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CLIENT FEATURE: Tartisan Nickel $TN $TTSRF Drilling The Kenbridge Nickel Deposit in a Battery Metals Bull $FPX $TLO $CNC $FCC $CVE

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:56 PM on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
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Tartisan Nickel (CSE:TN) ( OTC PINK:TTSRF) isn’t like any other Junior Metals Exploration Company. They own several high quality positions in multiple junior mining companies that were placed years ago, most notably Eloro Resources, whose Bolivian Tin Porphyry Deposit is quickly developing into a world class asset.  

A similar mindset came into play when Tartisan purchased the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit. It was before the current battery metals boon, and it came with tremendous foresight of future value based off a tangible asset. The Kenbridge deposit is an asset that any exploration peer would love to have to develop their company around, not only because of the tremendous value in place through infrastructure, known mineralization and future discovery/expansion potential, but because it is considered a “Class One Nickel”, which is the main driver of the Battery metals Boom.

EV batteries require premium materials such as nickel sulfide, for which production levels remain low. Nickel sulfate powder—produced from nickel sulfide ore—is a critical ingredient in the cathode formulation for lithium-ion batteries, and analysts expect to see a boom in demand as global automakers transition away from gas engines and into producing EVs. It is this demand that supports Tartisans intention to further de-risk Kenbridge through an updated PEA and exploration drilling to potentially discover new “Class1 ” nickel deposits

Why Tartisan Owns A World Class Nickel Project

The prior owner of the Kenbridge asset never fully realized its potential and a disinterested market discounted nickel until it fell below a value threshold. This is where a smart, forward thinking operator recognized not only its present value to the market, but its future potential as well. Enter Tartisan Nickel

The Kenbridge Deposit is Underexplored & Shows Considerable Exploration Promise

  • Class One Sulphide + Kenbride + Potential New Discovery KN1 &  KN2

The Kenbridge deposit has Total Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources 7.47 Mt at 0.6% Ni and 0.32% Cu for a total of 95 Mlb of contained nickel. An additional 0.99 Mt at 1.0% Ni and 0.62% Cu (22 Mlb contained nickel) were calculated as Inferred Mineral Resources.

Kenbridge has an existing 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.

Historical drill hole KB07-180 located on the north side of the Kenbridge Deposit intersected 2.95% Ni over 21.5 meters and 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.

Why is this important?

It is very clear the deposit has much more to offer than its historical understanding.

Tartisan recently performed a surface Time Domain Electromagnetic (“TDEM”) survey at Kenbridge North, 2.5km to the north of the Kenbridge Deposit, as well as borehole geophysics at the known Kenbridge Deposit. The Kenbridge North target is interpreted to represent similar rock types that host the Kenbridge Deposit. The same survey conducted on 2 historic drill holes suggest that conductive material does in fact continue to depth and to the north of Kenbridge Deposit.

Matching rock types kilometers apart using the same scientific study bodes well for future exploration success.

Discovering additional deposits can help improve all aspects of development, from lower CAPEX, improved economics and infrastructure.

Aster Funds Survey of Kenbridge Nickel Project

Tartisan CEO Mark Appleby said, “the survey picked out the Kenbridge Deposit and has shown the possible extension to the Kenbridge Deposit and three additional trends that relate directly to underlying geology and structure implicit in the Kenbridge Deposit. Of significant interest, the survey found two gold trends as well, which include the Violet and Nina historic gold occurrences. One of the occurrences is almost 54 hectares in size and covers almost all of three of our staked claims on the border of the Kenbridge property.”

The Kenbridge deposit has unexplored potential, through the extensive underground intersections that indicate the deposit remains open and possibly richer at depth, to the potential for new discoveries that can supply future battery metal demand.

The future looks very bright for those interested in this emerging smallcap Battery Metals explorer.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. 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.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Announces Intention to Commence Normal Course Issuer Bid to Repurchase Up To 5% Of Its Common Shares $FPX $TLO $CNC $FCC $CVE

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:19 AM on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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  • Commencing Share Buy Back Program
  • Purchase up to 5M+ of TN Common Shares

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) announces its intention to commence a normal course issuer bid (“NCIB“), under which the Company may purchase up to 5,246,456 of the Company’s common shares, representing approximately 5% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company.

Tartisan is commencing the “NCIB” because it believes that the underlying value of the Kenbridge Nickel Project, along with the Company’s portfolio holdings, are not adequately reflected in the market price of its common shares. Tartisan Nickel Corp. believes that the repurchase of its common shares for cancellation represents an appropriate use of the Company’s financial resources and will enhance shareholder value.

The “NCIB” is expected to commence on March 17, 2021 and terminate on March 17, 2022. All common shares purchased under the “NCIB” will be purchased on the open market through the facilities of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) and/or alternative trading systems. All purchases made under the “NCIB” will be at the prevailing market price for the common shares at the time of purchase. Common shares acquired by the Company under the “NCIB” will be cancelled. Tartisan Nickel Corp. has appointed Independent Trading Group (ITG) Limited as its broker to conduct the “NCIB” purchases on its behalf.

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 Lead-Silver Project 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, Peruvian Metals Corp. and Silver Bullet Mines Inc.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN $TTSRF Announces Geophysical Survey at the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, Kenora Mining District, Ontario to Assess Targets $FPX $TLO $CNC $FCC

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:31 AM on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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  • Conducting survey to delineate Nickel targets north of Kenbridge deposit
  • TDEM surveys have been used extensively and successfully to aid in identifying nickel sulphide targets
  • Next step is to move the Kenbridge Deposit towards a Bankable Feasibility Study
  • Tartisan is planning a late spring early summer drill program

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC Pink:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the 100% owned Kenbridge Nickel Project in Northwestern Ontario. The Company has contracted Crone Geophysics & Exploration Ltd to complete a surface Time Domain Electromagnetic (TDEM) survey over targets identified to the north of the known Kenbridge Ni-Cu-Co Deposit. The target areas are interpreted to represent similar rock types which host the Kenbridge Deposit. TDEM surveys have been used extensively and successfully to aid in identifying nickel sulphide targets like the Kenbridge Ni-Cu-Co Deposit.

The Company recently released an Updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) for the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, Atikwa Lake Area, Northwestern Ontario (press released September 17, 2020). Tartisan Nickel Corp. subsequently announced that P&E Mining Consultants Inc. have been contracted to oversee the updating of the Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report (“PEA”) on the Kenbridge Project (press released February 2, 2021). The “PEA” will identify the critical next steps that Tartisan needs to take to move the Kenbridge Deposit towards a Bankable Feasibility Study including permitting, geotechnical, environmental, and geological considerations.

Mark Appleby, CEO of Tartian Nickel Corp. states; “the geophysical field crew is expected to mobilize to site in the next 2 weeks. Tartisan is planning a late spring early summer drill program on the down plunge and down dip extensions to the known deposit and will look to drill targets generated from the TDEM program”. Appleby goes on to state “Tartisan will aggressively move the Kenbridge Nickel Project forward in 2021”.

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Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN $TTSRF Purchases Sill Lake Lead-Silver Boundary Claims, Stakes Additional Cells $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $ELO $CNC.ca $NICO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:28 AM on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC Pink: TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has purchased a 100% interest in certain claims in the Sault Ste. Marie Mining District in Ontario to complete the Sill Lake lead-silver property package.

The mining claims purchased are located in Van Koughnet Township, about 30 km north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. A cash payment of $75,000; the issuance of 100,000 common shares in the capital of Tartisan Nickel Corp. and a 2% net smelter return royalty (subject to a 1% buy-back provision for $250,000) has been paid and assigned in consideration to the vendors.

The Company additionally reports that 17 single cell mining claims contiguous to the Sill Lake land package have been staked. The Sill Lake lead-silver project now consists of 47 single cell mining claims which represents 933.57 hectares.

Lead-silver mineralization was originally discovered at Sill Lake in 1892, when a 30m adit was driven to a 17m internal shaft, with approximately 40m of lateral development to exploit a lead-silver vein. The Sill Lake lead-silver property was later defined by explorers who conducted a 3750m of diamond drill program along a defined steeply dipping mineralized trend some 850m in length, with mineralized widths varying between 1.5m and 4.5m.

The Sill Lake Lead-Silver Project has seen two distinct periods of underground development and production and it is estimated that 7,000 tonnes of ore containing lead and silver were mined.

In 2010, a historical NI 43-101 Technical Report gave a measured and indicated mineral resource of 112,751 tonnes at 134 g/t silver; 0.62% lead, and 0.21% zinc. The historical resource estimate used a silver cutoff grade of 60 g/t; but no cutoff grade for the base metal content was used.

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Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca $TTSRF Updating the Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit, Kenora Mining District, Ontario $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $ELO $CNC.ca $FPC.ca $NICO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:36 AM on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
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  • Updating historic Preliminary Economic Assessment
  • 1st step toward bankable feasibility study
  • Outlining future Exploration plans for Kenbridge

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the historic Preliminary Economic Assessment Study, (“PEA”) on the Kenbridge Nickel Project, located in the Kenora Mining District is being updated by P&E Mining Consultants Inc. of Brampton, Ontario.

Mark Appleby, CEO of Tartisan states, “The updating of the Preliminary Economic Assessment is the first in a series of steps toward completing a full Bankable Feasibility Study on the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit. The PEA will feature the potential economic viability of Kenbridge and will identify the critical next steps.” Additionally, Appleby goes on to say, “Tartisan will be outlining future exploration plans for the Kenbridge Nickel Project shortly.”

P&E Mining Consultants Inc. recently completed a review and update of the historic NI 43-101 & 43-101F1 Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) of the Kenbridge Nickel Project, Atikwa Lake Area, Northwestern Ontario (press released September 17, 2020). The Updated Mineral Resource Estimate will be incorporated into the Kenbridge Project PEA. The Company believes that the Updated PEA should be completed in the second quarter of calendar 2021.

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Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Announces Webinar on Thursday February 11, 2021 at 12 Noon EST $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $ELO $CNC.ca $FPC.ca $NICO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:13 AM on Friday, January 29th, 2021

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) announces that the Company will conduct a webinar at 12 noon EST on Thursday, February 11th, 2021.

The Company invites investors to join President & CEO Mark Appleby for an update on Tartisan Nickel Corp. and plans for the Company’s flagship Kenbridge Nickel project.

LIVE WEBINAR

The Tartisan Nickel Corp. webinar will take place on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 12 noon local time, Toronto.

The following link provides online registration details to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4BcYSGmDQN2eeQwffUiFfA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The event is being facilitated by PBA (Paul Benwell & Associates).

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 Ste. 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.

For further information, please contact Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 ([email protected]).UnfollowRecommend

Industry Bulletin: Eloro Resources Hits the Silver Jackpot SPONSOR Tartisan Resources $ TN.ca $ELO $CFE.ca $NICO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:15 PM on Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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  • Tartisan owns approximately 4 million shares of Eloro Resources
  • Eloro could amount to between 500 million tonnes to 1 billion tonnes at four to eight ounces silver eq grade
  • Discovery Hole of 129.6 grams silver equivalent over 257.5 meters
  • “Eloro is going to be bought out in short order” Bob Moriarty

Potosi in Bolivia is sometimes referred to as the GOAT of silver mining. That is, the Greatest Of All Time for silver. Discovered in 1545, Cerro Rico produced just over 2 billion ounces of silver at a cost of 8 million lives of slaves. If you held two and a half 100 ounce silver bars that came from Potosi, that would have cost the life of one slave, either Indian or Negro. The silver from Potosi funded the Spanish Empire for two and a half centuries. The silver went to Manila before being traded to China for tea, Chinaware and silk. The opium wars weren’t really about opium; they were about the silver riches from Potosi. Spain mined it and traded to China. China had it. Britain wanted it.

It appears Eloro is on track to pushing Potosi aside as the silver GOAT. At least if you are willing to consider silver equivalent ounces. Quinton Hennigh has done several interviews and believes Eloro could amount to between 500 million tonnes to 1 billion tonnes at four to eight ounces silver eq grade. Well, yesterday Eloro came out with brilliant assays that support Quinton’s belief and actually suggests he may have underestimated the potential. Now it seems to imply over 1 billion tonnes. If the four ounces held, Eloro would be the biggest silver story in history. Certainly the biggest silver story in the last fifty years.

Eloro has one of the strongest mining and geology teams in Peru or Bolivia. Dr. Osvaldo Acre runs the Bolivian operation. He is the world’s leading expert on Potosi type systems and literally has written the book about them. Dr. Bill Pearson who I first met when he was leading the geological team at Desert Sun fifteen years ago is the senior technical advisor. Tom Larsen is the CEO and drives the company. Quinton Hennigh also serves as a technical and business advisor.

Eloro has an option on 99% of the Iska Iska property in the very southern bit of Bolivia near Potosi. They are paying the owner 500,000 shares and $10 million USD at some point in the next four years. There is no NSR. The owner retains a 1% interest in the project.

If you look at the center of the concession outlined in blue, clearly there is a caldera. While the geological team has been focused on identifying and drilling breccia pipes with great success, they have also identified a series of more potential pipes to the east and south.

I have never seen any company move a project forward and prove their theory so quickly. In the results released on January 26th one hole measured 129.6 grams silver equivalent over 257.5 meters from the newly discovered Santa Barbara breccia pipe. The Santa Barbara pipe was discovered and announced in the November press release. Through surface mapping and Aster satellite data located yet another breccia pipe, this one named the Central Breccia Pipe measuring 700 meters by 400 meters. This latest set of assays discusses drilling into both the Santa Barbara pipe and the Central Breccis pipe. Those results have not been released yet. Those include hole DHK-02 intercepting 475 meters below surface in the Central Breccia pipe.

This is an interesting system because it has a variety of minerals of economic value including almost an ounce of silver, some gold, lead, zinc, tin, bismuth, indium and cadmium. Quinton Hennigh did up a spreadsheet with the values from the 257-meter hole and it showed a total in the ground value of $103 US per tonne. That would make 500 million tonnes worth somewhere in the $50 billion USD range.

Bill Person and Osvaldo are punching holes in the pipes they have identified so far. I suspect that if they stepped back a foot or so and just stared at the maps of the project I have showed above they would realize there appears to be a ring of different breccia pipes around the edge of the caldera. Osvaldo talks about the possibility of the Santa Barbara and Central Breccia pipes merging deeper in the system. You have a series of pipes, why not start drilling vertical holes right in the center of the caldera? I’m not sure knowing the exact dimension of any of the pipes is important. This is a BFD system and all the company needs to attract bidding from every major in the world is to show an obvious billion tonnes of $100 rock. Don’t drill for the pipes, drill for the feeders.

Eloro is going to be bought out in short order, I’m talking 6-12 months. They are fully financed for a planned 14,000 meters of drilling both from surface and from underground. Due to drill limits, the underground drilling is pretty much limited to 350 meters but they can drill 1.2 km holes from the surface.

Today’s price action gives the company about a $190 million CAD market cap. The price is going to be up and down like a bride’s nightie but in six months it’s going to be a hell of a lot higher.

The shares were as cheap as $2.10 a week ago and hit $4.11 on Wednesday the 27th for almost double in a week. While they were cheap a week ago, they got expensive in a hurry. There is a backdoor way to buy shares that have not yet exploded higher yet. Cartier Iron, a gold company run by Tom Larsen, CEO of ELO, happens to own 2.09 million shares of ELO. At today’s highest price for Eloro, the shares held by Cartier were worth more than their entire market cap. The shares were 25% higher ten days ago. That situation won’t last for long.

Eloro and Cartier are both advertisers. I have bought shares in the open market and participated in private placements for both companies. As always do your own due diligence.

SOURCE: http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty012821.html

Tartisan Nickel $TN.ca: Poised For A Breakout Year! Resource Expansion & Exploration Ramp Up IS Coming IN 2021 $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca $FPC.ca $NICO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:33 AM on Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Morgan Stanley on Nickel Forecast:

  • 6.4% demand growth in 2021
    • outpacing supply as Indo NPI growth offset by China’s decline
  • Market moving from 85kt surplus in 2020 to -18kt in ’21
    • Supporting average price of $7.29/lb, with risk skewed to bull case $8.75/lb

Tartisan Investment Highlights:

  • Kenbridge Nickel Deposit is a Class 1 Nickel project which can safely be put into production quickly at low capital cost
  • Updated Mineral Resource Estimate: 7.47 Ktonnes 0.6% Ni, 0.32% Cu open pit and underground
  • Measured and Indicated resources 985 Ktonnes Inferred at 1% Ni, 0.62% or 117 million pounds of Nickel and 66 million pounds of Copper
  • Potential to double the underground resource at Kenbridge through anticipated drill program
  • Kenbridge North – Untested Potential to Discover additional Class 1 Deposits

Tartisan Strategic Investment Holdings $9+ Million

  • Eloro Resources,  Class One Nickel and Technologies , Peruvian Metals Corp. provide Tartisan shareholders an opportunity to participate in other high-quality projects

Kenbridge Ni Project (Kenora, Ontario)

  • Property is accessible via gravel roads from paved Highway 71
  • Underground development of the deposit extends from surface to a depth of 623 metres in a 3 compartment shaft, with 244 metres of drifts and 168 metres of crosscuts at the 110 and 150 metre levels
  • The minimum drill spacing is at 15.2metres on all levels.
  • The deepest hole extends to 838.4 metre depth and intersected mineralization grading 4.25% nickel and 1.38% copper over 10.7 metres, indicating that the deposit remains open at depth.
  • Historical surface drilling was completed at 30.5metre spacing
  • Preliminary  Economic Assessment completed and updated returned robust project economics and operating costs including a NPV of C$253M and cash costs of US$3.47/lb of nickel net of copper credits

Look for Tartisan Corporate updates in 2021 at Tartisan.com

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Expands Kenbridge Nickel Project Property Position, Kenora Mining Division, Ontario $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca $FPC.ca $NICO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:57 AM on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Tartisan has staked an additional 71 single-cell mining claims contiguous to the Company’s flagship Kenbridge Nickel Deposit patented and unpatented mining claim group. The newly acquired claims bring the total claim count to 114 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 1,485.3 ha. The Kenbridge Nickel Project now has a combined total of 3632.7 ha. of patented and unpatented mining claims.

Recent reinterpretation of historical geophysical and geological data has identified areas which appear to have similar characteristics to those exhibited at the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit. Three dimensional modeling of historical airborne magnetic data suggests that several individual magnetic features identified at surface appear to be connected at depth. Additionally, a recent reinterpretation of airborne EM data has led to the recognition of subtle features which may require additional exploration. Tartisan is now evaluating which ground geophysical surveys should be completed over the new claims and the northern portion of the patented claims in the upcoming winter exploration program.

CEO Mark Appleby states, “The suggestion that several magnetic features identified at surface appear to be connected at depth makes follow up an essential next step. The potential to increase the Kenbridge Nickel Resource would anecdotally improve project economics and we are encouraged by opportunities that have the potential to increase the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit”.

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 Ste. 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; OTC:TTSRF; FSE:A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (107,203,550 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, 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.

Dean MacEachern 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.

Not Enough Class 1 Nickel In The Pipeline – Sherritt CEO SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel $TN.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca $FPC.ca $NICO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:01 AM on Friday, December 4th, 2020
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SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel Corp’s flagship asset, the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit, hosts an updated resource estimate of 7.5 Mt of 0.58% nickel and 0.32% copper for a total of 95 Mlb of contained nickel. Tartisan also owns equity stakes in Eloro Resources Ltd. that is exploring the ISKA ISKA project, and the low-sulphidation epithermal La Victoria Gold/Silver Project in Ancash, Peru. Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited who are advancing the Alexo-Kelex Dundonald nickel project near Timmins Ontario and Peruvian Metals Corporation who are operating a toll mill in Peru. Click Here For More Info

With the spotlight shining on nickel, Canadian miner Sherritt International’s (TSX:S) CEO David Pathe sees brighter days ahead.

Sherritt, which has significant assets in Cuba, has weathered storms ever since Pathe’s predecessor gambled on partnering with Havana’s communist government in the 1990s, and the miner was pushed to the brink during president Trump’s tenure, when early last year, the White House began ramping up sanctions on Cuba.

Nickel has been a tough business since the financial crisis, and Sherritt’s market value sunk to a record low C$29.8 million ($22.8 million) in March from its 2008 peak of C$4.8 billion, trading at a low of eight Canadian cents.

In February, Sherritt had announced a proposed transaction designed to improve its capital structure and reduce the company’s debt by half, and at the end of August, Pathe said it closed a “significant restructuring” of all of its debt tied to exiting the costly Ambitovy project in Madagascar, eliminating C$300 million in debt and pushing out loan payments due next year to 2026.

Pathe said covid-19 pandemic disruptions haven’t had any material effect on operations, after making some adaptations, and the company is on track to hit production targets.

The world needs more battery metals

Given the chasm between future demand for battery raw materials used in electric vehicles and new supply entering the market over the next decade, the current low price environment for lithium, cobalt, graphite and less so nickel is not likely to endure.

At its much-hyped Battery Day event in September, automaker Telsa CEO Elon Musk called on the world’s miners to make more nickel, while hardly mentioning cobalt.

“There isn’t any new, meaningful capacity in class 1 nickel anywhere in the pipeline, because the price of nickel over the last ten years hasn’t supported it”

David Pathe, CEO, Sherritt International

While Pathe is optimistic about nickel demand, he said reducing cobalt by volume will continue, but doesn’t see it being eliminated from the battery metals supply chain.

“There isn’t any other metal that does what cobalt does in terms of stability and seeing a battery through temperature changes and the thermodynamics of charging,” Pathe told MINING.COM. “We don’t think you’ll see cobalt eliminated from batteries any time soon.”

While Musk’s call for miners to produce more nickel lifted prices, California-based Tesla couldn’t buy from Sherritt without violating the US embargo on Cuba.

“We are expecting to see a bit of an inflection point in nickel prices,” Pathe told Bloomberg, adding the attention Musk is drawing “is good for the industry as a whole, including us.”

Pathe said he is hoping that now, the differentiation between class 1 nickel for batteries and nickel pig iron, which accounts for most of the supply in the market, will strengthen class 1 nickel price.

“The challenge with the whole automobile industry now is that they are looking at their plants to ramp up electric vehicle production in the next 5 to 20 years, and if you look at global nickel production – class 1 nickel, used for batteries, and the capacity just isn’t there, and there isn’t any new, meaningful capacity in class 1 nickel anywhere in the pipeline, because the price of nickel over the last ten years hasn’t supported it. ”

Pathe said automakers are “coming to appreciate that, and seeing how different the mining industry is from the automobile industry.”

Mines will be needed to feed new industrial production, and Pathe said automakers are getting their minds around their nickel supply strategy and what it’s going to look like.

Pathe said there isn’t enough class 1 nickel production in the pipeline, and said plants need metals supply to ensure the viability of the auto (EV) industry, while North America catches up with Europe and China.

“That is the way the world is going, and I think its further evidence that we are getting closer and closer to a tipping point. Disruptive changes take a while to build momentum,” Pathe said.

SOURCE: https://www.mining.com/not-enough-class-1-nickel-production-in-the-pipeline-sherritt-ceo/