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Power Metal Resources PLC

14 January 2022

14 January 2022

Power Metal Resources PLC

("Power Metal" or the "Company")

Uranium Portfolio Update - Athabasca Basin

Extensive Historic Data Compilation Completed Across the Portfolio

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces an update on its uranium portfolio which includes seven 100% owned interests (the "Portfolio" or "Properties") covering 411.96km(2) surrounding the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Further information in respect of the Properties, including a location map may be viewed in the website link below:

https://www.powermetalresources.com/project/athabasca-basin/

Portfolio Updates:

- Power Metal has completed an in-depth historic data compilation across its entire uranium Portfolio surrounding the prolific Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, and now possesses a robust fully-digitised database covering all historic work programmes completed across the various Properties.

- Power Metal recently retained a UK-based geological consultant with extensive Athabasca Basin experience to help push forward the Company's various initiatives and projects within the exciting uranium space. The consultant previously completed a M.Sc. thesis from the University of Ottawa where they researched the geochemistry, alteration, and structural geology of one of the many world-class unconformity-related uranium deposits located within the Athabasca Basin.

- Several extensive historical datasets were successfully procured, the data from which, combined with the results obtained from the recently completed Phase I work programme, will allow the Company to begin planning various 2022 exploration initiatives across the Portfolio.

- Further maps and highlights from across the Portfolio will be released by the Company in the coming months. Select findings from the historic data compilation programme for the Tait Hill Property are however highlighted below, demonstrating the information gathered for one property.

- Reflecting the interest shown from third parties in the Properties, a dataroom is being prepared to provide a focal point for those parties wishing to undertake due diligence review.

Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal Resources plc commented:

"Our move into uranium exploration has been planned for some time and commenced with the September 2021 staking surrounding the Athabasca Basin. The staking undertaken was highly selective, focusing on areas where historical recorded work had demonstrated uranium mineralisation or where other geological features suggested that ground would be prospective.

Although selective, the seven properties are clearly attracting some interest and we are looking at potential commercialisation options alongside planning for proactive 2022 exploration programmes.

To maximise any commercial outcome, and to optimise exploration we have gathered as much data as possible in respect of the Properties, and the information gleaned is, in our view, highly valuable."

Tait Hill Property ("Tait Hill" or the "Property") Data Compilation Highlights

- All data from an high-resolution airborne magnetic, electromagnetic, and radiometric survey flown by Terraquest Ltd., on behalf of Canalaska Uranium Ltd., was obtained by Power Metal. The 2008 high-resolution survey included 4,290 total line-km flown at 150m line-spacing which covers the entire modern day Tait Hill Property.(1)

- Detailed analysis was undertaken by Canalaska Uranium Ltd., for various radiometric products produced by the airborne survey including uranium (U), thorium (Th) and potassium (K). Specifically, isolated points in the dataset which have high U/Th ratios relative to background, are considered good candidates for uranium-rich surface showings and should be prioritised during future work programmes.(1) A total of 11 unique points were identified by the survey within the Tait Hill Property.

- The airborne survey (1(st) vertical derivative product) highlights multiple northwest-southeast trending magnetic high features which transect the Property. Mapping over the area determined that they correspond to uranium-rich granite and pegmatitic dykes with anomalous scintillometer readings ranging from 350 to 2,500 counts per second ("CPS"). Further investigation is warranted along these structures which are mapped for a combined 16km through the Property.(2)

- Several zones of uranium-rich mineralisation were identified in the historic results from Tait Hill including rock samples up to 15,150ppm (1.52%), 7,653ppm, and 6,610ppm U, as well as uranium in soil samples up to 14,358ppm (1.44%), 7,049ppm, and 6,692ppm.(2,3)

- The rock sample that returned 15,150ppm U was taken immediately west of Tait Lake, and was located along a northeast-southwest oriented uranium-rich boulder train which follows the general direction of ice movement in the region (southwest). It was recommended that additional work be completed on this boulder train as further work may lead to the possible source area for these uranium-rich boulders.(2)

- A new high-priority zone was identified during the 2008 field campaign which was named the 'NE Shearika Zone'. Here, several uranium-rich rock samples (including 7,654ppm, 6,611ppm, 3,633ppm, and 1,609ppm U) were collected along a sharp contact zone between a granitic intrusion (magnetic high) and the surrounding meta-sedimentary rocks (magnetic low). This contact zone is traced for over 3km within the Tait Hill Property.(3)

A map highlighting some of the results from the historic data compilation completed on the Tait Hill Property can be found at the following link:

Tait Hill Historic Data Compilation Map|Power Metal Resources plc (LON: POW)

Reference Notes:

1: Operations Report for Canalaska Uranium Ltd., High Resolution Magnetic, XDS VLF-EM & Radiometric Airborne Survey Grease River Project Northern Saskatchewan: April 15, 2008

2: Canalaska Uranium, Report on the 2007 Exploration Programme Grease River Project: July, 2008

3: Canalaska Uranium, Report on the 2008 Exploration Programme Grease River Project: March, 2009

COMPETENT PERSON STATEMENT

The technical information contained in this disclosure has been read and approved by Mr Nick O'Reilly (MSc, DIC, MIMMM, MAusIMM, FGS), who is a qualified geologist and acts as the Competent Person under the AIM Rules - Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr O'Reilly is a Principal consultant working for Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd which has been retained by Power Metal Resources PLC to provide technical support.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

For further information please visit https://www.powermetalresources.com/ or contact:

 
Power Metal Resources plc 
Paul Johnson (Chief Executive Officer)                +44 (0) 7766 465 617 
 
SP Angel Corporate Finance (Nomad and Joint Broker) 
Ewan Leggat/Charlie Bouverat                          +44 (0) 20 3470 0470 
 
SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker) 
Nick Emerson                                          +44 (0) 1483 413 500 
 
First Equity Limited (Joint Broker) 
David Cockbill/Jason Robertson                        +44 (0) 20 7330 1883 
 
 
 
 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Power Metal Resources plc (LON:POW) is an AIM listed metals exploration company which finances and manages global resource projects and is seeking large scale metal discoveries.

The Company has a principal focus on opportunities offering district scale potential across a global portfolio including precious, base and strategic metal exploration in North America, Africa and Australia.

Project interests range from early-stage greenfield exploration to later-stage prospects currently subject to drill programmes.

Power Metal will develop projects internally or through strategic joint ventures until a project becomes ready for disposal through outright sale or separate listing on a recognised stock exchange thereby crystallising the value generated from our internal exploration and development work.

Value generated through disposals will be deployed internally to drive the Company's growth or may be returned to shareholders through share buy backs, dividends or in-specie distributions of assets.

Power Metal Exploration Programmes Underway/Results Awaited

Power Metal has exploration programmes completed or underway, with results awaited, as outlined below:

 
       Project         Location      POW %         Work Completed           Results Awaited 
                                                     or Underway 
 
 Alamo Gold               USA       Earn-in    Excavation of multiple    Field and assay 
  Project                            to 75%     test pits and mapping     results from on-site 
                                                & sampling.               work programme. 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Authier North          Canada      Earn-in    Soil & rock sampling      Laboratory assay 
  Lithium                           to 100%     completed                 results of samples 
                                                                          collected 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Ditau Project         Botswana       50%      Preparatory exploration   Field programme 
                                                work underway on          findings and defined 
                                                target I10 leading        drill targets for 
                                                to planned accelerated    near term drilling. 
                                                drilling targeting 
                                                rare-earth elements 
                                                and base metals 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Kalahari Copper       Botswana       50%      Exploration programme     Field programme 
  Belt                                          underway across           findings and defined 
                                                the South Ghanzi          drill targets for 
                                                Project and further       near term drilling 
                                                exploration at 
                                                the more recently 
                                                acquired South 
                                                Ghanzi Extension 
                                                and Mamuno licence 
                                                areas 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Molopo Farms          Botswana     53%(1)     Kavango Option            Results from various 
                                                to acquire an interest    work activities 
                                                in local project          underway as part 
                                                holding company.          of the Kavango 
                                                Option fee payable        Option 
                                                through defined 
                                                work programme 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Tati Gold/Nickel      Botswana      100%      Reverse circulation       Laboratory assay 
                                                drill programme           results awaited 
                                                completed 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 H aneti Project       Tanzania       35%      Diamon drill programme    Results from field 
                                                underway                  programme including 
                                                                          drill programme 
                                                                          underway 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Victoria Goldfields   Australia     49.9%     Ongoing exploration       Results from field 
                                                across 848km(2)           programme including 
                                                of granted exploration    drill programme 
                                                licences                  underway 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Wallal Gold/Copper    Australia   83.33%(2)   Passive seismic           Results awaited 
  Project                                       and 2D seismic 
                                                processing work 
                                                programme completed. 
                                                Ground reconnaissance 
                                                work underway. 
                      ----------  ----------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 

(1) should Kavango exercise their option to acquire Kalahari Key, Power Metal interest would reduce to 40% of the Molopo Farms Complex project

(2) assuming all licences held by URE Metals Pty Limited are granted as outlined in the Company's announcement of 19.11.21 resulting in the issue of First Development Resources Ltd shares to URE vendors

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