Sudbury Platinum Discovers New Ni-Cu-PGM Mineralization at its Aer-Kidd Project

TORONTO, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Royal Nickel Corporation ("RNC") (TSX: RNX) is pleased to announce that Sudbury Platinum Corporation ("SPC"), a private company in which RNC has an approximate 19% interest, has released initial results from its on-going drill program at the Aer-Kidd Project, located on the Worthington Offset Dyke of the Sudbury Igneous Complex.  Two of SPC's first three holes returned significant intersections of Totten-style Ni-Cu-PGM mineralization.

Highlights:

  • Hole  AK-14-01A  intersected  8.1  metres  containing  1.04%  Ni,  0.75%  Cu  and  2.40g/t  PGM (Pt+Pd+Au) from 900.8-908.9 metres including a higher grade section of 2.47% Ni, 2.47% Cu and 10.18g/t PGM over 1.65 metres from 907.25-908.90 metres

  • Hole AK-14-001 returned a 1.75 metre zone of 1.37% Ni, 0.50% Cu and 1.64g/t PGM  from 960.1-961.85 metres including a higher grade section of 2.34% Ni, 0.5% Cu and 2.43g/t PGM over 0.80 metres from 961.05-961.85

  • High grade gersdorffite-bearing mineralization returned PGM values of 2.97g/t Pt, 24.20g/t Pd and 1.94g/t Au over a 0.40 metres interval in AK-14-001A

  • Host  geology  is  consistent  with  the  reported  host  geology  of  Vale's  Totten  deposit located  2.0 kilometres southwest of the Aer-Kidd Property

  • Borehole geophysics indicates that the mineralized zones remain open to the east as well as both up- dip and down-dip of the reported intersections

 

Table 1: Drill intersection results from AK-14-001 and AK-14-001A

Hole Number

From (m)

To (m)

Length* (m)

Ni wt.%

Cu wt.%

Pt g/t

Pd g/t

Au g/t

Ag g/t

PGM g/t

AK-14-001

960.10

961.85

1.75

1.37

0.50

0.32

1.21

0.11

2.73

1.64

including

961.05

961.85

0.80

2.34

0.50

0.32

2.04

0.07

2.76

2.43

AK-14-001A

900.80

908.90

8.10

1.04

0.75

0.69

1.52

0.19

3.81

2.40

including

900.80

903.80

3.00

1.39

0.43

0.35

0.25

0.05

2.88

0.65

including

900.80

901.15

0.35

1.78

0.61

0.65

0.24

0.06

3.00

0.95

including

902.00

902.60

0.60

2.23

0.67

0.34

0.19

0.01

4.00

0.54

including

903.00

903.80

0.80

2.48

0.23

0.42

0.19

0.02

2.80

0.63

including

907.25

908.90

1.65

2.47

2.47

2.67

6.72

0.79

10.46

10.18

including

907.25

908.10

0.85

3.60

4.12

3.69

1.24

0.46

15.70

5.39

including

908.50

908.90

0.40

2.42

1.12

2.97

24.20

1.94

7.90

29.11

Note:  

* All intercepts reported are down hole lengths, not true thicknesses. Insufficient drilling has been completed to date to define the orientation of the mineralized zone in space.

Source: Sudbury Platinum Corporation news release dated March 2, 2015

 

Aer-Kidd Project
Aer-Kidd is a 280 hectare property covering approximately 1.4 kilometres of the Worthington Offset Dyke located near Worthington, Ontario in the Sudbury Basin area. Past production on the Aer-Kidd property has come from numerous shallow underground and surface workings (Howland Pit, Rosen and Robinson Deposits).

The Aer-Kidd property is located centrally between two significant known resources also on the Worthington Offset, Vale's Totten mine (10.1 million tonnes grading 1.5% Ni, 1.97% Cu, 4.8g/t PGM)1 and KGHM's Victoria project (14.5 million tonnes grading 2.5% Ni, 2.5% Cu, 7.6 g/t PGM)2.

The disclosure of the technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Alger St-Jean, P. Geo., Vice President Exploration of RNC, and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

About Sudbury Platinum Corporation

SPC is a Canadian private corporation focused on exploring for nickel, copper and platinum group metals in the Sudbury Area. SPC is evaluating the Aer-Kidd Property, an advanced exploration property located on the prospective Worthington Offset Dyke in the heart of the Sudbury mining camp. It also holds a 100% interest in the Owen Nickel Property. Additional information regarding the company and its projects can be found at www.sudburyplatinumcorp.com.

About Royal Nickel Corporation

Royal Nickel Corporation is a mineral resource company focused primarily on the acquisition, exploration, evaluation and development of base metal and platinum group metal properties. RNC's principal asset is the Dumont Nickel Project strategically located in the established Abitibi mining camp, in the municipalities of Launay and Trécesson, 25 kilometres northwest of Amos, Quebec. RNC also owns interests in two advanced stage nickel exploration properties: the Aer-Kidd project near Sudbury, Ontario and the West Raglan project in northern Quebec. RNC has a strong management team and Board with over 100 years of mining experience in the nickel business at Inco and Falconbridge. RNC's common shares and warrants trade on the TSX under the symbols RNX and RNX.WT.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking information" including without limitation statements relating to the upside and potential of the Aer-Kidd property.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RNC to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect the outcome include, among others: future prices and the supply of metals; the results of drilling at Aer-Kidd; inability on the part of SPC to raise the money necessary to incur the expenditures required to advance the Aer-Kidd property; environmental liabilities (known and unknown); general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; political instability, terrorism, insurrection or war; or delays in obtaining governmental approvals. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to RNC's filings with Canadian securities regulators available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Although RNC has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and RNC disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Information Concerning Aer Kidd and Neighbouring Properties:
Information concerning Aer-Kidd and neighbouring properties in this news release is taken from sources, some of which are historical, that RNC believes to be reliable, but RNC has not verified the information and does not assume responsibility for such third party information.

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1 Resource reported by Inco Limited in news release dated January 18, 2001
2 Resource reported by KGHM in news release dated January 16, 2012

SOURCE Royal Nickel Corporation

For further information: Rob Buchanan, Director, Investor Relations, T: (416) 363-0649, www.royalnickel.com; Mélanie Corriveau (French contact), Community Relations Coordinator, T: (819) 727-3777

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