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Canada Nickel announces highest grade interval to date at Crawford

Apr 4, 2022

“We are very excited to reach this key milestone of completing this phase of infill drilling at Crawford to support the feasibility study," said Mark Selby, Chair and Chief Executive Officer.

"The Crawford drilling program continued to deliver strong results, with this phase yielding the highest-grade interval to date, a 33% increase in strike length of East Zone mineralization to 2.8 kilometres, and further testing of Main Zone at depth to more than one kilometre. With more than 200 holes now completed - more than three times the drilling utilized in the Preliminary Economic Analysis (“PEA”) – we are well-positioned to deliver a resource increase by mid-year to support the feasibility study expected by the end of this year.”

Canada Nickel Company Inc. announced today it had completed its current phase of drilling at the company’s flagship Crawford Nickel Sulphide Project and is reporting assay results from 33 drill holes from the Crawford drilling program including additional assay results from the previously announced East Zone High Grade Core discovery. A further 37 holes have been drilled at Crawford with assays pending.

Crawford East Zone
The East Zone was originally defined as two separate zones due to the limited amount of drilling included in the May 2021 PEA. Since then, Canada Nickel has drilled 38 more holes, 12 of which are summarized in this press release. Assays are still outstanding in the remaining 26 holes. The East Zone is now defined as a single continuous ultramafic unit mineralized over its strike length of 2.8 kilometres. It averages 200 metres in thickness and has been drilled to a vertical depth to as much as 730 metres and remains open at depth. The East Zone Higher Grade Core was successfully intercepted in multiple holes designed to better define its extent. Hole CR21-165A was mineralized across its entire 690 metres length including a 409.5 metre interval of 0.34% nickel (42 metre true width) and 111 metre interval of 0.40% nickel (11.6 metres true width). Hole CR21-153 was mineralized over entire core length grading 0.30% nickel over 584 metres including 0.45% nickel over 174 metres, 0.71% nickel over 64.5 metres, and 1.04% nickel over 6 metres. Holes CR21-136, CR21-149, CR21-156 and CR21-165 also successfully intercepted Higher Grade Core.
▪ Best Crawford high-grade interval to date; core length of 64.5 metres of 0.71% nickel from 472.5 metres including 6 metres of 1.04% nickel from East Zone High Grade Core
▪ Main Zone mineralization successfully drilled to a depth of 1 kilometre
▪ East Zone mineralization successfully infilled and extended by a further 33% to strike length of 2.8 kilometres
▪ PGM Zone continues to expand – 1.4 g/t PGM over 11.4 metres core length including 2.5 g/t PGM over 3 metres core length

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