IsoEnergy Intersects Elevated Radioactivity at the Geiger Property
Vancouver, BC, March 5, 2018 – IsoEnergy Ltd. (“IsoEnergy” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ISO; OTCQX: ISENF) is pleased to announce that it has intersected a zone of elevated radioactivity during an ongoing core drilling program at its 100% owned Geiger property (the “Property”) in the Eastern Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan.
A zone of elevated radioactivity has been intersected in drill hole GG18-08. Figure 1 shows the location of the drill hole on the Geiger property. The zone was intersected within basement pelitic gneiss, approximately 15 metres beneath the base of the Athabasca sandstone. Radioactivity measured with a 2PGA-1000 total gamma down-hole probe averages 4,500 counts per second (CPS) over 2.1 metres. The maximum probe value within the interval is just over 14,000 CPS. Figure 2 is a cross-section showing the location of the mineralization relative to the interpreted geology. Analysis of the drill core with a hand-held spectrometer indicates the radioactivity is due to uranium, but geochemical analysis is needed for final confirmation. The drill core has been sampled and geochemical results are pending.
Drill hole GG18-08 is a 50 metre step-out (along strike to the northeast) from historic mineralized drill hole HL-76. HL-76 intersected 0.65% U3O8 over 0.1 metres in basement gneiss approximately 43 metres beneath the base of the Athabasca sandstone. GG18-08 is the furthest hole to the northeast along the northeast trending HL11S conductor. Therefore, the mineralized zone is wide open to the northeast and at depth. According to historical geophysical surveys, the HL11S conductor might extend up to 2.5 kilometres to the northeast beyond GG18-08. Drill hole GG18-08 is the seventh of an eight-hole program, which should be completed by March 9th.
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The scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared by Steve Blower, P.Geo., IsoEnergy’s Vice President, Exploration, who is a “qualified person” (as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). Mr. Blower has verified the data disclosed. This news release refers to properties other than those in which the Company has an interest. Mineralization on those other properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization on the Company’s properties.
Figure 1 – Geiger Property Map
Figure 2 – GG18-08 Interpreted Cross Section
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