JANUARY – FEBRUARY:
MWH Geo-Surveys Ltd. was contracted by Alpha Exploration (a predecessor to ALX
Uranium Corp.) to carry out a ground gravity survey on three grids at Middle
Lake (see Alpha news release dated January 20, 2014).
FEBRUARY: A 20
hole, 2,000 m diamond drill program was designed to test the gravity, radon,
helium, geochemical, and magnetic anomalies and VTEM conductors identified on
the property. The drilling was carried out from mid-February to mid-March and
was extended to 3,287 m in 31 holes to better assess encouraging alteration and
anomalous radioactivity encountered in what is now termed the Donna Zone,
immediately west of Skull Lake (see Alpha news release dated April
JANUARY – FEBRUARY: The 2015 diamond drilling program consisted of 1,850 metres in 17 drill holes, and was a continuation of diamond drilling program in 2014. Drilling in 2015 was focused on geophysical features in the northern part of the property, around Skull Lake; integrated targets based on gravity, electromagnetic and magnetic features were tested. (see Alpha news release dated March 10, 2015).
Geophysical targets were corroborated by drilling. Conductors intersected west and north of Skull Lake are related to sulfide-bearing graphitic shear zones in psammitic gneiss with pegmatite in contact with Archean Earl River gneiss complexes. Farther to the west, a large gravity low anomaly was explained by the presence of abundant Cluff Lake impact breccia containing local graphitic shear zones.
FEBRUARY-MARCH: A gravity survey was commissioned on the Gorilla Lake property and initially comprised 433 unique stations.After receiving promising results from the initial survey a further 180 unique stations were added to the survey to explore encouraging results to the west of Gorilla Lake (see ALX news release dated March 30, 2016).
In the winter of 2017 1,116 metres of drilling was completed on the Gorilla Lake property to follow up on basement-hosted uranium mineralization in historical holes CLU-01 and CLU-07 and to test an airborne electromagnetic anomaly 1,500 metres south of Gorilla Lake. Three of the 2017 drill holes showed narrow intervals containing anomalous values of uranium and other pathfinder elements as well as elevated radioactivity including 133 ppm uranium from 183.35 to 183.55 m in hole GL17-001, 156 ppm uranium from 138.10 to 138.64 m in hole GL17-002 and 117 ppm uranium from 71.78 to 72.00 m and 127 ppm uranium from 72.00 to 72.24 m in hole GL17-004.