Vancouver, BC – Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SYH) (OTCQB: SYHBF) (Frankfurt: SC1P) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company’s option partner Azincourt Energy (TSX-V: AAZ) (“Azincourt”) has announced details for an upcoming exploration program at the East Preston Uranium Project located in the western Athabasca Basin near NexGen Energy Ltd.’s high-grade Arrow deposit hosted on its Rook-1 property and Fission Uranium Corp.’s Triple R deposit located within their PLS Project area.
Preston Uranium Project Claims Map:
Skyharbour and Clean Commodities entered into an Option Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Azincourt which provides Azincourt an earn-in option to acquire a 70% working interest in the East Preston Property (see news release dated March 28th, 2017). Under the Agreement, Azincourt has issued to Skyharbour and Clean Commodities each 2,250,000 common shares and will contribute cash and exploration expenditure consideration totaling up to CAD $3,500,000 in exchange for up to 70% of the applicable property area over three years. Of the $3,500,000 in project consideration, $1,000,000 will be in cash payments to Skyharbour and Clean Commodities.
East Preston Program Highlights:
- Extensive reinterpretation of historical helicopter-borne VTEM and ground geophysical data by expert geophysical consultant highlights untested conductor systems and corridor trends
- Ground geophysical program planned to refine drill targets over with grid establishment, Horizontal Loop Electromagnetic (HLEM) and Gravity surveys to be used
- Work to commence after freeze-up in November
- Azincourt may earn a 70% interest in East Preston totaling 25,329 hectares, which represents the eastern region of the larger 74,965 hectare Preston Project through the upfront issuance of 4,500,000 shares as well as $3,500,000 of total project consideration over three years, including up to $2,500,000 of exploration work programs and $1,000,000 of cash payments to Skyhabour and Clean Commodities to be split equally.
- In addition to the Azincourt Agreement on the Preston East Property, Skyhabour also announced an option agreement with AREVA Resources Canada whereby AREVA may earn up to a 70% interest in a separate 49,635 hectare portion of the Preston Project.
East Preston Project 2017 Geophysical Program:
Skyharbour’s option partner Azincourt engaged a highly experienced geophysical consultant, Mr. Lawrence Bzdel, PGeo, to interpret the extensive historical airborne and ground geophysical data set and build on the already extensive previous work. The reinterpretation work has identified and prioritized numerous conductor trends, with the highest priorities being the A, B and D trends, respectively (see figure in link below).
East Preston Survey Grid Location Map:
Trend A is a very long, wide N to NE trending conductive corridor with an observed flexure bound and crosscut by interpreted E-W cross-faults. Trend B is a long linear conductor system coincident with an interpreted NE trending fault. Trend D is a NNW trending conductor system parallel to an interpreted fault.
The East Preston geophysical program is expected to commence in November following freeze-up in northwestern Saskatchewan. Grid establishment will precede the planned surveys. The grid lines will be perpendicular to the interpreted VTEM conductive trends. The HLEM and Gravity surveys will consist of 47 line km of each method.
The HLEM data will be collected with a 200 m Transmitter-Receiver separation, and 50 m station intervals. The survey is designed to accurately identify multiple conductor systems in this shallow depth to basement environment. Unconformity-related uranium deposits are often associated in proximity to basement conductive trends, and represent a first order criteria for discovery.
The Gravity survey will record measurements at 50 m station intervals. Subtle gravity low anomalies can highlight areas of alteration and structural disruption. Gravity highs may represent basement topography, which are also associated with unconformity-related uranium deposits.
This initial ground geophysical program is expected to yield drill targets within previously untested corridors. Skyharbour and its option partner Azincourt expect to generate enough targets for several drill programs.
Overview of East Preston:
The significant potential of the Western Athabasca Basin has been highlighted by recent discoveries in the area by NexGen Energy Ltd. (Arrow), Fission Uranium Corp. (Triple R) and a joint-venture consisting of Cameco Corporation, AREVA Resources Canada Inc. and Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (Spitfire). More than $4.7-million in expenditures on the entire Preston Uranium Project have been incurred to date, including over $2 million at East Preston. This exploration has consisted of ground gravity, airborne and ground electromagnetics, radon, soil, silt, biogeochem, lake sediment, and geological mapping surveys, as well as two exploratory drill programs. Several high-priority drill target areas associated with multiple prospective exploration corridors have been successfully delineated through this methodical, multiphased exploration initiative, which has culminated in an extensive, proprietary geological database for the project area.
Preston Uranium Property Map and Regional Exploration Corridors:
Furthermore, on March 9th, 2017, Skyharbour announced an option agreement with AREVA Resources Canada which provides AREVA an earn-in option to acquire up to a 70% working interest in a 49,635 hectare portion of the total 74,965 hectare Preston Uranium Project (see News Release dated March 9th, 2017). Under the agreement, AREVA can contribute cash and exploration program consideration totaling up to CAD $8,000,000 in exchange for up to 70% of the applicable project area over six years.
Source: Skyharbour Resources