Potash company completes summer drill program

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ROBINSONS  Red Moon Potash Inc. has completed its summer drill program for potash/salt in the Bay St. George basin.

Two holes were drilled offsetting the area known as the Captain Cook 1 discovery, with step-outs of 1,000 meters to the northeast and 500 meters to the southwest.

Each hole reached the target horizon and core samples are being shipped to St. John’s for detailed review and selection for potash and salt analysis.

The two holes represent the first drill program for the company and the first attempt to map out the Captain Cook potash/salt discovery.

Red Moon owns a 100 per cent working interest in about 90,000 acres in the basin.

Several rounds of drilling will be required to fully assess its potential. The information obtained from these holes will be extremely useful to understanding the existing seismic data and geologic history of the natural salt basin.

The understanding of this will be important for optimizing future drill locations, according to Patrick Laracy, president of Red Moon Potash.

Red Moon is a junior exploration company focused on potash/salt exploration in western Newfoundland. 

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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  • A.
    August 07, 2013 - 19:49

    Yup! Yet another company buying up land to do just as they please leaving holes all over the place and the environment left in an awful sight. Holes big enough you can lose your dog. People ...you are going to have to demand companies are made to tow the line regarding the environment. The Island of Newfoundland is not exactly a huge place. But, I suppose, it doesn't matter as long as greedy companies get what they want and leave. When are people going to stand up for the enviroment...and that doesn't mean no progress...it means leaving the environment in a prestine condition as it was found.

  • Rod Mercer, Thomas Resources.
    July 17, 2013 - 11:09

    It is great to see exploration being done. Best of Luck Pat!

    • Devil's Advocate
      July 22, 2013 - 12:26

      You spelled Exploitation wrong.