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Kallak North

The Kallak iron ore deposit is located about 40km west of the Jokkmokk municipality centre in the Norrbotten County in Northern Sweden. The licence covers an area of 500 hectares of forested, low hilly ground close to the main paved road between Kvikkjokk (Ruoutevare) and Jokkmokk. A high standard forest road passes across the deposit and a major hydroelectric powerstation with associated electric powerlines is located only a few kilometres away.

The Kallak iron ore was discovered by the SGU in 1947-48. Between 1968 and 1970, detailed ground geophysical surveys were carried out in the entire area of interest including closely grid spaced magnetic, gravimetric and electromagnetic measurements. Diamond drilling of seven holes was also carried out. It was found that two iron ore deposits were present, separated by only some several hundred metres in distance.  Being in the same geological structure, they may well be connected at depth.

The iron ores are outcropping and consist of relatively massive magnetite and minor hematite, interlayered with quartz, feldspar and some hornblende. The dominant host rock is a grey volcanite. The ores occur in a north-south oriented syncline of sediments and felsic volcanic rocks of early Proterozoic age within granitic gneisses.

The iron ores are more than 300 metres wide and confirmed extension for the northern deposit is more than one kilometre.

Geophysical calculations by the SGU have estimated a tonnage for the northern deposit of 92 million tonnes and 29 million tonnes for the southern deposit. The ores have average grades varying between 35-42% of iron and have only low background values of TiO2 (< 0.1%), phosphorous (0.04%) and sulphur (<0.6%).

Results from qualitative metallurgical testing on Kallak ore material commissioned from MINPRO during the reporting period are anticipated to be available in April.  

In addition, a conceptual study on Kallak commissioned from RMG has recently been received and the report is available here >

In April 2010 Beowulf will started it's own diamond drilling campaign in Kallak.

Some 3,760 metres of drilling in over 32 holes was completed and is now being analysed.

We have completed some initial Davis Tube tests on Kallak North and the results are shown here >   

Further tests will take place

A brief presentation is shown here >

Kallak South

In September 2010 Beowulf acquired the company Iron of Sweden which became a 100% subsidiary.

Iron of Sweden has a number of Licences the key ones for Beowulf are Parkijaure 1 and 2 which are just south of our existing property Kallak North.

From now on the Parkijaure Licences will be known as Kallak South

With the acquisition of the Iron of Sweden Licences we have considerably extended the area that was covered in the Raw Materials Group study.

Kallak North and South ground magnetic map here >

Kallak North and South map
here >

There is considerable potential in this area as seen in the following cross section  here >  

Extract from an independent report with comments on Kallak South here >