Davidson River is Standard Uranium’s flagship property, located in the southwest Athabasca uranium district of the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, and encapsulates the inferred extension of the structural trend that hosts Fission Uranium’s Triple R deposit and NexGen Energy’s Arrow deposit (Figure 1). The project consists of 7 mineral dispositions totaling 20,006 hectares (Figure 2) and lies approximately 25 to 30 km west of Arrow and Triple R, and 75 km south of the past producing Cluff Lake uranium mines. The flagship property hosts four main conductive corridors, the Warrior, Bronco, Thunderbird, and Saint trends (Figure 3). All four geophysical corridors contain several target areas, favorable for high-grade basement hosted uranium mineralization.
In 2018 and 2019, the Company conducted geophysical surveys that identified prospective signatures for uranium mineralization associated with four main conductive corridors that comprise the Warrior, Bronco, Thunderbird, and Saint Trends. These conductive trends are associated with graphitic-sulphidic structures in basement rocks, which are commonly associated with high-grade uranium mineralization systems. This concept has been proven for the Warrior, Saint, and Bronco trends during the 2020 Phase I drill program and 2021 Phase II programs, with several instances of graphitic-sulphidic fault rocks and structures intersected along the tested strike length.
Favorable basement rock types have been observed across the tested strike length of the Warrior and Bronco trends, resembling those which host other uranium deposits in the southwestern Athabasca Basin region including stacked lenses of variably strained graphite and sulphide-bearing garnetiferous gneisses and altered feldspar-rich rocks. Elevated uranium values in the basement rocks are dominantly associated with deformed metasedimentary units and coarse-grained pegmatites. Structural zones in the basement are locally associated with elevated uranium and/or boron values (over 1,000 ppm B), such as in DR-20-009 and -011 (Photo 1).
The results from the 2020-2021 diamond drilling programs highlight the potential for the Davidson River property to host significant basement hosted unconformity-related uranium mineralization, and the property contains several priority targets along all four trends that warrant further exploration. Phase III target areas on the property have been identified to follow up on major graphitic-sulphidic basement structures and anomalous geochemical signatures. In addition, Phase III exploration will branch out to the untested Thunderbird conductive trend (Figure 4). The project and drill core storage can be accessed via the Davidson River access trail from Highway 955 (Figure 5).
Photo 2: Basement alteration and graphitic structures intersected in Phase II drill holes DR-21-025A, DR-21-027, DR-21-030, and DR-21-031
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