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By Shane Lasley
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CO2 absorbing potential of Wellgreen

Tailings from Yukon nickel-PGM deposit may absorb GHG North of 60 Mining News – June 17, 2022


Last updated 6/23/2022 at 2:40pm

The Wellgreen nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM deposit in Canada’s Yukon.

Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.

The Nickel Shäw project in southeastern Yukon hosts large quantities of the nickel, copper, cobalt, and PGMs needed for low-carbon energy and transportation technologies.

Recent analysis by University of British Columbia Professor Greg Dipple indicates that tailings from a mine at the Wellgreen nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals deposit on Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.'s Nickel Shäw project in southeastern Yukon could absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

About 15 years ago, Dipple realized that ultramafic rocks such as those that...

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