A Preeminent Uranium Explorer
In Canada's Prolific Athabasca Basin
Skyharbour holds an extensive portfolio of uranium exploration projects in Canada's Athabasca Basin and is well positioned to benefit from improving uranium market fundamentals with eight drill-ready projects covering over 250,000 hectares of land. Skyharbour has acquired from Denison Mines, a large strategic shareholder of the Company, a 100% interest in the Moore Uranium Project which is located 15 kilometres east of Denison's Wheeler River project and 39 kilometres south of Cameco's McArthur River uranium mine. Moore is an advanced stage uranium exploration property with high grade uranium mineralization at the Maverick Zone that returned drill results of up to 6.0% U3O8 over 5.9 metres including 20.8% U3O8 over 1.5 metres at a vertical depth of 265 metres. The Company is actively advancing the project through drill programs.
Skyharbour has a joint-venture with industry-leader Orano Canada Inc. at the Preston Project whereby Orano has earned a 51% interest in the project through exploration expenditures and cash payments. Skyharbour now owns a 24.5% interest in the Project. Skyharbour also has a joint-venture with Azincourt Energy at the East Preston Project whereby Azincourt has earned a 70% interest in the project through exploration expenditures, cash payments and share issuance. Skyharbour now owns a 15% interest in the Project. Preston and East Preston are large, geologically prospective properties proximal to Fission Uranium's Triple R deposit as well as NexGen Energy's Arrow deposit. Furthermore, the Company owns a 100% interest in the South Falcon Point Uranium Project on the eastern perimeter of the Basin, which contains a NI 43-101 inferred resource totaling 7.0 million pounds of U3O8 at 0.03% and 5.3 million pounds of ThO2 at 0.023%.
Skyharbour has several active option partners including: ASX-listed Valor Resources on the Hook Lake Uranium Project whereby Valor can earn-in 80% of the project through CAD $3,500,000 in exploration expenditures, $475,000 in cash payments over three years and an initial share issuance; CSE-listed Basin Uranium Corp. on the Mann Lake Uranium Project whereby Basin Uranium can earn-in 75% of the project through $4,000,000 in exploration expenditures, $850,000 in cash payments as well as share issuances over three years; and CSE-listed Medaro Mining Corp. on the Yurchison Project whereby Medaro can earn-in an initial 70% of the project through $5,000,000 in exploration expenditures, $800,000 in cash payments as well as share issuances over three years followed by the option to acquire the remaining 30% of the project through a payment of $7,500,000 in cash and $7,500,000 worth of shares.
Skyharbour's goal is to maximize shareholder value through new mineral discoveries, committed long-term partnerships, and the advancement of exploration projects in geopolitically favourable jurisdictions.
Skyharbour owns 100% of the 35,705 hectare Moore Uranium Project located 42 kilometres northeast of the Key Lake mill, approx. 15 kilometres east of Denison’s Wheeler River project, and 39 kilometres south of Cameco’s McArthur River mine. Unconformity-hosted uranium mineralization was discovered on the property at the Maverick Zone in the early 2000s at relatively shallow depths. Skyharbour has carried out several drill programs with multiple holes intersecting high-grade uranium mineralization over the 4km long Maverick corridor. Drill results include 20.8% U3O8 over 1.5m at 264m depth in hole ML-199, 9.12% U3O8 over 1.4m at 278m in hole ML-202 and 5.29% over 2.5m U3O8 at 279m depth in hole ML-200. Hole ML-202 represents a new high-grade discovery and illustrates the strong discovery potential of additional high-grade lenses along strike. The Company is planning additional drill programs to expand the known high-grade Maverick Zone and to test basement-hosted targets as well as regional targets.
Uranium and thorium mineralization discovered to date at Falcon Point is shallow and is hosted in two geological settings, with the southern half hosting classic Athabasca-style basement mineralization associated with well-developed EM conductors which include EWA, Walker and Fraser Lakes zones. Drilling to date on the Falcon Point Project totals over 22,000 metres in more than 110 holes. Over $15 million has been invested in exploration consisting of airborne and ground geophysics, multi-phased diamond drill campaigns, detailed geochemical sampling and surveys, and ground-based prospecting culminating in an extensive geological database for the project area.
The Hook Lake Project (formerly North Falcon Point) consists of 16 contiguous mining claims covering 25,846 hectares, located 60 km east of the Key Lake Uranium Mine in northern Saskatchewan. The Project is host to several prospective areas of uranium mineralization including the Hook Lake / Zone S High-grade surface outcrop with reported grades in grab samples up to 68% U3O8. A bio-geochemical survey carried out over the trenches in 2015 responded positively with along-strike anomalies 2 km to the northeast. Skyharbour signed a Definitive Agreement with Valor Resources on the Hook Lake Uranium Project whereby Valor can earn-in 80% of the project through $3,500,000 in total exploration expenditures, $475,000 in total cash payments over three years and an initial share issuance of 233,333,333 shares of Valor.
The Preston Project is a large land position totaling 49,635 hectares strategically located proximal to NexGen Energy's (TSX-V: NXE) high-grade Arrow uranium deposit and Fission Uranium's (TSX: FCU) Patterson Lake South Triple R deposit. In March 2017, Skyharbour and its Preston partner company Clean Commodities signed an option agreement with Orano Canada Inc. (formerly AREVA) to option up to 70% of the project for $8,00,000 in total project consideration ($7,300,000 in exploration and $700,000 in cash payments over six years). In March 2021, Orano completed the first earn-in of 51%, by completing $2,800,000 in exploration expenditures and making a total of $200,000 in cash payments over three years, and thus forming a joint venture with Skyharbour Resources and Dixie Gold both retaining a 24.5% interest. The Preston Uranium Project is a strategic, district-scale property with robust exploration upside potential and Skyharbour is utilizing the prospect generator model to advance this project with strategic partners.
The East Preston Uranium Project is a large land position totalling 25,329 hectares, representing the eastern region of the larger Preston Project strategically located near NexGen Energy Ltd’s high-grade Arrow deposit on its Rook-1 property and Fission Uranium Corp’s Triple R deposit located within their PLS Project area. In March 2017, Skyharbour signed an option agreement with Azincourt Uranium to option up to 70% of the East Preston Uranium Project for $3,500,000 in project consideration ($2,500,000 in exploration expenditures over three years and $1,000,000 in cash payments) and 4,500,000 shares. In February 2021, Azincourt completed their earn-in option of a 70% interest in the East Preston Uranium Project and formed a joint venture with Skyharbour Resources and Dixie Gold each holding a 15% interest in the Project.
The 3,473 hectare Mann Lake Uranium Project is strategically located in the eastern Athabasca Basin 25 km southwest of the McArthur River Mine and adjacent to the Mann Lake Joint Venture operated by Cameco (52.5%) with partners Denison Mines (30%) and Orano (formerly AREVA) (17.5%). Denison acquired International Enexco and its 30% interest on this adjacent project after a 2014 winter drill program discovered high-grade, basement-hosted uranium mineralization. In 2014, Skyharbour completed an EM survey on its Mann Lake Project that was successful in confirming the presence of a broad, NE-SW trending corridor of conductive basement rocks. In October 2021, an option agreement was signed with Basin Uranium Corp providing them with an earn-in option to acquire up to a 75% interest in the Mann Lake Uranium Project.
People, Timing, Projects (“PTP”)
Strong management and technical team with track record of success
Timing and an impending turnaround in the uranium market
Top tier Athabasca Basin uranium and thorium project portfolio with robust discovery potential
Acquiring assets at attractive valuations and using prospect generator and JV model to advance non-core assets
Noteworthy shareholder base and significant insider ownership