West Melville Metals, a specialty metals and iron ore exploration firm, has reported that its initial drill campaign has been completed at the Isortoq iron-titanium-vanadium project, which is located in South Greenland. This program was included in the company’s $2.25 million-valued exploration campaign.
The Isortoq drilling campaign was specifically designed to logically assess and extend the drilling that was completed by Australia-based Hunter Minerals, the project vendors. Additionally, a wide ground-based geophysical survey was completed by West Melville, as part of the campaign.
The company completed 2,684 m of core drilling, including drilling of 11 holes to a depth of 344 m at the maximum. It also completed 134 line-km of ground geophysics.
The 2012 geophysical survey’s preliminary results were particularly utilized to outline the drill model, which examined a strike of 1 km in the middle of formerly discovered mineralization trending 15 km. Both angled and vertical core holes were included in the drill holes and were specifically designed to define the mineralization’s geometry in the focus region.
Troctolite mineralization was encountered in all 11 drill holes. The company sampled all troctolite core on 2 m intervals and has sent the samples to an accredited laboratory based in Canada. It is expecting to receive the assay results during the fall. The geophysical survey results are still under process and analysis.
According to Rory Moore, CEO and President of West Melville, the company was successful in its initial drilling conducted at the Isortoq property and the program validated their expectations depending on historical drill campaign. West Melville believes this program to be an important achievement and the program provides an exceptional footing to progress and develop a resource at the property.