Seven of 85 Kimberlite Targets Tested to date
Vancouver, British Columbia, September 29
2016 -- CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. "the Company" (TSX-V:
DH7N) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") has been informed
by De Beers Exploration that seven of 11 anomalies originally
targeted as accessible for the summer program at the West
Athabasca project were drilled, while the remaining four targets
have been deferred due to high water levels. All remaining
targets will be inaccessible until the winter freeze takes
The condensed summer program finished without intersecting
kimberlite. De Beers is still receiving and analyzing physical
property data from the last hole to better understand the
overburden's physical properties, and geophysical response. All
the drill core will be removed from site and transported to De
Beers facility in Sudbury for further review and planning.
Figure 2 De Beers Drill Rig on Site, West Athabasca project
CanAlaska President Peter Dasler said: "The large number of
anomalous geophysical responses, scattered across the 100
kilometre (60 mile) long zone, provides logistical challenges.
This coupled with an abnormally wet fall season, has slowed the
previous rapid advancement of this project. We look forward to
winter freeze, so that site access becomes an easier exercise.
We also look forward to the continual systematic testing of the
various targets this winter"
About the West Athabasca Diamond Project
CanAlaska and De Beers are exploring the West Athabasca Project
for diamonds under a staged $20.4 million Option-Participation
Agreement. The project area covers 85 kimberlite-style targets
staked by CanAlaska in the northwestern Athabasca Basin of
Saskatchewan. De Beers may earn an interest in the Project
through a series of escalating exploration programs.
information about the West Athabasca Diamond Project visit
About De Beers
De Beers is a member of the Anglo American Group. Established in
1888, De Beers is the world's leading diamond company with
expertise in exploration and development, mining, and marketing
of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers
employs more than 20,000 people (directly and as contractors)
across the diamond pipeline, and is the world's largest diamond
producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada,
Namibia and South Africa. As part of the company's operating
philosophy, the people of De Beers are committed to Living up to
Diamonds by making a lasting contribution to the communities in
which they live and work, and transforming natural resources
into shared national wealth.
For further information about the
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About CanAlaska Uranium
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V:
DH7N) holds interests in approximately 500,000 hectares
(1.2 million acres), one of the largest land positions in
Canada's Athabasca Basin region -- the "Saudi Arabia of Uranium."
CanAlaska's strategic holdings has attracted major international
mining companies Cameco, Denison, KORES, KEPCO, and the De Beers
Group of Companies. CanAlaska is a project generator and is
positioned for discovery success in the world's richest uranium
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The qualified technical person for this news release is Dr Karl
Schimann, P. Geo, VP Exploration, for CanAlaska.
behalf of the Board of Directors
Peter Dasler, P. Geo.,
President & CEO
Peter Dasler, President and CEO.
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