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).

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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.

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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)

DDHFrom
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Nickel
(%)
Copper
(%)
Cobalt
(%)
MNB007152.90153.901.000.300.000.03

155.90157.902.000.330.000.02

167.50168.501.000.300.000.01

171.50172.501.000.390.010.01

174.90183.909.000.470.030.01

233.50238.705.200.770.030.01
includes235.50236.501.001.030.060.02

241.20245.103.900.530.020.01
Composite Summary
23.100.520.020.01







MNB008177.50178.501.000.350.010.02

185.50193.508.000.390.010.02

213.00213.100.100.320.000.01

217.00217.100.100.400.030.02

224.50230.506.000.690.060.02
includes225.50227.502.001.330.160.04

233.00235.502.500.350.000.01

238.50238.600.100.820.040.02

266.50273.507.001.050.070.02
includes268.50272.504.001.520.110.02
Composite Summary
24.800.640.040.02







MNB009196.60207.6011.000.390.010.01

215.70215.800.100.410.010.02

218.70218.800.100.500.010.02

238.60238.700.100.450.000.08

246.50248.502.000.320.000.01

251.50252.501.000.540.000.04

256.50257.501.000.300.000.01

261.50268.507.000.310.000.01

272.50274.502.001.040.030.02
includes272.50273.501.001.210.020.02

280.80290.8010.000.920.040.01
includes281.80282.801.001.000.060.02
and includes285.80290.805.001.060.040.02
Composite Summary
34.300.560.020.01







MNB010245.80245.900.100.350.030.02

254.10254.200.100.390.010.01

256.00256.100.100.480.030.02

265.50267.502.000.350.020.01

274.50282.007.500.600.040.02
includes277.50278.501.001.000.070.04

288.50292.504.000.300.000.01

302.50314.5012.000.720.020.01
includes305.50310.505.001.060.030.02

322.00324.502.500.400.010.01

328.60328.700.100.510.010.01
Composite Summary
28.400.570.020.01







MNB011219.90220.901.000.670.020.03

246.80246.900.100.310.000.01

286.90287.000.100.440.010.02

308.50311.503.000.420.010.01

317.50325.508.000.530.010.01

335.50336.000.500.450.060.02

347.80348.200.401.720.090.03
Composite Summary
13.100.550.020.01







MNB013155.50160.505.000.470.000.04
includes157.50158.501.001.120.010.15

167.50172.505.000.310.000.01

175.50178.002.500.580.040.02

200.50209.509.000.480.010.01

213.00214.501.500.320.000.01

217.50219.502.000.390.000.01

225.50230.505.000.860.050.01
includes225.50226.000.501.050.050.02
and includes227.50228.501.001.380.110.02

241.50243.502.000.820.010.02
includes242.50243.501.001.020.020.02
Composite Summary
32.000.530.010.02







MNB014172.40172.500.100.350.000.02

174.80174.900.100.340.000.01

183.10183.500.400.950.150.03

206.50207.501.000.300.000.01

212.50218.506.000.440.010.01

227.50230.503.000.360.000.01

233.50236.503.000.320.000.01

242.50243.501.000.310.000.01

249.00257.608.600.530.020.01

265.20266.000.800.550.010.02

268.50288.5020.000.800.040.02
includes269.50270.501.001.040.040.02
and includes275.50277.502.001.460.100.02
and includes286.50287.501.001.590.110.03
Composite Summary
44.000.610.030.01







MNB015187.00187.100.100.520.020.02

187.80187.900.100.400.000.01

203.50207.504.000.590.090.02

237.80237.900.100.390.020.02

238.90239.000.100.620.030.02

243.20243.300.100.380.010.01

255.50263.508.000.310.010.01

267.50277.5010.000.330.000.01

281.90288.506.600.300.000.01

293.50294.501.000.310.000.00

303.10304.000.900.300.000.01

312.20319.507.300.310.000.01

323.50327.504.000.400.020.01
Composite Summary
42.300.350.010.01







MNB017185.60185.700.100.360.010.01

186.80186.900.100.340.010.01

208.70208.800.100.660.090.02

211.70211.900.200.340.010.01

220.50221.501.000.340.000.01

227.50233.506.000.380.010.01
Composite Summary
7.500.380.010.01







MNB018169.00172.003.001.130.050.02
includes169.00171.002.001.500.050.02

209.50211.502.000.560.020.01

214.50221.006.500.600.020.01
includes217.50218.501.001.100.050.02

240.50242.502.000.350.000.01

250.50250.700.200.590.000.01

253.50265.0011.500.620.020.01
includes253.50255.502.001.280.080.02
Composite Summary
25.200.650.020.01







MNB019169.50172.503.000.300.000.01

179.50184.505.000.470.010.01

198.50200.502.000.390.000.01

235.20235.500.300.510.040.02

245.00256.5011.500.680.020.01
includes245.50246.501.001.360.040.02
and includes252.50253.501.001.030.060.02

257.50257.600.100.360.000.01

267.50267.600.100.310.040.01

268.50268.600.100.430.040.02

273.00277.504.500.410.010.01

296.50312.5016.000.570.020.01
includes311.50312.000.501.020.030.02
Composite Summary
42.600.540.020.01







MNB020154.60161.506.900.520.030.03
includes154.60155.500.901.350.240.11

169.40169.500.100.470.000.01

171.50171.600.100.350.030.01

217.50217.600.100.420.030.02

219.50219.600.100.340.010.01

222.50222.600.100.420.050.02

230.00233.503.500.740.010.01

242.50242.600.100.550.010.01

246.50246.600.100.340.010.01

253.50273.0019.500.600.020.01
includes261.50265.504.001.260.060.02
Composite Summary
30.600.590.020.01







MNB021168.50172.504.000.420.000.02

180.50198.5018.000.350.010.02

256.50265.509.000.480.000.01

269.50274.505.000.740.020.02
includes272.50273.501.001.150.050.07

278.50283.505.000.320.000.01

287.50312.5025.000.610.020.01
includes307.50312.505.001.420.040.02
Composite Summary
66.000.500.010.01







MNB022180.70180.800.100.320.010.02

187.90188.000.100.530.020.03

189.30189.400.100.450.030.01

191.80191.900.100.620.030.02

194.60194.700.100.460.030.01

196.40196.500.100.310.000.01

216.90217.000.100.340.030.02

223.00239.5016.500.480.020.01
includes237.50239.502.001.270.100.02
Composite Summary
17.200.480.020.01
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

DDHSectionEasting
(m)
Northing
(m)
Elevation
(m)
Azimuth (˚North)Dip
(˚)
EOH
(m)
Notes
MNB00711 North510,9146,062,356236295-45272.5
MNB00811 North510,9146,062,356236295-59302.5
MNB00911 North510,9146,062,356236295-67325
MNB01011 North510,9146,062,356236295-76350.5
MNB01111 North510,9146,062,356236295-83377.5
MNB01210 North510,8716,062,333236295-47120Abandoned
MNB01310 North510,8716,062,333236295-61260.25
MNB01410 North510,8716,062,333236295-70323.5
MNB01510 North510,8716,062,333236295-81350.5
MNB0169 North510,8416,062,303236295-47140.5Abandoned
MNB0179 North510,8416,062,303236295-59251.5
MNB0189 North510,8416,062,303236295-70302.5
MNB0199 North510,8416,062,303236295-78328.5
MNB0208 North510,8256,062,267236295-70302.5
MNB0218 North510,8256,062,267236295-79350.5
MNB0228 North510,8256,062,267236295-58260
MNB0238 North510,8256,062,267236295-4662.5Abandoned
MNB0247 North510,8126,062,230236295-75342
MNB0257 North510,8126,062,230236295-67308.5
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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About CanAlaska Uranium

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSXV: CVV) (OTCQX: CVVUF) (FSE: H7N) holds interests in approximately 300,000 hectares (750,000 acres), in Canada's Athabasca Basin - the "Saudi Arabia of Uranium." CanAlaska's strategic holdings have attracted major international mining companies. CanAlaska is currently working with Cameco and Denison at two of the Company's properties in the Eastern Athabasca Basin. CanAlaska is a project generator positioned for discovery success in the world's richest uranium district. The Company also holds properties prospective for nickel, copper, gold and diamonds. For further information visit www.canalaska.com.

The qualified technical person for this news release is Nathan Bridge, MSc., P.Geo., CanAlaska's Vice President, Exploration.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
"Peter Dasler"
Peter Dasler, M.Sc.
President
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

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Tel: +1.604.688.3211 x 306
Email: cbelyk@canalaska.com

Peter Dasler, President
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