Disko Magmatic Cu, Ni & PGE project in West Greenland

Disko Magmatic Cu, Ni & PGE project in West Greenland

The magmatic Cu, Ni & PGE project at Disko & Nuussuaq in West Greenland has been the subject of more than three decades of exploration with Cominco in the 1980s, Falconbridge in the 1990s and Vismand Exploration in the 2000s all making the positive decision to invest in these discoveries.

Initial exploration identified strong similarities to Noril’sk in Siberia and this model was confirmed when a large boulder of Ni, Cu and PGE bearing massive sulphide was identified on the licence area.  This 28 tonne pod of massive sulphide assayed at 7% Ni, 3% Cu, 2ppm PGE was discovered by Falconbridge in 1994 as an inclusion in a dyke interpreted to intersect the mineralisation at depth. The boulder of massive sulphide can be seen in the foyer of the Danish Geological Museum in Copenhagen and is the centerpiece of its mineralogical collection.

Picrite lavas are hot melts derived directly from the Earth’s mantle and constitute the main source for nickel and PGE’s globally as well as an important source of copper. West Greenland Igneous Province, comprising Disko & Nuussuaq, contains onshore accumulations of picrite lavas of a similar scale to the Siberian flood basalts that house the super-giant Noril’sk Ni-Cu-PGE. Similar to Noril’sk, analysis demonstrates that sulphide segregation has occurred at Disko where enormous volumes of melt have interacted with sedimentary sequences high in sulphur en-route to surface and have precipitated all contained Ni, Cu and PGM within the conduit system. These metal accumulations form the Ni, Cu and PGM exploration targets at Disko. 

Figure 1: Drill ready Ni, Cu & PGE MMS targets on the Nuussuaq Peninsular mainland Greenland.

Figure 2: Additional drill ready large scale MMS targets on Disko Island. Targets in the above are Jussi N and Jussi S, Enrico which cannot be seen in the above is behind and underneath the valley floor.

Figure 3: Massive sulphide rubble taken from the same location as the 28t massive sulphide boulder discovery.

Bluejay CEO Roderick McIllree said, “This acquisition further consolidates Bluejay’s position in Greenland and sees us add quality acreage to our Greenlandic portfolio, which already includes the unusually pure Pituffik Titanium Project.  Having worked in Greenland extensively over the past 10 years, my team and I have an excellent understanding of the resource opportunity in this emerging jurisdiction, the potential of which grows day by day as a result of environmental changes.

“Two of Avannaa’s projects, Disko and Kangerluarsuk appear to have high-tonnage and high-grade base metal potential.  These are rare geological characteristics not often seen in the Cu-Ni-PGE & Zn-Pb-Ag mineral spaces.  These projects have been of interest for some time, however as with all things, timing was crucial.  Prior to Capricorn’s involvement, major mining houses such as Falconbridge and Vismand spent more than US$50 million on these projects over multiple campaigns spanning more than three decades and therefore Bluejay is now ideally positioned in Greenland with multiple, large, high-grade polymetallic targets



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