Cosa Resources Corp. (CSE: COSA ) (“ Cosa Resources ” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the 100% owned Astro uranium exploration property in the Eastern Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.
- Astro covers 20 kilometres strike length of electromagnetic (EM) conductors which are untested by drilling
- Strong potential exists to develop significant additional conductive strike with low-cost airborne surveying
- The 40,025-hectare project was acquired by low-cost staking and is 100% owned by Cosa Resources with no encumbrances
Keith Bodnarchuk, President & CEO, commented: “We are thrilled to add Astro to Cosa’s portfolio of underexplored magnetic low corridors in the Athabasca Basin. Astro is another result of our efforts to acquire projects with potential for Tier 1 discoveries. Cosa is preparing to initiate significant exploration programs on multiple properties in our portfolio and we are eager to share our plans and results with shareholders.”
Andy Carmichael, VP of Exploration commented: “Astro has the key primary attributes which warrant significant exploration in the Athabasca Basin – conductive basement and abundant search space. With 20 kilometres of undrilled, prospective strike length already defined and good potential to add significantly more, we view Astro as an early-stage project with great prospects.”
The Astro property is located 28 kilometres west of the McArthur River Mine, 17 kilometres west of the Fox Lake Deposit, and 13 kilometres north of the Millennium Deposit (Figure 2). Access trails extending west from the McArthur River haul road are within six kilometres of the property’s eastern boundary, and other access trails on Cosa’s Ursa property extend onto Astro.
Astro covers a series of subparallel, northwest-trending magnetic low and high zones interpreted to represent prospective metasediments and buttressing granitic rocks, respectively. Historical airborne and ground EM surveying has defined 20 kilometres of EM conductor strike length within the property, including conductors extending from Cosa’s contiguous Ursa project to the west. Most historical conductors within the property extend to the limits of their survey areas, indicating significant potential to develop additional conductive strike length by extending survey coverage (Figure 2). The continuity of magnetic lows at Astro is encouraging, as is the property’s location between the Cable Bay Shear Zone and an interpreted corridor extending south to the Millennium deposit.
No drilling has been completed on the project. The depth to the unconformity is expected to be between 800 and 1000 metres. Initial steps will include compilation and interpretation of historical geophysical survey data and planning for modern airborne geophysical surveying.
Figure 1 – Cosa’s Eastern Athabasca Portfolio with Prospective Uranium Corridors
Figure 2 – Astro Project Map
About Cosa Resources
Cosa Resources is a Canadian mineral exploration company based in Vancouver, BC and is focused on the exploration of its uranium and copper properties in northern Saskatchewan. The portfolio includes six uranium exploration properties: Ursa, Orion, Castor, Charcoal, Helios, and Astro, totaling 140,677 ha in the eastern and northern Athabasca Basin.
The team behind Cosa Resources has a track record of success in Saskatchewan, with several decades of combined experience in uranium exploration, discovery, and development in the province.
The Company’s disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Andy Carmichael, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration for Cosa Resources. Mr. Carmichael is a Qualified Person as defined under the terms of National Instrument 43-101. This news release refers to neighboring properties in which the Company has no interest. Mineralization on those neighboring properties does not necessarily indicate mineralization on the Company’s properties.
Keith Bodnarchuk, President and CEO
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