Greenland Minerals Confirms a Substantial New Rare Earth Element – Uranium Deposit With Big Drill Intercepts


Read Full ASX Announcement 17 February 2011

Summary:

Greenland Minerals and Energy Limited (“GMEL” or “the Company”, ASX:GGG) is pleased to report drill intercepts from the 2010 drill program that confirm the discovery of a second substantial deposit of rare earth elements (REEs), uranium, and zinc in the northern Ilimaussaq Complex, in Greenland. The new discovery area, currently referred to as Zone 2, is located 6 km south of Kvanefjeld where the Company has defined one of the world’s largest rare earth resources in a multi-element deposit that is also enriched in uranium and zinc (see Appendix 1). The results reported herein are from holes drilled at Zone 2 during the 2010 field season. Of the twelve holes drilled to date, all have intersected mineralized lujavrite (host to resources at Kvanefjeld), and nine holes have each returned greater than 100m in cumulative intercepts. Download Full 10 Page pdf ASX Announcement
Key Zone 2 intercepts include:
 Hole ID            S006    185m  @ 1.2% TREO,  442 ppm U3O8, 0.34% Zn
                          S002    131m  @ 1.3% TREO,  447 ppm U3O8,0.34% Zn
                          S001    116m  @ 1.2% TREO,  440 ppm U3O8, 0.34% Zn*
                          S008     64m   @ 1.3% TREO,  462 ppm U3O8, 0.33% Zn
                          S003     42m   @ 1.4% TREO,  463 ppm U3O8, 0.39% Zn
                          S003     46m   @ 1.5% TREO,  415 ppm U3O8, 0.37% Zn
*Intercept previously reported
                                   
Significantly, drilling to date has identified an upper lens at Zone 2 that locally exceeds 160m in thickness, and is of a higher grade tenor than resources defined at Kvanefjeld. It offers the opportunity to add significant tones of higher grade material to the Company’s already extensive resource base. Importantly, Zone 2 remains open to the northwest, the direction in which the lujavrite horizon undulates before outcropping again at Kvanefjeld 6 km away. Mineralisation also remains open to the east but plunges to greater depth. The style of mineralization is the same as that at Kvanefjeld, for which the Company has established as base-case process flow sheet that is outlined in the Interim Pre-feasibility Report.
The resources of the northern Ilimaussaq complex are both extensive and unique, and offer the potential to produce both a light and heavy rare earth product, uranium and zinc concentrates, fluoride compounds and a zirconium product. GMEL’s base-case scenario evaluates an operation to produce a rare earth concentrate, and a uranium oxide product. Current metallurgical programs are advancing the process route to produce both a light and heavy rare earth product (including yttrium), uranium and zinc concentrates. Read More

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