Four holes hit semi massive and associated
disseminated nickel mineralization
Vancouver, Canada, February 20, 2019 -- CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.
DH7N)) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company")
is pleased to report on successful completion of drilling at
Manibridge, Manitoba. Four holes showed semi-massive and massive
sulphide mineralization with associated wider zones of
disseminated sulphides near existing mineralization.
The four hole, 1,000 metre drill program successfully
intercepted a broad fold structure, 2.5 kilometres north of the
past-producing high-grade Manibridge nickel mine. Nickel
mineralization was intersected in all holes. In each case a zone
of massive sulphides, 0.5 to 4 metres long in drill holes, is
hosted by a broad zone of disseminated sulphide mineralization
(8 to 14 metres in length).
Portable XRF analyses of the core shows that nickel is present
both in the massive and in the disseminated sulphide
mineralization. Two of the best historical intersections from
this area were 12.1 metres of 1.46% Ni in hole W50-130 and 2.6
metres of 3.05% Ni in hole W50-124.
The drilling highlighted mineralization in the fold, and further
mineralized intersections subparallel to known mineralization.
Multiple sulphide mineralized intersections were reported for
all drill holes, with the key horizons intercepted as follows:
MNB19-01: Starting at 102.5 metres depth, 4 metres of massive
sulphide mineralization with 8 metres of disseminated sulphide
mineralization above and below the massive sulphide
MNB19-02: Starting at 81.5 metres depth, 1.5 metres of massive
sulphide mineralization in a 12 metres zone of disseminated
sulphide mineralization, with a second 4.5 metres zone of
disseminated sulphide mineralization above this intersection.
MNB19-03: Starting at 115.4 metres depth, 2 metres of massive
sulphide mineralization in a 14 metres zone of disseminated
MNB19-04: Starting at 42 metres depth, 0.5 metres of massive
sulphide mineralization in a 10 metre zone of disseminated
sulphide mineralization, with a further 3.5 metres massive
sulphide mineralization at 92.5 to 96 metres. This hole targeted
a strong EM conductor. The sulphides intersected do not appear
to explain the EM conductor. Disseminated sulphides near the end
of the drill hole can be interpreted as the start of a second
massive sulphide-bearing zone that together with the first zone
of massive sulphides would explain the EM conductor.
The mineralization is composed of pyrite and pyrrhotite with
accessory pentlandite and chalcopyrite. It is hosted in
ultramafic rocks as well as associated pegmatite and amphibolite.
Figure 1: COO Cory Belyk (left) inspecting
Manibridge drill core with geologist Edward Parker
CanAlaska President Peter Dasler comments, "We
have recently increased our landholding in the Manibridge area,
and are very happy to be able to have new samples that will
allow us to evaluate the extent of high grade nickel and other
mineralization within the disseminated sulphide targets. In this
area of the Thompson Nickel Belt, the mineralization has very
high nickel tenor and high nickel grades have been associated
with low sulphide content. We are very pleased with the results
of this drill program and have now secured assessment credit on
the property for some years to come. We will now focus our
exploration efforts to significantly extend the West McArthur
uranium project discoveries in Saskatchewan."
About CanAlaska Uranium
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV;
holds interests in approximately 152,000 hectares (375,000
acres), in Canada's Athabasca Basin -- the "Saudi Arabia of
Uranium." CanAlaska's strategic holdings have attracted major
international mining companies. CanAlaska is currently working
with Cameco and Denison at two of the Company's properties in
the Eastern Athabasca Basin. CanAlaska is a project generator
positioned for discovery success in the world's richest uranium
district. The Company also holds properties prospective for
nickel, copper, gold and diamonds.
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The qualified technical person for this news release is Dr Karl
Schimann, P. Geo, CanAlaska director and VP Exploration.
behalf of the Board of Directors
Peter Dasler, P. Geo.,
President & CEO
Peter Dasler, President and CEO.
Tel: +1.604.688.3211 x318
Cory Belyk, COO
Tel: +1.604.688.3211 x 306
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