Alaska Energy Metals (TSX-V: AEMC, OTCQB: AKEMF) announced the first independent National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Deposits (“N.I. 43-101”) mineral resource estimate (“MRE” or “2023 Resource”) for its 100% owned Nikolai Ni-Cu-Co-PGE-Au Project (“Nikolai Project”) in Alaska, USA. The chart shows a 52-week low of CDN0.17 and a high of CDN0.67, close to where the shares are trading.
The Key Take Away
Electric vehicle battery demand now accounts for 5 percent of overall nickel production. A typical 60-kilowatt-hour E.V. battery contains 40 to 50 kilograms of nickel. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, E.V.s will make up between 40 percent and 50 percent of new vehicle sales in 2030.
About 68% of world Nickel production is used in stainless steel. A further 10% is used for nickel-based and copper-based alloys, 9% for plating, 7% for alloy steels, 3% for foundries, and 4% for other applications such as rechargeable batteries, including those in electric vehicles (E.V.s).
What is the demand for nickel in 2023?
Demand in China, which used 59.2% of the world’s primary nickel in 2022, is forecast to increase by almost +10% in 2023, driven by the battery sector in both years and by the stainless steel (STS) sector in 2023.
Eureka Zone East: 88.6 million tonnes grading 0.35% NiEq% containing:
471 million pounds of nickel
165 million pounds of copper
34 million pounds of cobalt
548,700 ounces of platinum, palladium, and gold
Eureka Zone West: 182.8 million tonnes grading 0.28% NiEq% containing:
1,080 million pounds of nickel
208 million pounds of copper
81 million pounds of cobalt
Seven hundred ninety-two thousand four hundred ounces of platinum, palladium, and gold.
Alaska Energy Metals President & CEO Gregory Beischer commented:
“The two areas in which we were able to calculate an inferred mineral resource, based only on historical drill holes, are approximately two kilometers apart… The drilling we recently conducted in Summer 2023 will go part way towards joining the deposits together and is likely to further
Eureka is quickly evolving into one of the larger nickel resources on the continent.”
Grades and inferred amounts
As I have said, only some mining concerns have shown this type of advance. It is a combination of management and outstanding properties. Looking at the chart, AEMC seems to be catching the attention of investors. Average daily volumes have been rising as interest grows, Not to mention the share price.
Have a serious look.