CanAlaska expands Enterprise uranium project, Saskatchewan

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CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. [CVV-TSXV; CVVUF-OTCQX; Dh7N-FSE] has expanded the Enterprise project, adding 2,284 hectares, for a new total of 14,344 hectares. The Enterprise project is located in the southeastern Athabasca basin, northern Saskatchewan, approximately 20 km from the Key Lake uranium mine and mill complex along Highway 914.

The Enterprise project is part of the company;s strategy to increase its landholdings in the infrastructure-rich southeastern Athabasca basin. Land acquisitions in this part of the Athabasca basin deliberately focus on staking the interpreted structural corridors that are host to, or geologically similar to, the nearby Key Lake uranium deposits.

Enterprise is well situated in relation to several other projects in the company’s portfolio and critical infrastructure such as power, road and mill. The Enterprise project is a part of CanAlaska’s project generator business, and the company will seek strategic partners to advance these and other CanAlaska-owned assets.

Cory Belyk, CEO, commented: “Expansion of the priority target corridors for the Enterprise project add a significant number of exploration targets for future exploration and drill testing. Opportunities to expand a high-quality project near the operating Key Lake uranium mill are very rare. The CanAlaska team continue to do an amazing job of assembling a dominant land position in this area of the Athabasca basin, focusing on discovery of high-grade basement-hosted uranium deposits. We will actively seek new joint venture partners to help move Enterprise forward.”

The Enterprise project is located approximately 20 km south of the present-day Athabasca basin edge. Data compilation by the company showed two main target corridors in the northern portion of the Enterprise project where northeast-southwest-trending magnetic lows are associated with conductors and gravity low anomalies. These target corridors in the northern portion of the Enterprise project represent drill-ready target areas.

Recent staking has expanded the Enterprise project by 2,284 hectares, for a new total of 14,344 hectares. The newly staked Enterprise claims have been subject to similar historical exploration programs, consisting of prospecting and geological mapping completed in conjunction with airborne radiometric, electromagnetic and magnetic surveys in the 1970s and 1980s. In the early 2000s, a helicopter-borne AeroTEM (transient electromagnetic) electromagnetic and magnetic was completed over the newly acquired claims.

The newly acquired claims in the southern portion of the Enterprise project capture previously identified priority target areas. The southern portion of the project now consists of two extensive and broad magnetic low corridors in a northeast-southwest orientation. These corridors are bordered by magnetic high bodies interpreted to provide an important competency contrast for the formation of structural corridors. The company believes these expanded target areas represent underexplored structural corridors prospective for the discovery of high-grade basement-hosted uranium mineralization similar in style and grade to the Eagle Point uranium deposit.

In other news, the company is drilling on its Geikie project in the eastern Athabasca basin. The 2023 Geikie drill program is focused on testing high-priority geophysical targets identified in the recently completed VTEM-plus (versatile time domain electromagnetics) survey in search of high-grade basement-hosted uranium mineralization.

CanAlaska Uranium holds interests in approximately 350,000 hectares (865,000 acres) in the 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.

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