Metal Energy Appoints Mike Sweeny to Vice-President, Exploration & Development | Metal Energy Corp.




TORONTO, ONTARIO – January 13, 2022 – Metal Energy Corp. (“Metal Energy” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MERG) is pleased to announce that Mike Sweeny has been appointed the Company’s Vice President, Exploration & Development.

Mike is a professional geologist (P.Geo) with over 30 years of experience and a strong focus on nickel, copper and platinum group element (“Ni-Cu-PGE”) minerals systems. Previously he held various positions, including Senior Geologist, for numerous underground and surface exploration programs with Falconbridge-Xstrata-GlencoreHe played primary roles in the discoveries of the Onaping Depth Deposit (currently in development), Fraser Morgan Deposit (currently in production), and was a part of the exploration team that discovered the recent Ni Rim Depth and Norman West Footwall deposits, for a combined total close to 65 million tonnes of nickel and copper resources. Mike has extentive experience in managing and designing underground and surface exploration programs from grassroots discovery to definition drilling leading to production. Mike started his career with the Ontario Geological Survey focussed on the Lac des Iles PGE deposit, Thunder Bay area, NW Ontario. He holds a Masters of Geology from Western University.

“We are very excited to have Mike join Metal Energy as Vice President, Exploration & Development, as his long-standing career spanning 30 years showcases numerous successes through the discovery of many nickel deposits and helping lead them into production. Mike has a strong technical understanding of the Thompson Nickel Belt in Manitoba and the Thunder Bay area in Ontario, both of which host the Company’s exploration projects, Manibridge and Strange, respectively. His skill sets will prove invaluable to move our projects forward in a timely fashion. I look forward to working directly with Mike and benefitting from his vast knowledge of Ni-Cu-PGE minerals systems,” commented James Sykes, CEO of Metal Energy.     

About Metal Energy Corp.

Metal Energy is a well-funded nickel and battery metal exploration company with two projects, Manibridge and Strange, in the politically stable jurisdictions of Manitoba and Ontario, Canada, respectively. Both projects are subject to earn-in agreements where the Company can acquire 100% exploration rights to approximately 16,200 hectares.  

James Sykes

Chief Executive Officer


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