Activity picks up at Selkirk after 20-yr ‘slumber’

Coming soon: Operations at Tati Nickel Mine ended with liquidation in 2016. However, Selkirk has been in limbo since 2002 
PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Coming soon: Operations at Tati Nickel Mine ended with liquidation in 2016. However, Selkirk has been in limbo since 2002 PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Consultants engaged to study how to resurrect Selkirk Mine have advised Premium Nickel Resources to budget about nine million Canadian dollars (P88 million) for various geological studies that will gauge the economic potential of establishing an open pit mine.

Selkirk Mine operated as an underground between 1989 and 2002 when Tati Nickel, then owned by LionOre and government, placed the operation under care and maintenance.

This was due to the depletion of high-grade copper and nickel ores that were accessible via the underground mining method.

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