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Garrett and Ben Ainsworth

This is a supreme vote of confidence for the early stage Arrow Discovery made by NexGen Energy.

Garrett Ainsworth, who we profiled last year for making the Patterson Lake South uranium discovery, is leaving the spinout company he, his father and Mike Gunning had landed in after being taken out by Fission last year.

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The company he is joining: none other than: NexGen Energy.

“I am honoured to join the NexGen team, and look forward to exploring one of the most prospective land packages in the Athabasca Basin. NexGen’s technical team led by Andrew Browne, James Sykes, and Matt Schwab surpassed exploration expectations in making a significant discovery at Arrow in only their second drill program on the Rook I Property. Needless to say, I am very excited to be back working on the Patterson conductor corridor that hosts the Arrow Discovery and PLS mineralized zones, and other highly prospective conductor corridors of the southwest Athabasca.”

Garrett’s track record was reviewed in NexGen’s release:

Mr. Ainsworth was the Project Manager (PM) at Patterson Lake South (PLS) during the 50/50 joint venture between Alpha Exploration and Fission Uranium from 2007 to 2013. During his tenure as PM of PLS he oversaw the staking of new claims, the discovery of the boulder field, the initial high-grade uranium drill hole discovery (R00E zone), and the discovery of the high grade, near surface, uranium zones R390E and R780E during the winter 2013 drill program.

In 2013 Mr Ainsworth was the AMEBC recipient of the Colin Spence Award (For Excellence in Global Mineral Exploration) in recognition of his efforts which led to the discovery of the high-grade uranium mineralized system at the Patterson Lake South project in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.

This is both a vote of confidence in NexGen’s technical work to date and a key technical hire as they try to prove up the Arrow discovery.

Here is the news release: NexGen appoints new Vice President of Exploration and establishment of Technical Committee

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