Vancouver, Canada (January 22, 2015) - Forum Uranium Corp. (TSX.V:FDC) (“Forum”)and Uracan Resources Ltd. (TSX.V:URC) (“Uracan”) announce the completion of a December, 2014 follow up drill program on drill targets identified by an initial drill campaign on Forum’s 100% owned Clearwater project. The Clearwater property is on trend with Fission Uranium’s Triple R (PLS) discovery in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.
Two drill holes totaling 526 metres were completed on the property. These holes were focused on two target areas that hosted the combination of an EM conductor and a coincident gravity low, and were located near previously drilled holes that encountered encouraging geology and alteration.
Hole CW-10 was drilled 270 metres south of hole CW-01 (see Forum Uranium’s April 17, 2014 news release for further details) and intersected several fault zones with chloritization and variable hydrothermal hematization, along with a graphitic fault gouge zone from 177 to 186 metres down the hole. Elevated uranium values were returned below 186 metres to the bottom of the hole at 242m, ranging between 14 ppm U3O8 and 84.9 ppm U3O8. The high of 84.9ppm U3O8 (partial digestion) was noted over a 6 metre wide interval.
Partial digestion of the rock extracts easily leached uranium, suggesting the uranium mineralization was remobilized from a nearby source. These uranium values are a significant increase relative to those obtained from the nearby hole CW-01. Further drilling along this conductor trend is recommended.
CW-11 was located approximately 100 metres north of CW-03 and intersected a large deformation zone with strong mylonite development. Uranium values of 36.5 ppm U3O8 between 242 and 254 metres down hole and 29.5 ppm U3O8 from 272 to 284 metres down hole were noted within a quartz-rich granitic unit. This area also appears to have had uranium-bearing fluid flow, similar to that seen in CW-10. In addition boron is also present in two samples with 509ppm boron between 252 and 262 metres, and 158 ppm boron between 272 and 278 metres depth. Boron is a positive geochemical pathfinder for uranium mineralization, and both the uranium and boron values are substantially higher than the values intersected in CW-03 to the south. These results indicate that exploration drilling should continue to the north along this major structure.
Uracan can earn a 51% interest in the Clearwater property by spending $3 million in exploration over three years and up to a 70% interest by spending $6 million over five years. The Clearwater Project covers a total of 9,912 hectares adjoining Fission Uranium’s Patterson Lake South claims to the southwest. Forum will be the Project operator until Uracan earns its 51% interest, after which Uracan may elect to become the operator.
Figure 1: Fall 2014 drillholes (CW-10 and 11) are in red, existing holes in black. The filtered ground gravity results are the background. The black lines are EM conductors. The insert on the lower right shows the size and location of the claims in respect to the Triple R (PLS) and Arrow discoveries. Red lines are conductors
Ken Wheatley, P.Geo. (Saskatchewan/Alberta/Nunavut), Forum’s Vice President, Exploration and Marc Simpson, P. Geo, Uracan’s President and CEO are the Qualified Persons that have reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
About Forum Uranium
Forum Uranium Corp. is a Canadian-based energy company with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects. Forum has assembled a highly experienced team of exploration professionals with a track record of mine discoveries for unconformity-style uranium deposits in Canada. The Company has a strategy to discover near surface uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan and the Thelon Basin, Nunavut by exploring on its 100% owned properties and through strategic partnerships and joint ventures.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Richard J. Mazur, P.Geo.
President & CEO
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