CanAlaska Announces: Assays Confirm Nickel Mineralization in Ongoing Phase 2 Summer Drill Program at Manibridge

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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 30, 2022) - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSXV: CVV) (OTCQX: CVVUF) (FSE: DH7N("CanAlaska or the "Company") is pleased to announce that assay results in the first 14 reported holes from the summer 2022 drill program have confirmed the presence of nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization on the Manibridge project. The ongoing drill program is focused along the northern extension of the past-producing Manibridge Nickel Mine, located in the Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba, which produced 1.3 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.55% nickel and 0.27% copper from 1971 to 1977 (Table 1).



Figure 1 – Manibridge Property Location

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Highlights from the drill program include:

MNB014, which intersected 0.8% Ni over 20.0 metres, from 268.5 metres, which includes multiple metre-scale high-grade intervals;

MNB021, which intersected 0.61% Ni over 25.0 metres, from 287.5 metres, which includes 1.42% Ni over 5.0 metres from 307.5 metres;

MNB 020, which intersected 0.6% Ni over 19.5 m, from 253.5 metres, which includes 1.26% Ni over 4.0 metres from 261.5 metres.

The sulphide mineralization, which contains nickel, copper, and trace cobalt occurs as either disseminations within the mafic to ultramafic host rocks, remobilizations along foliation and shears, vein-hosted, net-textured, or brecciated. Sulphide-mineralization from the 2022 summer drilling program is shallow, with true vertical depth to mineralization ranging from 100 metres to 350 metres below the surface.



Figure 2 – 2022 Drilling Program Results to Date and Planned Drill Holes

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The ongoing drill program is planned for 10,000 metres of diamond drilling in approximately 33 drill holes. During the first half of the program, operated between June 6 and July 28, 2022, a total of 5,331 metres were completed in 16 drill holes with 3 abandoned drill holes (Table 2). The completed drill hole collar locations were within 300 to 600 metres of the historic mine workings. The remaining planned drill holes will focus within 200 to 350 metres of the historic mine workings. The average planned drill hole depths are between 225 and 400 metres and all drill holes will be inclined between -45 and -85 degrees. Figure 2 shows the completed and planned drill hole locations with respect to the historic Manibridge Mine.

CanAlaska currently holds a 30% interest in the project, with the remaining 70% held by the operator, Metal Energy Corp. (TSX-V: MERG) who has provided the funding for the drill program.

Assay results for drill holes MNB024 and MNB025 are still pending.

CanAlaska CEO, Cory Belyk, comments, "As this drilling program continues it is very encouraging to have nickel mineralization of significant width and grade continue to be intersected. This work is highlighting the likely untapped potential of the Thompson Nickel Belt to host additional resources of class 1 nickel mineralization which the world needs in order to help provide clean and affordable electricity to society. Battery storage will become increasingly important as part of this electrification and CanAlaska shareholders are well positioned to participate in this nickel market through our landholdings in Manitoba."

Table 1 - Manibridge Phase 2 Drill Hole Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Assay Results (MNB 007 to MNB022)

DDH

From
(m)

To
(m)

Interval
(m)

Nickel
(%)

Copper
(%)

Cobalt
(%)

MNB007

152.90

153.90

1.00

0.30

0.00

0.03


155.90

157.90

2.00

0.33

0.00

0.02


167.50

168.50

1.00

0.30

0.00

0.01


171.50

172.50

1.00

0.39

0.01

0.01


174.90

183.90

9.00

0.47

0.03

0.01


233.50

238.70

5.20

0.77

0.03

0.01

includes

235.50

236.50

1.00

1.03

0.06

0.02


241.20

245.10

3.90

0.53

0.02

0.01

Composite Summary


23.10

0.52

0.02

0.01








MNB008

177.50

178.50

1.00

0.35

0.01

0.02


185.50

193.50

8.00

0.39

0.01

0.02


213.00

213.10

0.10

0.32

0.00

0.01


217.00

217.10

0.10

0.40

0.03

0.02


224.50

230.50

6.00

0.69

0.06

0.02

includes

225.50

227.50

2.00

1.33

0.16

0.04


233.00

235.50

2.50

0.35

0.00

0.01


238.50

238.60

0.10

0.82

0.04

0.02


266.50

273.50

7.00

1.05

0.07

0.02

includes

268.50

272.50

4.00

1.52

0.11

0.02

Composite Summary


24.80

0.64

0.04

0.02








MNB009

196.60

207.60

11.00

0.39

0.01

0.01


215.70

215.80

0.10

0.41

0.01

0.02


218.70

218.80

0.10

0.50

0.01

0.02


238.60

238.70

0.10

0.45

0.00

0.08


246.50

248.50

2.00

0.32

0.00

0.01


251.50

252.50

1.00

0.54

0.00

0.04


256.50

257.50

1.00

0.30

0.00

0.01


261.50

268.50

7.00

0.31

0.00

0.01


272.50

274.50

2.00

1.04

0.03

0.02

includes

272.50

273.50

1.00

1.21

0.02

0.02


280.80

290.80

10.00

0.92

0.04

0.01

includes

281.80

282.80

1.00

1.00

0.06

0.02

and includes

285.80

290.80

5.00

1.06

0.04

0.02

Composite Summary


34.30

0.56

0.02

0.01








MNB010

245.80

245.90

0.10

0.35

0.03

0.02


254.10

254.20

0.10

0.39

0.01

0.01


256.00

256.10

0.10

0.48

0.03

0.02


265.50

267.50

2.00

0.35

0.02

0.01


274.50

282.00

7.50

0.60

0.04

0.02

includes

277.50

278.50

1.00

1.00

0.07

0.04


288.50

292.50

4.00

0.30

0.00

0.01


302.50

314.50

12.00

0.72

0.02

0.01

includes

305.50

310.50

5.00

1.06

0.03

0.02


322.00

324.50

2.50

0.40

0.01

0.01


328.60

328.70

0.10

0.51

0.01

0.01

Composite Summary


28.40

0.57

0.02

0.01








MNB011

219.90

220.90

1.00

0.67

0.02

0.03


246.80

246.90

0.10

0.31

0.00

0.01


286.90

287.00

0.10

0.44

0.01

0.02


308.50

311.50

3.00

0.42

0.01

0.01


317.50

325.50

8.00

0.53

0.01

0.01


335.50

336.00

0.50

0.45

0.06

0.02


347.80

348.20

0.40

1.72

0.09

0.03

Composite Summary


13.10

0.55

0.02

0.01








MNB013

155.50

160.50

5.00

0.47

0.00

0.04

includes

157.50

158.50

1.00

1.12

0.01

0.15


167.50

172.50

5.00

0.31

0.00

0.01


175.50

178.00

2.50

0.58

0.04

0.02


200.50

209.50

9.00

0.48

0.01

0.01


213.00

214.50

1.50

0.32

0.00

0.01


217.50

219.50

2.00

0.39

0.00

0.01


225.50

230.50

5.00

0.86

0.05

0.01

includes

225.50

226.00

0.50

1.05

0.05

0.02

and includes

227.50

228.50

1.00

1.38

0.11

0.02


241.50

243.50

2.00

0.82

0.01

0.02

includes

242.50

243.50

1.00

1.02

0.02

0.02

Composite Summary


32.00

0.53

0.01

0.02








MNB014

172.40

172.50

0.10

0.35

0.00

0.02


174.80

174.90

0.10

0.34

0.00

0.01


183.10

183.50

0.40

0.95

0.15

0.03


206.50

207.50

1.00

0.30

0.00

0.01


212.50

218.50

6.00

0.44

0.01

0.01


227.50

230.50

3.00

0.36

0.00

0.01


233.50

236.50

3.00

0.32

0.00

0.01


242.50

243.50

1.00

0.31

0.00

0.01


249.00

257.60

8.60

0.53

0.02

0.01


265.20

266.00

0.80

0.55

0.01

0.02


268.50

288.50

20.00

0.80

0.04

0.02

includes

269.50

270.50

1.00

1.04

0.04

0.02

and includes

275.50

277.50

2.00

1.46

0.10

0.02

and includes

286.50

287.50

1.00

1.59

0.11

0.03

Composite Summary


44.00

0.61

0.03

0.01








MNB015

187.00

187.10

0.10

0.52

0.02

0.02


187.80

187.90

0.10

0.40

0.00

0.01


203.50

207.50

4.00

0.59

0.09

0.02


237.80

237.90

0.10

0.39

0.02

0.02


238.90

239.00

0.10

0.62

0.03

0.02


243.20

243.30

0.10

0.38

0.01

0.01


255.50

263.50

8.00

0.31

0.01

0.01


267.50

277.50

10.00

0.33

0.00

0.01


281.90

288.50

6.60

0.30

0.00

0.01


293.50

294.50

1.00

0.31

0.00

0.00


303.10

304.00

0.90

0.30

0.00

0.01


312.20

319.50

7.30

0.31

0.00

0.01


323.50

327.50

4.00

0.40

0.02

0.01

Composite Summary


42.30

0.35

0.01

0.01








MNB017

185.60

185.70

0.10

0.36

0.01

0.01


186.80

186.90

0.10

0.34

0.01

0.01


208.70

208.80

0.10

0.66

0.09

0.02


211.70

211.90

0.20

0.34

0.01

0.01


220.50

221.50

1.00

0.34

0.00

0.01


227.50

233.50

6.00

0.38

0.01

0.01

Composite Summary


7.50

0.38

0.01

0.01








MNB018

169.00

172.00

3.00

1.13

0.05

0.02

includes

169.00

171.00

2.00

1.50

0.05

0.02


209.50

211.50

2.00

0.56

0.02

0.01


214.50

221.00

6.50

0.60

0.02

0.01

includes

217.50

218.50

1.00

1.10

0.05

0.02


240.50

242.50

2.00

0.35

0.00

0.01


250.50

250.70

0.20

0.59

0.00

0.01


253.50

265.00

11.50

0.62

0.02

0.01

includes

253.50

255.50

2.00

1.28

0.08

0.02

Composite Summary


25.20

0.65

0.02

0.01








MNB019

169.50

172.50

3.00

0.30

0.00

0.01


179.50

184.50

5.00

0.47

0.01

0.01


198.50

200.50

2.00

0.39

0.00

0.01


235.20

235.50

0.30

0.51

0.04

0.02


245.00

256.50

11.50

0.68

0.02

0.01

includes

245.50

246.50

1.00

1.36

0.04

0.02

and includes

252.50

253.50

1.00

1.03

0.06

0.02


257.50

257.60

0.10

0.36

0.00

0.01


267.50

267.60

0.10

0.31

0.04

0.01


268.50

268.60

0.10

0.43

0.04

0.02


273.00

277.50

4.50

0.41

0.01

0.01


296.50

312.50

16.00

0.57

0.02

0.01

includes

311.50

312.00

0.50

1.02

0.03

0.02

Composite Summary


42.60

0.54

0.02

0.01








MNB020

154.60

161.50

6.90

0.52

0.03

0.03

includes

154.60

155.50

0.90

1.35

0.24

0.11


169.40

169.50

0.10

0.47

0.00

0.01


171.50

171.60

0.10

0.35

0.03

0.01


217.50

217.60

0.10

0.42

0.03

0.02


219.50

219.60

0.10

0.34

0.01

0.01


222.50

222.60

0.10

0.42

0.05

0.02


230.00

233.50

3.50

0.74

0.01

0.01


242.50

242.60

0.10

0.55

0.01

0.01


246.50

246.60

0.10

0.34

0.01

0.01


253.50

273.00

19.50

0.60

0.02

0.01

includes

261.50

265.50

4.00

1.26

0.06

0.02

Composite Summary


30.60

0.59

0.02

0.01








MNB021

168.50

172.50

4.00

0.42

0.00

0.02


180.50

198.50

18.00

0.35

0.01

0.02


256.50

265.50

9.00

0.48

0.00

0.01


269.50

274.50

5.00

0.74

0.02

0.02

includes

272.50

273.50

1.00

1.15

0.05

0.07


278.50

283.50

5.00

0.32

0.00

0.01


287.50

312.50

25.00

0.61

0.02

0.01

includes

307.50

312.50

5.00

1.42

0.04

0.02

Composite Summary


66.00

0.50

0.01

0.01








MNB022

180.70

180.80

0.10

0.32

0.01

0.02


187.90

188.00

0.10

0.53

0.02

0.03


189.30

189.40

0.10

0.45

0.03

0.01


191.80

191.90

0.10

0.62

0.03

0.02


194.60

194.70

0.10

0.46

0.03

0.01


196.40

196.50

0.10

0.31

0.00

0.01


216.90

217.00

0.10

0.34

0.03

0.02


223.00

239.50

16.50

0.48

0.02

0.01

includes

237.50

239.50

2.00

1.27

0.10

0.02

Composite Summary


17.20

0.48

0.02

0.01

Notes:
Nickel cut-off grade is 0.30% Ni
Nickel cut-off grade for "includes/ and includes" is 1.00% Ni
Reported intervals have a maximum of 2 m of internal dilution

 

Table 2 - Manibridge Phase 2 Drill Hole Collar Information and Results

DDH

Section

Easting
(m)

Northing
(m)

Elevation
(m)

Azimuth (˚North)

Dip
(˚)

EOH
(m)

Notes

MNB007

11 North

510,914

6,062,356

236

295

-45

272.5


MNB008

11 North

510,914

6,062,356

236

295

-59

302.5


MNB009

11 North

510,914

6,062,356

236

295

-67

325


MNB010

11 North

510,914

6,062,356

236

295

-76

350.5


MNB011

11 North

510,914

6,062,356

236

295

-83

377.5


MNB012

10 North

510,871

6,062,333

236

295

-47

120

Abandoned

MNB013

10 North

510,871

6,062,333

236

295

-61

260.25


MNB014

10 North

510,871

6,062,333

236

295

-70

323.5


MNB015

10 North

510,871

6,062,333

236

295

-81

350.5


MNB016

9 North

510,841

6,062,303

236

295

-47

140.5

Abandoned

MNB017

9 North

510,841

6,062,303

236

295

-59

251.5


MNB018

9 North

510,841

6,062,303

236

295

-70

302.5


MNB019

9 North

510,841

6,062,303

236

295

-78

328.5


MNB020

8 North

510,825

6,062,267

236

295

-70

302.5


MNB021

8 North

510,825

6,062,267

236

295

-79

350.5


MNB022

8 North

510,825

6,062,267

236

295

-58

260


MNB023

8 North

510,825

6,062,267

236

295

-46

62.5

Abandoned

MNB024

7 North

510,812

6,062,230

236

295

-75

342


MNB025

7 North

510,812

6,062,230

236

295

-67

308.5


Notes: Easting and Northing units are in metres using NAD83 datum, UTM Zone 14N

 

Geochemical Sampling Procedures

All drill core samples were shipped to Saskatchewan Research Council Geoanalytical Laboratories (SRC) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in secure containment for preparation, processing, and whole-rock multi-element analysis by ICP-MS1 using total 4-acid digestion (HF:HNO3:HCl:HClO4). Assay samples comprise 0.3 - 1.0 metre continuous split-core samples over the nickel-sulphide mineralized intervals. Point samples comprise an isolated 0.1 m sample to characterize the rock types, alteration, structure, and potential for mineralization. The SRC is an ISO/IEC 17025/2005 and Standards Council of Canada certified analytical laboratory. Blanks, standard reference materials, and repeats are inserted into the sample stream at regular intervals by Metal Energy and the SRC in accordance with Metal Energy's quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures. Geochemical assay data are subject to verification procedures by qualified persons employed by Metal Energy and CanAlaska prior to disclosure.

All reported depths and intervals are drill hole depths and intervals, unless otherwise noted, and do not represent true thicknesses, which have yet to be determined.

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