Saskatoon-based junior mining player Gensource Potash has completed the first half of a drilling program at its Vanguard project in the Tugaske area.
The company says the drilling is the next stage in becoming the next greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan.
Gensource has a unique mine proposal, a smaller and more environmentally friendly project, which would not use surface water or bring salt to the surface, eliminating the need for costly and environmentally challenging salt tailings control.
Gensource sees a series of mines about one-tenth the size of legacy projects, with production to be pre-sold to end-users before being built.
The company has signed one multi-year agreement already and plans to build additional units as further sales contracts require.
The drilling is designed to confirm extent and grade of the potash in the area adjacent to one of the initial resource wells drilled in 2012.