North American Nickel Inc. (TSXV:NAN, OTCBB:WSCRF) announced receiving the first set of results from metallurgical studies carried out at the Company’s Maniitsoq project. The study was carried out by SGS Canada Inc. and results confirmed the nickel mineralization at the project as being pentlandite.
As quoted in the press release:
This is a positive first step for the metallurgy of Maniitsoq because pentlandite is the principle nickel mineral in the world’s nickel sulphide camps.
North American Nickel, Chief Geologist, John Pattison, commented:
Stage one, the field stitch (FS) imagery, covers only small sections of core, but the results are very encouraging as we can now confirm medium and coarse-grained pentlandite in two of the three samples. We look forward to receiving the results of the particle mineral analysis (PMA) as they will provide us with an indication of the liberation characteristics of the sulphides. While the Maniitsoq project is at a relatively early stage, it is not too early to begin investigating the metallurgical characteristics of the mineralization, as we plan for success in drilling several targets in 2013.
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