Fission Energy Corp.

Fission Energy Corp.

April 28, 2010 09:00 ET

Fission Vertical Step Outs Intersect 18m of 1.32% U308 and 8.5m of 1.92% U308 at "J-Zone" Including Intercepts as High as 3.56% U308

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - FISSION ENERGY CORP. ("Fission" or the "Company") and its joint venture partner, the KEPCO Consortium, announce "J-Zone" assay results for five previously completed vertical oriented step-out drill holes: WAT10-073, 074, 075, 076A, and 077. Four of the five holes encountered mineralization at the unconformity with hole WAT10-073 intersecting 18.0m grading 1.32% U308 (197.0m-215.0m), including two intercepts of 2m at 3.35% U308 (198.5m-200.5m) and 3.23% U308 (208.0m-210.0m), and one intercept grading 2.49% U308 over 1.50m (212.0m-213.5m). In addition, hole WAT10-077 intersected 8.50m grading 1.92% U308 (204.0-212.5), including 4m at 3.56% U308 (206.5m-210.5m). A summary of the assay results is shown in the accompanying table below.

Waterbury Lake, Athabasca Basin: J-Zone Assays: Holes WAT10-073-077

Zone Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) U3O8 (wt%)
J-Zone WAT10-073 197.00 215.00 18.00 1.32
J-Zone     198.50   200.50   2.00   3.35
J-Zone     208.00   210.00   2.00   3.23
J-Zone     212.00   213.50   1.50   2.49
J-Zone   229.50 230.50 1.00 1.35
J-Zone WAT10-074 195.00 209.00 14.00 0.80
J-Zone     197.50   203.00   5.50   0.97
J-Zone WAT10-075 198.50 202.00 3.50 1.19
J-Zone     200.50   201.50   1.00   3.43
J-Zone WAT10-076A No Significant Assays      
J-Zone WAT10-077 204.00 212.50 8.50 1.92
J-Zone     206.50   210.50   4.00   3.56

Composite Parameters

  1. Minimum Thickness: 1.00m
  2. Grade Cut-off: 0.05 U308 (wt%)

All drill intersections are associated with a broad continuous zone of alteration extending from several meters above the unconformity to >25m below the unconformity, with mineralization occurring within this altered system. Overall, these vertical step-out drill holes have demonstrated continuity of high grade mineralization and exceptional widths trending to the west of discovery hole WAT10-063A. Most notably, hole WAT10-073 has identified the widest continuous high grade mineralized intersection from assays received to date. Assays are pending on the remaining eleven drill holes, which further extended the J-Zone's east-west trending mineralized strike length to approximately 90m and 50m wide, north-south, at the time the Winter 2010 drill program was completed. The J-Zone remains open laterally along strike and width. In addition, assays are pending on nine other regional drill holes: WAT10-062, 078, 080, 082, 084, 086, 088, 090 and 092.

All intersections are down-hole, core interval measurements and true thickness is yet to be determined. Given that the mineralization thus far encountered appears to be almost flat-lying, drill intercepts reported herein are approximately true thickness.

An updated map of the J-Zone showing the location of these five drill holes and a table summarizing assay results can be found on the Company's website at

Follow-up drilling at the J-Zone, in addition to testing other high priority land based targets is planned for the summer. Further details will be provided once all data has been collected and analysed.

Split core samples from the mineralized section of core have been taken continuously through the mineralized intervals and submitted to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories (an SCC ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Accredited Facility) of Saskatoon for analysis, which includes U3O8 (wt%) and fire assay for gold, platinum and palladium. All samples sent for analysis will include a 63 element ICP-OES, uranium by fluorimetry (partial digestion) and boron. Chemical results will be released when received. Further updates will be provided. 

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Ross McElroy, P.Geol., President and COO for Fission Energy Corp., a qualified person.

FISSION ENERGY CORP. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties and is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. FISSION ENERGY CORP. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "FIS".

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) is a Korean government-invested diversified energy company with over $83-billion (U.S.) in assets. The company is involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power from nuclear, hydro, coal, oil and LNG sources worldwide. Korea Electric Power provides electricity to almost all households in Korea and operates 20 nuclear power plants in the country with six more under development. The company has over 30,000 employees and is listed on the Korean Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. (

Korea Waterbury Uranium Limited Partnership ("KEPCO Consortium") is a consortium primarily comprised of Korean-based companies. Led by Korea Electric Power, other participating companies include Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Korea Nuclear Fuel Co., Hanwha Corp. and Gravis Capital Corp., a private Canadian uranium investment company.

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Ross McElroy, President & COO

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