Purepoint Uranium Group has started Hook Lake project's winter drill program at Athabasca basin in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The project, which is a joint venture with AREVA Resources Canada and Cameco, is located immediately north of Patterson Lake where high-grade uranium mineralization has been discovered by Fission Uranium.

The 2014 diamond drill program will focus on the highly prospective Patterson Lake Corridor, the same (electromagnetic) conductive trend comprising the Patterson Lake South (PLS) uranium discovery.

Purepoint president and CEO Chris Frostad said that the company spent opening up the camp, clearing trails and mobilizing two drills to site during much of January.

"In addition, crews are building up ice on Patterson Lake itself in preparation for drill testing an electromagnetic conductor defined by last year’s geophysical program," Frostad added.

The program involves diamond drilling of approximately 5,000m for a total budget of $2,500,000 while the Patterson Corridor comprises over 35km of known airborne EM conductors on the Hook Lake property.

Located in the south western Athabasca Basin only 5km northeast of the new high-grade uranium discovery by the Fission/Alpha joint venture, the Hook Lake project consists of nine claims totaling 28,683h.