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Black Birch

Key Points of Interest

  • Uranium identified by historic ground prospecting
  • Analysis of airborne radiometric survey carried out by Fission has produced over 500 points anomalous in uranium.

The Virgin River trend is considered an under-explored region of the Athabasca with similarities, including hosting high-grade uranium, to the near-by Wollaston-Mudjatic Transition Zone (WMTZ) which hosts the majority of the known Athabasca Basin associated uranium deposits.  The Virgin River trend hosts Cameco’s Centennial uranium deposit and Dufferin Lake uranium showing 25km and 10km to the north-east respectively of Fission 3’s Black Birch property.  The Centennial deposit has returned assays from drilling up to 8.78% U3O8 over 33.9m at the unconformity between the Athabasca sandstones and the Virgin River basement rocks (Saskatchewan Industry and Resources Assessment Work File: 74G12-0061, Cameco Corp., 2009, DDH VR-031W3). Dufferin Lake hosts numerous intervals of uranium mineralization within sandstone and in the basement, up to 1.73% over 6.5m (Saskatchewan Industry and Resources Assessment Work File: 74G05-0068, UEX, 2004, DDH SW-019) and less than 300m from surface.

Historic surveys have identified prospective electromagnetic (EM) conductors that public records show have never been followed up by further surveys nor drill testing.

The Black Birch property consists of 18 mineral claims totaling 49,059 ha in four separate blocks and is located on the outside edge of the southern Athabasca Basin. The property covers prospective ground proximal and on strike of the Virgin River Shear Zone (VRSZ).


In 2014 a one day prospecting program visited several sites on the original Black Birch claims. These sites were picked based on publicly available airborne radiometric surveys. Rock samples from granitic ridges returned up to 1,610 ppm uranium.

In 2015 Fission 3.0 commissioned a $190,000 4,744 line-km high resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric survey. Analysis of the survey data concluded that the project area is transected by a number of major and numerous minor (strong with significant strike) structural features. The directions of the structural features appear as conjugate pairs indicative of shear fractures.

There are three magnetic zones in the project area:

  • There is a central core of relatively high magnetic background parallel to the Virgin River trend. There are some inclusions of magnetic lows within this zone. The longer strike length magnetic low features which may have some conductors have a greater mineralization potential.
  • The area to the west of the relative magnetic high has long strike length trends sub-parallel to the Virgin River trend. This is expected to be the most prospective area for mineralization potential.
  • The area to the east of the relative magnetic high consists mainly of shorter strike length discordant magnetic low features other than the major N to NNW structures.

An analysis of the radiometric data produced over 500 points anomalous in uranium.

Qualified Person: The technical information in this website has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed by Ross McElroy, P.Geol. ,President and COO for Fission 3.0 Corp., a Qualified Person.


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