Vancouver, Canada, March 2, 2015 – CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV; OTCQB: CVVUF; Frankfurt: DH7N) (“CanAlaska” or the “Company”) is pleased to update shareholders on its active exploration.
Exploration at NW Manitoba
CanAlaska VP Exploration, Dr Karl Schimann, visited the Maguire Lake drill camp to review core from the current exploration being carried out under a 70% option earn-in by Northern Uranium Corp. The focus of the Company is on the Maguire structural zone (See figure 1), with its large coincident radon- gravity-resistivity targets.
Previous work by the Company located hydrothermal alteration with uranium mineralization in bedrock stringers and in high grade uranium pebbles in down-ice dispersion patterns. The current drilling commenced with drill holes 7 and 8 on the northern of three local targets. This drilling from land tested the western edge of the anomaly, but did not intercept the main combined resistivity-gravity target.
Drill hole 9, 1.1km to the south is located in the centre of an 800 x 400 metre gravity anomaly which reaches – 1 milligal intensity. The clay alteration in hole 9 is compatible with such an anomaly, as well as with the DC resistivity low which coincides with the core of the gravity anomaly. Uranium-mineralized boulders occur in the till down ice from this gravity and resistivity anomaly including a sample of massive pitchblende (66% U3O8). This vertical drill hole was completed to 176 metres depth. The drill hole intersected a sub-vertical sequence of alternating marble and dirty quartzite or siliceous calc-silicate. The alteration starts near surface as one metre sections of sheared clay altered rubble and soft rock. Shearing and alteration increase in frequency downward and by 95 metres the clay alteration becomes pervasive and most of the rock is soft. Patches of earthy red hematite become frequent below 120 metres, as shown in the photograph. Below 135 metres only a mix of sand and clay was recovered. About 35 metres of core was lost between 134 and 174 metres.
Due to a drilling problem, the hole could not be tested with a down-hole gamma probe and thus the possibility remains that uranium mineralization occurs below the recovered core even if no significant results were obtained from these samples. The handheld spectrometer however does show an increase in radioactivity below 120 metres with four spikes between 86 metres and end of hole.
The alteration pattern in hole 9 is typical of the intense hydrothermal systems hosting Athabasca unconformity uranium deposits. Further drilling is required on this significant hydrothermal system with a series of angle holes to test the zone of lost core and produce a fence across the centre of the gravity anomaly. Parallel fences north and south of hole 9 are also warranted.
Drill holes 7 and 8 tested the edge of another similar, but larger, gravity anomaly, outside of the coinciding DC resistivity low. They intersected a sequence of pelitic to semi-pelitic rocks alternating with white pegmatite/granite. Sections of clay/chlorite alteration, some with hematite occur, but are not as frequent and as intense as in hole 9. This suggests that a similar hydrothermal system is present but that holes 7 and 8 are within its outer margins. The three northern Maguire gravity- resistivity targets are shown in Figure 2
Key Projects with International Partners
CanAlaska has two key Joint Ventured projects at West McArthur and Cree East which are operated by the Company on behalf of its Japanese and Korean partners. Market conditions have limited work on these projects since 2012, however, a detailed $400,000 geophysical work program was carried out on the Cree East project in 2014, and a new diamond drill program is anticipated as the resource markets improve, or upon third party funding. The drill contractor currently has a drill on the main target site, and this could be utilized for winter or summer drilling.
The most recent work on the West McArthur project identified extensive hydrothermal alteration in the Athabasca sandstone units overlying the unconformity at Grid 5. This priority target of the CanAlaska- MC Resources Joint venture is located immediately west of the Read Lake project and Fox Lake discovery and targets of Cameco, which have been drilled continuously by Cameco and Areva since 2008. According to Cameco’s latest Annual Reports the Read Lake project will receive the majority of Cameco’s exploration attention again in 2015.
Pikoo Diamond Discovery
CanAlaska staked 12 diamond properties in the Pikoo diamond discovery area in July and August 2013. The Company had previously researched the characteristics of diamond discoveries in this area, and was able to stake significant geophysical targets within the area of indicator mineral sampling. Some of these targets were prior but unresolved targets chosen by Stornoway Diamond Corp, and others were targets from previous exploration in the area during the early 1990. The sale of two of these claim groups to Copper Reef Mining Corp in 2014 culminated in December 2014 with the discovery ofdiamond indicator minerals in the direct vicinity of target B2. Copper Reef has now defined a strong drill target on this property (see Copper Reef News Release at the following link http://www.copperreefmining.com/s/news-releases.asp?ReportID=695141&_Type=News- Releases&_Title=Copper-Reef-Completes-Airborne-Magnetic-Survey-at-Pikoo)
The Company has been following the successful development of sampling and diamond target evaluation in this area, and has been in discussion with industry groups concerning further sales or options of CanAlaska projects in this area.
Non-Core Projects Available for Option or Sale
Over the coming months, the Company will continue to market its non-core projects to interested parties. The potential for the sale or option of any of these properties provides significant upside for CanAlaska and minimizes shareholder dilution at current low share prices. The 2014 sale of the Kasmere South property was a significant event. Exploration anticipated on this property in 2015 and overflow work onto our adjacent 100% owned Kasmere North property, will be of great benefit to the Company. Information on CanAlaska’s Pikoo area diamond properties in Saskatchewan is available on the Company’s website https://www.canalaska.com/s/Diamond.asp?ReportID=692188.
Toronto PDAC Investors Exchange
From March 1 — 4, 2015, the Company is exhibiting at booth #2140 of the Investors Exchange at the PDAC in Toronto. Management will be available to discuss projects and plans with shareholders and new investors. The PDAC is a world leading mining and exploration convention, and is expected to be attended by approximately 30,000 delegates from around the world.
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CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV; OTCQB: CVVUF; Frankfurt: DH7N) holds interests in approximately 770,000 hectares (1.9 million acres), one of the largest land positions in Canada’s Athabasca Basin region — the “Saudi Arabia of Uranium”. CanAlaska’s strategic holdings have attracted major international mining companies Mitsubishi, KORES and KEPCO as partners at its core projects. CanAlaska is positioned for discovery success in the world’s richest uranium district.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors
Peter Dasler, P. Geo., President & CEO
Peter Dasler, President and CEO.
Tel: +1.604.688.3211 x318
The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release: CUSIP# 13708P 10 2. This news release contains certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations are disclosed in the Company’s documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.