Mawson Plans to Drill at 4 Uranium Prospects at Hotagen, Sweden
Vancouver, Canada - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSX - MAW; Frankfurt - MRY Vancouver:
Mr. Michael Hudson, President & CEO, announces the submittal of work plans to the Swedish authorities requesting permission to drill 4 uranium prospects at the Hotagen uranium project in Sweden. Four hundred (400) shallow diamond drill holes are proposed to test bedrock for strike extensions of uranium mineralization at known prospects beneath thin soil cover. The drill program is planned to commence in early December 2009.
The four project areas to be drill tested are located within 4 kilometres of each other and are described below:
- Kläppibäcken North: Extending a previous drill grid 1100 metres north of Mawson's NI 43-101 compliant indicated resource of 3.3Mlb @ 0.08% U3O8. The new drilling will test a magnetic anomaly which is interpreted to be the source of a uranium mineralized diabase boulder train, consisting of 40 boulders over an area of 100 metres by 25 metres. Five boulders were assayed by the Swedish Geological Survey ("SGU") in 1974 and ranged from 0.10% U3O8 and 0.74% U3O8 and averaged 0.52% U3O8.
- Nöjdfjället North: Targeting the immediate strike extensions 300 metres from a NI-43-101 indicated resource held by a third party (0.85Mlb @ 0.08% U3O8).
- Ravinen: Targeting the source of a 150m long boulder train discovered by the SGU in 1974. This is the first public disclosure of the Ravinen prospect, comprised of more than 100 boulders. Historic assays ranged between 0.003% U3O8 and 1.35% U3O8 and averaged 0.47% U3O8. Mineralization is generally hosted in mylonitic granite, similar to resource-status projects in the area. Boulders appear to be very near to their original bedrock source.
- Urban Hill: Drill testing a new high grade discovery recently made by Mawson. This program will test the strike extensions of four high grade mineralized outcrops in a 150 metre by 20 metre area where assays ranged from 0.04% eU3O8 to 2.90% eU3O8 and averaged 1.13% eU3O8, and a soil covered area which measures 2 -10 times the background radioactivity in an area of 10 metres by 3 metres.
In addition to this near-surface program where holes should average 5 metres depth, Mawson also plans a substantial diamond drilling program to extend the Kläppibäcken resources down to 250 metres vertical depth and along strike, as well as following up anomalies defined from the near-surface drilling described above. Further information regarding these programs will be released as they become available.
Mr Hudson states, "Mawson's geological team have been busy collecting and interpreting detailed new information from the Hotagen uranium district, enabling us to prioritize the most high prospective sites from 21 separate project areas that have already been defined. We are extremely positive about the prospectivity of this region and look forward to drill testing these four projects to maintain the momentum of discovery in this exciting area."
Field assays ("eU3O8") were undertaken using a calibrated RS-230 BGO spectrometer, operated by Mawson staff. The qualified person for the Mawson's uranium projects, Mark Saxon, director and vice-president of exploration for Mawson, and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.
On behalf of the Board,
Michael Hudson, President & CEO
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