In April 2022, EVNi acquired the property located just over 15 miles southeast of Timmins. It immediately launched a diamond drilling program, which indicated resources of 1.25 million tons of contained nickel and inferred resources of 1.16 million tons of contained nickel.
"Defining this enormous maiden mineral resource for our Large Scale A Zone is a major milestone for EV Nickel," said CEO Sean Samson. "The A Zone is just the beginning of the CarLang Area because we know the host units have been identified over approximately five times the strike length."
He added that all must be considering the full potential of the CarLang Trend as this is the type of generational opportunity, which is near the surface and in an excellent location that the world needs for a supply of clean nickel to help fuel the energy transition.
As of Mar 3, EVNi's share price was up 114.29 percent a share compared to the previous five days.
On the other side of the world, Russian nickel is now being traded using the Chinese currency yuan. The vast majority of global commodity trade is still based on global benchmark prices in dollars, but analysts are saying that this is another attempt to collapse the dollar.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, collectively known as BRICS, have already coalesced in their efforts to give birth to a new currency and kill the petrodollar. (Related: BRICS member nations are creating new reserve currency to challenge the dollar, Andy Schectman tells Mike Adams.)
Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), Russia's number one nickel miner, is selling its metal in yuan at prices set in Shanghai. Bloomberg reported this as a sign of how the invasion of Ukraine is redrawing global commodity flows and handing greater power to China.
According to people familiar with the matter, Nornickel has sold some spot volumes to China using a mixture of London Metal Exchange (LME) and Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) nickel prices and the volumes based on SHFE prices are being paid for in yuan.
The Russian miner, which supplies about seven percent of the world's nickel, wanted to support the sales to China this year because European buyers are steering clear from Russian commodities. Also, negotiations over long-term contracts are ongoing for China, which is the world's largest consumer of commodities.
While the West placed sanctions on the mining company's top shareholder and president, Vladimir Putin, no penalties have been placed on the company itself or its exports. However, the invasion of Ukraine has led to disruptions in logistics, insurance, banking and shipping, putting pressure on Nornickel to accept its Chinese customers' demands.
In January, Nornickel announced that it is likely to lower nickel output to up to five percent from last year's level of 219,000 tons as it conducts maintenance that had been put off from last year due to equipment supply issues. The company is also restructuring logistics chains with a focus on more friendly countries, primarily China, Turkey, Morocco and Arab countries.
Nickel steel is used for armor plating and batteries, including rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries and nickel-metal hydride batteries used in hybrid vehicles. Other nickel alloys are used in boat propeller shafts and turbine blades. The silvery-white lustrous metal has long been used in coins all around the globe.
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