Norway – Active Mining Jurisdiction & Leader in Renewable Energy
“I think it is urgent to find out what is hiding under the surface in Norway. Not just for battery factories, but really for all industry and everything around the green shift. We have become too dependent on other countries and continents such as China, Africa, South America and other places, which may have completely different conditions than what we like to compare ourselves with when it comes to human rights, environment and ethics.”
The historical home of cobalt production
- Skuterud has had over 1 million tonnes of cobalt ore mined from 1773-1898 and was the world’s largest cobalt producer
- Kuniko’s license area covers the so-called “Fahlband“ ore zone, a c. 9km trend holding the historic cobalt workings with >100 years of mining
- Favourably located ~ 90 minutes’ drive from Oslo
- Kuniko’s maiden drilling campaign intercepted cobalt in all 8 drill holes at its priority target priority “Middagshvile” target, nearby the historic cobalt mine
- Mineralization open along strike and at depth, providing confidence in the potential for a large-scale cobalt and copper deposit
- Second drill programme commenced February ‘23 to test the continuity and extent of mineralization along strike and at depth
Brownfield Nickel-Copper mines and mine workings
- Located 15km from Skuterud, the Ringerike licenses represent 360 km2 of exploration area, prospective for nickel, copper, and cobalt
- Ni-Cu trend of historical mines and workings crosses property
- The Project includes the brownfield Ertelien Ni-Cu mine with a prior NI 43-101 resource estimate (Ringerike Battery Metals Project)
- Ringerike Battery Metals Project
- The license covers a prospective suite of mafic intrusions to the NE of Skuterud project.
- Historical Ni-Cu mines and mine workings are present on the property, including the brownfield Ertelien Ni-Cu-Co mine.
- The area has been covered by modern geophysical surveys, however has seen limited drill testing.
- Kuniko is targeting magmatic Ni-Cu sulphide deposit type, analogous to the Voisey’s Bay model.
- Exploration work to date has identified four principal targets on the Ringerike property for follow-up: Høgås, Langedalen, Ulleren and Ertelien.
- Ertelien Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project
- Ertelien is a gabbronorite-hosted orthomagmatic Ni-Cu-Co deposit and has been exploited between 1688 and 1716.
- Ertelien mine produced approx. 400kt of ore @ 1.04% Ni, 0.69% Cu and 0.17% Co
- Assay results of historical drill core confirm high grades of Nickel, Copper and Cobalt over 28.1 m @ 1.34% Ni, 1.19% Cu, 0.07% Co.
- Maiden drilling in Q1’23 by Kuniko has intersected massive sulphides.
High grades, rich history of copper production
- Projects located in a historically important copper producing area of Trøndelag county in Norway
- Undal-Nyberget Copper Project
- Brownfield copper projects located in the prolific Røros Copper region, a copper belt which has historical hosted Tier 1-2 mines, including the Løkken Mine with historical production of 24 Mt @ 2.3 % Cu
- Historical production from Undal had grades of 1.15 % Cu, 1.86 % Zn, while adjacent, Nyberget has had surface grades up to 2% Cu
- A maiden 10-hole, 1,770m drilling programme commences in March ’23
- Two high confidence, prospective priority conductor targets have been identified showing along-strike electromagnetic geophysical continuity with outcropping sulphide mineralization
- Vågå Copper Project
- Vågå Copper Project includes anomalies representing immediate targets, including a prospective horizon with a known strike extent of ~9km, A further shallow conductor can also be traced for several kilometres
- Gullklumpan Copper Project
- Gullklumpan Copper Project has geological continuity to significant mining districts in the region with outcropping nickel-copper-cobalt mineralisation. The key target is a 3km-long feature marked by a strong coincident