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Class 1 Nickel Provides Update on Phase 1 Drill Program at Dundonald South Deposit, Alexo-Dundonald Property Timmins

Jul 7, 2021

Class 1 Nickel and Technologies Ltd. has announced progress of the Phase 1 drilling program at Dundonald South Deposit, on the Alexo-Dundonald Nickel Sulphide Property, 45 km northeast of Timmins. The objective of the program is to drill test targets in the vicinity of the known Dundonald South mineralized zones. The Phase 1 program was designed from three-dimensional modelling and interpretation of extensive historical drilling and BHEM survey databases. The Company is delighted to report that the Phase 1 drilling intersected massive sulphide mineralization at Dundonald South (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Location of Phase 1 drill holes at Dundonald South. Red circles indicate the holes drilled to date that intersected massive and semi-massive nickel sulphides. The coloured lines represent the individual mineralized zones (A-H) that make-up the Dundonald South Deposit.

Phase 1 Drilling

The Phase 1 program at Dundonald South is focused on drill testing parallel and extensional BHEM targets near known mineralization. Massive sulphide mineralization was intersected in two of the first three holes drilled: hole DS-21-006 (Figures 2 and 3) and hole DS-21-005 (Figures 4 and 5).
The sulphide mineralization is indicated to be nickeliferous by hand-held XRF analysis. The third drill hole, DS-21-008, intersected semi-massive nickel sulfides near-surface.

Core samples have been submitted to AGAT Laboratories of Mississauga (Ontario) for confirmation assay. On completion of the Phase 1 drilling, up to half of the holes will be selected for BHEM surveys to further refine targets for Phase 2 and future drilling.

Figure 2. Drill hole DS-21-006 intersected BHEM target.

Figure 3. Massive and semi-massive sulphide mineralization from drill hole DS-21-006.

Figure 4. Drill hole DS-21-005 intersected BHEM target.

Figure 5. Two distinct massive sulphide intercepts in drill hole DS-21-005.

Phase 2 Drill Program 

The Phase 2 drilling at Dundonald South will follow the same priorities as previously to the northeast at Alexo North and South: 1) expanding the Mineral Resources by following-up on drill intersections and BHEM-generated targets from the Phase 1 drilling; 2) infill drilling to advance Inferred Mineral Resources to Indicated Mineral Resources; and 3) testing new and under-tested, priority geophysically-generated targets on the Alexo-Dundonald Property. Phase 2 will commence in late summer 2021 and is fully funded by the Company treasury (see Company press release dated June 7, 2021).

About Alexo-Dundonald Property

The 100% Class 1 Nickel owned Alexo-Dundonald Property is an advanced portfolio of komatiite-hosted magmatic nickel-copper-cobalt sulphide deposits located 45 km northeast of the
City of Timmins (Ontario, Canada), a world-class mining jurisdiction with processing plants in need of additional feed. Class 1 Nickel has assembled a strategic land package that combines the historically mined Alexo nickel sulphide deposits with the Dundonald nickel sulphide deposits to create a larger and more diversified property portfolio. Class 1’s updated total estimated Indicated Mineral Resource of 1.25 Million tonnes (Mt) with an average grade of 0.99% Ni and a total estimated Inferred Mineral Resource of 2.01 Mt with an average grade of 1.01% Nickel.
The Company is currently drilling to expand the known Mineral Resources and discover new resources to support a Preliminary Economic Assessment.

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