Mel Project Location Map

Companion voiceover presentation to the Oct 16, 2017
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Location:  Melville Peninsula, Nunavut
Size: 56,000 hectares
Ownership: 100% North Arrow
Stage: Ground geophysics and drilling of new discovery area
Closest Infrastructure:  18 km from tidewater; 140 km south of the hamlet of Hall Beach; 210 km northeast of the hamlet of Naujaat (formerly Repulse Bay).



The Mel Project consists of approximately 56,000 hectares of mineral claims on the Melville Peninsula, approximately 140 km south of the community of Hall Beach and 210 km northeast of the community of Naujaat (Repulse Bay) which is also the location of North Arrow's Naujaat Diamond Project. The property is located within 20 km of tidewater and hosts two areas with kimberlite indicator mineral "KIM" trains (North Mel and South Mel) originally defined from over 500 till samples recorded in public assessment files. The mineral trains are composed of pyrope and eclogitic garnets, as well as ilmenite.

Infill and up-ice till sampling was conducted in short summer programs from 2013 to 2016 to define a cut-off of what appears to be at least three distinct indicator trains (see press release dated Feb. 8, 2017 and corresponding YouTube presentation).  A prospecting program focused on potential source areas defined at North Mel was conducted in late August 2017 resulting in the discovery of a sub-cropping kimberlite body coincident with a magnetic anomaly (ML-8).  A 62 kg sample was subsequently processed for micro-diamonds using caustic fusion and yielded 23 diamonds larger than the 0.106 mm sieve size, including a single, colourless diamond larger than the 0.85 mm sieve size (see press release dated Oct. 16, 2017 and corresponding YouTube presentation).

North Arrow initiated staking of the area between North Mel and South Mel following the discovery of the ML-8 kimberlite  A press release announcing the new landholdings (from 7,500 ha to 56,000 ha) at Mel was announced on January 22, 2018.

The Mel Project's first drill program will commence mid-July 2018 and will consist of ground geophysics, drilling of approxmately 8 targets (~1200 m) and till sampling.  

North Arrow’s interest in the property is subject to a 1% gross overriding royalty, one half of which (0.5%) can be purchase at any time for $1 million.

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