Major Precious Metals Corp reports an update regarding its exploration and drilling schedules for summer 2021 on the Skaergaard Project located in eastern Greenland.
Charter Ship and Drilling Program Update
At present, the company has made significant progress in scheduling its summer 2021 exploration and diamond drilling program at Skaergaard, which includes engaging Airland Logistics, a supplier of international freight and logistics services based in Denmark to acquire an appropriate cargo vessel and charter passenger ship to assist its 2021 drilling program.
Major Precious Metals reserved a transformed icebreaker for retrofitting to include a helipad, for accommodations to field crews, in contrast to constructing a temporary field camp at the Sødalen airstrip (MEL 2012-25), situated around 15 km to the east of the Skaergaard deposit.
This Arctic-class, the so-called ice class 1A, passenger ship will be highly sufficient to house up to 100 passengers and crew, yet compact to navigate the narrow channels (fiords) and inlets notable on the east coast of Greenland and enable the ship to anchor inside 200 to 300 m of the Skaergaard deposit.
For accommodations, employing a passenger ship is an eco-friendly way and will considerably decrease or avoid wildlife disturbances, thus enhancing the health and security of drilling and field staff, as well as helicopter crews.
The use of a passenger ship anchored very close to the drill sites will lead to considerably less helicopter transit times and greater cost savings.
Major Precious Metals is in the last phase of choosing a drilling company for the diamond drilling program and is also recruiting field technicians and core logging geologists to assist the drilling program.
The company has scheduled to finish at least 10,000 m of diamond drilling on its Skaergaard mineral exploration license (MEL 2007-01) with the help of four heli-supported drilling rigs, with mobilization scheduled between the end of June and early July 2021.
Major Precious Metals also intends to finish reconnaissance field mapping of its new exploration license granted in January (MEL 2021-10) as part of its summer 2021 exploration plans, as well as to analyze if this new license area could be utilized as prospective sites for future infrastructure as part of the forthcoming Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Skaergaard Project.
Furthermore, Major Precious Metals is delighted that the Greenland government’s Mineral Licensing and Safety Authority (MLSA) has recently granted its conditional approval for the company’s exploration and drilling activities at Skaergaard in summer 2021.
Discussions are on with several other vendors, suppliers, helicopter and fixed wing companies, and accelerating companies.