Hopedale

nickel + copper and cobalt

90 km west of Hopedale, Labrador

106 claims

26.5 sq/km

A confluence of geological potential with hallmarks of a nearby world-class nickel deposit

A confluence of geological potential with hallmarks of a nearby world-class nickel deposit

Targeting Voisey's Bay

Eastern Deeps

Style Deposit

80 km SOUTH OF VOISEY'S BAY Ni-Cu-Co MINE

PROXIMAL TO CHURCHILL-NAIN TECTONIC CONTACT

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Along Churchill-Nain Suture Zone, Host to Massive World-Class Deposits

Untested EM Conductors in Gabbro Dykes Known for Disseminated Ni-Cu-Co Mineralization

Unexplained Stream Sediment Samples Up to 31 ppm and 34 ppm Ni

Geochemical Anomalies Proximal to Untested EM Conductors

Anomalous Nickel Values Coincident With Increased Copper Values

Conductors in Anorthosite May Result From Deep Mineralization As Seen In the Eastern Deeps Deposit

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The Hopedale Nickel (±Copper-Cobalt) Project is located approximately 90  kilometres west of the town of Hopedale in Labrador, Canada and 90 kilometres south of Voisey’s Bay Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Mine. The Project consists of 106 claims totaling 26.5 square kilometres and is 100% owned by Anteros Metals Inc. The geological setting bears similarities to the Voisey’s Bay Eastern Deeps Deposit, expected to produce 500,000 tonnes of Nickel by 2034.

Magmatic Nickel Sulphide Deposit

geology

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Regional Geology

Churchill-Nain Suture Zone

The Project lies within the Nain Province near the suture of the Churchill and Nain Provinces formed during the Torngat Orogen. Archean gneisses of the Nain Province were intruded by a series of igneous rocks during periods of intracontinental rifting resulting in the Nain Plutonic Suite and the Harp Lake Intrusive Complex, anorthositic to gabbroic rocks highly-prospective for nickel mineralization. Middle Proterozoic diabase dikes trend northeast and cross-cut all units.

The Nain Plutonic Suite is host to the world-class Voisey’s Bay Nickel-Copper-Cobalt sulphide deposit.

Property Geology

Harp Lake Intrusive Complex

Southwestern portions of the property are underlain by gabbroic and anorthositic rocks of the Harp Lake Intrusive Complex, highly prospective for sulphide related mineralization. Northwestern portions of the property overlie granitic to monzonitic rocks. All units are cut by harp dikes, a series of northeast-trending gabbro dikes also associated with nickel-copper-cobalt sulphide mineralization.

Target Model

Magmatic Nickel Sulphide

Untested electromagnetic conductors within anorthositic rocks on the Property may be resultant from deeper, disseminated mineralization, as known to occur at the Eastern Deeps Deposit of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co Mine. Sediment surveying on the Property has resulted in anomalous nickel values, coincident with elevated copper.

exploration history

early stages

1993

1993

Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy publish a regional geologic map incorporating ground mapping, augmented by airborne geophysical survey interpretation; shortly after the GSC releases results of lake sediment sampling of area noting elevated copper, nickel, and cobalt in the area

1993
1995

1995

NDT Ventures Ltd. and Layfield Resources Inc. perform reconnaissance mapping and prospecting including stream sediment sampling, along with EM and magnetic surveying which outlines a series of weak, north-trending conductors within the anorthosite which may represent disseminated sulphide mineralization

1995
1996

1996

Donner Resources Ltd. commission additional stream sediment surveying highlighting three anomalous Nickel values on the Property

1996
1993

Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy publish a regional geologic map incorporating ground mapping, augmented by airborne geophysical survey interpretation; shortly after the GSC releases results of lake sediment sampling of area noting elevated copper, nickel, and cobalt in the area

July 13, 2020
1995

NDT Ventures Ltd. and Layfield Resources Inc. perform reconnaissance mapping and prospecting including stream sediment sampling, along with EM and magnetic surveying which outlines a series of weak, north-trending conductors within the anorthosite which may represent disseminated sulphide mineralization

July 13, 2020
1996

Donner Resources Ltd. commission additional stream sediment surveying highlighting three anomalous Nickel values on the Property

July 13, 2020