Bluejay Mining gains approvals for Greenland's Pituffik and Disko projects


Bluejay Mining has received approvals for the development of its Pituffik titanium project and Disko-Nuussuaq magmatic massive sulphide nickel-copper-platinum site in Greenland. 

Approval was obtained from the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority (MLSA), and is in connection with the company’s 2017 exploration programmes. 

Bluejay Mining CEO Roderick McIllree said: "The 2017 work programme has begun. Development plans have been on the drawing board since the completion of our 2016 season and the finalised work programme is streamlined to deliver maximum result for cost.

"Having proven that Pituffik is the highest-grade ilmenite project globally, we will now demonstrate the size characteristic and its ultimate commercial value."

Pituffik’s inferred resource of 23.6Mt at 8.8% ilmenite in-situ and a high-grade zone of 7.9Mt at 14.2% ilmenite lie within an exploration target of between 90Mt and 130Mt, which has an in-situ grade of between 6.3% and 8.4% ilmenite.

"Having proven that Pituffik is the highest-grade ilmenite project globally, we will now demonstrate the size characteristic and its ultimate commercial value."

Under the exploration programme, the company is planning to expand and upgrade resources through auger and sonic drilling. 

Other work programmes include a proof-of-concept bulk sampling plan and the production of geotechnical information for civil construction, as well as a bathymetric survey of a shipping channel, which provides access to Moriusaq.

Interlak and Moriusaq are the two primary target areas of the Pituffik project. 

Scheduled to start this month, the drilling campaign will focus on increasing the total mineral inventory, with work particularly centred on the Interlak region, and will continue until September. 

Regarding Disko project, the work programme is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. 

Bluejay is planning to take up a ground-based electromagnetic survey (EM) on the southern portion of the licence area with focus on Jose, Placido, and Luciano target locations.