EV Nickel is exploring and advancing the next generation of high grade, Clean Nickel™ projects to deliver the metal needed to power the electric vehicle revolution
THE LANGMUIR PROJECT
Langmuir, in the heart of the Shaw Dome. Accessible by road and only 25 km southeast of Timmins, Ontario. Langmuir is 7 km by road from the Redstone Mill which has a capacity of 2,000 tonnes/day. The Langmuir Project spreads across more than 9000 hectares of the Shaw Dome.
The Shaw Dome hosts Kambalda style nickel sulphide mineralization occurring in ultramafic flows and sills. EVNi’s Langmuir Project includes over 30 km strike length comprised of ultramafic and mafic flows and sills favourable for hosting nickel, copper and platinum group mineralization (PGM).
Airborne geophysics have been flown over the entire property and more than 20 separate clusters of airborne EM anomalies were identified.
The Langmuir W4 Nickel deposit was discovered by drilling one of the anomalies in one of the clusters in early 2007 and a 43-101 resource was reported in 2010 with approximately 15M lbs of Indicated Nickel in the historic estimate, with high-grade 1% Nickel.
Initial Resource contains a high nickel grade, close to surface
Almost 9,100 hectares with 30km of strike and open at depth
Easy access to Timmins – an established mining camp plus clean, hydro power
“Our first focus is to confirm the extension of W4’s mineralization, and understanding the larger potential of the Langmuir Project”
— Sean Samson, EVNi President & CEO
EV Nickel plans to develop zero-carbon production of Nickel and has applied for the trademark Clean Nickel™ across several jurisdictions. Clean Nickel™ refers to zero-carbon production and this is central to the business EVNi intends to develop on the Shaw Dome.
The revolution of EVs replacing Internal Combustion Engines is well underway.
Sources: Rystad Energy, International Nickel Study Group and EVNi Analysis
EV battery research focuses on the battery chemistry with different metal mixes, trying to optimize the balance of:
Life of Battery
Across these 3 metrics, Nickel performs very well and remains central to the “Battery Metals”.
Not all Nickel is created equal
Nickel Class I are the Sulphides and a group of nickel products comprising electrolytic nickel, powders and briquettes, as well as carbonyl nickel.
Nickel Class II are less pure and comprises nickel pig iron (NPI), a version of nickel created using low-grade laterite ores and ferronickel. These nickel products have a lower nickel content and are used especially in stainless steel production, where stainless steel producers take advantage of the iron content.
The nickel required for EV batteries requires very tight tolerances and only Nickel Class I is currently economic for EV batteries.
Class I Sulphides are found in Canada, Russia and South Africa. Class II Laterite-type (or Oxide-type) resources are found in Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, Cuba and New Caledonia. Australia has both Sulphides and Laterites. Nine countries account for 75% of Global Nickel Reserves.
The new EV demand for Nickel requires Sulphide PLUS a consideration for the broader impact of the metal being produced. Pressures on the EV manufacturers forces them to consider more than just quality and cost, but also the “footprint” of what they are buying.
This will develop the Next Class of Nickel, Clean Nickel™.
EVNi believes the market will be short of Nickel Sulphide for the planned EV demand growth and wants to be positioned to produce Clean Nickel™.
EV Nickel will prioritize high-grade deposits, minimizing impact from the beginning. Material handling will use an all-electric fleet, using the Hydro-generated electricity in Northern Ontario.
Optical sorting and other low-impact sorting will upgrade the ore feed and then milling will draw on Hydro-generated electricity. Innovative and proprietary processing approaches will be analyzed, to minimize the impact of all steps.
EV Nickel will work with customers, to incorporate the lowest-impact means of delivery for the final product.
Clean Nickel™ also includes a broader commitment to partnering with stakeholders and this process has already begun, especially with the local First Nations, who have been actively consulted and engaged, before the drill program has begun.
President, CEO and Director
Mr. Samson is a mining executive with more than 20 years of management and financial experience. He was most recently VP & Head of Corporate Development at FNI Mining for four years, including a period of six months as interim COO, responsible for safety, mine development and operations at a 250 person underground mine near Sudbury, Ontario. In 2012, he won the Canadian Young Mining Leader award from the CIM. Prior to FNI, he was VP Commercial Development at Kinross Gold Corporation for five years where he had diverse, multi-functional responsibilities including: supply chain, energy, merger integration, enterprise risk and capital approvals, leading a team of more than 300 people across eight countries. Before Kinross he was a management consultant at Bain & Company and traded for investment banks in New York and Europe. Sean received his A.B. from Harvard University, an MBA from Cambridge and has completed his Surface Miner Common Core in Ontario. He is a past elected PDAC board member and a Cleantech advisor at MaRS, a Toronto based Innovation Centre.
Mr. Gingras has more than twenty years of experience in finance, strategic planning, project management, accounting policy and financial reporting. Travis previously held CFO and executive level positions in a number of publicly traded exploration and mining companies including as CFO of Integra Gold Corp (formerly TSXV:ICG, purchased by Eldorado Gold in 2017). Travis is a CPA, CMA and received his B.Comm and MBA from UBC.
Mr. Davis has over 30 years of executive, exploration and mine management experience for large multinational and junior companies. Most recently, Mr. Davis was VP Exploration at FNI Mining and over his career he has headed mining and exploration teams in the discovery, development and mining of projects in Canada, Finland, Australia and Peru. His responsibilities include scoping and feasibility studies; project and mine permitting, environmental compliance and reporting, off-take and acquisition agreement negotiation, implementation and monitoring, corporate development, asset evaluation, due diligence analysis and economic models. Mr. Davis also has direct experience in other corporate functions including budgeting, financing, investor relations and regulatory reporting and compliance. Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Western Ontario (BSc- Honours Geology) and the University of Alabama (MSc- Economic Geology).
Board of Directors
Ms. Byron owns Blue Heron Environmental, based out of Timmins. Linda is a professional Environmental Scientist with more than 30 years of experience. She has been instrumental in the implementation of Certified Environmental Management Systems at large base-metal mining companies in Northern, assisted industries with permitting efforts as well as the development and implementation of compliance and training programs for mining operations in Canada and abroad. Ms. Byron has extensive operational expertise in the practical, real-life environmental issues encountered in the mining industry and graduated from Laurentian University (BSc – Honours).
Mr. Fox is President of Indigenous Community Engagement, based out of Fort William First Nation, in northwestern Ontario. Michael has dedicated his career to building Aboriginal participation and partnerships. He obtained an honours degree in Political Science with a focus on Aboriginal Law & Resource Development from Lakehead University and an MBA from the University of Fredericton. Mr. Fox is originally from Weenusk First Nation
Mr. Levin has been an Officer and Director of many publicly-traded Canadian resource companies. He began his career in public accounting at Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young and is a certified chartered accountant in South Africa. Gadi holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Cape Town and the University of South Africa and an MBA from Bar Ilan University.
Mr. Delaney is a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Banking at Eight Capital, an independent Canadian investment dealer. Prior to joining Eight Capital he was Managing Director, Investment Banking at Beacon Securities and before that worked at Paradigm Capital and GMP Securities. Mr. Delaney holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University.
Why Invest with EV Nickel
EV Nickel is a great opportunity to participate in the Electric Vehicle boom through a top quality, pick-and-shovel style investment
Our Mission is to Accelerate the Transition to Clean Energy
“The world needs more nickel and especially the type of high grade, clean nickel that we plan to build our business around. Decarbonization is the challenge of a lifetime and we plan to source the material that will help the EV companies grow and help address that challenge.”
Focused now on 3 things:
- Find more nickel at Langmuir
- Secure more land in the Shaw Dome
- Create a Clean Nickel Business
EV Nickel Inc.
150 King St. W, Suite 200,
Toronto, ON, Canada
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