UXA Resources and its joint venture (JV) partner RIL Australia (RILA) have conducted field work to refine drill targets ahead of a 30 hole, 2,600m RC percussion drilling program at Nabarlek North uranium project, in the Northern Territory, Australia.

The Nabarlek North licence is situated 280m north of a recent high grade mineralization discovery which has uranium intercepts up to 6.80m @ 6.71% U3O8.

The drill program will concentrate on three target areas for high value unconformity style uranium mineralisation.

During the field work on the three target areas the company collected 928 infill soil geochemical samples, completed 727 station gravity survey over target areas 1 and 2, and finished ground radiometric survey of all the three targets.

The field work also completed geological mapping over target areas 1 and 2 with a number of areas of quartz breccia float and haematite alteration suggesting the presence of structures.

The Nabarlek North and Nabarlek West licences covering 221km² of area have high potential for unconformity style uranium deposits and are similar to the high grade Nabarlek open cut mine located 7km south and the operating Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory.

The Nabarlek licences are a part of the JV in which RILA has 49% interest and is funding 49% of the exploration costs.