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Canada Nickel Launches NetZero Metals: Zero-Carbon Production in Nickel, Cobalt and Iron

Canada Nickel has launched wholly-owned NetZero Metals Inc. to develop zero-carbon production of Nickel, Cobalt and Iron and applied for the trademarks…

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Canada Nickel has launched wholly-owned NetZero Metals Inc. to develop zero-carbon production of Nickel, Cobalt and Iron and applied for the trademarks NetZero NickelTM, NetZero CobaltTM and NetZero IronTM across several jurisdictions.

 

A number of key technologies are being explored to establish Crawford as a Zero-Carbon footprint operation:

MINING

– Deposition approaches for waste rock and tailings during mining to expose the serpentine rock to air to allow this material to absorb CO2 through natural mineral carbonation (exact amount and rate at which CO2 can be absorbed from materials mined at Crawford will be analyzed during upcoming phases of work).

– Utilization of electric rope shovels and trolley trucks which utilize electricity rather than diesel fuel as a power source wherever possible.

MILLING – Large scale processing of lower grade sulphide ores utilizes a significant amount of electricity

– local proximity to hydroelectricity provides the potential to minimize carbon emissions for this stage of production.

CONCENTRATE PROCESSING

– Existing pyrometallurgical processes such as roasting, sulphation roasting, and reduction using electric arc furnaces (utilizing natural gas rather than coke or coal as a reductant) with the off gases captured and re-routed to allow the CO2 to be captured by the waste rock and tailings.

– Existing hydrometallurgical processes to produce nickel and cobalt products such as the Albion or other similar processes, which generate minimal off-gases to produce nickel and cobalt products. The off-gases will again be captured and treated to ensure CO2 and SO2 emissions are minimized.

– Production of iron products utilizing existing direct reduced iron (DRI) processes or reduction in electric arc furnaces utilizing natural gas. About Canada Nickel Canada Nickel is advancing the next generation of high quality, high potential nickel-cobalt projects to deliver the metals needed to power the electric vehicle revolution and feed the high growth stainless steel market.

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Lefroy finds 6 anomalies at Burns, will kick off RC drilling next month

Special Report: Gold explorer Lefroy has identified six new magnetic anomalies, extending the Burns intrusive corridor to 3000m at its … Read More
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Gold explorer Lefroy has identified six new magnetic anomalies, extending the Burns intrusive corridor to 3000m at its Lefroy gold project near Kalgoorlie.

Burns has a distinctive, positive, aerial magnetic signature due to strong magnetite alteration of the porphyry and basalt rocks that host the mineralisation.

An aeromagnetic survey over the prospect identified the new anomalies, which have defined a corridor of dioritic intrusions – each of which are considered prospective for mineralisation.

Notably, the northwest trending corridor is over 3000m long and is coincident with a +200 parts per million drill hole copper anomaly based on resampling of wide spaced historical geochemical holes.

Lefroy Exploration (ASX:LEX) is focusing on the largest and northernmost magnetic anomaly – Lovejoy – which lies beneath Lake Randall and is adjacent to the strongest drill hole copper anomaly.

Multiple anomalies support a major structure at Burns

While the company has yet to establish the association between Burns and the diorite porphyry intrusions, it believes there’s a genetic relationship between them.

Lefroy also considers the copper and gold mineralisation hosted by both the diorite porphyry, basalt, and massive magnetite veins to be a new style of gold-copper-silver mineralisation in the area.

“The images from the new magnetic data further support our interpretation that the Burns prospect is one of a number of magnetic anomalies each centred on diorite porphyries considered prospective for gold-copper-silver mineralisation,” Lefroy managing director Wade Johnson said.

“These form a corridor of intrusives, likely along a major structure that potentially extends further to the northwest out to Neon.”

Pic: TMI RTP aeromagnetic image showing the full extent of the new aeromagnetic survey and the pronounced annular magnetic anomaly around the Burns Intrusion.

Lovejoy the priority target

The company says the magnetic anomalies provide strong rationale for an exploration program.

Planning is underway for an RC drilling program to begin in October, with drilling at Lake Randall – initially at the Lovejoy site – planned for November.

“We are very keen to commence RC drill testing of these magnetic anomalies, firstly on land then out on to Lake Randall, with Lovejoy the priority,” Johnson said.

“We have plenty of scope to demonstrate that what we have already discovered at Burns is part of a much larger mineral system, outboard of the larger Burns Intrusion that is also yet to be evaluated.”

 


 

 

This article was developed in collaboration with Lefroy Exploration Limited, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

 

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REZ’s nickel hunt continues at East Menzies with more historic finds

Special Report: REZ’s East Menzies gold project is continuing to reveal its nickel prospectivity, with further research of old reports … Read More
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REZ’s East Menzies gold project is continuing to reveal its nickel prospectivity, with further research of old reports unearthing more significant intervals of nickel mineralisation from as close to just 1m from surface. 

Resources & Energy Group’s (ASX:REZ) ongoing nickel investigations at the Springfield and Cepline prospects, part of East Menzies project in WA, have uncovered peak assays from historic drilling of 12m at 1.22% nickel from 2m, 9m at 1.08% nickel from 1m and 7m at 1.46% nickel from 16m.

These intercepts, which were the result of aircore drilling by Pronto Resources in 2008 and rotary air blast drilling by Great Australian Resources (GAR) in 2004, also contained cobalt and zinc mineralisation.

It reads like an Indiana Jones or National Treasure script, REZ was drilling for gold at the Springfield prospect when it hit nickel.

The Richard Poole-led company then discovered some old CRA (now Rio Tinto) and BHP reports which showed the two mining heavyweights had found nickel as far back as the late 60s but weren’t interested in it because they only wanted gold.

Over five decades later, nickel is all the rage thanks to the energy transition and the base metal’s importance in batteries.

“Significantly, the bottom of hole assays for the GAR drillholes terminated in bedrock zones with high nickel content.” – Executive Director Richard Poole  

These results included 15m at 0.13% nickel and 14m at 0.06% nickel, both from 82m depth.

“This further research by REZ has identified additional mineral exploration results at the

Cepline prospect which support the initial findings of nickel mineralisation by BHP in 1986.” – Executive Director Richard Poole   

Nickel holy grail

Now, Richard Poole says these additional results support the view that the ultramafic rocks along the Springfield side of the East Menzies project are prospective for nickel sulphides.

Nickel resources are usually divided between laterite or sulphide deposits.

Sulphides are the holy grail for explorers because they are easier and cheaper to process. This is also what makes nickel sulphides the preferred choice of electric vehicle battery makers.

BHP back in 1986 reported significantly high values of nickel, with a peak grade of 2.9%, and as close to surface as just 6m.

This was at the Cepline prospect in the Springfield Venn zone, some 800m north of the REZ’s recent scout drilling program.

Borehole location plan showing geology and intervals of sulphide mineralisation

Nearly 20 years earlier, CRA reported surface rock samples grading 0.95% to 1.43%, and drill results of 10ft at 1.49% from 55ft and 15ft at 0.77% from 170ft.

Sydney-based REZ is undertaking further research towards developing a suitable exploration program to investigate the mineral bearing potential of the area.

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IRIS jumps straight to gold drilling at Kookynie

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ASX newcomer IRIS has put boots on the ground just days after listing with the start of a 5,000m reverse circulation drill program at its flagship Kookynie gold project.

The program is testing known structures at the Lily, Rise & Shine and Treasure-Whale prospects that have historically hosted high-grade gold mineralisation.

IRIS Metals (ASX:IR1) notes that this first pass program is based on a combination of desktop studies involving the review of historical information, site reconnaissance/field activities and valuable first-hand, empirical information obtained from local prospectors with intimate knowledge of the ground.

This program is expected to take about four weeks to complete though assays will be dispatched to the laboratory on a regular basis to ensure timely reporting.

“I congratulate our executive team on the successful ASX listing and the immediate commencement of drilling. We have promised investors that we plan to explore, so we are pleased to be immediately underway,” chairman Simon Lill said.

“The initial drill program will test Lily, Rise and Shine and Treasure-Whale, which historically are known to host high grade gold mineralisation, and have not been subject to systematic drill testing since the 1990s.”

Assay results from the drilling and interpretation of an aeromagnetic survey, which is expected soon, will be combined to plan the next round of drilling.

Drill rig on site at Kookynie. Pic: Supplied

 

Drill program

Drilling at the Lily prospect will test both around historical high-grade workings and at depth along 400m of the prominent northeast trending, south dipping feature in the Niagara Gabbro Complex.

At Rise & Shine, drilling will locate and test continuity at depth of apparent low angle, southerly-dipping, east to northeast-striking quartz veins and stockworks.

Drilling at the Treasure and Whale prospects will test the prominent shallow south-dipping northeast trending structures as well as potential depth extensions.

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IRIS leases and drill locations. Pic: Supplied

This article was developed in collaboration with IRIS Metals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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