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COAL RESOURCES Nunavut, Tulita coal studies released

NUNAVUT Vancouvers WEST HAWK DEVELOPMENT has received the NI 43-101 report covering its Nunavut coal prospect 41...


NUNAVUT Vancouvers WEST HAWK DEVELOPMENT has received the NI 43-101 report covering its Nunavut coal prospect 410 km north of Resolute. According to the report prepared by WEIR INTERNATIONAL, West Hawks property contains roughly 3.0 billion t of in situ coal.

The Nunavut claims include major coal seams occurring within the Late-Cretaceous/Eocene age Eureka Sound Formation. Previous owners of the property reported that the coal seams were laterally persistent and have been traced up to 15 km along strike. Judging by the lateral continuity, thickness and absence of partings in most of the coal seams, it is apparent that coal-forming swamp conditions prevailed over large areas of the flood plain.

West Hawks land holdings include two properties, the North Fosheim Peninsula property on the east side of Eureka Sound on Ellesmere Island and the May Point property located on the west side of Eureka Sound on Axel Heiberg Island.

West Hawk also holds the Tulita coal property for which Weir has also prepared a technical report. The Tulita property lies within the Fort Norman coalfield of the Northwest Territories. Historical estimates of resources suggest there are 1.5 billion t of coal in situ and an exploration potential for perhaps 140.0 billion to 175.0 billion t more.

The company has completed the traditional ecological knowledge studies in anticipation of filing for drilling permits at Tulita. An access agreement must also be negotiated.

Either of these reports may be read in full at www.WestHawkDevelopment.com.


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