Proactive Investors - Run By Investors For Investors

Results from Sirius Minerals' Dakota salts project confirms continuity of potash beds

Results from Sirius Minerals' Dakota salts project confirms continuity of potash beds

Sirius Minerals (LON:SXX) today reported the assay results from its wholly owned Dakota Salts project, which confirmed the continuity of the Saskatchewan potash beds into North Dakota and in the project.

The total intersection from the initial drill hole is interpreted to include the White Bear marker bed followed by 15.05 metres of interbed halite with 8.69 metres of Esterhazy Member mineralisation at the base.

The total Esterhazy Member intersection was 8.5 metres with an average grade of 11.8 percent potassium with peak values of 41 percent potassium and 10.3 percent carnallite.

The potash mineralisation is in the form of both sylvite and carnallite which is similar to Esterhazy Member type mineralisation seen in the Saskatchewan Prairie Evaporite Formation, said Sirius.

The company is now working with its technical team to properly analyse and interpret these results to plan the next phase of its exploration programme, which will likely include additional seismic lines, geochemical and regional studies prior to initiating further drilling.

View full SXX profile

Sirius Minerals PLC Timeline

Related Articles

Fertliser spreader on arable land
June 28 2016
The firm has hired CH2M Engineers Inc (CH2M), Norwest Corporation (Norwest), and Novopro Projects (Novopro) to complete the NI43-1O1 report and technical study.
African Potash making progress with second deal in less than a month
August 02 2016
The longer-term plan is to create a vertically integrated operator that has the mining, processing and marketing skills to tap into a region that buys in an estimated 10mln tonnes of fertiliser a year.
February 23 2017
Chris Tziolis discussed with investors the potential of the Ammaroo Project.

© Proactive Investors 2017

Proactive Investor UK Limited, trading as “Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom”, is Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Registered in England with Company Registration number 05639690. Group VAT registration number 872070825 FCA Registration number 559082. You can contact us here.

Market Indices, Commodities and Regulatory News Headlines copyright © Morningstar. Data delayed 15 minutes unless otherwise indicated. Terms of use