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Draganfly selected by First Atlantic Nickel to help develop critical mineral project

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Global Mining Review,

Draganfly Inc., a drone solutions and systems developer, has announced that it has been selected by First Atlantic Nickel Corp. to utilise its proprietary survey technologies and services to help explore for what could be the first awaruite and district scale nickel project in Newfoundland, Canada.

Working with management and experts at First Atlantic Nickel, Draganfly’s drone, sensors and personnel have been specifically tailored to help maximise the potential success of this important project. Awaruite, a highly magnetic nickel-iron alloy, will be the primary target of initial surveys utilising Draganfly’s advanced drone sensors, which will be instrumental in rapidly identifying the strongest zones of awaruite nickel mineralisation within the extensive Atlantic Nickel Project.,/p>

“Draganfly Services utilising our technologies and services are a key part of our long-term strategy,” said Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly. “Nothing collects data better than a drone, and Draganfly services, whether in mineral exploration, wildfire management, or landmine detection, are focused on collecting and creating unique proprietary data central to our and our client’s overall data and AI strategy. Long-term data powered by AI is what will define the world’s largest drone companies and Draganfly is committed to a path of being a leader in data and AI, thanks to our ability to collect and create data via our drone and software platforms.”

“First Atlantic Nickel Corp is excited to collaborate with Draganfly, a renowned drone technology company, to accelerate the exploration of our flagship Atlantic Nickel Project. With a 30 km nickel-bearing system in Atlantic Canada, this project has the potential to become a multi-deposit district-scale project that could play a crucial role in securing North America’s critical mineral supply chains. The project hosts awaruite, a unique nickel-iron alloy mineral. Draganfly’s advanced drones will provide high-resolution data, helping us pinpoint the most prospective awaruite zones. This data will be crucial for our 2024 summer exploration and drilling programmes, maximising our chances of making significant discoveries that contribute to the resilience of North American nickel supply,” stated Adrian Smith, CEO of First Atlantic.

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