Trading Symbol TSX-V - AMW
VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Alpha Minerals Inc. ("Alpha" or "the Company") and its 50% Joint Venture (JV) partner
Fission Energy Corp. are pleased to announce that a $4.0 million winter
drill program has been approved by the companies at their Patterson
Lake South (PLS) property in the southwest part of Saskatchewan's
Athabasca Basin. Preparations for drilling have commenced, including
snow removal and ice making on the lake, together with the construction
of specialized core logging and storage facilities
Drilling will include two diamond drill rigs. One will focus on the
high-grade, shallow uranium discovery around drill hole PLS12-22(see
Alpha news release dated November 5, 2012). The second drill will be
deployed to test several high-priority geophysical targets within the
Patterson Conductor Corridor that have similar signatures to that of
the discovery area. To that end, ground EM surveys completed in 2011
have been extended, work is underway, and will be completed prior to
drilling in order to improve delineation of conductors and drill target
Drilling will mostly be on the lake, augmented by some land drilling
around the discovery. The program will continue for as long as winter
ice conditions persist, expected for at least two months. Some
land-based drilling is also planned. Drill fence sections will be
completed to test outwards from the discovery area in order to
understand and model in two dimensions the geometries and controls on
the high-grade uranium mineralization.
Key Technical Information
The exploration target at PLS is shallow, high-grade uranium
mineralization hosted in basement rocks at approximately 50 meters
below surface (ie. below glacial till and sediments).
Uranium intersected to date is northeast of a uranium boulder field
discovered at in 2011, one of the largest high-grade uranium boulder
fields known in the Athabasca Basin district. .
The PLS area remains highly-prospective both in the immediate area of
the discovery and over several kilometers along the ENE -WSW strike of
the Conductor Corridor.
The PLS property is located approximately 600 kilometers (400 miles)
north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and is accessible by road and
floatplane, with primary access from all-weather Highway 955, which
runs approximately 80 kms further north to the former Cluff Lake
uranium mine which produced over 60 million pounds of U3O8, and passes
through the widely-reported discoveries on the nearby Shea Creek
property of UEX Corporation and Areva Resources Canada (ref: Uranium,
Cluff Lake Mine, Saskatchewan Mining Association http://www.saskmining.ca/commodity-info/Commodities/38/uranium.html) 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 the company by
Ben Ainsworth, P.Eng. BC/SK, President and CEO for Alpha, a Qualified
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Alpha Minerals Inc.
President, CEO and Director
Please refer to the Alpha Minerals Inc. website (www.alphaminerals.ca) for further and updated information.
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This press release contains "forward-looking information" that is based
on Alpha's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections.
This forward-looking information includes, among other things,
statements with respect to Alpha's development plans. The words "will",
"anticipated", "plans" or other similar words and phrases are intended
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Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause Alpha's actual results,
level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially
different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
information. Such factors include, but are not limited to:
uncertainties related exploration and development; the ability to raise
sufficient capital to fund exploration and development; changes in
economic conditions or financial markets; increases in input costs;
litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory,
political and competitive developments; technological or operational
difficulties or inability to obtain permits encountered in connection
with exploration activities; and labour relations matters. This list is
not exhaustive of the factors that may affect our forward-looking
information. These and other factors should be considered carefully and
readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking
information. Alpha disclaims any intention or obligation to update or
revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE: Alpha Minerals Inc.
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Robert (Bob) Meister
Alpha Minerals Inc.
Phone: (604) 629-0293
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