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Fission 3.0 Hits Off-Scale Radioactivity in New Discovery on PLN A1 Conductor

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Kelowna, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 21, 2022) – FISSION 3.0 CORP (TSXV: FUU) (“Fission 3” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has intersected extremely radioactive and off-scale (>65,000 cps) mineralization in a new uranium discovery occurring as massive pitchblende, pitchblende buttons and veins at the start of its fall drill program on its 100% owned Patterson Lake North “PLN” project in the southwest Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Two diamond drills commenced on the previously undrilled 800 m northwest strike extension of the ~3 km long A1 conductor. A new uranium discovery has been made in the second drill hole of the fall program. PLN22-035 is a 730 m step-out from a weakly mineralized drillhole, PLN14-019, drilled in 2014. PLN22-035 targeted the ground Time Domain Electromagnetic (TDEM) A1 conductor. Drill hole PLN22-034, the first hole of the fall drill program, intersected the A1 structure but no mineralization (>300cps) was noted.

Drilling Highlights:

PLN22-035 (line 00N)

  • 15.0 m total composite mineralization >300 cps over a 15.5 m interval (between 257.0 m to 272.5 m), including
    • 5.62 m of total composite mineralization >10,000 cps over a 6.3 m interval (between 259.0 m and 265.3 m including
      • 1.5 m of total off scale radioactivity (>65,000 cps) over a 2.0 m interval (between 262.0 m and 264.0 m)
  • the hole is still in progress

Raymond Ashley, Vice President Exploration, commented

“We are very excited about this new high-grade uranium discovery at the start of our fall drilling program on the A1 conductor. The drilling program is being immediately amended to further delineate this new off-scale uranium mineralization within a significant 15.0 m wide mineralized altered structural damage zone. I am very grateful to work with this dedicated and extremely capable exploration team, and very proud of this new discovery that we have all made.”

Table 1: Drill Hole Summary

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Hole ID Target Collar * Hand-held Spectrometer Results On Mineralized Drillcore (>300 cps / >0.5M minimum) Basement Unconformity Depth (m) Total Drillhole Depth (m)
Easting Northing Az Dip

From
(m)

To
(m)

Width
(m)

Max CPS
PLN22-034 A1 Conductor 587885 6410348 52 -50         168.7 374
                       
PLN22-035 A1 Conductor 587657 6410711 52 -52 257.00 257.50 0.5 630 227.0 In Progress
            257.50 258.00 0.5 1300    
            258.00 258.50 0.5 5500    
            258.50 259.00 0.5 2200    
            259.00 259.50 0.5 12400    
            259.50 260.00 0.5 4000    
            260.00 260.18 0.18 6000    
            260.18 260.50 0.32 20100    
            260.50 261.00 0.5 23000    
            261.00 261.50 0.5 30000    
            261.50 262.00 0.5 47400    
            262.00 262.50 0.5 >65000    
            262.50 263.00 0.5 19800    
            263.00 263.50 0.5 >65000    
            263.50 264.00 0.5 >65000    
            264.00 264.50 0.5 48200    
            264.50 265.00 0.5 62200    
            265.00 265.30 0.3 15200    
            265.30 265.50 0.2 2800    
            265.50 266.00 0.5 630    
            266.00 266.50 0.5 2100    
            266.50 267.00 0.5 790    
            267.00 267.50 0.5 350    
            267.50 268.00 0.5 1100    
            268.00 268.50 0.5 360    
            268.50 269.00 0.5 <300    
            269.00 269.50 0.5 1000    
            269.50 270.00 0.5 460    
            270.00 270.50 0.5 7300    
            270.50 271.00 0.5 600    
            271.00 271.50 0.5 6600    
            271.50 272.00 0.5 390    
            272.00 272.50 0.5 2000    

 

Drill collar locations in UTM NAD 83 coordinates

The Companies innovative use of a sonic drill facilitates penetration through relatively deep and difficult overburden to set drill casing at shallow angles. Consequently, the shallow inclined holes that intersect the steeply dipping lithologies provide reported intervals that are closer to true thickness.

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Natural gamma radiation in the drill core that is reported in this news release was measured in counts per second (cps) using a handheld Radiation Solutions RS-125 scintillometer. The Company considers greater than 300 cps on the handheld spectrometer as anomalous, >10,000 cps as high grade and greater than 65,000 cps as off-scale. The reader is cautioned that scintillometer readings are not directly or uniformly related to uranium grades of the rock sample measured and should be used only as a preliminary indication of the presence of radioactive materials. All depth measurements reported are down-hole and true thickness are yet to be determined. Samples from the drill core are split in half on site and are standardized at 0.5 m lengths. One half of the split sample will be submitted to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories (an SCC ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Accredited Facility) in Saskatoon, SK. for lithogeochemical analysis using their “Uranium Package”.

About Patterson Lake North:

The Company’s large 39,946 hectare 100% owned Patterson Lake North property (PLN) lies adjacent and immediately north of the Patterson Lake South property (PLS), owned by Fission Uranium Corp., where Fission Uranium expects to complete a Feasibility Study on its Triple R deposit. PLN is accessed by Provincial Highway 955, which transects the property.

Qualified Person

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 approved on behalf of the company by Raymond Ashley, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration of Fission 3.0 Corp., a Qualified Person. Mr. Ashley has verified the data disclosed.

About Fission 3.0 Corp.

Fission 3 is a uranium project generator and exploration company, focusing on projects in the Athabasca Basin, home to some of the world’s largest high grade uranium discoveries. Fission 3 currently has 16 projects in the Athabasca Basin. Several of Fission 3’s projects are near large uranium discoveries, including, Arrow, Triple R and Hurricane deposits.

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Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, including statements regarding the suitability of the Properties for mining exploration, future payments, issuance of shares and work commitment funds, entry into of a definitive option agreement respecting the Properties, are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company based on information currently available to it. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with securities regulatory authorities, which may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange have not reviewed, approved or disapproved the contents of this press release, and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Fission 3.0 Corp. Contact Information
Investor Relations
Telephone: 778 484 8030
Email: [email protected]

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Dev Randhawa”
Dev Randhawa, CEO

Cautionary Statement: Certain information contained in this press release constitutes “forward-looking information”, within the meaning of Canadian legislation. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur”, “be achieved” or “has the potential to”. Forward looking statements contained in this press release may include statements regarding the future operating or financial performance of Fission 3.0 Corp. which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: market conditions and other risk factors listed from time to time in our reports filed with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and Fission 3 Corp. disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable sec

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Expressions of Interest for Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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The Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, is inviting Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified candidates to be considered as Ireland’s Director of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The remunerated position of Director is an important post with a demanding workload. A full-time residential position, it is based at Bank headquarters in London.

The Minister’s nominee is expected to be appointed by the EBRD, with the agreement of Ireland’s Constituency partner countries, for a three-year term from 1 August 2024.

Minister McGrath commented:

“This is an exciting opportunity to represent Ireland (and our Constituency partners Denmark, Lithuania and Kosovo) as a Director on the Board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development overseeing the policy-making and governance of the Bank. The EBRD is a unique International Financial Institution supporting projects across three continents. By investing in projects which otherwise would not be fully met by the market, the EBRD promotes entrepreneurship and fosters transition towards open and sustainable market economies. I am keen to ensure our Irish representative has the ability, education, vision, and experience to make a significant contribution to the Board and brings a range of skills and diverse perspective to the deliberations of the Board.

My nominee will need high competence in economic and financial matters. Expertise can come from notable or significant achievements in the corporate or financial sector, academia, policy-focused institutions, or public service. Importantly, they will have the highest ethical standards, a strong sense of professionalism and commitment, and dedication to serving the interests of all the shareholders and be able to make themself readily available to the Board in the fulfilment of their duties.”

Expressions of interest will be accepted up to 3pm on 27th March 2024

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Council adopts regulation on instant payments

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The Council adopted today a regulation that will make instant payments fully available in euro to consumers and businesses in the EU and in EEA countries.

The new rules will improve the strategic autonomy of the European economic and financial sector as they will help reduce any excessive reliance on third-country financial institutions and infrastructures. Improving the possibilities to mobilize cash-flows will bring benefits for citizens and companies and allow for innovative added value services.

The instant payments regulation will allow people to transfer money within ten seconds at any time of the day, including outside business hours, not only within the same country but also to another EU member state. The regulation takes into consideration particularities of non-euro area entities.

Payment service providers such as banks, which provide standard credit transfers in euro, will be required to offer the service of sending and receiving instant payments in euro. The charges that apply (if any) must not be higher than the charges that apply for standard credit transfers.

The new rules will come into force after a transition period that will be faster in the euro area and longer in the non-euro area, that needs more time to adjust.

The regulation grants access for payment and e-money institutions (PIEMIs) to payment systems, by changing the settlement finality Directive (SFD). As a result, these entities will be covered by the obligation to offer the service of sending and receiving instant credit transfers, after a transitional period. The regulation includes appropriate safeguards to ensure that the access of PIEMIs to payment systems doesn’t carry additional risk to the system.

Under the new rules, instant payment providers will need to verify that the beneficiary’s IBAN and name match in order to alert the payer to possible mistakes or fraud before a transaction is made. This requirement will apply to regular transfers too.

The regulation includes a review clause with a requirement for the Commission to present a report containing an evaluation of the development of credit charges.

Background

This initiative comes in the context of the completion of the capital markets union. The capital markets union is the EU’s initiative to create a truly single market for capital across the EU. It aims to get investment and savings flowing across all member states for the benefit of citizens, businesses, and investors.

On 26 October 2022 the Commission put forward a proposal on instant payments that amends and modernises the single euro payments area (SEPA) regulation of 2012 on standard credit transfers in euro by adding to it specific provisions for instant credit transfers in euro.

Source: European Council

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FCA highlights need for enhanced competition in wholesale data markets

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The FCA has unveiled the outcomes of its in-depth study into the wholesale data market, focusing on the sectors of credit ratings data, benchmarks, and market data vendor services.

Despite deciding against major regulatory actions due to the risk of unintended consequences that could affect the data’s availability and quality—a crucial resource for global investors—the FCA has pinpointed several areas where competition could be significantly improved.

The study’s revelations indicate that the current state of competition in these markets may lead to users incurring higher costs for data than would be the case in a more competitive environment. This concern is particularly pressing given the critical role that such data plays in supporting effective investment decisions across the financial sector.

In a move to address these findings, the FCA has proposed initiatives aimed at ensuring wholesale data is distributed under fair, reasonable, and transparent conditions. This approach forms a part of the regulator’s broader strategy to ‘repeal and replace’ assimilated EU law, reinforcing the UK’s status as a premier global financial hub fostering investment, innovation, and sustainable growth.

Sheldon Mills, the FCA’s Executive Director of Consumers and Competition, emphasised the importance of quality and accessible wholesale data for the efficiency of financial markets. “The quality and availability of wholesale data is integral to well-functioning wholesale financial markets,” Mills stated. He further clarified, “Our market study found that firms can access the data they need to make effective investment decisions. We do not believe the case has been made for significant interventions. However, we will examine ways to help support wholesale data being provided on fair, reasonable and transparent terms.”

In its commitment to fostering a competitive and fair marketplace, the FCA will continue to scrutinize allegations of anti-competitive behavior across all markets, including wholesale data markets, leveraging its powers under the Competition Act to address any such issues.

Source: Fintech Global

 

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