Advanced Explorations Inc. (TSX-V: AXI; OTC: ADEXF) announced today its initial inferred resource estimate of 465 million tonnes of 31.1% total iron for the Tuktu Magnetite Project located in Nunavut, Canada, approximately 60km north of the company’s flagship Roche Bay magnetite Project and 70 km west of the hamlet of Hall Beach. The National Instrument (NI) 43-101 compliant Inferred Mineral Resource estimate was completed by APEX Geoscience Ltd. (“APEX”) in conformance with the CIM Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
In the release, John Gingerich, President and CEO of AXI stated: “The 465 million tonne Tuktu resource estimate is extremely encouraging given the remarkable consistency of the average grade (31.1%) regardless of the cut-off grade used. With drill tested widths up to 400 m and the depth ranging from 200-250m, there is significant opportunity to increase the resource at depth and along the 400 m of untested strike. Metallurgical work on drill core samples will commence soon but based on an initial review, we expect these ores to have similar beneficiation characteristics as the A, B and C Zones at our Roche Bay iron project. With the previously released results from the C-Zone (April 6, 2011) the Company’s has now delineated over 1 billion tonnes of iron ore on its Roche Bay and Tuktu iron properties consisting of an NI 43-101 compliant resource of the Roche Bay Project’s C-Zone with 323 million tonnes in the indicated category and 226 million tonnes in the inferred category, as well as the new resource estimate for Tuktu at 465 million tonnes. The updated C-Zone and new A/B Zone resource estimates should continue to add to our total resource base. The ongoing confirmation of historic resources at Roche Bay and the discovery of additional iron ore at Tuktu further validate the importance of this emerging Melville Peninsula iron district”.