 13.9m wide).  From 296.6m to the end of hole depth of 419.0m a semipelitic gneiss dominates.  Anomalous radioactivity occurs from 106.5m coincident with the transition from quartzitic to pelitic gneiss.  A total composite of 46.5m of mineralization within a 224.0m section (106.5m to 330.5m) occurs in several variably radioactive mineralized intervals ranging in width from 0.5m to 18.5m.  A total composite of 1.64m of off-scale radioactivity occurs in several discrete intervals ranging from 0.15m to 1.06m wide.

·         Drillhole PLS13-107 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 402.0m.  The collar is located approximately 15m grid west of PLS13-060. Basement was intersected at 56.0m.  A quartzitic gneiss is present from 56.0m to 183.8m, which encompasses a pelitic gneiss unit from 67.8m to 128.6m.  From 183.8m to 283.0m lithology is dominantly pelitic gneiss with a 41.5m wide interval of undifferentiated mylonites (233.7m to 275.2m).  A semipelitic gneiss dominates from 283.0m to the end of hole depth of 402.0m.  Anomalous radioactivity starts at 138.5m within the quartzitic gneiss.  A total composite of 63.5m of mineralization within a 193.5m section (138.5m to 332.0m) occurs in several variably radioactive mineralized intervals ranging in width from 0.5m to 24.5m.  A total composite of 1.04m of off-scale radioactivity occurs in several discrete intervals ranging from 0.13m to 0.5m wide.

Line 795E: 

·         Drillhole PLS13-097 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 356.0m.  The collar is located approximately 15m grid east of PLS13-060. Basement was intersected at 55.8m.  A quartzitic gneiss with minor pegmatite and mylonite intervals is present from 55.8m to 183.9m that encompasses a pelitic gneiss unit from 76.6m to 85.4m.  From 183.9m to the end of hole depth of 356.0m lithology is dominantly pelitic gneiss with occasional intervals of undifferentiated mylonites (1.1m to 2.4m wide).  Anomalous radioactivity begins at 74.5m in proximity to the contact between the quartzitic gneiss and pelitic gneiss.  A total composite of 82.0m of mineralization within a 180.0m section (74.5m to 254.5m) occurs in several variably radioactive mineralized intervals ranging in width from 0.5m to 49.5m.  A total composite of 6.48m of off-scale radioactivity occurs in several discrete intervals ranging from 0.1m to 3.63m wide.

Line 810E:  Two vertically collared holes were drilled on line 810E

·         Drillhole PLS13-101 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 350.0m.  The collar is located approximately 15m grid east of PLS13-097. Basement was intersected at 67.4m, which is 11.8m deeper than the depth of basement intersected in PLS13-097, which may represent an important structural feature.  From 67.4m to 192.6m lithology is pelitic gneiss with occasional pegmatite injections up to 2.2m thick.  Semipelitic gneiss was intersected from 192.6m to 275.6m, which is underlain by pelitic gneiss to 334.7m.  From 334.7m to the end of hole depth of 350.0m a semipelitic gneiss dominates.  Anomalous radioactivity starts at 69.5m within a pelitic gneiss, which is an unusually shallow depth to mineralization for the R780E zone.  A total composite of 96.0m of mineralization within a 230.0m section (69.5m to 299.5m) occurs in several variably radioactive mineralized intervals ranging in width from 0.5m to 35.0m.  A total composite of 0.51m of off-scale radioactivity occurs in several discrete narrow intervals ranging from 0.10m to 0.17m wide.

·         Drillhole PLS13-108 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 392.0m.  The collar is located approximately 10m grid north of PLS13-101. Basement was intersected at 58.3m, which is 9.1m shallower than the depth of basement intersected in PLS13-101.  An alternating sequence of quartzitic and pelitic gneiss was encountered from 58.3m to 206.1m, which is underlain by semipelitic gneiss to 230.3m.  From 230.3m to 332.4m lithology is dominantly pelitic gneiss with occasional intervals of undifferentiated mylonites (4.1m to 11.9m wide).  From 332.4m to the end of hole depth of 392.0m a semipelitic gneiss dominates.  Anomalous radioactivity begins at 80.5m within the pelitic gneiss. A total composite of 105.5m of mineralization within a 195.5m section (80.5m to 276.0m) occurs in several variably radioactive mineralized intervals ranging in width from 0.5m to 21.5m.  A total composite of 3.25m of off-scale radioactivity occurs in several discrete intervals ranging from 0.14m to 0.75m wide. 

R780E Drill Hole Table

Collar * Hand-held Scintillometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum) Devonian Sandstone Basement Unconformity Total Drillhole
Hole ID Grid Line Az Dip From (m) To (m) Width (m) CPS Peak Range From " To (m) Depth (m) Depth (m)
PLS13-097 795E 351 -86 74.5 75.5 1.0 540 " 770 No Sandstone 55.8 356.0
        77.5 81.5 4.0 <300 " 1500      
        83.5 84.0 0.5 460      
90.5 91.5 1.0 810 " 900
117.5 167.0 49.5 <300 " >9999
        169.0 176.0 7.0 <300 " 8100      
179.5 180.5 1.0 390 " 9700
        182.5 188.5 6.0 300 " 850      
204.5 206.0 1.5 300 " 850
220.0 222.0 2.0 320 " 8400
228.5 234.5 6.0 340 " >9999
241.0 243.0 2.0 <300 " 560
254.0 254.5 0.5 820
PLS13-101 810E 23 -87 69.5 70.5 1.0 460 " 520 No Sandstone 67.4 350.0
78.0 84.0 6.0 <300 " 3100
94.5 96.0 1.5 350 " 710
103.0 138.0 35.0 <300 " 9200
141.5 159.5 18.0 <300 " 5700
163.0 174.5 11.5 <300 " 9900
179.0 196.0 17.0 <300 " >9999
226.0 227.0 1.0 550 " >9999
230.0 230.5 0.5 1100
251.0 251.5 0.5 470
290.5 292.0 1.5 640 " 1300
297.0 299.5 2.5 <300 " 550
PLS13-105 765E 70 -87 106.5 110.0 3.5 <300 " 3200 No Sandstone 55.0 419.0
113.0 131.5 18.5 <300 " >9999
145.5 151.5 6.0 <300 " 2000
189.0 192.5 3.5 <300 " >9999
195.0 197.5 2.5 850 " >9999
203.5 205.0 1.5 460 " 2000
210.5 211.5 1.0 1300 " 5000
245.0 246.0 1.0 960 " 1200
249.0 249.5 0.5 1100
252.5 253.5 1.0 380 " 860
263.5 264.5 1.0 730 " 3000
282.0 283.0 1.0 440 " 640
320.5 321.0 0.5 350
325.5 330.5 5.0 <300 " 580
PLS13-107 765E 49 -89 138.5 163.0 24.5 <300 " 8400 No Sandstone 56.0 402.0
166.0 167.5 1.5 <300 " 510
171.5 175.0 3.5 <300 " >9999
178.5 179.5 1.0 930 " 9200
192.5 199.0 6.5 <300 " 7200
203.5 204.0 0.5 1000
207.0 207.5 0.5 1200
221.0 221.5 0.5 410
251.5 265.0 13.5 <300 " 6400
267.5 274.5 7.0 <300 " 8000
289.0 290.0 1.0 1300 " 1800
306.5 309.5 3 <300 " 980
331.5 332.0 0.5 330
PLS13-108 810E 271 -83 80.5 82.0 1.5 360 " 570 No Sandstone 58.3 392.0
88.0 88.5 0.5 380
91.0 112.5 21.5 <300 " 1200
115.5 130.0 14.5 <300 " 1600
132.5 149.0 16.5 <300 " 2400
152.0 172.0 20.0 <300 " >9999
174.5 195.5 21.0 <300 " >9999
201.0 202.0 1.0 860 " 1700
217.0 217.5 0.5 460
        228.0 234.5 6.5 <300 " >9999      
        256.5 257.5 0.5 370      
        268.0 269.0 1.0 1600 " 6300      
275.5 276.0 0.5 1600
PLS13-109 750E 309 -89 105.5 116.0 10.5 <300 " >9999 No Sandstone 56.0 401.0
136.0 170.0 34.0 <300 " >9999
173.5 174.0 0.5 760
177.5 182.0 4.5 <300 " 4000
186.0 186.5 0.5 350
191.5 193.5 2.0 <300 " 5900
197.0 212.0 15.0 <300 " >9999
251.0 251.5 0.5 530
266.5 267.5 1.0 400 " 490
274.5 292.0 17.5 <300 " 4000
294.5 296.5 2.0 370 " 440
300.0 309.5 9.5 <300 " 5200
332.5 334.5 2.0 320 " 720

*Scintillometer Instrument: GR-110G

Line 1155E

Line 1155E is located approximately 195m grid east of the R945E zone.  Drilling of two holes (PLS13-090 and 103) was a follow-up test of a subtle radon in water anomaly identified during the Phase 2 EIC radon in water and sediment survey completed during April 2013, by RadonEx Exploration Management of St. Lazare, Quebec.  This anomaly lies along an ENE trend, in proximity to the PL-3B EM conductor and on trend with the five PLS mineralized zones (R00E, R390E, R585E, R780E, and R945E) that remain open in all directions.  Drilling on line 1155E extends the mineralization at PLS to a 1.23km strike length.  Although neither drill hole encountered strong mineralization, both encountered significant widths of anomalous radioactivity in a geologic setting similar to the high-grade zones to the west.  The very large mineralizing system at PLS remains open to the east, which reinforces that further drilling is required from the ice surface available during the 2014 drill to evaluate line 1155E.

Line 1155E:  Two vertically collared holes were drilled on line 1155E

·         Drillhole PLS13-090 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 323.0m.  Basement was intersected at 62.0m.  A quartzitic gneiss is present from 62.0m to 96.7m.  From 96.7m to 314.3m the lithology is comprised of alternating sequences of pelitic, quartzitic, and semipelitic units. A diabase unit was encountered from 314.3m to the end of hole depth of 323.0m.  A weak radioactive mineralized interval is present over a continuous 12.5m interval from 189.5m to 202.0m within a semipelitic gneiss, with a range of <300 to 1600 cps.

·         Drillhole PLS13-103 was collared as a vertical hole and drilled to a depth of 427.0m.  The collar was located 10m south of PLS13-090.  Quartzitic gneiss was encountered from 62.4m to 111.7m, which was underlain by alternating pelitic gneiss, mylonite, and semipelitic gneiss units to 304.6m.  From 304.6m to the end of hole depth of 427.0m a semipelitic gneiss dominates.  A total composite of 15.5m of mineralization within a 34.5m section (175.0m to 209.5m) occurs in several weakly radioactive mineralized intervals ranging in width from 1.0m to 6.5m. A deeper and narrow 1.0m weakly radioactive interval was intersected at 365.5m. 

Line 1155E Drill Hole Table

Hole Location

* Hand-held Scintillometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum)

Devonian

Sandstone

Basement Unconformity

Total Drillhole

Hole ID

Grid Line

Az

Dip

From (m)

To (m)

Width (m)

CPS Peak Range

From " To (m)

Depth (m)

Depth (m)

PLS13-090

1155E

180

-89

189.5

202.0

12.5

<300 " 1600

No Sandstone

62.0

323.0

PLS13-103

1155E

347

-88

175.0

177.5

2.5

360 " 550

No Sandstone

62.4

427.0

188.0

193.5

5.5

<300 " 770

197.5

204.0

6.5

<300 " 560

208.5

209.5

1.0

420 " 570

365.5

366.5

1.0

320

*Scintillometer Instrument: GR-110G

A $9.2M, 14,700m drill program and ground geophysics surveys continues at PLS.  Barge-based lake drilling is now complete. The program’s remaining holes will be land-based.

Natural gamma radiation in drill core that is reported in this news release was measured in counts per second (cps) using a hand held Exploranium GR-110G total count gamma-ray scintillometer. The reader is cautioned that scintillometer readings, like the down hole gamma probe 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. The degree of radioactivity within the mineralized intervals is highly variable and associated with visible pitchblende mineralization.  All intersections are down-hole, core interval measurements and true thickness is yet to be determined. 

Radiometric surveys are planned for all holes using a Mount Sopris 2GHF-1000 Triple Gamma probe, which allows for more accurate measurements in high grade mineralized zones.

Split core samples from the mineralized section of core will be taken continuously through the mineralized intervals and submitted to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories (an SCC ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Accredited Facility) of Saskatoon for analysis, which includes U and fire assay for gold.  All samples sent for analysis will include a 63 element ICP-OES, uranium by ICP-MS and boron.  Assay results will be released when received.

For additional comments about the Summer 2013 Program, please watch a corporate video at the Alpha Minerals website: http://www.alphaminerals.ca/corporate-videos/

Patterson Lake South Property

The 31,000 hectare (76,000 acres) PLS project is a 50%/50% Joint Venture held by Alpha Minerals Inc (AMW) and Fission Uranium (FCU). The Joint Venture property is 100% owned with no underlying royalties or vendor payments. For the present work, the exploration is still being operated as a Joint Venture under the direction of the Joint Venture Management Committee with Fission Uranium acting as the operator.

The property is accessible by road with primary access from all-weather Highway 955, which runs 74km north to the former Cluff Lake mine, (>60M lbs of U3O8 produced from multiple open pit and underground mines), and passes through the claims covering the UEX-Areva Shea Creek discoveries located 58km to the north, currently under active exploration and development.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43- 101 and reviewed on behalf of Alpha Minerals Inc, by Garrett Ainsworth, P.Geo., Vice President Exploration, a qualified person.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Alpha Minerals Inc. 
“Ben Ainsworth”
PEng BC/SK, President, CEO and Director

 

For corporate communications please contact:
Robert (Bob) Meister
Alpha Minerals Inc.
Suite 408 " 1199 West Pender St. Vancouver, B.C., V6E 2R1 Phone:  (604) 629-0293 Fax:  (604) 684-9365
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Email: info@alphaminerals.ca

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