Toronto, Ontario – October 19, 2022 – Baselode Energy Corp. (TSXV: FIND, OTCQB: BSENF) (“Baselode” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the geochemical assay results from drill holes AK22-065 and AK22-067 to AK22-074, including previously unreleased assay results from drill hole AK22-069 (0.90% U3O8 over 31.0 m, see news release dated September 20, 2022). The drill holes were part of a 22,500 metre diamond drill program (the “Program”) that was completed between February and August on the ACKIO high-grade uranium discovery (“ACKIO”), Hook project, Athabasca Basin area (the “Athabasca”), northern Saskatchewan (see Table 1 and Figure 1).
“Intersecting 50 m of 0.40% U3O8 starting at 45 m depth from surface is a world-class achievement that continues to highlight the potential we see at ACKIO. The results from drill holes AK22-065, AK22-068 and AK22-071 demonstrate significant widths of uranium mineralization with exceptional grades. Drill hole -065 was drilled updip from hole -069, and downdip from holes -051 and -052 (see news release dated September 12, 2022). This is the shallowest mineralized area at ACKIO and has the widest high-grade uranium intersections. Hole -068 successfully extends this shallow zone laterally along strike, and holes -065 and -071 establish robust and high-grade mineralization continues at depth. Our focus for the next ACKIO drill program, scheduled for late Q1/early Q2 2023, plans toexpand known shallow and high-grade uranium occurrences. We are very excited to advance ACKIO next year,” said James Sykes, CEO, President and Director of Baselode.
The Company is preparing a presentation to provide more context to the results reported herein.
Drill hole highlights from this news release include;
Baselode started the Program on February 9, 2022 (see Company News Release) and completed the Program on August 2, 2022, with 78 drill holes (AK22-005 to AK22-080, and HK22-007), including one abandoned drill hole (AK22-048), for a total of 22,485.85 m (see Figure 1). Forty-four of seventy-six drill holes at ACKIO have intersected elevated radioactivity. A complete list of drill hole collar information, hand-held scintillometer radioactivity composite measurements, and U3O8 composite assay results for the nine drill holes reported in this news release (AK22-065, and AK22-067 to AK22-074) are provided in Table 1.
Geochemical U3O8 assay results from drill holes AK22-065 and AK22-067 to AK22-074 were provided by Saskatchewan Research Council’s Geoanalytical Laboratory (“SRC”) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The assay methodology includes SRCs “U3O8 Wt% Assay” analysis package where an aliquot of sample pulp is digested in a concentration of HCL:HNO3. The digested volume is then made up with deionized water for analysis by ICP-OES. Uranium assay results from the remaining twenty drill holes will be released as they are received from SRC and after being compiled and thoroughly quality checked by the Company.
Comparison of the downhole gamma probe radioactivity results confirm uranium mineralization is continuous where core loss is present in the assay results data as noted in Table 1.
FIGURE 1 – Plan map of the ACKIO mineralized surface expressions
TABLE 1 – Drill collar details, composite radioactivity and U3O8 assay results, drill holes AK22-065 & AK22-067 to AK22-074
ACKIO measures greater than 375 m along strike, greater than 150 m wide, comprised of at least 5 separate zones, with mineralization starting as shallow as 28 m beneath the surface and down to approximately 300 m depth beneath the surface with the bulk of mineralization occurring in the upper 200 m. ACKIO remains open to the west, south, and along the Athabasca sandstone unconformity to the east and south.
ACKIO is 30 km southeast of well-established infrastructure, including an all-season road and powerline between Cameco Corp.’s (TSX: CCO) and Orano’s McArthur River mine and Key Lake uranium mill joint ventures. ACKIO is 70 km northeast of the Key Lake mill. The Program was helicopter-supported to lessen any ground-induced environmental impacts within the project area.
About Baselode Energy Corp.
Baselode controls 100% of approximately 227,000 hectares for exploration in the Athabasca Basin area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The land package is free of any option agreements or underlying royalties.
Baselode's Athabasca 2.0 exploration thesis focuses on discovering near-surface, basement-hosted, high-grade uranium orebodies outside the Athabasca Basin. The exploration thesis is further complemented by the Company's preferred use of innovative and well-understood geophysical methods to map deep structural controls to identify shallow targets for diamond drilling.
The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Cameron MacKay, P.Geo., Vice-President, Exploration & Development for Baselode Energy Corp., who is considered to be a Qualified Person as defined in “National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.”
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