Eagle’s Nest is one of the largest undeveloped, high-grade nickel-copper-platinum-palladium deposits in the world, located in the Ring of Fire region of Northern Ontario.
Based on our existing exploration work, Eagle’s Nest will have an initial mine life of 11 years, with the potential for a nine year extension. It will produce modest volumes of high value product via selective underground mining methods that minimize surface disruption. The mined ore will be processed into 150 thousand tonnes of nickel-copper and platinum group element bearing concentrate per year.
The proposed Eagle’s Nest project has sustainability at the heart of its design and will set a new benchmark in the area of responsible mine development and generating opportunities for local communities and industry. Read more about these commitments under Sustainability.
Eagle’s Nest is associated with an ultramafic sill complex situated at the contact between a large tonalite body to the northwest, and a volcanic sequence to the southeast. At more than 15 kilometres in strike length and up to 1.5 kilometres in thickness, this sill complex is believed to consist of at least two individual sills known as the Double Eagle Intrusive Complex and the Black Thor Intrusive Complex. Both contain an ultramafic keel and/or feeder dyke with attendant nickel, copper and platinum group element mineralization, overlain by crudely layered accumulations of dunite, peridotite and chromitite and capped by pyroxenite and gabbro.
The mine currently has more than 11 million tonnes of proven and probable resources and an additional nine million tonnes of inferred resources containing high-grade nickel mineralization with significant copper, palladium and platinum content.