True North Gems Inc. ("True North" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the continued construction at its Aappaluttoq Ruby mine site, Southwest Greenland. There has been excellent progress since construction was initiated in September 2014 despite the freezing weather conditions.
A total of 24 personnel are currently on site and working on a variety of tasks, including:
- Delivery of the primary jaw crusher to site.
- Initiation of aggregate production for work tracks and making of concrete.
- Access route from the camp to the inner port has been completed.
- The access route from the outer port to the camp is highly advanced with blasting currently in progress to complete the final section.
- Ground preparation for the helipad has commenced.
- Commencement of blasting and installation of the water line, sewer line, electricity cabling and foundation work for the camp.
- Installation of the pier foundation is completed allowing the construction of the outer port to continue.
- Commencement of planning for the site environmental monitoring.
"Continued construction since our last update has advanced the project significantly with the permanent pre-fabricated mine camp currently being mobilized from Nuuk and the foundation work for the first buildings initiated. The early delivery of the main primary crusher allows production of road-base and concrete aggregate," stated Mr. Nicholas Houghton, President and CEO. "The Greenlandic construction crews currently at site are doing an excellent job despite the start of winter. LNS has informed us that after the short break for the festive period construction will continue at its current pace as we move into January."
Progress reports will continue to be issued as individual construction milestones are met; these will usually be accompanied by new images from site which can be viewed in the "Projects" section in the tab "Construction" of the company's website: www.truenorthgems.com.