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Nickel, copper and cobalt explorer
Raising $12m at 25 cents
Market cap $24-29m
Lists at 11:30 am
Leader managers receive 4m options
Both of Nordic Nickel's (ASX: NNL) projects, Pulju and Maaninkijoki 3 (MJ3), are located in Northern Finland, within the highly prospective Central Lapland Greenstone Belt.
The belt hosts several Tier-1 deposits including:
Agnico-Eagle’s 7.4Moz Kittilӓ gold mine
Boliden’s 307Mt Kevitsa nickel-copper-gold open pit mine
Anglo American’s 44Mt Sakatti copper-nickel-PGE underground project
The Pulju Project
The Pulju Project area contains widespread nickel sulphide mineralisation that includes a number of high nickel tenor sulphide veins, according to historic drilling.
Nordic has commenced work on a maiden JORC Mineral Resource Estimate based on historic drilling and has an estimated exploration target of 150-180Mt of nickel at grades between 0.22-0.27%.
More drilling at depth is expected to test for the potential of a large scale, high grade discovery at depth.
Nordic has an earn-in agreement for MJ3, for up to 75%.
The company plans for early-stage exploration activities such as surface geophysics to generate drill targets.
There have been 11 IPOs in May and the average IPO rose just 0.36% on its first day, which is rather underwhelming compared to:
27.6% for IPOs in 2022 (January to April)
20.7% for IPOs in 2021
To be fair, it's been a turbulent month for equity markets, with the S&P/ASX 200 staging a -5.75% [albeit short-lived] decline between 5-12 May, but has since recovered somewhat.
The most successful IPOs in May continue to be green metal explorers such as:
Lithium and uranium
Diversified base and battery metals
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