Exploration company Alpha Minerals and its 50% Patterson Lake South (PLS) uranium joint venture partner Fission Uranium have secured all the required permits for a proposed $6.95m summer drill program.

Work at the PLS property, which is located in the southwest region of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, is expected to commence this month.

It is expected that about 11,000 m of drilling will be accomplished using two diamond-core drill rigs, a reverse circulation (RC) drill rig and three barges.

The proposed drill program follows the successful winter program that discovered high-grade uranium in three separate zones along nearly 840m strike length of the PL-3B electromagnetic (EM) conductor.

This PL-3B EM conductor and other EM conductors within the Patterson Corridor are also flagged by a series of radon anomalies, many of which are still to be tested by drilling.

The 31,000ha PLS project is a 50/50 Joint Venture owned by Alpha Minerals and Fission Uranium.