NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSXV:NXE) reported that initial results from the recently acquired aerial geophysical surveys at the Rook and Dufferin areas along its southern Athabasca Basin margins identified 5 zones of elevated U-channel radiometrics, two of which are proximal to the area at Rook I drilled during the summer 2013 program.
As quoted in the press release:
• At least 5 individual zones of elevated U-channel radiometrics have been identified along the Rook I claim block area (see Fig 1).
• Two of these zones are proximal to the area at Rook I drilled during the summer 2013 program, (see Fig 2 – U1 and U2). U1 and U2 are areas of focus for the upcoming winter drilling program commencing in January 2014.
• Regional and local basement structures are evident in the aeromagnetic data.
Ground follow up of the U-channel zones is planned for next summer season to identify the sources of the elevated radiometrics. This will involve detailed ground radiometric surveys, and boulder mapping and sampling.
NexGen Energy President and CEO Leigh Curyer, said:
Further detailed interpretation is ongoing with the data being integrated with the summer 2013 drill program results. We have the most dominant land position along the shallower sections of the south-western edge of the Athabasca Basin with multiple areas of exploration focus. We are well capitalized, and look forward to finalizing our exploration strategy at Rook I for 2014, which will incorporate following up on specific mineralized drill holes together with existing geophysical targets best accessible during the winter.