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Exploration campaign to begin at Nickel Mountain

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Global Mining Review,

Garibaldi Resources (Garibaldi) has reported that crews have mobilised to immediately launch extensive helicopter-borne Versatile Time-Doman Electromagnetic (VTEM) and magnetics surveys at the company's Nickel Mountain project in British Columbia (Canada) and surrounding claims in the Eskay Camp. 

Geotech's surveys will cover up to approximately 1650 line km of Garibaldi's claim group, nearly triple the size of the 2017 programme that returned multiple high-priority conductors including the one that led to the discovery of nickel-copper-rich massive sulfides east of the historic E&L deposit at Nickel Mountain. 

Garibaldi President and CEO, Steve Regoci, commented: "Given the tremendous success with geophysics at Nickel Mountain in 2017, as demonstrated by compelling drilling results and a unique discovery in this Camp, we're excited by what we may learn from this expanded programme covering the entire trend.”

"We are several months ahead of last year's exploration schedule as we prepare to follow up on our last hole (EL-17-14) highlighted by a 16.75-m massive sulfide interval grading 8.3% nickel and 4.2% copper, along with PGE, gold, silver and cobalt credits," Regoci added.

According to Garibaldi, in order to accelerate the continuation of drilling, and to extend the drilling season as long as possible, the company is constructing upgraded prefab survival shacks for crews to utilise at the drill site while other cost-effective strategies are in the final planning stages. 

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