Uranium Junior Mobilizing-the-Drills in the Athabasca
by Mike Fagan
Skyharbour Resources (TSX-V: SYH)(OTC: SYHBF) — currently trading around C$0.40 per share — has announced the commencement of its 2021 exploration and drilling program at the flagship Moore Uranium Project — located in the prolific Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The program’s primary focus will be on the high-grade Maverick East Zone, which has returned highlight intercepts of:
- December 2020: 0.72% U3O8 over 17.5 metres, including 1% U3O8 over 10 metres
- January 2021: 0.28% U3O8 over 17.9 metres, including 1.09% U3O8 over 2.5 metres — along with significant copper mineralization
Skyharbour CEO, Jordan Trimble — whom you’ll be hearing more from in a moment — commented via press release:
As noted above, Skyharbour’s growth model is that of a hybrid prospect generator with the dual focus of partnering on multiple projects in the Athabasca Basin while simultaneously advancing its 100%-owned Moore project.
As the highest-grade depository of uranium on the planet, the Athabasca hosts a number of world-class U3O8 deposits, including:
- Cameco’s McArthur River and Cigar Lake Mines
- NexGen Energy’s Arrow Project
- Fission Uranium’s PLS Project
- Denison’s Wheeler River Project
Skyharbour’s flagship Moore project [acquired from Denison Mines in 2016] is located just 15 km east of Denison’s Wheeler River project and 39 km south of Cameco's McArthur River uranium mine — the world’s largest high-grade uranium deposit.
With substantial portions of the 4.5 km-long Maverick corridor [at Moore] yet to be systematically drill-tested, the Skyharbour team sees robust discovery potential both along strike and at-depth in the underexplored basement rocks.
This renewed focus on basement-hosted mineralization is important as Skyharbour — as well as other companies operating in the Athabasca — is seeing very real potential for high-grade “feeder zones” situated beneath the sandstone cover.
The market has reacted favorably to Skyharbour’s development news over the last several months with SHY shares more than doubling from C$0.15 to well above C$0.35 per share.
Turning to the macro picture, the fundamentals for higher uranium prices are firmly in-place: Current annual global uranium consumption is around 190 million pounds while annual global mine production sits at just 140 million pounds — resulting in a 50-million pound deficit.
What uranium bulls are awaiting and, frankly, anticipating is for the major utilities to come in and start signing U3O8 contracts at higher prices. Once that happens, the long-awaited rerating in the uranium sector will finally be underway.
Skyharbour Resources — as one of only a handful of North American uranium juniors with multiple drill-ready uranium projects in a Tier-1 jurisdiction — is well positioned for growth in what’s shaping up to be a resurgent uranium bull market.
Our own Gerardo Del Real of Junior Resource Monthly caught up with CEO, Jordan Trimble, for an in-depth discussion on all-things Skyharbour. You can listen to that interview here (or read the transcript).
Also, click here for our most recent report on Skyharbour Resources.
Yours in profits,
Editor, Resource Stock Digest