Bluejay Mining receives approval for Greenland exploration projectsStaff Writer | July 10, 2017
Bluejay Mining said it has received approval from the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority in Greenland for its exploration programmes.
Mining Pituffik titanium project
Bluejay said it aims to expand and upgrade resources using both auger and sonic drilling at Pituffik, focusing mainly on the Iterlak region. Drilling is scheduled to commence in July and will continue until September.
The group said Pituffik has an inferred resource of 23.6 megatonnes at 8.8% ilmenite, including a high-grade zone of 7.9 megatonnes at 14.2% ilmenite, both of which sit within a target of between 90 megatonnes and 130 megatonnes with an in-situ grade of between 6.3% and 8.4% ilmenite.
The company also said it intends to undertake a bulk sample programme in July at Pituffik, which will include the dredging of material from the active, raised and drowned beach environments in order to prove its ability to deliver product based on its current production model.
The company said the raised beach environment is one of three types of domains within the licence area, the other two being the active and drowned beach environments. At its Disko project, Bluejay said it will undertake a ground-based electromagnetic survey on the southern portion of the licence area, with the aim of detecting strong bedrock conductors that might be associated with Norilsk-style sulphide mineralisation. ■