Toronto, Ontario - November 29, 2021- Metal Energy Corp. ("the "Company" or “Metal Energy”) (TSXV: MERG) is pleased to announce that it will commence trading today on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “MERG”.
Metals Energy’s Focus is on High-Grade Nickel Development & Discovery
Metal Energy focuses on developing and discovering high-grade nickel deposits and other metals that contribute to the growing electrification demand of the world economy. The Company is well-financed with over $7 million in cash. Both of its assets, Manibridge and Strange, are located in Canada within well-established geologic environments, have year-round highway access, and are permitted to drill. Metal Energy expects to begin drilling in January 2022 and will announce further details on its drilling and exploration plans shortly.
Metal Energy Webinar Detailing its Two Nickel Projects
Metal Energy’s CEO - James Sykes
Mr. Sykes has been appointed as the CEO of Metal Energy. Mr. Sykes is a renowned explorationist and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Earth Science from Dalhousie University. Mr. Sykes has been involved in uranium exploration for over 15 years, specifically focusing on Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin. Most notably, Mr. Sykes was integral in discovering NexGen Energy’s (NXE: TSX) Arrow deposit.
Metal Energy’s Two Nickel Assets
The Manibridge Mine Project (“Manibridge”) is located in the Thompson Nickel Belt of Manitoba, one of the world’s richest and most prolific nickel districts. Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd. (“Falconbridge”) discovered, developed and mined the past-producing Manibridge Mine from 1971 to 1977. Falconbridge also discovered the North Manibridge Zone, an approximately 400 m strike length zone of significant nickel mineralization located 3 km to the northeast of the mine.
Premised on previous mining and drilling results, Manibridge appears to host high-tenor, high-grade nickel mineralization below and along strike of the previously mined area. Manibridge has the potential for numerous multi-tonne, high-grade ore zones within a larger mineralized envelope. Exploration drill holes in 2019 targeting the North Manibridge Zone intersected high-grade nickel mineralization, such as 12.06 Ni% from 128 - 129 meters downhole, within a broader interval of 2.75% Ni from 128 - 134.6 metres from hole 19MB01 and 6.1 Ni% from 133.83 - 135.31 meters from hole 19MB03. These exploration results demonstrate the possibility for additional high-grade nickel mineralization within Manibridge.
Both the Manibridge Mine and North Manibridge Zone occur within a belt of highly deformed and serpentinized ultramafic, mylonite, metasomatic pegmatite rocks that host potentially economic concentrations of disseminated to massive nickel sulphide mineralization. Manibridge encompasses 4,368 hectares and is located 20 km south of Wabowden, Manitoba.
The Strange Project (“Strange”) is located southwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, within the Animikie Basin portion of the Southern Province where it on-laps the Wawa Sub-Province of the Western Superior Province of the Canadian Shield. This region includes major sulfide nickel deposits hosted within strata-bound ultramafic bodies mantled by mixed sediment-volcanic sequences, such as Lundin Mining Corporation’s Eagle Mine and Eagle East deposit. Petrographic evidence suggests the ultramafic bodies at Strange may have originally been komatiitic lava flows, similar to the Kambalda-type komatiitic nickel ore deposit model of Western Australia, the Raglan area of Northern Quebec, the Pechenga district within the Kola Peninsula of eastern Russia, and the Thompson Nickel Belt of Manitoba.
Strange, which measures 11,800 hectares, is located 55 kilometres southwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and is accessible via Highway 61 south of Thunder Bay as well as using various secondary roads.
The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Charles Beaudry, P.Geo and géo., Director for Metal Energy, and a Qualified Person as defined in "National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects."
For further information, please contact:
Metal Energy Corp.
James Sykes, CEO
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