Mega Uranium and Forum Uranium have discovered a fresh uranium mineralized zone at the Opie target, which is located at the NW Athabasca property.
NW Athabasca Project Gravity Survey. Numerous gravity lows have been identified on the project, with 15 of them untested by previous drilling (white outlines). 2012 work areas are outlined in black
The Opie zone lies around 1.5 km towards the northwestern part of the Maurice Bay Deposit and 1 km towards southern part of Zone 2A. Drilling of 3,011 m, totaling 22 holes, were completed at five targets namely Zone 2A, Opie and three gravity targets.
Different grades of mineralized uranium were encountered from seven holes out of nine drilled at the near-surface depths of the Opie zone. Analysis of these drilling intercepts has shown the strike of the mineralized zone to around east-west direction. It stays exposed towards the down dip, east and west, and is occurring in a huge clay alteration zone. Mineralization together with low-grade intercepts was cut in the three other holes, NWA 27, 28 and 29, present on the Opie zone, including 0.183% U3O8 over 0.5 m, 0.047% U3O8 over 0.2 m and 0.013% U3O8 over 0.4 m, respectively. Additional drilling is needed in this gravity anomaly for finding the mineralization level.
Two drill holes examined the Zone 2A and encountered weak mineralization. Eight drill holes enclosed the regions towards northern part of Zone 2A that constantly cut bleaching, faulting and hydrothermal hematite zones. Additional work is needed to find the controls over the high-grade mineralization, cut by the previous drill program.
Maurice Bay South and Barney, two gravity anomalies were tested and yielded encouraging results along with strong bleaching, wide fault zones and alteration, and breccias for up to 45 m in downhole widths.