London, United Kingdom (PRWEB)
August 09, 2017
Bluejay Mining plc, the AIM (JAY.L) and FSE (S5WA) listed company with projects in Greenland and projects in Finland, is pleased to announce that drilling, bulk sampling, feasibility and permitting programmes are now underway at the Pituffik Titanium Project in Greenland (‘Pituffik’ or the ‘Project’). These work streams all form part of the Company’s 2017 exploration work programme.
See PDF of full announcement: Overview of the Work Programmes in Greenland
Drilling underway at Pituffik Titanium Project
Focus is to expand and upgrade the current resource of 23.6Mt at 8.8% ilmenite, which is independently proven to be the highest-grade mineral sand ilmenite project globally
Emphasis is on validating the significant ilmenite tonnage potential along the additional 25km of raised beach licence area not currently included in the resource as well as the existing resource.
35 holes completed within one week, in an extensive programme using sonic drilling to improve and extend the current resource.
To date ilmenite rich sediment has been observed in all drill samples, confirming the rich regional potential and extent of mineralisation across entire onshore 30km licence, areas of the raised beach remain open at depth due to only having 30m of drilling equipment on hand.
Auger drilling completed to the east and west of Moriusaq and will move to Itelak shortly.
To date ilmenite rich sediment has been observed in all 35 holes drilled, further confirming the regional extent of mineralisation across entire onshore licence area.
Proof-of-concept bulk sampling programme commenced – material to support ongoing offtake discussions.
The first batch, containing 250 tonne ilmenite rich run-of-mine product, has been shipped from Pituffik.
Based on visual estimates the ilmenite concentrations in the bulk sample are better than expected.
An additional 250 tonne bulk sample destined for separation to provide ilmenite concentrate for customer analysis purposes is now advanced and expected to be completed within a similar timeframe.
Bathymetry survey underway to enable a robust assessment of shipping options
Completion expected in Q3 2017.
Designed to identify possible shipping…