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North American Nickel starts drilling at Sudbury property

Company will drill 1,000 metres at Post Creek/Halcyon property
North American Nickel (NAN) is undertaking a 1,000-metre drill program at its Post Creek/Halcyon property near Sudbury. (NAN photo)

North American Nickel (NAN) said dialogue with Wanapitei First Nation is ongoing as the company launches a 1,000-metre exploration and drill program at its Post Creek nickel-copper-platinum group elements project in Sudbury.

The Post Creek/Halcyon property in Sudbury is located adjacent to the past-producing Podolsky copper-nickel-platinum group metal deposit of KGHM International Ltd. The property lies along the extension of the Whistle Offset dyke structure. Such geological structures host major nickel-copper-precious group metals deposits and producing mines within the Sudbury Camp, NAN noted.

The company said it would undertake 1,000 metres of targetted diamond drilling, including borehole electromagnetic (BHEM) surveys, following up on 2018 trench mapping, petrography and geochemistry studies and prospecting.

North American Nickel said the presence of quartz diorite at the site is consistent with the development of an offset-type environment.

“Offsets and footwall deposits account for a significant portion of all the ore mined in the Sudbury Mining Camp and continue to be significant and favourable exploration targets,” said North American Nickel CEO Keith Morrison in a news release.

“The style of mineralization associated with this geological environment is prospective for copper, nickel, cobalt and precious metals.”

The company has contracted Forage M3 Drilling Services of Hawkesbury and Crone Geophysics and Exploration of Mississauga to undertake the work.

Drills were expected to start turning on Nov. 16.