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Canada Nickel confirms discovery at newly acquired Deloro property in Ontario

Crawford nickel-cobalt sulphide project. Credit: Canada Nickel

Canada Nickel Company (TSXV: CNC) has received new assay results from its Deloro property that confirmed a second significant discovery from the company’s newly acquired property package in Ontario.

The Deloro property is located 9 km southeast of Timmins and contains an ultramafic target that measures 1.4 km north-south by 450 metres east-west based on the total magnetic intensity (TMI). Ultramafic lithologies and nickel mineralization has been found throughout the anomaly.

Recent drilling was highlighted by hole DEL22-01, which intersected 487 metres of 0.25% nickel with a higher-grade section near the bottom of the hole intersecting 0.28% nickel over 91 metres. Hole DEL 22-09 also intersected 393 metres of 0.26% nickel.

“We are very pleased with the results from Deloro, where we successfully delineated our target mineralization and grades throughout the intended geophysical target. Deloro now joins Reid as another significant, sizeable nickel discovery and we look forward to continued success as we continue exploration around our regional properties, developing what we believe has the potential to be one of the world’s leading nickel districts,” CEO Mark Selby said in a media release.

In November 2021, Canada Nickel announced its acquisition of 13 properties – including Deloro and Reid – to consolidate its district-scale mining potential in the Timmins area. These projects are located within a radius of 95 km of the company’s flagship Crawford nickel sulphide project.

The Crawford project is said to contain the fifth-largest nickel sulphide resource globally following a recent update, totalling 1.4 billion tonnes grading 0.24% nickel in the measured and indicated category and 670.1 million tonnes grading 0.23% nickel in the inferred category.

The project’s preliminary economic assessment based on prior resource estimates outlined a 25-year operation that would produce 842,000 tonnes of nickel.