- Drilling began this week for Phase 4, targeting the eastern horizon of the W4 Extension (discovered in 2022) and to accumulate additional metallurgical samples from across the complete zone
TORONTO, ON – EV NICKEL INC. (TSX-V: EVNI) (“EVNi” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has begun drilling again, back to the High-Grade W4 Zone, part of its Shaw Dome Project (see figure 1).
The Company has engaged with NPLH Drilling to begin its Phase 4 drill hole program targeting an expansion of the W4 Extension. Phase 2 drilling identified significant nickel mineralization on the furthest east section including 20.6 metres grading 1.23% Ni in EV22-17 and 15.70 metres grading 0.90% Ni in EV22-18 (see press release dated September 6, 2022). Drilling will target an area 50 metres to the east of section 497500mE along the interpreted plunge of the high grade nickel mineralization. Assay results are anticipated for the Phase 4 drill program in early Q2.
“Results from the Phase 2 program were so encouraging that further drilling was required to truly define the size potential of the Tier 2 area of the W4 Zone,” said Paul Davis, Vice President Exploration. “Phase 4 has been designed and can be expanded depending on the results of the drilling and every section of mineralization that we are able to add to the Tier 2 area will significantly impact the size potential of updated resource that we plan to have completed on the W4 Zone in the second half of 2023.”
About EV Nickel Inc.
EV Nickel’s mission is to accelerate the transition to clean energy. It is a Canadian nickel exploration company, focussed on the Shaw Dome Project, south of Timmins, Ontario. The Shaw Dome includes the W4 Zone, the basis of a 2010 historical estimate of 677K tonnes @ 1.00% Ni, ~15M lbs of Class 1 Nickel. EV Nickel plans to grow and advance a Clean Nickel ™ business, targeting the growing demand from the electric vehicle battery sector. EV Nickel has over 30,000 hectares to explore across the Shaw Dome and has identified >100 km of additional favourable strike length. The Company is focused on a 2-track strategy: Track 1- to produce High-Grade Clean Nickel ™ (starting with W4) and Track 2- an integrated Carbon Capture & Storage with Large-Scale Clean Nickel TM production (starting with CarLang).
The Company’s Projects are under the direct technical supervision of Paul Davis, P.Geo., and Vice-President of the Company. Mr. Davis is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release. There are no known factors that could materially affect the reliability of the information verified by Mr. Davis.
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EV Nickel Inc.
200 – 150 King St. W,
Toronto, ON M5H 1J9
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