GREENLAND – The Greenland bureau of minerals and petroleum has approved the application from North American Nickel of Vancouver to expand the area covered under its exploration licence by 123 km2. The company's licence for the Maniitsoq Ni-Cu-Co-PGE project now covers an area of 5,106 km2, or over 90% of the Greenland Norite Belt.
The newly acquired blocks are continuous with North American Nickel's other holdings and fill gaps in the project area. Many of the blocks contain exposures of norite, the rock type most commonly associated with nickel and copper sulphide mineralization at Maniitsoq. Many of the blocks also contain outcrops of kimberlite dykes, according to the company.
Several informative maps of the Maniitsoq project are available at NorthAmericanNickel.com.