Alpha Exploration has commenced winter drilling program at its Middle Lake property, which is 80% owned by Alpha and 20% by Acme Resources as a carried interest, in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca basin, Canada.

The project is located in the west part of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin along the east boundary of the former Cluff Lake mine lease of Areva Canada.

In early January, field preparations began which comprised temporary work camp construction and a gravity survey.

The Middle Lake’s exploration target at is shallow, high-grade uranium mineralization hosted in basement rocks at approximately 10 to 20m below surface, Alpha Exploration said.

The prospective gravity low targets, identified during recent gravity survey, are coincident with VTEM and historical EM conductors, favorable magnetic transitions, and geochemical (radon and helium) anomalies.