Pure Nickel Inc. (TSX: NIC, OTCBB: PNCKF ) is pleased to provide an update on recent work conducted at its Fond du Lac property in northern Saskatchewan. Last spring Pure Nickel agreed to have Geotech Ltd. test its latest patented ZTEM technology on the Fond du Lac property, Geotech has recently distributed the results of the survey.
The new ZTEM or Z-Axis Tipper Electromagnetic system is an innovative airborne EM system which enables penetration and response at exploration depths of up to 2,000 metres. The survey and its analysis were completed by Geotech.
Geotech was interested in testing the ZTEM at the Fond du Lac property for several reasons. In March 2005, Geotech completed a 1,513 line kilometre VTEM survey over the property and Pure Nickel conducted follow-up ground UTEM and drill-testing. Using this data Geotech was able to test the ZTEM capability to identify potential along-strike and deep extension of the known Ni-Cu mineralization below 500 metre depths. The ZTEM results appear to correlate very well with the known geology, in particular the presence of Ni-Cu mineralized conductive horizons at Axis and Rae Lake, which are known to outcrop and can be followed along strike for several kilometres. In particular, the ZTEM results provide indications of the longer strike continuity of the known mineralized horizons, as compared to the VTEM results. Importantly for Pure Nickel, the ZTEM survey identified a new anomaly northwest of the known Axis Lake Ni-Cu mineralized horizon and south of Currie Lake. This represents a new target for follow-up exploration.
Pure Nickel has completed two drill programs on the Fond du Lac property one in 2006 and more recently in 2007 during which 3,127 metres of drilling was completed. The property has a non compliant National Instrument 43-101 historic resource and was the initial property around which the company was formed.
Pure Nickel is currently focused on exploring its MAN Alaska property with a large scale exploration program planned for the spring and summer 2009. Planning to optimize this new development at the Fond du Lac project will commence once the 2009 MAN program is completed.
Dr. Larry Hulbert, D. Sc., P.Geo is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for reviewing the technical disclosure in this press release.
About Fond du Lac:
The Fond du Lac property is located in northern Saskatchewan on the northern edge of the Athabascan Basin, 20 kilometres northwest of Stony Rapids. The Property is 100% company owned.
About Pure Nickel Inc.
Pure Nickel is a mineral exploration company with a diverse collection of advanced nickel sulphide and PGE projects in Canada and Alaska.
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