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SPC Nickel begins $3.6 million drilling program at Aer-Kidd near Sudbury

Mar 16, 2021

SPC Nickel Corp., a battery metals company focused on nickel and copper exploration in the Sudbury Mining Camp, is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2021 drill program at its flagship Aer-Kidd Ni-Cu-PGM Project located in Sudbury. An aggressive $3.6 million exploration program, including 15,050 metres of diamond drilling has been targeted for the program.

Importantly, the drill contractor will be working under a strict COVID-19 protocol to ensure the safety of all SPC Nickel employees and contractors.

Grant Mourre, CEO and President of SPC Nickel Corp. comments, "We are very excited to begin our $3.6 million exploration program with just over 15,000 metres of drilling to test the areas we believe may host high-grade Ni-Cu-PGM mineralization. Our fully funded program will ensure we have a steady stream of results through the end of program anticipated in Q2 of 2022."

The planned program will use a combination of diamond drilling and borehole geophysics to test the prospective Howland, Robinson and Rosen mineralized trends for Ni-Cu-PGM bearing massive sulphide mineralization. The drilling will focus on key areas with;

  • low drill density, or no historical drilling,
  • known mineralization identified in previous drill programs,
  • high priority geophysical targets. 

The first drill, scheduled to start on Wednesday, will initially be focused on the Robinson Trend, following up on Ni-Cu-PGM intercepts encountered down-dip of the past producing Robinson Mine. 

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