Good mining news isn’t budging the market a whole lot today (the TSX Venture exchange closed just barely up at 1,242.58), though several companies reported solid exploration and development results. Here are a few… Read more
Hard Creek Nickel Corp. (TSX: HNC) is developing the Turnagain Nickel deposit, a giant nickel sulphide deposit in north central British Columbia, Canada. A Preliminary Economic Assessment announced last year models initial production of 52 million pounds of nickel and 2.8 million pounds of cobalt per year in a high quality, 18% nickel concentrate for sale to smelters. Production ramps up in year six to 97 million pounds of nickel plus 5.3 million pounds of cobalt per year for the next sixteen years. That would make the company’s financial metrics very competitive with many other large greenfields nickel project in the world. Executive editor Doug Hadfield spoke with CEO Mark Jarvis about what’s required next to make Turnagain into a mine.