Senator Minerals has announced that it intends to commence a radon gas survey as Phase 1 of its summer exploration program at the Patterson North East (PNE) Uranium Project, located in the western Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.

The survey calls for up to 400 individual gas collection stations to be deployed in an array over the PNE Conductive Zone, which was previously confirmed by both airborne and ground geophysical surveys. Radon gas, which is a product of uranium decay, gives a direct correlation to the presence of subsurface uranium. The survey should take between 4 to 6 weeks and results should be available within 2 to 3 weeks thereafter.

The PNE project covers approximately 531 hectares, directly adjoining the easternmost boundary of Fission 3.0's Patterson Lake North (PLN) project. The PNE project is located approximately 163 kilometres north of the town of La Loche, and approximately 48 kilometres south of the decommissioned Cluff Lake mine site. The project is accessible by ground vehicle from La Ronge via Saskatchewan Highways 2, 155, 165 and 955.