Alpha Minerals & Fission Uranium Corp. Step-Out Drilling Hits 85.5m Of Mineralization Including 18.93m Of “Off-Scale” Radioactivity At Patterson Lake South, Athabasca Basin

July 18, 2013

Alpha Minerals & Fission Uranium Corp. Step-Out Drilling Hits 85.5m Of Mineralization Including 18.93m Of “Off-Scale” Radioactivity At Patterson Lake South, Athabasca Basin

Ben Ainsworth, President and CEO of Alpha Minerals reports,

Thursday July 18, 2013. Alpha Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: AMW) ("Alpha” or "the Company") and its 50% Joint Venture partner Fission Uranium Corp. are pleased to announce partial results of its first hole of the summer drill season, testing the western extension of the R390E zone, at Patterson Lake South. Hole PLS13-072 (drilling still in progress), has so far returned a broad 85.5m interval (62.0m – 147.5m) of variably radioactive mineralization including a total of 18.93m of off-scale (>9999 cps) radioactivity in numerous narrower intervals throughout.

The hole is located 15m grid west of hole PLS13-061, previously the western-most hole testing the R390E zone. Scintillometer results for hole PLS13-072 overall are stronger, wider, more continuous and contain significantly more off-scale radioactivity than PLS13-061 (see news release dated April 3, 2013). Drilling of hole PLS13-072 is still in progress at a depth of 185.1m, but temporarily on-hold for mechanical reasons and is awaiting replacement.

PLS13-072 Highlights:

Key Technical Details

The relevant geological features of the hole are as follows:  


  Collar *   Hand-held Scintillomenter Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps /   >1.0M minimum) Sandstone
  From - To
  Depth (m)
  Depth (m)
Hole ID Grid   Line Az Dip From   (m) To (m) Width   (m) CPS Peak Range
PLS13-072 345E 0 -89 62.0 147.5 85.5 <300 - >9999 N / A 55.7 180.0
        69.0 85.5 16.5 1100 -   >9999      
        92.6 99.5 6.9 5000 -   >9999      
        157.5 162.5 5.0 <300 - 8600      
        169.5 172.0 2.5 <300 - 720      

A $6.95M, 44 hole, 11,000m drill program and ground geophysics surveys continues at PLS.

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 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.

All holes are planned to be radiometrically surveyed using a Mount Sopris 2GHF-1000 Triple Gamma probe, which allows for more accurate measurements in high grade mineralized zones. The Triple Gamma probe is preferred in zones of high grade mineralization.

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 U3O8 (wt %) 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 video HERE

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. Alpha returns as the Operator of the Joint Venture in 2014. 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”                
President, CEO and Director

For corporate communications please contact:

                   Robert (Bob) Meister
                   Alpha Minerals Inc.
                   Vancouver, BC
                   Phone: (604) 629-0293
                   Toll Free: 1-866-629-0293

Please refer to the Alpha Minerals Inc. website ( for the video and further updated information.

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