October 31 2006 – Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (TSX-V:PTU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Watson as the company’s Chief Geophysicist. Mr. Watson was a Founding Partner of the firm Paterson, Grant and Watson Ltd., Canada’s leading provider of geophysical consulting, data processing and interpretation services.
”At any point in time, Purepoint is conducting geophysical surveys on at least half of our properties” said Scott Frostad, Vice President, Exploration, Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. “As unconformity style uranium deposits are generally undetectable on surface, there is a great deal of reliance on geophysics in the identification of viable drill targets. Roger’s expertise in the collection and interpretation of geophysical data for exploration purposes will be invaluable to us.”
Roger joins the highly experienced Purepoint management team which proudly boasts well over 100 years of collective exploration experience in the Athabasca Basin. He also continues to provide his consulting expertise to a select group of companies in the exploration field.
Geophysical surveys refer to those methods used to remotely determine the physical characteristics of rock deep under the earth’s surface. A variety of geophysical instruments and survey types can be utilized to assist in the identification of geological settings conducive to uranium deposition such as structural traps, graphite and alteration halos.
Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. is focused on the precision exploration of its seven, 100% owned, highly prospective projects in the Canadian Athabasca Basin. Established in the Basin well before the resurgence in uranium, Purepoint is actively advancing some of the hottest drill targets in the world’s richest uranium region.