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VANADIUM: Delrey authorized to drill at Newfoundland property



NEWFOUNDLAND – Following its recent acquisition of the Four Corners project, Delrey Metals received this week authorization from the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources to establish up to 20 drill sites and four trenches on the property.

Four Corners is a 5,157-hectare property located 25 km east of the town of Stephenville. The area is host to vanadium enriched titaniferous magnetite mineralization which shows historical evidence for significant and consistent vanadium accumulations.

“The Delrey team is very excited to have received its Four Corners project drill permits so quickly allowing work to commence in short order,” the company’s president and CEO, Morgan Good, said in a media statement. “The Department of Natural Resources in Newfoundland and Labrador is well known for its ability to move expediently through the permitting process and certainly did not disappoint.”

Good said that now that the permit has been issued, Delrey personnel will be staying at an existing camp located within 15 km of the project’s road-accessible Keating Hill East zone.

The area hosts a potential strike length in excess of 4.5 km and is the focus of the miner’s 2019 drilling campaign, which is expected to be six to eight weeks long.

Delrey reports that preliminary metallurgical tests carried out by SRK Consulting yielded positive vanadium recoveries of over 90%.

This story first appeared on www.Mining.com.