- Bluejay Mining said it planned to this year prepare a sample for shipment from its Dundas ilmenite project in Greenland.

The bulk smelter sample would be shipped to Rio Tinto's Sorel-Tracy plant in Quebec, Canada.

The company said it would also work this year on construction of a 2,400 tonne per week run-of-mine demonstration plant, for the processing of ilmenite-bearing sand sample into a heavy mineral concentrate.

'I am pleased to report an update on our very extensive 2019 work programme, which will provide a solid foundation for the continued development of Dundas during this field season,' chief executive Roderick McIllree said.

'This work programme will enable us to satisfy our agreement with Rio Tinto by delivering 5,000 tonnes of ilmenite-bearing sands to a potential major customer.'

'This milestone, when paired with the further advancement of site works, completion of the final year of offshore studies as well as continuing to drive towards permitting demonstrates significant progress that will be made during 2019.' 'Looking ahead, we anticipate the official lodgement of our exploitation application in the coming months and prior to this we expect to provide a progress update on other assets in our portfolio.'

At 2:13pm: [LON:JAY] Bluejay Mining Plc share price was +0.15p at 7.55p

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