Zeb Nickel Project
The Zeb Nickel Project is a developing Class 1 nickel sulfide project strategically located in the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. The Zeb Project Contains a NI43-101 compliant resource over 3.9 million tons of contained sulfide nickel, ranking it number 8 in the global top ten nickel sulfide resources (Mudd, G. M., & Jowitt, S. M. (2014). A detailed assessment of global nickel resource and trends and endowments. Economic Geology, 109(7), 1813-1841.).
- Class 1 nickel sulfide project.
- Situated in world class region of world-renowned platinum group metals and nickel producers.
- An NI 43-101 compliant resource containing over 3.9 million tons of contained sulfide nickel .
- Ranked 8th in the global top ten nickel sulfide resources.
- The project is at an advanced licensing stage with a Mining Right Application and Environmental Authorization in process.
- Active Prospecting Rights.
The project is situated in the world class Platinum Group Element (PGE) and nickel producing region of the Bushveld Complex, located in South Africa. The Bushveld Complex contains over 75% of the world’s platinum reserves, which are usually associated with magmatic nickel deposits. The project is situated in the world-renowned Ni-Cu-PGE producing area of the Northern Limb, which hosts Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine, the biggest open cast platinum mine in the world, less than 15 km north of the Zeb Nickel project. Another noteworthy neighbor is Ivanhoe’s Platreef Project, situated approximately 5 km north-west of the project. The area is supported by excellent access to infrastructure with road, rail, power, and water, all located nearby or on site.
There are three distinct targets areas identified over a strike length of over 5 km on the project, targeting near surface Ni sulfides and high-grade mineralization at a depth. The three target types identified are:
Lower Zone Disseminated Nickel Sulfide
With an existing indicated resource of 485.4 Mt @ 0.25% Ni and Inferred resource of 1.115 Mt @ 0.25% Ni.
Platreef/Critical Zone Mineralization
Striking along a length of approximately 6,500 m, a width of 5 to 100 m and extending down to a depth in excess of 400 meters. The next phase of drilling will focus on testing the continuity of mineralization.
Platreef/Critical Zone Mineralization (Massive Sulfide Target). This target is conceptual, and so the length, width, depth, and continuity of mineralization has yet to be tested.