TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2022 – Madison Metals Inc. (“Madison” or the “Company”) (CSE: GREN) (OTC: MMTLF) is pleased to provide an update to the binding letter of intent (“LOI”) with Otjiwa Mining and Prospecting CC (“Otjiwa”) pursuant to which Madison would acquire an 85% interest in Exclusive Prospecting Licences 8531 (“EPL-8531”) and 8115 (“EPL-8115”) (the “Transaction”). EPL-8531 and EPL-8115 are located in the renowned Erongo Uranium Province of Namibia, Africa, where Madison already holds rights to Exclusive Prospecting License 7011 (“EPL-7011”) and has an agreement to acquire a 24% direct interest in Mining Licence 121 (“ML121”) (Figure 1). Through the Transaction, Madison is looking to consolidate ownership of land holdings in the uranium province with the goal to build upon minable uranium resources by expanding currently known uranium zones and making new discoveries. Namibia is the world’s second-highest uranium-producing country and holds the fifth-largest total uranium resources in the world.
Otjiwa currently holds an “intention to grant” letter from Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”) for EPL-8531 and EPL-8115. The approval and granting of the licences are subject to an Environmental Clearance Certificate (“ECC”). The Environmental Impact Assessment scoping study and Environmental Management Plan Report to obtain an ECC have already been submitted to the relevant authorities and is expecting a response shortly.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it is consolidating its various land holdings as a result of the continued expansion in the uranium province combined with the high likelihood of common infrastructure. Madison has designated that EPL-7011 and EPL-8531 (previously Rössing North) will be consolidated under the property name Madison North. Additionally, EPL-8115 and ML121 (previously Rössing West) will be consolidated under the property name Madison West.
EPL-8531 is located 50 km northeast of the city of Swakopmund and surrounds the Arandis townlands. The Rössing Mine lies approximately 50 km east of the property. The geology is made up of Damaran Super Group lithologies wrapped around units of the older Abbabis Metamorphic Complex. The overall lithological trend is north-northeast, as is common within the Welwitschia magnetic lineament deformation corridor. Structurally, the area is characterized by numerous faults, synforms and antiforms (Figure 2).
Previous operators identified eleven prospective targets for further exploration, five of which fall within EPL-8531 (Figure 3). In 2015, drilling over two of the targets totalled 3,720 metres of reverse circulation (RC) drilling from 50 drill holes. Based on this drilling, SRK Consulting (UK) Limited (“SRK”) prepared an initial Mineral Resource Estimate for the intersected uranium mineralization, in accordance with the disclosure standards of JORC. The estimate, dated November 2015, was entitled “MINERAL RESOURCE ESTIMATE, EPLS3524 AND 3624, NAMIBIA.”
SRK derived an Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate of 15.6 Mt grading at 260 ppm U3O8 for a contained metal total of 9.0 Mlbs U3O8. Madison’s attributable ownership of the resource will amount to 7.65 million pounds (Mlbs) U3O8.
The SRK estimate is considered to be a “historical estimate” under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). It is not considered by the Company to be current and the Company is not treating it as such. A Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources. Madison would need to review and verify the previous drill-hole data and conduct an exploration program to verify the historical estimate as a current mineral resource.
EPL-8115 is located 42 km east of the city of Swakopmund and spans an area of approximately 61 km2. The property is located 18 km southwest of the Rössing Uranium Mine – the world’s longest-running open-pit uranium mine – and 12 km west of the Husab Mine (Figure 1). Other properties in the vicinity that have NI 43-101-compliant resources include the Etango project to the southwest and Ida Dome to the southeast.
EPL-8115 is underexplored and Madison plans to capitalize on the potential of this area. Geologically, the project area is comprised of units of the Abbabis Metamorphic Complex, intruded by leucogranites. Airborne radiometric data acquired from MME shows anomalous radiometric signatures on the northern portions of the licence area (Figure 4). Madison considers EPL-8115 to be highly prospective for leucogranite-hosted uranium mineralization.
Mary Barton, a Professional Natural Scientist (SACNASP) and a Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for EPL-8115 and EPL-8531, has reviewed, verified and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
About Madison Metals Inc.
Madison Metals Inc (CSE: GREN) (OTC: MMTLF) is a Canadian green energy resource company with experienced management having particular expertise in the uranium mining industry. Madison’s corporate objective is to build value by advancing Rössing-type uranium deposits identified in Kenora, Ontario, Canada and Namibia, Africa by utilizing cutting-edge technology and modern strategies.
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