First drill hole showed potential for larger uranium mineralized system
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 12, 2016 — CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. “the Company” (TSX-V: CVV; OTCQB: CVVUF; Frankfurt: DH7N) (“CanAlaska” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, under its Agreement to sell one of its three Waterbury claims to Cameco Corporation (TSX: CCO; NYSE: CCJ), and the condition for a program of work to drill at least one hole on the project targets within three years, AREVA Resources Canada Inc “AREVA”, as operator of the Waterbury UEM Joint Venture (AREVA 50%, Cameco 50%) to which the sold claim has been added, will commence the program and drill at least one hole on the property in thefirst quarter of 2017. CanAlaska retains an un-encumbered 2% uranium royalty on future production.
The Waterbury West property is 3,764 hectares in size, and is located over the central portion of Waterbury Lake, immediately north east of the Cigar Lake mine. CanAlaska as former operator identified an interesting target characterised by an east-west flexure in the underlying stratigraphy, hosting a moderate sandstone resistivity anomaly at the point of flexure. This is thought to represent a hydrothermal alteration chimney above a classic unconformity uranium target. Additional targets exist in what are thought to be metasedimentary horizons in the southern portion of the property near additional Cameco and AREVA claims.
CanAlaska president Peter Dasler comments, “We are very pleased to have AREVA and Cameco carry out the current drill program, as that completes the purchase option for the property, and gives us a very interesting opportunity for a discovery, on which we would hold a significant royalty.”
On December 6, 2016, CanAlaska announced that Denison Mines Corp. had resumed exploration on the Company’s Moon South property “Moon”. Denison proposes to drill on the Moon next summer to follow up last year’s initial hole that encountered 0.102% U3O8 over 0.5 metres. Like Waterbury West, the property is on the eastern side of the Athabasca Basin which has the highest-grade uranium deposits in the Basin and the best mining infrastructure.
The qualified technical person for this news release is Dr Karl Schimann, P. Geo., CanAlaska director, and Vice President, Exploration.
About CanAlaska Uranium
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV; OTCQB: CVVUF; Frankfurt: DH7N) holds interests in approximately 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres), one of the largest land positions in Canada’s Athabasca Basin region — the “Saudi Arabia of Uranium.” CanAlaska’s strategic holdings has attracted major international mining companies Cameco, Denison, KORES, KEPCO, and the De Beers Group of Companies. CanAlaska is a project generator and is positioned for discovery success in the world’s richest uranium district. For further information, visit www.canalaska.com
The qualified technical person for this news release is Dr Karl Schimann, P. Geo, VP Exploration, for CanAlaska.
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