Western Athabasca Syndicate has started 1,480m, five holes drill program on Skyharbour Resources' Preston Uranium Property in the southwest Athabasca Basin.

The diamond-drilling will target the Canoe Lake area where three separate drill holes will test a combination of EM conductors, complex structures, gravity lows, anomalous geochemistry and elevated radon values.

The Canoe Lake area said to have similar geological, magnetic, EM, gravity and radon anomalies to other recent discoveries in the Western Athabasca region and elsewhere in the basin.

The FSA target area with anomalies and indicators similar to those seen at other discovery areas in the Athabasca Basin will also be targeted.

Skyharbour Resources president and CEO Jordan Trimble said: "The results from the extensive fieldwork carried out to date at Preston have vectored in on fifteen high-priority areas with similar geological features and exploratory indicators as those at the nearby PLS and NexGen discoveries.

"The two target areas we are drill testing provide strong discovery potential as we continue to value-add the project using a systemic and proven exploration methodology."

Following the completion of the drill program, Skyharbour Resources and Athabasca Nuclear will form a 50: 50 joint venture on the Preston project.