Bluejay Mining PLC (LON:JAY) has appointed Joshua Hughes as Greenland Exploration Manager.
Hughes will manage multiple interrelated exploration programmes in Greenland, as Bluejay moves to advance its two large scale base metal projects, Disko-Nuussuaq and Kangerluarsuk.
Hughes has an extensive knowledge on Greenlandic geology and its mineral potential as well as notable operational experience, having managed and led exploration and drilling campaigns for a diverse range of commodities throughout Greenland.
Amongst other positions, he was previously chief geologist of NunaMinerals A/S, Greenland's former state-sponsored exploration company, where he led activities within the Nanortalik gold belt in South Greenland, which resulted in one of the most significant gold discoveries in Greenland to date.
In this role, he also managed a Joint Exploration Agreement with the Korean state mining company, Korea Resources Corporation (KORES), a joint venture with Greenland Rare Earth Projects Ltd.
He has also worked alongside Rio Tinto. During this time, Hughes was a permanent resident in Greenland's capital, Nuuk, and remains well-connected within the Greenlandic community, providing services to the exploration industry.
Mr Hughes was also Managing Director of Nanoq Resources Ltd, which held an exploration licence over the Tartoq gold belt in southwest Greenland.
"Josh is a well-regarded and recognised Greenland expert,” said Bluejay Mining chief executive Roderick McIllree.
“Our model of populating the team with highly experienced professionals ensures success at all levels, and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us on this exciting journey. The country remains vastly underexplored, so Josh's experience is invaluable as Bluejay continues in the search and evaluation of further opportunities. Next year promises to be the most exciting to date as we move to finally drill test two massive base metal projects that are currently 100% owned by Bluejay."