The Hook Project is 100% owned by Baselode Energy with no underlying royalties or option agreements. Hook is on a northwest-oriented geophysical strike with two high-grade uranium occurrences; the McArthur River mine and the Hook Lake surface showings where veins have returned 44.5 wt% U3O8 from grab samples.
Mineralization starts as shallow as 25 m beneath the surface and down to approximately 300 m depth with the bulk of mineralization occurring in the upper 190 m. ACKIO measures greater than 375 m along strike, greater than 150 m wide, comprised of at least 5 separate zones, and remains open to the west, south, and along the Athabasca sandstone unconformity to the north, east and south.
In 2022, a 22,500-metre drill program was completed on the ACKIO high-grade uranium discovery, located in the Athabasca Basin.
Drill Highlights included.
A webinar from James Sykes, CEO of Baselode and Cameron McKay, VP of Exploration detailing interpretations and understandings of assay results from ACKIO can be found here.
Hook is located 40 km southeast from the McArthur River mine, 60 km northeast from the Key Lake uranium mill, and 16 km west of all-season Provincial highway 905 and powerlines. The Property encompasses ~62,000 hectares adjacent to the Athabasca Basin.
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 Hook project is hosted within the basement rocks of the Wollaston domain, which hosts the highest grade uranium deposits in the world. This is in line with Baselode’s “Athabasca 2.0” strategy: exploring and developing projects with little to no sandstone cover, in areas that have deep rooted structures with ideal structural “traps” for uranium mineralization.