Toronto, Ontario – August 22, 2022 – Baselode Energy Corp. (TSXV: FIND, OTCQB: BSENF) (“Baselode” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the geochemical assay results from twenty-one drill holes of the now-complete 2022 diamond drill program (the “Program”) on the ACKIO high-grade uranium discovery (“ACKIO”), Hook project, Athabasca Basin area (the “Basin”), northern Saskatchewan (see Table 1 and Figure 1).
“We’re very happy to be releasing the first set of uranium assay results from this years 22,485 metre drill program on ACKIO. These results are better than we had anticipated. We’re seeing a lot of mineralization in these early Program drill holes that exceed the results from our discovery drill program last year. Five of our drill holes intersected mineralization exceeding 10 metres in core length, and a few drill holes have multiple intercepts. These are significant as they demonstrate a thick, robust, and multi-layered deposit. The mineralization reported herein is shallow, within 100 to 200 metres true vertical depth from the surface. We’re confirming grades and other characteristics at ACKIO that are similar to historically mined open pit deposits in the Basin area. We are excited for the assays from the remaining thirty-six drill holes with elevated radioactivity to be received as we believe they will continue to highlight excellent U3O8 assay results from shallower depths intersected at ACKIO,” said James Sykes, CEO, President and Director of Baselode.
The Company has prepared a video (see link below) that discusses:
How to understand these ACKIO assay results in context of typical high-grade uranium Athabasca deposits versus historic low-grade uranium Athabasca mines and other global uranium operations
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, 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 twenty-one drill holes reported in this news release (AK22-005 to AK22-011, and AK22-020 to AK22-033) are provided in Table 1.
Geochemical U3O8 assay results from these twenty-one reported drill holes 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 fifty-seven drill holes will be released as they are received from SRC and after being compiled and thoroughly checked by the technical team.
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 25 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 is focused on discovering near-surface, basement-hosted, high-grade uranium orebodies outside of 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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