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Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Reports on Plans for the Don Pancho Polymetallic Project in Peru $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca $FPC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:17 AM on Thursday, September 24th, 2020

TORONTO, ON / September 24, 2020 / Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN; OTC PINK:TTSRF; FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to update shareholders on the Company’s operations in the Republic of Peru. The Don Pancho polymetallic Silver-Lead-Zinc project (“Don Pancho”) located in the department of Lima, Peru, 110 kilometres north-northeast of Lima, comprising of two concessions totalling 849 hectares. The project is located in a prolific polymetallic mineral belt in central Peru with several operating mines in the area, including Minas de Buenaventura’s silver-lead-zinc-manganese (Ag-Pb-Zn-Mn) Uchucchacua mine located 66 kilometres north of Don Pancho which produced more than 15 million ounces of silver in 2018.

Previous exploration on the property includes an extensive surface mapping and sampling program, geophysics, and a small diamond drilling program conducted by a private Peruvian company in 2014. Mapping and sampling by the previous operators defined two main mineralized zones. The main zone called “Yanapallaca” is an extensive NNW-SSE-trending breccia zone covering a surface area of over 800 metres in length and up to 200 metres in width. Numerous small old workings and three underground drifts exist within this zone. One of the adits crosscut a two metre wide massive sulphide vein grading 106 g/t Ag, 3.26% Pb, 17.56% Zn and 2.58% Mn. Other untested mineralized structures located within this zone that are exposed on surface include chip over 1 metre returning 406 g/t Ag and 27.05% Pb.

The second mineralized zone called “La Cruz” is located several hundreds of metres NE of Yanapallaca shows two mineralized trends. Sampling across the main N-S trend returned 96.6 g/t Ag, 5.53% Pb and 0.88% Zn over 1.50 metres with a crosscutting WNW-ESE structure grading 360 g/t Ag and 12.66% Pb over a 1 metre width. Very little work has been conducted by the previous operators on this prospective area.

Tartisan is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Agreda Minaya as the General Manager for Tartisan’s Peruvian subsidiary, Minera Tartisan Peru S.A.C. Mr. Agreda is an experienced manager with a MBA from Peru’s highly reputable ESAN program. Mr. Agreda has extensive experience in permitting, accounting and mineral processing. Mr. Agreda is very knowledgeable of the Company’s Don Pancho property and has submitted the necessary permits to start an underground bulk sampling program. Mr. Agreda is also the General Manager of Peruvian Metals Corp., a Canadian junior explorer in Peru with a processing plant located in Northern Peru where mineral from the Don Pancho will be processed.

Jeffrey Reeder, P.Geo, a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has prepared, supervised the preparation of, or approved the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this news release.

About Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company which owns; the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Silver-Lead-Zinc Project in Peru. The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TN; US-OTC:TTSRF; FSE:A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (107,203,550 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of Tartisan Nickel Corp. at 416-804-0280 ([email protected]). Additional information about Tartisan Nickel Corp. can be found at the Company’s website at www.tartisannickel.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (operated by CNSX Markets Inc.) has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

SOURCE: Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Elon Musk Sees ‘Big Target’ in Mining Costs SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel $TN.ca $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:23 AM on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Tartisan Nickel Corp. owns the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru. The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp. Click Here For More Info

Calling traditional metal refining processes “legacy” and “insanely complicated”, Elon Musk said today his company has re-thought and simplified how lithium and nickel will be processed for his future batteries.

Musk made the comments during a live simulcast presentation of Battery Day held in a parking lot in Fremont, California, near his manufacturing facilities. Musk shared part of the presentation with Drew Baglino, SVP of Powertrain and Energy Engineering at Tesla.

Musk called the traditional cathode process of processing nickel “a big target” due to its high cost

“It’s insanely complicated,” said Musk. “These things just grow up as legacy. We looked at the entire value chain and asked how can we make this as simple as possible.”

Bagnilo and Musk said many steps in the traditional refining method could be skipped resulting in 66% less investment, 76% less processing cost and 0% waste water.

The CEO of FPX Nickel, Martin Turenne, concurred with Musk: mineral processing can be made cleaner and more economical.

“The current methods of processing [nickel] are generally well established, and they’re done for a reason, because they work and because alternatives would be costly or they’re at an unproven stage,” said Turenne in an interview with Kitco after he watched Tesla’s Battery Day presentation.

At his own FPX, Turenne believes his nickel is in a form that would be suitable for batteries with the potential to skip the smelting step.

Musk and Bragnila imagine Tesla factories processing raw nickel powder for processing.

“Raw materials from a mine go to the plant and out comes a battery,” said Bragnila. “We are just consuming the raw nickel powder. It dramalitcally simplifies the raw nickel refining part of the whole process. We can eliminate billions in battery grade nickel intermediate production. It is not needed at all.”

What struck Turenne during the presentation is the forecast level of demand.

“At three terawatt-hours of battery cells per annum by 2030, that would entail approximately annual consumption of 2 million tonnes of nickel. That’s almost the entire scale of the current global nickel output,” said Turenne.

SOURCE:https://www.kitco.com/news/2020-09-22/Elon-Musk-sees-big-target-in-mining-costs.html

Liberal Government Will Use Throne Speech To Roll Out Electric Vehicle Strategy SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel $TN.ca $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:10 AM on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Tartisan Nickel Corp. owns the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru. The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp.

The federal government is planning investments in the electric vehicle industry to create a domestic supply chain for electric vehicle batteries that could supply the North American market. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

The Liberal government will use the speech from the throne to lay out a plan to create tens of thousands of jobs by connecting Canada’s resource sector with its manufacturing base to produce batteries for electric cars, Radio-Canada has learned. 

“We recognize we have a unique opportunity to take advantage of our skilled labour force and we know we have a long and proud history of manufacturing vehicles, planes, ships and trains, and we also have an abundant amount of natural resources,” Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains told Radio-Canada.

“We could be a world leader in [electric vehicle] battery manufacturing if we leverage our natural resources like lithium, cobalt … nickel, aluminum — the key ingredients that are required in batteries. Then we want to make sure that we manufacture them here and … use them in our trains, our buses, our ships and our planes.”

Bains said the green technology sector is expected to be worth trillions of dollars in the coming years and Canada could take advantage of that market by positioning itself as the chief North American supplier of batteries for electric vehicles.

“Not only do we want to be in a position to be building [electric vehicle] batteries here in Canada for the North American market, we want to be a global leader to take advantage of global opportunities,” he said. 

CBC News has confirmed a report which first appeared in the Toronto Star — that the federal government is willing to put up to $500 million, with some money coming from the Ontario government, toward turning Ford’s Oakville plant over to the production of electric vehicles, an investment that could keep the plant open for years to come.

The paper reported that the mass production of electric vehicles and batteries is at the heart of talks between Ford Motor Co. and the union representing its employees.

When asked about the deal yesterday Ontario Premier Doug Ford said negotiations are still ongoing. 

“What I can tell you is how important the auto industry is, one of the most important industries in Ontario,” he said during his daily briefing.

“This is good if we move forward. The parts are very important. We would like to manufacture the batteries here rather than bringing the batteries in from out of country. We have the capabilities and the raw materials here. Why can’t we produce the batteries? That’s my big ask to Ford.”

Adding value through manufacturing

Bains also said his government is looking at putting money into high-speed internet access — something he said the country needs more of now, with more and more Canadians working from home.

He also said the federal government is looking at investments in the agriculture sector to help make Canada “a world leader in plant proteins.”

Bains did not say if the agriculture and internet proposals will be a part of the throne speech.

“The bottom line is that we want to take advantage of what we have in Canada,” he said. “And what we have is an incredibly skilled labour workforce, we have natural resources and we have the ability to add value through our manufacturing processing initiatives.”

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/navdeep-bains-speech-throne-batteries-1.5733220

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Appoints Larsen, MacEachern and Wortel as Advisors Options $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:24 AM on Monday, September 21st, 2020
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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 21, 2020 / Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Thomas Larsen, Dean MacEachern and Ronald Wortel as advisors to the Company. The Board of Directors welcomes them on behalf of all shareholders.

THOMAS LARSEN, CEO ELORO RESOURCES LTD.

Thomas Larsen is an executive in the resources sector with over 40 years of experience in the investment industry, specializing in corporate finance and management of junior resource companies, raising in excess of $150 million. Mr. Larsen is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Eloro Resources Ltd. and Cartier Iron Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Larsen previously held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Limited.

DEAN MACEACHERN, B.SC. (HONS), P.GEO.

Mr. MacEachern has thirty years of exploration experience, seventeen of which were with Falconbridge Limited (now Glencore), where he was involved with significant nickel, copper and zinc discoveries in the Sudbury and Timmins mining camps. He coordinated numerous base and precious metals exploration programs at several of the world’s major operating nickel copper zinc and PGM mining camps, including the Sudbury, Thompson and Abitibi Nickel Camps, the Kidd Creek VMS Camp in Canada and, the Bushveld PGM Camp in South Africa. He has been involved in developing projects with junior exploration companies in Canada, South America, and Europe for base and precious metal. Mr. MacEachern was the former President & CEO of Canadian Arrow Mines Limited.

RONALD WORTEL, B.A.SC. P.ENG., MBA

Mr. Wortel is a finance executive with over 20 years of experience in resource project analysis, transaction due diligence and financing. Starting in 1997, Mr. Wortel provided equity research coverage on the mining equity sector for sell side investment banks: National Bank, Dundee Capital and Northern Securities. Initially he covered the major gold companies and transitioned to the junior resource sector with an emphasis on near term production stories. In 2006, he joined Pathway Asset Management, a resource fund providing flow through funding to exploration companies. Here Mr. Wortel reviewed hundreds of gold and other resource projects as the fund placed over $1 billion into the sector.

CEO Mr. Mark Appleby said, “I am delighted to welcome these three gentlemen with their combined 90 years of experience and expertise in various disciplines. Their counsel should prove to be a valuable asset to the Company”.

About Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company which owns; the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru. The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (fully-diluted 107,203,550).

For further information, please contact Mr. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of Tartisan Nickel Corp. at 416-804-0280 ([email protected]). Additional information about Tartisan Nickel Corp. can be found at the Company’s website at www.tartisannickel.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Announces Updated Measured, Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources for the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, NW Ontario $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:27 AM on Thursday, September 17th, 2020

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 17, 2020 / Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that P&E Mining Consultants Inc. has completed a review and re-estimation of the historic NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report and Updated Mineral Resource Estimate of the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, Atikwa Lake Area, NW Ontario.

Updated estimates were done for pit constrained and out-of-pit nickel, copper, and cobalt Mineral Resources. Total Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources based on a Net Smelter Return (NSR) cut-off value of CDN$15 per tonne for pit constrained Mineral Resources and CDN$60 per tonne NSR for out-of-pit Mineral Resources is 7.5 Mt at 0.58% Ni and 0.32% Cu for a total of 95 Mlb of contained nickel. An additional 0.985 Mt at 1.0% Ni and 0.62% Cu (22 Mlb contained nickel) were calculated as Inferred Mineral Resources. The pit constrained Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources total 5.27 Mt of 0.45% nickel; 0.26% copper; and 0.009% cobalt at an NSR cut-off value of CDN$15/tonne. The out-of-pit Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources total 2.23 Mt of 0.86% nickel; 0.45% copper; and 0.006% cobalt. Inferred Mineral Resources out-of-pit total 0.985 Mt at 1.00% nickel; 0.62% copper; and 0.003% cobalt, at an NSR cut-off value of CDN$60/tonne. Details of the Mineral Resource Estimate are shown in Table 1.

The Kenbridge Property is located in the Kenora – Fort Frances, Ontario area with good access to roads and power. It has a shaft to a depth of 2,042 ft (622 m), with level stations at 150 ft. (45 m) intervals below the shaft collar and two levels developed at 350 ft (107 m) and 500 ft (152 m) below the shaft collar.

Visual inspection of the NSR Block Model for the Kenbridge Deposit shows the highest nickel grades (>2.0%) appear to have a strong down-plunge orientation as illustrated in Figure 1.

A historical Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Kenbridge Deposit was completed by Buck et al. in 2008 for Canadian Arrow Mines Limited (now a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Tartisan Nickel Corp). The PEA was updated by WMT Associates Ltd. in a Canadian Arrow Mines Limited news release dated January 21, 2008, and subsequently updated again in a news release dated September 4, 2008. The Updated PEA was completed by WMT Associates Limited, based on an updated NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate by P&E Mining Consultants Inc. (Canadian Arrow Mines Limited news release dated August 19, 2008) and improved metallurgical recoveries (Canadian Arrow Mines Limited news release dated June 26, 2008). Highlights of the Updated PEA were: average Ni recovery life of mine was 86%; recovered Ni was 84.6 Mlb; NPV 7.5% pre-tax was $253M; and IRR% pre-tax was 65%. The cost, value and financial assumptions used in the Updated PEA were unchanged from the original January 2008 PEA (Buck et al., 2008), including average life of mine, US$10/lb nickel and US$2.50/lb copper prices, and a CD$1.00:US$0.90 exchange rate. Although this PEA is deemed to be historical by the Company, it is thought to be important.

Table 1.

Kenbridge Mineral Resource Estimate (1-6)

Note: Ni =Nickel Cu = Copper, Co = Cobalt, NSR = Net Smelter Return.

1. Mineral Resources, which are not Mineral Reserves, do not have demonstrated economic viability.

2. The estimate of Mineral Resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-political, marketing, or other relevant issues.

3. The Inferred Mineral Resource in this estimate has a lower level of confidence than that applied to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of the Inferred Mineral Resource could be upgraded to an Indicated Mineral Resource with continued exploration.

4. The Mineral Resources in this report were estimated using the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”), CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definitions and Guidelines prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions and adopted by the CIM Council.

5. The Mineral Resource Estimate was based on US$ metal prices of $7.42/lb nickel, $3/lb copper and $25/lb cobalt.

6. The out-of-pit Mineral Resource grade blocks were quantified above the $60/t NSR cut-off, below the constraining pit shell and within the constraining mineralized wireframes. Additionally, only groups of blocks that exhibited continuity and reasonable potential stope geometry were included. All orphaned blocks and narrow strings of blocks were excluded. The longhole stoping with backfill mining method was assumed for the out of pit Mineral Resource Estimate calculation.

Figure 1. Kenbridge Deposit 3D view illustrating calculated NSR blocks and drill hole intersections of significance.

CEO Mr. Mark Appleby stated, “The Updated Mineral Resource Estimate was necessary to determine if Kenbridge mineralization is potentially extractable under current metal prices and exchange rates. This is a major milestone achieved by the Company as the market conditions for Class 1 nickel sulphide deposits improve. The differences between the previous P&E Mineral Resource Estimate (2008) and the current P&E Updated Mineral Resource Estimate are attributed to changes in metal prices and recalculation of NSR values. The Kenbridge Deposit shows there is great potential to expand the Mineral Resource down-plunge of high-grade intersections such as hole KB07-180 (2.95% Ni, 0.82% Cu/21.5m including 7.2% Ni, 0.67% Cu/5.5m) and also at depth. The deepest hole (end of hole K2010 = 880 m below surface) intersected mineralization grading 4.25% nickel and 1.38% copper over 10.7 ft (3.3 m), indicating that the Deposit remains open at depth. Tartisan plans to expand on these intersections, upgrade the Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources and test high potential nickel exploration targets, such as the Kenbridge North Target. Additionally, given the market interest in Class 1 nickel deposits, we will look to update the historic Preliminary Economic Assessment completed in 2008 based on this very positive Mineral Resource update.”

The Company plans an aggressive surface exploration and definition drilling plan, in addition to geotechnical, metallurgical and environmental work to advance the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project in the upcoming 2020 winter season and into the summer of 2021.

The effective date of the 2020 Updated Mineral Resource Estimate is September 2nd, 2020 and the Technical Report relating to the Updated Mineral Resource has now been filed on SEDAR.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101 and reviewed and approved by Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., FEC, CET, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

About Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company which owns; the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru.

The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel and Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TN; US-OTC:TTSRF; FSE: A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (103,303 ,550 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. D. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 ([email protected]). Additional information about Tartisan can be found at the Company’s website at www.tartisannickel.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Expands Kenbridge Nickel Project Land Position and Finds Additional Nickel Targets $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:27 AM on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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  • Announced that Tartisan has staked an additional ten single-cell mining claims contiguous to the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit patented and unpatented mining claim group, as well as an additional ten single-cell mining claims in a new area some 2.14 km to the northwest
  • The newly acquired claims bring the total claim count to 43 single-cell mining claims adjoining the Kenbridge patented mining claim group

TORONTO, ON / September 15, 2020 / Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Tartisan has staked an additional ten single-cell mining claims contiguous to the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit patented and unpatented mining claim group, as well as an additional ten single-cell mining claims in a new area some 2.14 km to the northwest. The newly acquired claims bring the total claim count to 43 single-cell mining claims adjoining the Kenbridge patented mining claim group. Each single-cell mining claim covers an area of approximately 20.92 ha. for a total area of 899.56 ha. The Kenbridge Nickel Project has now a combined total of 2,287.41 ha. of patented and unpatented mining claims.

The new lands were staked to cover multi-faceted anomalies that were discovered from analysis of spectral data and synthetic aperture data from the Aster Funds Ltd surveys carried out over the Kenbridge Nickel Property and environs.

The Aster Funds Ltd spectral analysis survey generated sixteen different elements, six of which are directly related to the mineral suite at the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit. Five areas with six out of six indicator elements as well as a favourable structural setting were determined, four of which were inside the patented ground and previously staked single-cell mining claims. One such six out of six anomaly was discovered just off the property to the south, also in the structural corridor in which the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit is situated. This newly discovered area was covered by the new claim staking.

In addition, the spectral analysis and synthetic aperture radar surveys outlined other anomalies, further afield. One such area is to the northwest, where a six/six anomaly and large five/six margin may highlight a parallel structure. This anomaly sits on top of a large magnetic anomaly in Ontario Geological Survey data. As well, a five/six anomaly in a large four/six margin was seen on the eastern side of the existing Kenbridge Property, and may represent another mineralized corridor, in as much as two of the minerals were talc and pyrrhotite, which represent mineralization and the host tectonic structure of the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit.

CEO Mr. Mark Appleby said, “The Kenbridge Nickel Deposit sits in a mineralized zone that has a strike length of approximately 250 m, as indicated by drill data. The mineralization has been investigated in detail on two underground levels and with drilling to a depth of 823 m. It makes sense that there may be other similar tectonic structures to the Kenbridge Deposit and the new staking covers two of these potential areas. The Company will follow up on these anomalies on the ground as well as the very prospective targets the surveys found inside the Kenbridge Property boundaries”.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. plans surface exploration and a definition plan for the Kenbridge Project for the autumn of 2020 and winter of 2021.

About Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company which owns; the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru. The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TN; US-OTC:TTSRF; FSE:A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (103,303,550 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of Tartisan Nickel Corp. at 416-804-0280 ([email protected]). Additional information about Tartisan Nickel Corp. 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.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (operated by CNSX Markets Inc.) has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

SOURCE: Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Dominates US EV Sales and These Are The Metals He Needs More of SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel $TN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:57 AM on Monday, August 24th, 2020

SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel (TN:CSE)  Kenbridge Property has a measured and indicated resource of 7.14 million tonnes at 0.62% nickel, 0.33% copper. Tartisan also has interests in Peru, including a 20 percent equity stake in Eloro Resources and 2 percent NSR in their La Victoria property. Click her for more information

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Tesla is hands down the biggest seller of electric vehicles (EVs) in the world’s largest economy, accounting for 81 per cent of the 87,398 EVs sold in the US in the first quarter.The Model 3 was the most popular, racking up sales of 38,314 for the three-month period.Second and third in the EV sales race were Tesla’s Model Y and Model X, with sales of 18,861 and 9,500 respectively, according to data from UK investor website Buy Shares.

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America’s best-selling EVs in the first half of 2020. Source: Buy Shares

Tesla founder Elon Musk has famously called on nickel miners to produce more to meet growing demand for the battery metal.

But just which other metals is the billionaire tech icon going to need more of?

EVs drive consumption of copper, cobalt and nickel

The Model 3 is Tesla’s most affordable EV at a retail price of $73,900 and requires 50kg of nickel, 4.5kg of cobalt, and approximately 130lbs of copper, according to reports.

Model 3 sales in Q1 for the US market would have accounted for 172 tonnes of cobalt, 2,260 tonnes of copper, and 1,915 tonnes of nickel.

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Tesla Gigafactory 1, where Model 3 battery cells are produced. Source: Tesla

Tesla’s total EV sales in the three-month period would require 321 tonnes of cobalt, 4,208 tonnes of copper, and 3,568 tonnes of nickel.

Around 40 ASX companies are involved in the cobalt space, such as Australian Mines (ASX:AUZ), Clean TeQ (ASX:CLQ) and New World Cobalt (ASX:NWC).

Companies with exposure to copper include Encounter Resources (ASX:ENR), which has several new discoveries in the Northern Territory, Castillo Copper (ASX:CCZ) and Red River Resources (ASX:RVR).

There are also a number of nickel producers in Australia that are well positioned to benefit from rising sales of EVs.

They include DevEx Resources (ASX:DEV), Western Areas (ASX:WSA), and Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN).

Tesla recovers battery metals in recycling

With the push for a “circular economy” to reduce the waste going to landfill and a shortage of supply of critical minerals, major car and battery makers are turning to recycled material.

Tesla recycled 1,000 short tons of nickel, 320 tons of copper, and 110 tons of cobalt in 2019, according to Tesla’s impact report.

“None of our scrapped lithium-ion batteries go to landfilling, and 100 per cent are recycled,” Tesla said.

Tesla is building a battery recycling system at its Gigafactory in Nevada that will process end-of-life batteries.

“Through this system, the recovery of critical minerals will be maximised along with the recovery of all metals used in Tesla battery cells, such as copper, aluminium and steel,” the company said.

ASX-listed Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) and EcoGraf (ASX:EGR) are developing tech in Australia to recover battery metals from dead batteries.

Lithium Australia recently successfully converted mine waste and spent lithium-ion batteries into high-performance lithium-ion battery cathodes.

EcoGraf, meanwhile, recovered graphite from a range of ‘black mass’ material from recycled batteries.

Black mass is the residual graphite material remaining after hydrometallurgical processes have recovered the high-value cathode metals from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries and is typically relegated to landfill.

SOURCE: https://stockhead.com.au/tech/elon-musks-tesla-dominates-us-ev-sales-and-these-are-the-metals-he-needs-more-of/

Tartisan $TN.ca Portfolio Update – Eloro Resources Interview: Drilling in Bolivia $TN.ca $ROX.ca $FF.ca $EDG.ca $AGL.ca $ANZ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel (TN:CSE)  Kenbridge Property has a measured and indicated resource of 7.14 million tonnes at 0.62% nickel, 0.33% copper. Tartisan also has interests in Peru, including an equity stake in Eloro Resources and 2 percent NSR in their La Victoria property. Click her for more information

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Interview with Thomas Larsen, CEO of Eloro Resources (TSX-V: ELO)

  • Tartisan owns 4 million share of Eloro
  • ISKA ISKA, in Bolivia, is 99%-owned by Eloro and has never been drilled

Eloro Resources is a mineral exploration company with assets in Bolivia, Peru and Canada. ISKA ISKA, in Bolivia, is 99%-owned by Eloro and has never been drilled. It is the core focus for the company and is a gold, silver, zinc and lead prospect in the South Mineral Belt. Encouragingly, it is aligned with Cerro Rico along the same corridor structure. La Victoria, a Peruvian gold-silver project, is 82% owned by Eloro. It is in Peru’s North-Central Mineral Belt and is situated in close proximity to gold and silver majors like Pan American Silver and Barrick Gold. La Victoria is being farmed into by an Australian mining company and a 2,000m diamond drilling program is planned with the aim of confirming high-value, high-grade gold-silver veins. Dr. Quinton Hennigh of Novo Resources recently helped the company raise capital to finance this. In terms of an exit, Larsen is pragmatic; he has a track record of taking projects through to a PFS, and he doesn’t want to kid anyone into thinking he and his team are necessarily mine builders. What did you make of Thomas Larsen and the gold, silver, zinc and lead story that is Eloro Resources

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:48 PM on Monday, August 17th, 2020

SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel (TN:CSE)  Kenbridge Property has a measured and indicated resource of 7.14 million tonnes at 0.62% nickel, 0.33% copper. Tartisan also has interests in Peru, including an equity stake in Eloro Resources and 2 percent NSR in their La Victoria property. Click her for more information

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Nickel hits highest in nearly 9 months on Philippine supply concerns

  • Nickel prices surged to their highest in nearly nine months on Monday on concern over supply from the Philippines, the leading exporter of the stainless steel raw material
  • Copper and most other industrial metals also pushed higher after the central bank of top commodities consumer China injected fresh funds into the financial system

(Updates with official prices) By Eric Onstad LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Nickel prices surged to their highest in nearly nine months on Monday on concern over supply from the Philippines, the leading exporter of the stainless steel raw material. Copper and most other industrial metals also pushed higher after the central bank of top commodities consumer China injected fresh funds into the financial system. “This remains a liquidity-driven market. Most investors are still expecting the Chinese economy to perform well in the future, so they see good reason to stick to the bullish side of the market,” said Gianclaudio Torlizzi, a partner at Milan consultancy T-Commodity. Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange (LME) climbed 1.6% to $14,602 a tonne in official trading after hitting $14,665, its strongest since Nov. 25. Nickel ore output from the Philippines, the world’s biggest exporter of the material, dropped 28% year on year to 102,310 tonnes by metal content over January-June, data showed.
* Also supporting nickel were strong ShFE stainless steel futures , which climbed as much as 4.2% to 14,775 yuan a tonne. Most nickel is used as an alloy to make stainless steel.
* Nickel ore prices at Philippine ports were hovering at their highest in eight and a half months at $10.25 a tonne, data from metals prices provider SMM showed.
* LME copper advanced 1% to $6,428 a tonne, though T-Commodity’s Torlizzi was wary of the strong recent gains that have lifted the price by 47% since March and prompted him to take a short position. “We think the risk of being long here is high and is very vulnerable to disappointment.”
* LME copper stocks sank to their lowest levels in more than 12 years to 110,000 tonnes.

* LME zinc jumped 2.4% in official activity to its highest in nearly seven months at $2,423.50 a tonne as aluminium rose 0.6% to $1,757. Lead gained 1.2% to $1,973.50, its strongest since Jan. 23, but tin shed 1% to $17,426.
* For the top stories in metals and other news, click or . ($1 = 6.9382 yuan) (Additional reporting by Mai Nguyen Editing by Jan Harvey and David Goodman)

Source: https://www.kitco.com/news/2020-08-17/METALS-Nickel-hits-highest-in-nearly-9-months-on-Philippine-supply-concerns.html

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:38 PM on Thursday, June 18th, 2020

SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel (TN:CSE)  Kenbridge Property has a measured and indicated resource of 7.14 million tonnes at 0.62% nickel, 0.33% copper. Tartisan also has interests in Peru, including a 20 percent equity stake in Eloro Resources and 2 percent NSR in their La Victoria property. Click her for more information

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Nickel in batteries to take ‘significant’ market share from 2023

  • “We see total nickel demand from the battery market (all end-uses) much higher than that with the ongoing trend towards higher nickel cathode technology in EVs,” Miller said.

By: Angela East

The rapidly growing demand for more nickel in electric vehicle (EV) batteries is expected to see the base metal take a much bigger market share in just three years.

“In terms of when the shift towards nickel intense cathodes starts to take effect, we expect batteries using high nickel cathodes (namely NCM 811) start to really develop significant market share from 2023 onwards,” Benchmark Mineral Intelligence analyst Gregory Miller told Stockhead.

NCM 811 has a chemistry make-up of 80 per cent nickel, 10 per cent cobalt and 10 per cent manganese.

For some time now, car and battery makers have been working to reduce the amount of cobalt that goes into their batteries because it is one of the most expensive parts and there is a shortage of the commodity.

“Some of this technology is just starting to filter into the industry now following many years of development yet it still faces technical challenges in being able to deploy into the EV market,” Miller explained.

“By increasing nickel in the cathode, you decrease the life of the battery (i.e. how many cycles you can put it through) and increase safety issues linked to thermal stability.

“This transition will be significant for the industry as demand grows, by 2035 demand could be roughly as big as the industry was in 2019.”

Major players like South Korean battery materials maker Posco are now producing cathodes with greater nickel content to meet demand for greater energy density and longer driving range in the next generation of EVs.

A recently completed 25,000-tonne-per-year plant expansion will mass produce cathodes with 65 per cent nickel content, Posco says.

Fellow South Korean battery maker Samsung says that nickel will make up more than 80 per cent of the cathode materials in its fifth-generation EV batteries when commercial production begins in early 2021.

While Wood Mackenzie is predicting demand for nickel sulphate from the EV market to reach around 800,000 tonnes a year by 2035, Benchmark Minerals Intelligence is expecting it to far exceed that.

“We see total nickel demand from the battery market (all end-uses) much higher than that with the ongoing trend towards higher nickel cathode technology in EVs,” Miller said.

“In Benchmark Minerals most recent quarterly nickel forecast we see nickel demand from lithium-ion batteries reaching 2,250,000 tonnes by 2035.”

Market could open up for multiple nickel products

Miller says it has been suggested that the rise of EV demand could result in a “bifurcation” of the nickel market, with a split between higher-grade nickel for the EV industry and lower-grade (mainly ferronickel and nickel pig iron) nickel to supply stainless steel mills.

But this all depends on the success of high-pressure acid leach (HPAL) operations being built in South East Asia.

“The history of HPAL operations is littered with technical and operational challenges, and if these projects fail to bring sufficient nickel units to market, a wider spectrum of nickel feedstocks may become economically viable in the production of nickel sulphate due to a higher price environment,” Miller explained.

However, the nickel sulphate market is expected to remain in oversupply for a few years yet.

“Benchmark Minerals forecasts the nickel sulphate market to remain in surplus until 2024, where we expect a deficit to emerge thereafter where rapid demand growth will set in as EV penetration rates rise quickly,” Miller said.

“This is likely to be exacerbated by increasing use of high nickel cathodes (NCM 811).”

Spurring a price rise

Although the nickel price is on an upward trend, it is still off the five-and-a-half-year high of $US18,620 ($27,097) per tonne it reached in September last year.

It currently sits at $US12,930 per tonne, only about 17 per cent higher than its recent bottom in March.

However, longer term Benchmark sees prices rising to between $US15,000 and $US20,000 per tonne as supply struggles to match the significant ramp up in demand from EV’s over the coming decade.

“Indeed, with the next generation of supply suitable for use in batteries set to come from capital intensive HPAL projects in South East Asia, a higher pricing environment will be necessary to incentivise both the development and operation of these projects.”

Source: https://stockhead.com.au/resources/nickel-in-batteries-to-take-significant-market-share-from-2023/