Azincourt Uranium and joint venture partner Fission 3.0 has started the 2014 winter diamond drilling, radon survey and ground geophysical program focusing on high priority targets at their Patterson Lake North (PLN) property in the Athabasca basin, Canada.

A contract has been awarded to Bryson Drilling to drill 8 to 10 diamond drill core holes in 2500-3000m, based on geophysics targets.

The drilling program will focus on north-northwest trending central conductive meta-sedimentary belt, Geophysical anomalies under Hodge Lake, and prospective north-northwest trending conductor.

Azincourt president and CEO Ted O’Connor said the winter drill program is a follow up to the successful target development and prioritization work that has already been completed.

”PLN has favourable geology, similar to the nearby Patterson Lake South discovery and the additional targeting surveys planned for the project will use the same techniques proven effective by Fission Uranium at PLS,” O’Connor added.

The initial targets are expected to focus on the northwest-southeast (NW-SE) trending A1, A1B and A3 basement EM conductors located in the west-central area of the property.

In addition, the program will test the drill targets along the B basement EM conductor located in the central area of the project area.

PLN is prospective for hosting structurally controlled high-grade unconformity uranium mineralization , which is often associated with basement graphitic shear zones within clay altered metasedimentary basement lithologies.