The McTavish project lies on Mineral Claim S111151,52 and MC00013593 of 2,865 ha.
The McTavish project lies on Mineral Claim S111151,52 and MC00013593 of 2,865 ha. The property is located approximately 50 km inside the eastern and southern margins of the Athabasca Basin, only 5km west of the Millennium Deposit, 35 km northwest of the Key Lake mine and mill, and approximately 40 km southwest of the McArthur River mine. Access to the property is by a series of trails from the all-weather Key Lake – McArthur River haul road.
The target unconformity has approximately 670 m of Athabasca sandstone cover overlying the basement rocks of the Wollaston Metasedimentary Domain.
The project area has been periodically explored since the late 1970’s with work on and adjacent to the project consisting of airborne and ground geophysical surveys, boulder prospecting, and diamond drilling. The most recent work, conducted by Kodiak Exploration Ltd. and CanAlaska Uranium Ltd., between 2006 and 2010, included airborne and ground geophysical surveys which identified two conductive corridors, the D-1 and D-2, that transect the project, followed by five drillholes on the project grounds.
The most encouraging drill results in the area are adjacent to the property along the D-2 conductive corridor in WM-09-04, which intersected a mineralized fracture immediately above the unconformity (0.05 m at 0.13% U3O8).
The exploration program for 2022 will focus on modern geophysics to better target drilling later in the year. A SWML-TDEM (Stepwise Moving Loop Time Domain Electromagnetic) survey will refine the location of the conductive corridors. The survey layout and design are subject to refinement with the geophysical contractors but are currently planned as 1,000 m spaced geophysical lines across magnetic low corridors on the property.
After the SWML-TDEM survey, seven drillholes are proposed to test the conductive anomalies focusing on the extension of the encouraging chemistry on the D-2 conductor and the undertested D-1 conductor. The program is planned to be operated out of an existing CanAlaska camp and serviced daily by helicopter to the drilling area.