Canada-based uranium exploration and development company Fission Energy has extended the mineralization zone at its Patterson Lake South (PLS) property in Saskatchewan.

The company owns the property that comprises of 17 mineral claims totaling 31,039ha, in a 50-50 joint venture with Alpha Minerals.

Results from a further 10 holes completed in the winter 2013 exploration program at the PLS property were found to contain mineralized zones.

The discovery zone, located near the western shore of Patterson Lake within the property, has been expanded to 50m wide after drilling a total of 5 additional close spaced step-out holes in the area.

Fission president, COO, and chief geologist Ross McElroy said, "In what is proving to be a very active and fruitful winter program at PLS, we continue to be encouraged as we see results that extend the initial zone of mineralization as well as the potential of a new mineralized zone 115m to the east.

"Our technical team is working extremely hard to process the information we receive from each new result and to design our plan to take the fullest advantage of this opportunity."