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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 $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. $ $TTSRF Updating the Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit, Kenora Mining District, Ontario $ $TSLA $ $ $ELO $ $ $

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. $ Announces Webinar on Thursday February 11, 2021 at 12 Noon EST $ $TSLA $ $ $ELO $ $ $

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.


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:

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 $ $ELO $ $

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.


Tartisan Nickel Corp. $ Expands Kenbridge Nickel Project Property Position, Kenora Mining Division, Ontario $ $TSLA $ $ $ $ $

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 or on SEDAR at

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 $ $ $TSLA $ $ $ $ $

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.


Nickel Explorer Seeks to Bring New Life to Two Former Timmins Mines SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel $ $ $TSLA $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:59 AM on Thursday, November 5th, 2020
  • Class 1 Nickel posts a two-million-tonne-plus resource at Alexo-Dundonald Project
  • Tartisan owns close to 1,700,000 shares of Class 1 Nickel (NICO:CSE) through vending of Tartisan’s Alexo-Kelex nickel asset in 2018
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Crushed ore at the Alexo Mine site near Timmins in 2005.

A new nickel sulphide player has fully emerged in the Timmins camp seeking to revive a well-known piece of mining ground.

Class 1 Nickel and Technologies released a very promising new mineral resource estimate for its Alexo-Dundonald Nickel Project, 45 kilometres northeast of the city.

The Toronto-based company reported an updated estimated indicated mineral resource of 1.25 million tonnes with an average grade of 0.99 per cent of nickel, and a total estimated inferred mineral resource of 1.01 million tonnes with an average grade of 1.08 per cent.

The indicated resource count has jumped 119 per cent since the last mineral estimate in June. The inferred resource ballooned by 1,400 per cent.

The company thinks it has a turn-key project on its hands that can be fast-tracked into nickel and cobalt production with little capital expenditure.

With nickel, cobalt, copper, and platinum group elements in the ground, the company has eyes on supplying battery-grade material for the electric vehicle and stainless steel markets. Nickel sulphide is used in electric vehicle battery cathodes.

Class 1, which went public over the summer on the Canadian Securities Exchange, had been quietly assembling a 20-square-kilometre package of properties that hosted two former small-scale nickel mines along some promising exploration ground that follows a large ‘Z’-shaped group of komatiite rocks, known to contain nickel sulphide.

The project property includes two former one-pit and underground mines – the Alexo and Kelex – that ceased operations in 2005 due to low nickel prices, plus the nearby Dundonald property which contains nickel-bearing zones.

Alexo and Kelex were mined for nickel and copper three separate times around the time of the First World War, during the Great Depression and the Second World War, and lastly between 2004 and 2005.

Class 1 said much of the property has never been probed by drilling and modern geophysics. The last drilling program at Alexo-Kelex was done in 2011, and at Dundonald in 2005.

The company’s exploration program of geophysics has been focused on expanding the resource left behind at Alexo and Kelex, and probe the Dundonald property on the way to planning a drill program and eventually releasing a preliminary economic assessment report for a possible mine.

Management is currently out raising $3 million in flow-through shares for exploration.


Tartisan Nickel Corp. $ Acquires Additional Nickel-Copper Claims in Northwest Ontario $ $TSLA $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:37 AM on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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  • Hole ND-10-03 intersected 4.53% Ni, within a larger interval averaging 1.02% Ni, 0.38% Cu over 4 metres.
  • The mineralization remains open along strike and to depth.
  • Claims previously owned by Canadian Arrow Mines Limited in 2010

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 27, 2020 / Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN)(OTC PINK:TTSRF)(FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired the Night Danger, Glatz nickel-copper claims located in the Turtle Pond Project area near Dryden, Ontario.

The Company has acquired a 100% interest in the Glatz, Night Danger Nickel-Copper Claims located approximately 70 kms from the Company’s flagship Kenbridge Nickel Deposit. The property is situated in an area of excellent infrastructure and consists of 16 claim units. The 16 claim unit property hosts the historical Glatz and Night Danger nickel-copper showings. Previous exploration efforts identified nickel-copper sulphide mineralization in twelve trenches along a 700 metre trend at the Glatz nickel copper showing. The zone, discovered in 1965 by local prospector A. Glatz, is up to 40 metres wide and is open along strike and at depth. Historical grab samples were reported to contain up to 1.95% Ni. In 2007, Canadian Arrow Mines Limited conducted a surface grab sampling program which produced the following results: 1.28% Ni, 0.26% Cu re Glatz Trench 3; 0.99% Ni, 0.18% Cu re Glatz Trench 3; 0.39% Ni, 4.06% Cu re Trench 4. The mineralization varies from disseminated sulphides to narrow semi-massive sulphide bands. Six short drill holes were completed at that time with hole GZ-09-02 encountering 0.34% Ni, 0.16% Cu and 0.02% Co over 5.9 m from 45.0-50.9 m.

Exploration diamond drilling work completed in 2009 and 2010 on the Night Danger nickel-copper showing reported a nine metre wide section of stringers and blebs of sulphide which assayed 0.57% Ni and 0.45% Cu at a drill depth of 79m in hole ND-09-1. Two sections within this interval assayed greater than 1% nickel. Drill hole ND-10-1 intersected 4.53% Ni over 0.7m at a drill depth of 57.5m (Source; MNDM assessment files and Canadian Arrow Mines Limited news release dated June 1, 2010).

Mark Appleby, President and CEO of Tartisan stated, “The Glatz and Night Danger nickel-copper showings display similar nickel and copper tenors as what we find near surface at our Kenbridge Nickel Deposit. Acquisition of these showings complements the company’s larger objective of developing the Kenbridge Nickel Deposit into an operating mine with a central milling facility.”

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; US-OTC:TTSRF; FSE:A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (107,203,550 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 or on SEDAR at

Tartisan Nickel $ Worldwide Vehicle Electrification to Drive Nickel Demand $ $ $TSLA $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:58 AM on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

By Ellsworth Dickson

Nickel is a most useful base metal. Because rust never sleeps, some 75% of nickel produced is used to make stainless steel, most being what is known as Class 2 nickel. Class 1 nickel, or pure nickel, is used for making steel alloys, storage batteries for laptops and cell phones and, of increasing importance, electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Nickel is part of the cathode in a Li-ion battery. It is these Li-ion batteries that are kick-starting a sea change in the nickel market.

Combining all uses, nickel demand grew 9.4% during 2018 and 2018 – outperforming all other major base metals – making it a US$20 billion per year industry. In 2018, Canadian exports of nickel-based products totaled $4.2 billion with Canada ranking fifth in the world for mine production.

Nickel prices are currently trading around US$14,000/tonne, or US$6.42/lb, up more than 30% from March lows and near its highest levels in November 2019.

And while stainless steel and other nickel usages continue to steadily grow as the world’s population increases, it is the EV market that is expected to see a huge growth in nickel demand, according to senior miner Glencore. For the first time, in 2017, sales of EVs passed the 1 million mark; however, this is just the beginning.

According to the International Energy Agency, (IEA), sales of electric cars topped 2.1 million globally in 2019, surpassing 2018 – already a another record year – to boost the stock to 7.2 million electric cars, 47% of which were in China. It’s hard to believe that in 2010, there were only 17,000 EVs on the road. Electric cars, which accounted for 2.6% of global car sales and about 1% of global car stock in 2019, registered a 40% year-on-year increase.

In their recent report, the IEA stated that nine countries had more than 100,000 electric cars on the road. At least 20 countries reached market shares above 1%. However, this growth has sometimes been disrupted by various events and circumstances that negatively affected EV sales.

Deloitte’s outlook shows EV sales reaching 21 million vehicles in 2030 as the cost of manufacturing batteries falls significantly and range anxiety becomes less of a concern. Another challenge for would-be EV buyers is availability of charging stations out of town and, in tow, lacking of charging stations in older apartment buildings.

This huge increase in EV sales will be even more jump-started with the introduction of electric pickup trucks, SUVs, delivery trucks and semi tractor trailers. This could cause a supply crunch for Class 1 nickel.

Interestingly, the IEA noted that electric two/three-wheelers will continue to represent the lion’s share of the total electric vehicle fleet, as this category is most suited to rapid transition to electric drive. The future electric two/three-wheeler fleet is concentrated in China, India and the ten countries of ASEAN.

Wood Mackenzie predicts an increase in nickel demand for EVs from 128 kt in 2019 to 265 kt in 2025 and 1.23 Mt in 2040, increasing nickel battery demand from 4% in 2018 to 31% by 2040.

It has been estimated that by 2025 the world need almost 1 million tonnes per year of new nickel supply. By 2030, 2.5 million tonnes, or double that of today, is required.

Wood Mackenzie is forecasting an average annual nickel deficit of 60,000 tonnes through to 2027 – a situation that bodes well for nickel explorers, developers and producers.

About one-half of the world’s nickel supply is suitable for use in batteries such as the nickel sulphide mines in Sudbury, Voisey’s Bay and Russia.

Those companies involved in discovering and mining nickel deposits are participating in a massive unstoppable global event with the electrification of the world’s vehicles – a good place to be.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. [TN-CSE; TTSRF-OTC; A2D-FSE] has favourably positioned itself to participate in the growing electric vehicle sector with its advanced-stage Kenbridge nickel-copper-cobalt project in northwestern Ontario.

While copper and cobalt are important for the EV battery and vehicle market, Elon Musk of Tesla Motors recently stated that nickel remains a key ingredient to its rapidly improving EV battery technology. Stainless steel production still accounts for the majority of nickel usage; however, commodity research firm Roskill has stated that the current EV nickel demand will grow from 4% to 15-20% of the market.

Longer term, California Governor Gavin Newsom just signed an executive order that will ban the sale of new gas-powered passengers cars starting in 2025.

Tartisan’s Kenbridge Project, located near Atikwa Lake in the Kenora-Fort Frances area, has undergone an updated mineral resource estimate.

The updated estimates were done for pit constrained and out-of-pit nickel, copper, and cobalt resources. Total Measured & Indicated Mineral Resources, based on a Net Smelter Return (NSR) cut-off value of CDN$15/tonne for pit constrained Mineral Resources and CDN$6/tonne NSR for out-of-pit Mineral Resources is 7.5 Mt at 0.58% nickel and 0.32% copper for a total of 95 Mlb of contained nickel. An additional 0.985 Mt at 1.0% nickel and 0.62% copper (22 Mlb contained nickel) were calculated as Inferred Resources. Pit constrained Measured & Indicated 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 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.

Mark Appleby, President and CEO, notes that the deposit is open to depth with the highest nickel grades having a strong down-plunge orientation such as hole KB07-180 that returned 2.95% nickel and  0.82% copper over 21.5 metres, including 7.2% nickel and 0.67% copper over 5.5 metres.

Highlights of an Updated PEA were: average nickel recovery life-of-mine was 86%; recovered nickel was 84.6 Mlb; NPV7.5% pre-tax was $253M; and IRR% pre-tax was 65%.

The Kenbridge property has good access to roads and power. It has a shaft to a depth of 622 metres, with level stations at 45-metre intervals below the shaft collar and two levels developed at 107 metres and 152 metres below the shaft collar.

Tartisan Nickel has planned a surface exploration and definition drilling plan, in addition to geotechnical, metallurgical and environmental work to advance the project in the upcoming 2020 winter season and into summer 2021.

The company also owns equity stakes in Eloro Resources Ltd. that is exploring the 99%-optioned ISKA ISKA Project, a gold-silver-zinc-lead target with a 3,500-metre underground drilling program underway in the Potosi district, Bolivia, and the low-sulphidation epithermal 82%-owned La Victoria gold-silver project in Peru.

Tartisan is a shareholder in Class 1 Nickel and Technologies that holds the past-producing Alexo-Kelex Dundonald nickel project near Timmins, Ontario in which Tartisan has a 0.5% NSR. The property hosts an estimated total NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Mineral Resources of 571.7k tonnes averaging 0.77% nickel plus Inferred Resources.

Being a prospect generator, Tartisan spun out the Alexco-Kelex Project to Class 1 Nickel as well as the La Victoria Project to Eloro.

Tartisan is a shareholder in Peruvian Metals Corp. that is operating a toll mill in Peru and announced an exploration and bulk sampling program on the high-grade gold-silver-copper Palta Dorada Project.

Tartisan also has a 100% interest in the Sill Lake silver-lead project near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Tartisan’s investment portfolio is in excess of $7 million which can provide funds for its activities and avoids share dilution through further share issuances. The company has 101.6 million shares outstanding.

Though its acquisitions and investments, Tartisan Nickel is poised to benefit from the burgeoning EV battery sector as well as its precious metal and base metal prospects.

Garibaldi Resources Corp. [GGI-TSXV; GGIFF-OTC; RQM-FSE] has been following up its 2017 magmatic nickel massive sulphide discovery in the Golden Triangle region of northwestern British Columbia.

Located on Nickel Mountain, the flagship E&L deposit hosts nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum, palladium gold and silver. The latest drill results from the 2020 program have extended the strike length of the mineralized E&L system from 200 metres to over 650 metres to the east, where the intrusion remains open.

The 100%-owned project is the Golden Triangle’s first magmatic nickel-copper-rich massive sulphide system in the heart of the prolific Eskay Camp. The 2017 discovery drill hole EL-17-14 intersected 8.3% nickel, 4.2% copper, 0.19% cobalt, 1.96 g/t platinum, 4.5 g/t palladium, 1.1 g/t gold and 11.1 g/t silver over 16.75 metres starting 100.4 metres downhole, within a broader 40.4-metre core length highlighted by 3.9% nickel and 2.4% copper.

In February, 2019, Garibaldi confirmed an even shallower new zone (Northeast Zone) with drill hole EL-18-33 that returned 7.7% nickel and 2.95% copper over 4.8 metres within a broader interval of 49 metres grading 1.34% nickel and 0.89% copper (core length) plus cobalt, platinum, palladium, gold and silver credits.

Diamond drilling continues to build out on the persistent widespread nickel-copper mineralization, which includes massive sulphides featuring top-tier nickel-copper grades in addition to palladium, platinum, cobalt, gold, silver and strategic PGE (platinum group element) rare metals, including rhodium.

Hole EL-20-88, collared 350 metres east of pivotal hole EL-19-80, intersected 142.79 metres of mineralized taxitic gabbro and olivine pyroxenite along trend of the E&L system. This large step-out hole exhibited an E&L geochemical signature which expanded the strike length of the E&L gabbroic intrusion to over 650 metres within a 2-km structural corridor that remains untested and open.

Hole El-20-89 has produced the widest mineralized intercept so far from 71.34 metres to 223 metres returning nickel-copper mineralization over 151.6 metres grading 0.56% nickel and 0.61% copper. This intersect included 80.53 metres of 0.88% nickel and 0.85% copper, which expanded the northeastern massive sulphide zone six metres south, the LDZ 15 metres north and the Second Chamber 45 metres west.

Semi-massive veins along the contact edge with sediments assayed 0.33 metres (100.54 to 100.87 m) of 6.87% nickel and 1.69% copper, and 0.15 metres (147.48 to 147.63 m) of 3.04% nickel and 1.62% copper.

Garibaldi has drilled 10 additional holes at the E&L project on Nickel Mountain and is up to hole 94 so far this season. With new geochemical and geophysical targets located at depth, the immediate goal of the drill program is to follow the steeply-plunging E&L gabbro to the east. The conductors detected off hole will be drill tested for mineralization.

Garibaldi owns 100% of more than 200 km2 in Eskay Camp, including newly discovered high-grade gold quartz vein system at Casper, located 15 km north of Nickel Mountain. Assays are pending. The company also has four projects in Mexico.

Garibaldi’s nickel discovery is a unique development in the Golden Triangle with excellent potential for significant expansion at a time of increasing nickel demand from the electric vehicle market.

Just 12 km north of the E&L nickel deposit is Garibaldi’s 100%-owned Casper high-grade gold quartz vein discovery. The Casper gold vein is a strategic low elevation target (420 metres) within a km of road access and hydroelectric power.

Field crews collected 165 samples within 250 metres north of and 250 metres south of the northwest-southeast-striking Casper vein. High-grade grab samples at Casper were reported up to 249 g/t gold and assays for 86 Casper channel samples have been released with up to 92 g/t gold and 5.69 g/t gold over 52 metres.

Mechanical trenching at the Casper gold quartz vein has further uncovered the high-grade vein over more than 120 metres, from the initial 43 metres of hand trenching exposing the discovery.

The quartz vein remains open with mineralized rock samples extending along trend for 330 metres within a 500-metre gold-in-soil and MMI (mobile metal ion) geochemical anomaly.

The latest assays from 61 channel sample assays returned gold grades ranging from 0.676 g/t gold up to 93.29 g/t gold from a channel sample that contained visible gold.

The company has 116 million shares outstanding.

Sama Resources Inc. [SME-TSXV; SAMMF-OTC.PK] is a Canada-based mineral exploration and development company with projects in West Africa, in particular, the Samapleu nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals project in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

Sama’s projects are located approximately 600 km northwest of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire and adjacent to the Guinean border in West Africa.

In 2010, Sama discovered nickel-copper-PGE mineralization, including veins and lenses of high grades material near surface at numerous locations within the then discovered Yacouba intrusive complex.

In October, 2017, Sama announced that it had entered into a binding term sheet in view of forming a strategic partnership with HPX TechCo Inc., a private mineral exploration company in which mining entrepreneur Robert Friedland is a significant stakeholder, in order to develop the Samapleu Project. HPX is spending $18 million on the project.

Since March 2010, Sama has performed surface IP and Mag surveys as well as Airborne Mag-Radiometric and HTEM surveys and 388 boreholes for a total of 54,000 metres of drilling. Mineral resources assessments have been completed at one site, the Samapleu deposit, aiming for a modest scale Ni-Cu open pit mining and processing operation, while continuing to explore newly discovered prospective ground. Sama’s objective is to delineate massive sulphide reservoirs that could be the source of these high-grade nickel–copper-cobalt-palladium lenses. The newly discovered Yacouba complex can be compared to other world class bases metals camps like Jinchuan in China and Voisey’s Bay in Canada, etc.

Highlights of a Preliminary Economic Assessment at Samapleu, include average annual production of 3,900 tonnes of carbonyl nickel powder, 8,400 tonnes of carbonyl iron powder and 14,100 tonnes of copper concentrate over a 20-year mine life. Capital costs are estimated to be $282 million, including a contingency of $37 million with operational costs of $23.96/tonne milled.

Pre-tax Net Present Value (8% discount rate) is $615 million and an Internal Rate of Return of 32.5%. After-tax NPV (8% discount rate) of $391 million and an after-tax IRR of 27.2%.

Geophysical activities have resumed with downhole electromagnetic surveys planned in four deep drill holes at the Yepleu target zone and in one deep drill hole at the Bounta target zone. The holes at Yepleu and Bounta were drilled in the early months of 2020, with both zones part of the large Yacouba Ultramafic-Mafic intrusive complex discovered by Sama in 2010.

Future production will be managed by a JV controlled 66⅔% by Sama Nickel Corp. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sama Resources, and 33⅓% by SODEMI.  Sama Resources has $2.5 million in its treasury and holds $12.4 million in securities with no debt. The company has 216,466,410 shares outstanding.

The Samapleu nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals project is located in mining-friendly West Africa, home to a number of successful mining operations. The polymetallic project hosts a suite of metals – nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals – all of which are currently in demand.