Advanced Explorations (OTC Other: ADEXF; TSX-V: AXI) has completed the first round of geotechnical drilling for the port development study at the Roche Bay iron project located on the coast of the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. The geotechnical program is an instrumental part of the ongoing feasibility study at Roche Bay and involved the drilling of two potential port area alternatives in the Roche Bay, which is a natural deep water harbour within a few kilometres of the project’s ore body. The purpose of the drilling was to obtain samples of the sediments in the bay and to sample the bedrock beneath the sediments in an effort to help establish geotechnical design parameters for the proposed port facility for the foundation, caissons and anchors required. The Phase 2 geotechnical study is expected to commence in July 2011 and will be land focused with drilling for mine infrastructure components.
Advanced Explorations Completes Phase 1 Geotechnical Drilling for Port Development Study at Roche Bay