Advanced Explorations (OTC Other: ADEXF; TSX-V: AXI) has reported the first set of assay results from the 2011 geophysical prospecting program at the Tuktu Iron Project located within 60 km north of the Company’s Roche Bay Iron Project on the east coast of the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut. High grade samples of 63.85% and 62.26% iron respectively were taken from banded iron formation (“BIF”) on the HABS 2 claim located approximately 6 km from the south-east portion of the Tuktu deposit where a 2011 drill program is about to deliver an initial NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate.
According to John Gingerich, President and CEO, “We are very encouraged by this recent high grade discovery at our Tuktu Project as we believed to see similar grades as Baffin Island’s Mary River deposit within our property, based on the steadily increasing iron values found during this summer’s drill program. The sample results clearly indicate a potential for direct ship ore from Tuktu and with the feasibility study for the Roche Bay Project’s C Zone near completion, these impressive results for Tuktu add further production dimensions to the Roche Bay Project. Considering its close proximity, high grade ore mined at Tuktu could be direct shipped using Roche Bay infrastructure. As Roche Bay is at a very advanced stage, this discovery also adds significant flexibility to the development scenarios within the Melville Peninsula iron district.”