NEW YORK North American Nickel Inc. announced July 15
that Greenlands Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum has
approved an expansion of one of its mineral exploration
licenses in the country.
License 2012/28, one of two contiguous licenses comprising
North American Nickels Maniitsoq project in Greenland,
has been expanded by 30,400 acres, the company said.
The expansion brings the total area covered by the project to
1.26 million acres.
North American Nickel said the project areas expansion
consists of land that most recently belonged to an exploration
company specializing in diamond exploration. The company added
that acquired areas contain exposures of norite, the rock
type most commonly associated with nickel and copper sulphide
mineralization at Maniitsoq.
With the acquisition of this new ground, North American
Nickel now controls over 90 percent of the highly prospective
Greenland Norite Belt, North American Nickel chief
executive officer Rick Mark said in the release.
The company currently has field crews and a diamond drill
rig operating on the project and is drill testing targets
throughout the norite belt.