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Carmanah Initiates Ai-Geophysical Interpretation, Walker Zone Drill Program, Athabasca Basin, Uranium Project at Key Lake

August 22, 2023., Vancouver, B.C. – Carmanah Minerals Corp. (CSE: CARM), (“Carmanah” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the commencement of a detailed regional and property specific structural geophysical interpretation of the corporation’s Saskatchewan Uranium Project with its Joint Venture partner Marvel Discovery. The Interpretation includes using advanced technology leveraging machine learning to transform the mineral discovery process.


Fraser Rieche, Interim Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Carmanah’s Walker Project presents a tremendous opportunity in Canada’s Athabasca Basin. The project is perfectly situated along the Key Lake fault and is home to some of the largest Uranium Reserves in Canada. Using AI-drill-targeting allows us to get a better in-depth understanding of the structural traps which is vital to our drill-target selection process. We are pleased to be working with Marvel Discovery and their geological team, giving us an edge and a better chance for success with the common goal of a tier 1 discovery.”


The claims coincide with a regional-scale NNE-trending shear zone that forms the tectonic boundary between the Mudjatik Domain and Wollaston Domain of the Hearne Province. The shear zone can be mapped from regional aeromagnetic images and has a strike length of at least 400 kilometres extending beneath cover rocks of the Athabasca Basin, approximately 60 km to the north. The highly prospective Athabasca Basin is home to numerous unconformity-type uranium deposits whose locations are controlled by the positions of major faults in the underlying crystalline basement rocks.


The pattern of structures within the claims, indicate that the two major rock groups are intensely polydeformed with complex fold interference patterns suggesting a regional east-dipping, sinistral transpressional belt that is now preserved as the Wollaston-Mudjatik Transition Zone (WMTZ), a prospective zone, along which the majority of known Uranium and REE occurrences are documented.


Like its neighbor to the west, the Arrow deposit, owned by NexGen Energy, lies along a similar structural corridor as the Carmanah property. The Arrow deposit, which has undergone a positive feasibility study with robust economics, contains probable reserves of 239.6 million pounds of U3O8 at an average of 2.37 per cent U3O8, and measured and indicated resources of 256.7 million pounds at an average grade of 3.1 per cent U3O8. The Arrow deposit is the largest undeveloped uranium deposit in Canada of 256.7 million lb at an average grade of 3.1 per cent U3O8. The Arrow deposit is the largest undeveloped uranium deposit in Canada.  


Carmanah signed a joint venture agreement with Marvel Discovery on October 5, 2022, to earn a 50-per-cent interest in the Walker claims located in the Athabasca basin, Saskatchewan. Upon completion of the earn-in by Carmanah, Marvel and Carmanah would each own 50 per cent of the project.


Carmanah Initiates Ai-Geophysical Interpretation, Walker Zone Drill Program, Athabasca Basin, Uranium Project at Key Lake image

Figure 1. Location of Walker JV, the Highway North and KLR claim groups along the Key Lake Fault with prominent VTEM conductor trends.


Qualified Person
Mike Kilbourne, P. Geo, an independent qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed, and approved the technical contents of this news release on behalf of the Company.

About Carmanah Minerals Corp.

Carmanah Minerals Corp. is a Canadian junior exploration company focused on a diversified portfolio covering Precious Metals, Energy, and Critical Elements. The Company recently signed a Joint Venture agreement with Marvel Discovery Corp. to earn a 50% interest in the Walker Claims located along the prolific Key Lake fault adjacent to Cameco’s Mine and Mill in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. The Walker Properties lie within the Wollaston‐Mudjactic transition zone (WMTZ) of the eastern Athabasca basin, which is host to the highest‐grade uranium mines in the world. The company also holds a 100% interest in the Hare Hill Pluton Rare Earth Project. This project comprises 162 claims totaling 4,050 hectares in Central Newfoundland and is directly contiguous to the “Bottom Brook Acquisition” by York Harbour Metals Inc. Carmanah has also entered an option agreement to acquire the Baie Verte Brompton Project in Central Newfoundland. This project is strategically located on a peninsula that hosts all of Newfoundland’s current gold production, including Anaconda Mining Inc.’s Point Rousse gold mine and Rambler Metals Mining operations.


For further information, please view the Company’s filings at www.sedar.com.




Fraser Rieche
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Email: info@carmanahcorp.ca
Telephone: +1 (604) 670-0019


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