In September 2009, as part of Advanced Explorations' summer mapping and prospecting program, the company discovered a massive banded iron formation (BIF) within 60 kilometres of the Roche Bay Project and within 45 kilometres of the ocean.
Images of High Grade DSO Samples from July 2012 Channel Sampling
High Grade Magnetite Sample at Tuktu 2 showing High Grade Surface Exposure at Tuktu 2
Specular Hematite Sample taken from Tuktu 2 showing
Sample Results From 2011 Mapping & Prospecting Program
Tuktu 2011 Drill Campaign - Drill Results
2011 Tuktu Drill Campaign: Drill Hole Locations - Plan View
November 16th, 2009: Steel industry portal 'Steel Guru' reports on Advanced Explorations recent banded iron formation discovery, Tuktu. Read the full story here.
November 12th, 2009: Global Mining Newspaper 'The Northern Miner' informed its readers about Advanced Explorations' Tuktu Project in an online story on November 12th. Read the full coverage here.
Video of the Tuktu discovery:
Narrator: Steve Roebuck, Advanced Explorations VP Explorations
Massive BIF outcrop on Tuktu project area
The new iron ore discovery has been named 'Tuktu' , the inuit word for 'caribou', and 11 claims have been staked covering approximately 22,000 hectares of previously unexplored land on the Melville Peninsula.
For more information and assay results, please read the press releases on the Tuktu Project.
Geologic Map and Sample Locations.
Geomapping BIF outcrop on Tuktu claim.
Tuktu claim Banded Iron Formation outcrop.