Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan

Actual Picture of the Loranger Project

Current Reports

As of the current date, there are no official technical or mineral reports available for the Loranger Project. Appia is committed to maintaining up-to-date and comprehensive documentation for all its projects, adhering to industry standards. This dedication to transparency ensures that stakeholders and interested parties will have access to accurate and relevant information. Appia remains steadfast in providing thorough insights into its projects, fostering trust and transparency within the exploration and mining community.

Current Work

Appia successfully completed a helicopter-borne gamma-ray spectrometry and VTEM geophysical survey on its Loranger uranium property in the eastern Athabasca Basin area, northern Saskatchewan in 2022. The assessment report highlights the extension and discovery of new electromagnetic (EM) conductors, with EM lineaments exceeding 10 km in contiguous strike length. The property, now drill ready pending target confirmation and permit acceptance, demonstrates a commitment to thorough exploration. The Company emphasizes the importance of data integration and 3D modeling in verifying high-priority targets, paving the way for the next phase of drilling. Geophysical activities, conducted from September 17th, 2021, to Jan 24th, 2022, revealed electromagnetic, magnetic, and radiometric anomalies, showcasing the property’s potential for uranium deposits in the eastern Athabasca Basin. The survey identified a well-defined north-south-oriented structure, contributing to the understanding of uranium mineralization controls in the region.

Historical Work

Historic Exploration

Historic exploration for uranium over the Loranger property has occurred over three separate timeframes; from 1968 to 1969, 1978 to 1979 and 2007. 

Appia Energy Corp. changed its name to Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp. in October, 2021

Assessment Report Year Work Summary
Great Bear Uranium Corp.
64E14-0027 2007 Airborne aeromagnetic, XDS-VLF-EM and radiometric survey
Assessment Report Year Work Summary
Denison Mines Ltd./Denmontan Resources Limited/SMDC (JV)
64E13-0038 1978 Airborne EM (INPUT) and magnetic survey
64E13-0039 1978 Ground geological, scintillometry, soil gas radon, radion-in-water, sediment and
lake bottom geochemical surveys
  1. Discontinuous radioactive pegmatite bodies are mapped over a strike-length of 1 mile
  2. Elevated soil gas radon anomalies (up to 9x higher than background) show strong correlation with EM conductors
  3. Drill water
Ground EM (VLF and Max-Min) and magnetometer geophysical surveys
  1. EM survey identifies the presences of multiple conductors
64L03-0015 1978 6 DDH (WP-78-01 to WP-78-06) for 649.2 m on RCV Grid No. 2
  1. 0.031 wt% U3O8 over 6.4 m at 24.3 m vertical depth in DDH WP-78-01
  2. Drill water from WP-78-01 returned radon gas in water concentrations of 65,000 Pc/L
64L03-0018 1979 Ground EM (Max-Min) surveys on 11 grids
11 DDH (WP-79-01 to WP-79-11) for 1,389.6 m of which 7 DDH are drilled on RCV Grid No. 2 for a total of 931.5 m
  1. 0.011 wt% U3O8 over 13.1 m at 94.3 m vertical depth in DDH WP-79-06
  2. 0.034 wt% U3O8 over 5.9 m at 59.0 m vertical depth in DDH WP-79-07 includes maximum assays of 0.066 wt% U3O8 over 0.61 m
Marline Oil Corporation
64E-0005 1979 Airborne radiometric and VLF-EM surveys
Assessment Report Year Work Summary
New Continental Oil Company of Canada Limited/Royal Canadian Ventures Limited (JV)
64E14-0009 1968 to 1969 Airborne radiometrics, EM and magnetics
Geological mapping, ground prospecting and scintillometry
Ground EM and magnetometer surveys over 2 grids
Great Plains Resources Ltd.
74H-0005 1968 Airborne radiometric survey

Geology & Mineralization

  • Radioactivity and uranium mineralization were identified at surface as discontinuous pegmatites in the
    RCV Grid No. 2 area. 
  • Sub-surface uranium mineralization and anomalous radioactivity was intersected in 10 out of 13 DDH at RCV Grid No. 2.  See “Historic Exploration” for noteworthy DDH intersections.  The uranium mineralization is hosted in pegmatites and graphitic structures
  • Rock types identified on the property include, in geochronological order from youngest to oldest; Hudsonian pegmatite, Proterozoic metasedimentary gneisses (arkosic to psammopelitic to pelitic [+/- graphite] and quartzite), and Archean granitoid gneiss.  This basement rock sequence is identical to that of other known high-grade uranium deposits in the Wollaston Domain.
  • The property boundary is approximately 21 km E of the current day Eastern Athabasca Basin margin.  Athabasca sandstone cover was important for the formation of economic uranium deposits.  Evidence suggests the property was covered by Athabasca sandstones during time of uranium deposit formation.
  • NE-trending graphitic shear/fault zones and N-S-trending Tabbernor faults are the two primary fault systems on the property.  Many Athabasca high-grade uranium deposits are associated with these reactivated structural systems. 



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