Canadian North Resources Inc. Announces $11 Million Exploration Plan for the Ferguson Lake Nickel, Copper, Cobalt, Palladium and Platinum Project

By Jarred Takla-Edwards - April 26, 2022
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TORONTO, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian North Resources Inc. (“the Company”, TSXV: CNRI) is pleased to announce that it has budgeted $11 million for the exploration plan at the Ferguson Lake nickel, copper, cobalt, palladium and platinum project (“the Ferguson Lake Project”), which will include a resource estimation (ref. the news release on April 11, 2022), a 15,000-meter diamond drilling program (ref. the news release on April 19, 2022), in-hole geophysical survey, surface geological mapping and geophysical survey, and metallurgical testing.

The exploration plan is based on extensive review of the geology and historic drill results (refer to Chart 1 and Chart 2 below) of the Ferguson Lake Project by the Company. The mineralization includes mainly two styles: the massive sulfides containing base metals (nickel, copper and cobalt) and platinum-group metals (“PGM”, mainly palladium and platinum), and low-sulfide material containing low base metals but high-grade PGM. The massive sulfides vary from a meter to tens of meters thick (e.g., 45.9-meter core length at 1.34% copper, 0.76% nickel, 1.99g/t palladium and 0.32g/t platinum, refer to Chart 2 below), which was the target of historic exploration. The low-sulfide and high-grade PGM mineralization (up to 103g/t palladium, 43.3g/t platinum, 2.58g/t rhodium, refer to Chart 1 below) was intersected extensively from surface to a depth of over 1,200 meters and remains open laterally and down dip. The present exploration plan focuses on the expansion of the massive sulfides targets and the delineation of potential economic resources in the high-grade PGM low-sulfide bodies.

Historic metallurgical tests were conducted on massive sulfide samples and only recovered copper, nickel and cobalt, not palladium or platinum. The Company has conducted initial metallurgical tests for the recoveries of base metals and PGM from massive sulfides, which indicated high recoveries of base metals (87-99%) and PGM (90-95%) (ref. NI43-101 Technical Report dated July 18, 2022, filed on Sedar.com or www.cnresources.com). More metallurgical tests will be carried out for both massive sulfides and high-grade PGM low-sulfide samples.

“The geology and mineralization of the Ferguson Lake Project may be comparable with the Norilsk mining area of Russia, one of the world most productive area for nickel, copper, palladium and platinum.” said Dr. Kaihui Yang, the President & CEO, “Our exploration plan is to expand the massive sulfide zones for potential high-grade large-tonnage economic base metal and PGM resources and to explore the untapped potential of the extensive low-sulfide and high-grade PGM mineralization at the Ferguson Lake Project.”

Some of the historic assay results from selected core intersections of high-grade PGM low-sulfide zone and massive sulfides bodies include:

Chart 1: selected high-grade palladium and platinum low-sulfide intersections:

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Length
(m)*
Palladium
(g/t)
Platinum
(g/t)
Rhodium
(g/t)**
FL02-135 141.44 151.64 10.2 3.48 2.32 NA
Including 147.3 148.41 1.11 19.13 13.96 NA
FL03-157 214.0 229.5 15.5 3.82 3.10 NA
Including 215.66 225.2 9.54 5.71 4.70 NA
Including 221.9 225.2 3.3 12.16 8.10 NA
Including 222.47 223.35 0.88 23.85 7.20 NA
FL05-218 194.5 201.5 7.0 3.98 1.88 NA
FL04-195 219.5 222.5 3.0 12.69 1.48 NA
FL04-181 198 203 5.0 4.50 0.49 NA
Including 201.4 203 1.6 11.72 0.58 NA
And 224 228.5 4.5 5.16 2.85 NA
Including 224 225.5 1.5 12.61 8.22 NA
FL04-173 157.5 160.5 3.0 6.33 4.06 NA
FL04-167 152.25 156 3.75 1.66 4.34 NA
including 153.5 154.75 1.25 4.02 10.4 NA
FL04-165 215.9 220.82 4.92 9.09 2.33 NA
Including 217.8 219.82 2.02 18.53 4.84 NA
Including 217.8 218.8 1.00 32.23 8.54 NA
And 237.1 240.66 3.56 2.19 11.06 NA
Including 237.1 238.75 1.66 1.58 23.73 NA
Including 237.1 238 0.9 2.41 43.36 NA
FL02-109 123.43 123.64 0.21 56.79 5.99 NA
FL04-189 210.5 211.73 1.23 2.02 29.09 NA
FL02-101W5 963.55 963.71 0.16 42.58 5.62 0.77
FL02-101W1 962.83 963.51 0.66 1.45 0.83 0.34
Including 963.10 963.24 0.14 5.37 2.39 1.11
Including 963.40 963.51 0.11 1.68 2.02 0.71
FL01-101 961.2 962.63 1.43 25.76 6.62 NA
Including 962.28 962.63 0.35 103.00 28.71 NA
FL02-132 1099.82 1099.92 0.10 3.69 0.01 2.582
FL04-195 156.75 158 1.25 1.59 0.01 0.464
FL05-230 831 832.5 1.5 0.62 0.05 0.404
FL04-195 156.75 158 1.25 1.59 0.01 0.464

*The length was measured from the recovered drill core intersection, and the true widths of the mineralization zone were not estimated. **NA- no assay results.

Chart 2: selected high-grade nickel and copper massive sulfide intersections:

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Length
(m)*
Copper
(%)
Nickel
(%)
Cobalt
(%)
Palladium
(g/t)
Platinum
(g/t)
FL00-41 187.34 258.66 71.31 0.66 0.38 0.05 0.90 0.15
FL00-66 342.72 364.10 21.38 0.64 0.62 0.073 1.55 0.29
FL01-72 480.50 513.27 32.77 1.01 0.50 0.06 1.30 0.18
FL01-74 370.30 434.75 64.45 0.96 0.53 0.064 1.40 0.24
FL01-84 671.23 717.18 45.95 1.34 0.76 0.069 1.99 0.32
FL05-237 7.50 109.17 101.67 1.30 0.74 0.08 1.96 0.39
FL06-350 385.18 420.04 34.86 0.93 0.50 0.057 1.32 0.26
FL06-261 390.35 427.53 37.18 1.22 0.65 0.079 1.61 0.26
FL06-264 413.82 454.84 41.02 1.01 0.56 0.061 1.49 0.32
463.18 499.72 36.54 0.85 0.59 0.07 1.51 0.23
FL06-271 480.76 501.17 20.41 1.05 0.37 0.04 0.82 0.14
FL06-283 376.55 403.11 26.56 1.04 0.56 0.073 1.44 0.27
413.21 438.06 24.85 1.38 0.78 0.093 2.05 0.28
FL06-323 366.1 389.33 23.23 1.23 0.57 0.06 1.55 0.23
395.56 427.25 31.69 1.34 0.55 0.06 1.40 0.17
FL06-327 407.29 435.76 28.47 1.40 0.66 0.072 1.75 0.32
443.40 467.63 24.23 1.21 0.49 0.057 1.43 0.37
FL06-337 454.65 500.70 46.05 1.43 0.61 0.071 1.51 0.24

*The length was measured from the recovered drill core intersection, and the true widths of the mineralization zone were not estimated.

Qualified Person

The technical contents of this news release have been reviewed by Dr. Trevor Boyd, PGeo, a qualified person as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 standards.

About Canadian North Resources Inc.

Canadian North Resources Inc. is an exploration and development company focusing on the metals for the clean-energy, electric vehicles, battery and high-tech industries. The company is advancing its 100% owned Ferguson Lake nickel, copper, cobalt, palladium, and platinum project in Nunavut, Canada.

Further information of the Company can be found at www.cnresources.com .

Also, for further information contact:

Dr. Kaihui Yang, President and CEO

Phone: 905-696-8288 (Canada) 1-888-688-8809 (Toll-Free)

Email: [email protected]

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