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Canada Nickel Announces Positive Initial Metallurgy Results at Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project

Dec 23, 2020

Canada Nickel Company Inc. has announced excellent results from metallurgical testing on its 100% owned Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide project. 

This first phase of metallurgical testing was designed to confirm initial flowsheet design, which uses a typical nickel sulphide ultramafic flowsheet of two stages of grind-deslime-float with magnetic separation to support recovery of magnetic minerals. Subsequent testing during 2021 will continue to optimize various flowsheet parameters towards a final flowsheet for the feasibility study expected by year-end 2021.

These metallurgical results are a critical step forward for the Crawford project. The 46% and 51% recovery from samples which bookend the grades in the higher-grade core compare very favourably to similar projects. The Company is incredibly pleased to deliver this excellent result in just six months, as a result of our team’s deep experience and the similarity of this deposit to other projects,” said Mark Selby, Chair & CEO.

Several lab tests yielded a portion of recovered nickel with concentrate grades in excess of 30%. The next phases of work will focus on continued flowsheet optimization and developing a broad base of test samples. These are essential given the wide range of mineralogy in these types of deposits which typically results in nickel recoveries for a specific block ranging from 10-15% to as much as 60%.

The Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project is located in the heart of the prolific Timmins-Cochrane mining camp in Ontario, Canada, and is adjacent to well-established, major infrastructure associated with over 100 years of regional mining activity. Canada Nickel has launched wholly-owned NetZero Metals Inc. with the aim to develop zero-carbon production of nickel, cobalt, and iron at the Crawford Project.

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