Toronto, Ontario, May 16, 2023 – Canadian North Resources Inc. (“the Company,” TSXV: CNRI; OTCQX: CNRSF; FSE: EO0 (E-O-zero)) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Government of Nunavut’s Discover, Invest, Grow (“DIG”) program. The Company has received an initial contribution of $125,000, and an additional $125,000 is expected upon the submission of an exploration report, which was completed by the end of April.
The Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation supports the development of a sustainable and viable mineral exploration sector in Nunavut through its DIG Program, providing contributions to mineral exploration companies conducting activities which advance exploration work on projects in the region.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant from Nunavut’s Discovery Department of Economic Development and Transportation,” said Dr. Kaihui Yang, President and CEO of the Company. “It is an honor and a recognition of the exploration achievements to-date for the Ferguson Lake project.,” added Dr. Yang. “The support from Nunavut’s Discovery Program further validates our commitment to responsible exploration practices and strengthens our relationship with the local community and government.”
The Company opened its 55-person camp at its Ferguson Lake Project in March (Refer to the news release on April 3, 2023) and commenced a 20,000-metre drill program in 2023 to further expand the mineralized zones along and surrounding the 15-km long main mineralization horizon and to test the lithium potential of the pegmatites over the Ferguson Lake project. Those mineralized zones were confirmed to be open along the strike and down dip by the 18,144 meter drilling program that was completed In 2022.
The Company places a strong emphasis on community engagement and environmental stewardship in its exploration activities. The Company is actively Interacting with local communities (Baker Lake and Rankin Inlet) in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, and the service providers in Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Edmonton. The Company is engaged with local technicians, consultants, and companies for the logistic supports, transportation and the camp operation.
The technical contents of this news release have been reviewed by Dr. Trevor Boyd, P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 standards.
About Canadian North Resources
Canadian North Resources Inc. is an exploration and development company focusing on the metals for the clean-energy, electric vehicles, battery and high-tech industries. The company is advancing its 100% owned Ferguson Lake nickel, copper, cobalt, palladium, and platinum project that covers an area of 253.8 km2 of mining leases (96.9 km2) and surrounding exploration claims (156.9 km2) in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada.
The Ferguson Lake mining property contains substantial resources in compliance with NI43-101 standards, which include Indicated Mineral Resources of 24.3 million tonnes containing 455 million pounds (Mlb) copper at 0.85%, 321Mlb nickel at 0.60%, 37.5Mlb cobalt at 0.07%, 1.08 million ounces (Moz) palladium at 1.38gpt and 0.18Moz platinum at 0.23gpt; Inferred Mineral Resources of 47.2 million tonnes containing 947Mlb copper at 0.91%, 551.5Mlb nickel at 0.53%, 62.4Mlb cobalt at 0.06%, 2.12Moz palladium at 1.4gpt and 0.38Moz platinum at 0.25gpt. The resource model indicates significant potential for resource expansion along strike and at depth over the 15 km long mineralized belt. (Refer to “Independent Technical Report, Updated Mineral Resource Estimate, Ferguson Lake Project, Nunavut, Canada, Prepared by Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc. and Francis Minerals Ltd ” filed by the Company to Sedar.com on July 13, 2022). In addition, the Company has identified potential of lithium minerals and planned a lithium-specific exploration program at the Ferguson Lake project.
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Dr. Kaihui Yang, President and CEO
Phone: 905-696-8288 (Canada) 1-888-688-8809 (Toll-Free)
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