Eastern Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada
Unconformity related sandstone and basement hosted uranium
- Located only 4 kilometres southeast of the Raven and Horseshoe deposits, 8 kilometres south of the Rabbit Lake mine and mill, and 11 kilometres northeast of the West Bear uranium and cobalt deposit
- Trident’s five claims cover 15,874 hectares immediately adjacent to the Athabasca Basin. Highway 955 passes through the project
Most of the Trident project is east of the present-day extent of the Athabasca Basin. Bedrock dominantly consists of highly deformed and metamorphosed Wollaston Group metamorphic rocks and Archean-age granites crystalline basement rocks of the Hearne Craton of the Western Churchill province of the Canadian Shield though historical work indicates shallow sandstone cover may be present in the westernmost parts of the property. Surface cover consists of quaternary glacial till as blankets, eskers, and drumlins.
The previous drilling and geophysical programs have yielded encouraging results. The regional geology and strongly graphitic structures intersected in the Hidden Bay, Trout, and Minor Bay areas are of interest and are similar to those identified in the nearby Eagle Point mineralized basement hosted system, while the conductive trends in the Dwyer area of interest remain unexplained via diamond drilling. Recently acquired Falcon gravity data (summer 2023) has identified a number significant of discrete gravity lows that spatially correspond to zones dominated by magnetic lows, through going structural lineaments and elevated conductivity. These geophysical features are characteristic of known basement hosted uranium deposits.