Bluejay Mining has received the revised Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) for the mineral sands deposit at the Dundas Ilmenite Project. The MRE was prepared for Dundas Titanium A/S by Palaris Europe Ltd. and extensively reviewed by the Dundas Project Study Team and the Company.
The results from the 2022 drilling campaign on the Moriusaq West deposit unexpectedly did not correlate well with the historical drilling results. Additional drilling at the eastern part of the resource (Moriusaq East, Iterlak East and Iterlak West) was not possible during the 2022 summer access window because of time-constraints. Due to the deficient correlation with historic results, and the lack of ability to drill, this created uncertainty regarding the extrapolation of the results and so Palaris was only able to remodel the Moriusaq West part of the MRE 2019.
The work carried out by Palaris has concluded that the JORC Compliant Measured and Indicated Resource categories in the MRE 2023 for the Moriusaq West part of the overall resource deposit now stands at 29.7 million tonnes at an in situ TiO2 grade of 1.99%, whereas previously the MRE 2019 for the same part of the deposit had been 59.3Mt at a grade of 3.26% in situ TiO2.
Despite all the work carried out over the last 18 months to improve and de-risk the project development concepts, the downgrade in tonnage and grade provided by the MRE has led Bluejay to decide that Dundas does not present a viable commercial development opportunity for the Company. Bluejay will not commit further cash to Dundas whilst it considers strategic and commercial alternatives.
Bluejay has begun investigating alternative monetisation avenues, which may include partnership, disposal or a combination of the two. The revised concept and design, along with the offshore resources for Dundas, is significant for discussions related to these alternatives.
You can read the announcement in full here: https://polaris.brighterir.com/public/bluejay_mining/news/rns/story/rgzn5jw