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Inomin starts drilling at Beaver-Lynx nickel-cobalt property

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Inomin Mines Inc. has reported that drilling is underway at its Beaver-Lynx nickel-cobalt property, located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.

Approximately 1200 m of diamond drilling is planned to test for nickel mineralisation within a 5 – 6 km-long area, covering the Spur and North Lobe zones. This large exploration area has been defined by MINE’s summer 2021 ground magnetic survey and limited previous drilling.

Inomin’s 100% owned Beaver-Lynx project is approximately 20 000 ha., located 15 – 25 km east and southeast respectively of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s Gibraltar Mine in British Columbia’s Cariboo Mining Division. Initial exploration and metallurgical studies at Beaver, including geophysical surveys and diamond drilling programs during 2013 – 2014, demonstrated the property’s potential to host large areas of near-surface, disseminated sulfide nickel and cobalt, amenable to conventional extraction methods.

The company recently acquired additional mineral claims to join the Beaver and Lynx claim blocks into a single property (Beaver-Lynx). Mineral claims were also acquired in the Lynx area to cover a strong magnetic target.

Magnetic surveys have proven very effective at delineating magnetite-serpentinite rocks hosting nickel-cobalt mineralisation. At Beaver, airborne and ground magnetic surveys have identified five magnetite-serpentinite zones with a cumulative strike length of approximately 10 km. Historic drilling at these zones intersected strongly magnetic shallow-dipping serpentinites hosting nickel mineralisation in sulfide form.

Given the positive drill results related to areas of significant magnetite-rich serpentinite rocks, Beaver displays potential to host multiple zones of large, disseminated, sulfide nickel. Cobalt occurs with nickel mineralisation ranging from 0.009% to 0.012% cobalt.

The Beaver-Lynx project is situated in relatively flat terrain and easily accessible via all-season roads, as well as a network of forestry roads providing access to most of the property. Other important nearby infrastructure includes electricity (hydro-power) and railroad. Skilled workers, contractors, and supplies are available locally from the city of Williams Lake situated about 20 km south of Lynx.

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