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Sweeny named VP of Exploration & Development for Metal Energy

January 13, 2022   by Canada News Wire




Metal Energy Corp. announce that Mike Sweeny has been appointed the company’s Vice President, Exploration & Development.

Sweeny is a professional geologist (P.Geo) with over 30 years of experience and a strong focus on nickel, copper and platinum group element minerals systems. Previously he held various positions, including Senior Geologist, for numerous underground and surface exploration programs with Falconbridge-Xstrata-Glencore.

“We are very excited to have Mike join Metal Energy as Vice President, Exploration & Development, as his long-standing career spanning 30 years showcases numerous successes through the discovery of many nickel deposits and helping lead them into production. Mike has a strong technical understanding of the Thompson Nickel Belt in Manitoba and the Thunder Bay area in Ontario, both of which host the Company’s exploration projects, Manibridge and Strange, respectively. His skill sets will prove invaluable to move our projects forward in a timely fashion. I look forward to working directly with Mike and benefitting from his vast knowledge of Ni-Cu-PGE minerals systems,” said James Sykes, CEO of Metal Energy.

Sweeny played primary roles in the discoveries of the Onaping Depth Deposit (currently in development), Fraser Morgan Deposit (currently in production), and was a part of the exploration team that discovered the recent Ni Rim Depth and Norman West Footwall deposits, for a combined total close to 65 million tonnes of nickel and copper resources.

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Sweeny has extensive experience in managing and designing underground and surface exploration programs from grassroots discovery to definition drilling leading to production. He started his career with the Ontario Geological Survey focussed on the Lac des Iles PGE deposit, Thunder Bay area, Ontario. He holds a Masters of Geology from Western University.

(CNW)


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