Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a contract with Abitibi Geophysics Ltd (“Abitibi”) of Thunder Bay, Ontario for a drone magnetic survey and a 3D induced polarization orientation survey over the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt deposit near Kenora, Ontario.
Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a contract with Abitibi Geophysics Ltd (“Abitibi”) of Thunder Bay, Ontario for a drone magnetic survey and a 3D induced polarization orientation survey over the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt deposit near Kenora, Ontario. Contracted works will commence once lines have been cut and break-up has advanced sufficiently to allow surface access to the Kenbridge site.
Abitibi will provide an Aerovision™ drone magnetometer survey over approximately 70% of the total Kenbridge lands and is a follow up to the VTEM survey conducted by the previous owners in 2008. This survey delineated a strong magnetic feature with a 2-km strike length with a prominent deep-seated 200m long conductive anomaly located along the flank of the magnetic anomaly. The prospective target is located some 2.5km to the northeast of the Kenbridge deposit, situated along the same structural trend of the Kenbridge intrusion. The drone survey automatically corrects for objects of varying height (building on site; tall trees) allowing for consistent data over the 14.73 square km survey area. A total of 338.5 line-km will be flown with lines at 50m spacing.
A 5-line 10-km Induced Polarization Survey over the Kenbridge Deposit is planned with IPower 3D™ using a 3D electrode array measuring chargeability on multi-directional dipoles and yielding up to approximately a 600m depth of investigation, sufficient for proving mineralization continuity down to the bottom of the deposit as defined by previous operators. If successful, this survey will be applied to the 2-km magnetic anomaly as previously described to test for deep-seated mineralization. This survey is expected in the latter part of 2018.
Tartisan Nickel CEO Mr. Mark Appleby noted, “The drone magnetometer survey and the deep IP survey are modern exploration tools that will give us a very good idea of the best areas for follow up exploration in the Kenbridge camp.”
The drone magnetic survey will be integrated with a LIDAR survey at 1m contour intervals to better focus future exploration and definition efforts.
The Kenbridge Deposit hosts measured and indicated resources of 7.139 million tonnes of 0.62% nickel; 0.33% copper; and 0.016% cobalt; with inferred resources of 0.118 million tonnes of 1.38% nickel; 0.88% copper; and 0.003% cobalt. In total a contained nickel resource of 97.8 million pounds of nickel and 47 million pounds of copper has been defined by previous operators to data. The Kenbridge deposit is equipped with a 623m shaft and two levels and has never been mined. Mineralization is open at depth and along strike.
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Tartisan also owns a 100% interest in the Alexo-Kelex Nickel property, a past-producing nickel deposit near Timmins, Ontario with historical production of some 87,000 tonnes of nickel grading 3.06%. Tartisan Nickel is actively evaluating Alexo-Kelex to determine potential courses of action that would add value to the Corporation.
In Peru, Tartisan owns a 100% stake in the Don Pancho Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru just 9 km from Trevali’s Santander mine and owns a 100% stake in the Ichuna Copper-Silver Project, contiguous to Buenaventura’s San Gabriel property. Tartisan also owns a significant equity stake (6 million shares and 3 million warrants at 40 cents) in Eloro Resources Ltd, which is exploring the low-sulphidation epithermal La Victoria Gold/Silver Project in Ancash, Peru. Tartisan Nickel Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TN, FSE: A2DPCM). Currently, there are 97,623,550 shares outstanding (109,547,594 fully diluted).
For further information, please contact Mr. D. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional information about Tartisan can be found at the Company’s website at www.tartisannickel.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Jim Steel MBA P.Geo. is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and has read and approved the technical content of this News Release.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.
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