- Alex Beloborodov joins the Class 1 Nickel Team as the Exploration Manager Quebec and Robin Adair joins as an Independent Geological Technical Advisor
- Approvals and line cutting have been completed for the ground geophysics program at the Somanike Project
- Ground EM crew from Geophysique TMC is currently mobilizing on site for a planned 35km time-domain electromagnetic survey (TDEM)
- TDEM deeper penetrating ground-based geophysics will be deployed to confirm possible extensions to historical mineralization and to identify new drill targets ahead of an extensive drilling campaign in 2022.
Toronto, Ontario (March 23, 2022) – Class 1 Nickel and Technologies Ltd. (CSE: NICO/OTCQB: NICLF) (“Class 1 Nickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Alex Beloborodov and Mr. Robin Adair to the Class 1 Nickel team to accelerate exploration at the Somanike Nickel Project in Quebec, a komatiite-hosted magmatic sulphide Ni-Cu property, which includes the famous Marbridge Nickel Mine.
David Fitch, President & Director stated: “We are excited to have Alex and Robin join the team to rapidly accelerate the exploration program at Somanike. The geophysical program underway will cover a large portion of the known historical nickel trends as well as the Marbridge Mine and will lead nicely into a comprehensive drill campaign”.
The famous Marbridge Mine, which was the first nickel sulphide producing mine in Quebec, has not been drill tested in more than five decades and has not been assessed by modern geophysical technologies capable of detecting magmatic sulphide deposits.
Alex Beloborodov is a professional geologist with 11 years of experience in nickel, copper and gold exploration in Quebec and Nunavut. He spent 6 years working in nickel sulphide exploration with various greenfield and brownfield projects as well as working on a producing nickel mine with Canadian Royalties. Mr. Beloborodov has a B.Sc. in Geology from Université du Quebec à Montréal.
Robin Adair is a Professional Geologist and has 37 years in mineral exploration and project development experience with a significant proportion focused on magmatic nickel – copper – PGE projects in Canada with Falconbridge Ltd. He worked directly on the Somanike Project from 2014-2017. Mr. Adair holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Alberta.
Alex Beloborodov stated, “Considering that most of the historical drilling and mining at Marbridge has only ever been shallow work at less than 300 m below surface, the great bulk of the project remains essentially untested. Therefore, we are all keenly interested to see the potential generation of additional nickel sulphide targets.”
The Geophysics program will cover the entire Marbridge trend, the Ataman trend and the Cominco showing as well.
Figure 1: Somanike Project Map