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Kenora-area nickel deposit progressing towards production, says company

Tartisan Nickel hires Nordmin Engineering to advance Kenbridge Project
Tartisan Kenbridge headframe
Former Falconbridge headframe at Tartisan Nickel's Kenbridge Project, south of Kenora (Company photo)

Toronto’s Tartisan Nickel announced it’s making progress with its Kenbridge nickel project, south of Kenora, into an advanced stage of exploration.

The company, with eyes on starting a nickel mine, said it’s hired Nordmin Engineering to assist with the process of exploration, development and all permitting and licensing that goes with it.

Tartisan posted a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) last year of the project, projecting a nine-year mine with payable production of 52.6 million pounds of nickel and 30.7 million pounds of copper over that span.

The site is an unmined former Falconbridge nickel deposit that features a 600-metre shaft. The property is located 10 kilometres east of Sioux Narrows. 

The company is three-quarters of the way through an environmental baseline study on the property.

On Tartisan’s to-do list this year is to finish an access road, wrap up the environmental assessment and project permitting, carry out a deep geophysical survey to define exploration targets, and drill new targets. 

"We are pleased to be working with Nordmin Engineering as the Kenbridge Nickel Project moves into the advanced exploration phase,” said Tartisan CEO Mark Appleby. “2023 will be a pivotal year for Tartisan as we move towards feasibility and into project development and ultimately production at Kenbridge.”

Kenbridge is Tartisan’s primary asset. It’s other exploration projects are the Sill Lake Silver Property near Sault Ste, Marie and the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru.