SPC Nickel Intersects Massive Sulphide Mineralization on the West Graham Nickel Project, Sudbury, Ontario
SUDBURY, March 27, 2023 - SPC Nickel Corp. (TSXV: SPC) ("SPC Nickel"), is pleased to advise that it has intersected massive to semi-massive sulphide mineralization in hole WG-23-026, the eighth drill hole of its Phase 1 drilling campaign at the recently consolidated West Graham and Crean Hill 3 properties (collectively, the "West Graham Project"). SPC Nickel is currently drilling the Crean Hill 3 portion of the Project, which is subject to the Agreement between SPC Nickel and Vale Canada (see news release dated January 23, 2023).
- WG-23-026 intersected a 143.0 metre2 (76.0-219.0 metres) zone of 'West Graham-style' mineralization consisting of 5 to 20% disseminated to blebby sulphides 1 (See Photo 1).
- Contained within this intersection was an unexpected 7.80 metre2 interval (170.05-179.9 metres) hosting several intervals of massive to semi-massive sulphide mineralization1 (See Photo 2). Assay results from WG-23-026 are pending.
- Massive sulphide sections contain up to 10% visual pentlandite1 (See Photo 3).
- The reported intersection is located approximately 150 metres west of the West Graham - Crean Hill 3 property boundary.
- To date, eight holes (1,000 metres) , including WG-23-026, have been completed and have intersected 'West Graham-style' mineralization over widths consistent with the current geological model (See Figure 1). Assays from all these holes are pending.
- In relation to the disclosure of visual mineralisation, the Company cautions that visual estimates of sulphide material abundance should never be considered a proxy or substitute for laboratory analysis. Laboratory assay results are required to determine the widths and grade of the visible mineralisation reported in preliminary geological logging. The Company will update the market when laboratory analytical results become available.
- Reported drill hole intersections refer to down-hole intersection length. True widths cannot be estimated with available information.
Grant Mourre, President and CEO of SPC Nickel, commented: "The intersection of over seven metres of semi-massive to massive sulphide in hole WG-23-026 is a very encouraging result for the Company. The intersection adds a lot of support to our initial model that the higher-grade mineralization we encountered during our 2022 drill program on the West Graham Property could extend westward across the property boundary onto the adjacent Crean Hill 3 Property, and further reinforces our belief in the overall potential of the consolidated West Graham Project."
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SPC Nickel Corp. is a Canadian public corporation focused on exploring for Ni-Cu-PGMs within the world class Sudbury Mining Camp. SPC Nickel is currently exploring its key 100% owned exploration project Lockerby East located in the heart of the historic Sudbury Mining Camp that includes the Graham West Resource and the Crean Hill 3 property under option from Vale. The Company also holds three additional projects across Canada including the large camp-scale Muskox Project (located in Nunavut), the past producing Aer-Kidd Project (located in the Sudbury Mining Camp) and the Janes Project (located 50 km northwest of Sudbury). The corporate focus is on Sudbury, and SPC Nickel continues to look for new opportunities to add shareholder value. Additional information regarding SPC Nickel and its projects can be found at www.spcnickel.com.
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