News Release


Tamarack, Minnesota (March 20, 2024) – Talon Metals Corp. (“Talon” or the “Company”) (TSX:TLO/OTC:TLOFF), the majority owner and operator of the Tamarack Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project (“Tamarack Nickel Project”) in central Minnesota, provides assay results from drillhole 23TK0447 located outside of the Tamarack Resource Area of the Tamarack Nickel Project.

Today’s results include a 12.72 meter (41.7 feet) intercept of high-grade massive nickel and copper mineralization assaying 6.04% Ni and 2.68% Cu (7.5% NiEq) at a depth of 380.7 meters. In addition, drill hole 23TK0447 intercepted and an additional 25.26 meters (82.87 feet) of disseminated sulphides at a depth of 435.6 meters.

Talon currently has 4 rigs at the Tamarack Nickel Project, with 2 rigs drilling in the Raptor Zone, and 2 rigs drilling outside of the Tamarack Resource Area with the goal of further increasing the mineable resource tonnage.

Talon plans to provide an update on ongoing positive drilling results in the Raptor Zone and elsewhere along the Tamarack Intrusive Complex in the coming weeks.     


  • 12.72 meters (41.7 feet) of high-grade massive nickel and copper mineralization assaying 6.04% Ni and 2.68% Cu (7.5% NiEq) located 10 meters outside of the Tamarack Resource Area at a depth of 380.7 meters.
  • An additional 25.26 meters (82.87 feet) of disseminated sulphides assaying at 0.695% Ni and 0.493% Cu (1.13% NiEq) starting at a depth of 435.6 meters.
  • The intercept from drill hole 23TK0447 was targeting an off-hole borehole electromagnetic anomaly (geophysics) that extended beyond the internally modeled resource area. There are more geophysical anomalies that extend beyond the Tamarack Resource Area that Talon has yet to explore.
  • An additional objective of drill hole 23TK0447 was to conduct in-situ stress testing in this hole. The purpose of these tests was for advanced geotechnical modeling to refine and optimize the mine design and extraction sequence.


On the drill hole results announced today, Brian Goldner, Talon’s Chief Exploration Officer said: “Our in-house geophysics continues to show its ability to consistently generate reliable targets, which has been invaluable in hitting fantastic intercepts outside of the Tamarack Resource Area, such as drill hole 23TK0447. Today’s results continue to demonstrate that the high-grade nickel resource continues to expand. From an economic standpoint, this is the low hanging fruit that will ultimately increase project economics early in the mine life.”

Sean Werger, President of Talon also made some comments on the Tamarack Nickel Project amidst the current nickel market: “The recent decline in nickel prices, attributed to the rapid increase in Indonesian production from predominantly Chinese funded and owned facilities, highlights the importance of investing in projects that will be high-grade, and consequently low-cost quartile producers, such as the Tamarack Nickel Project” said Sean Werger, President of Talon. “Talon nickel is uniquely positioned to provide Electric Vehicle (EV) customers peace of mind, knowing that nickel in their EV battery is produced at the world’s highest environmental standards while at the same time qualifying for the Inflation Reduction Act tax credit. Nickel from the US is the smart move – cost competitive and removes reputational risks.”


Please see the technical report entitled “November 2022 National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report of the Tamarack North Project – Tamarack, Minnesota” with an effective date of November 2, 2022 (“November 2022 Technical Report”) prepared by independent “Qualified Persons” (as that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”)) Brian Thomas (P. Geo), Roger Jackson (P. Geo), Oliver Peters (P. Eng) and Christine Pint (P.G) for information on the QA/QC, data verification, analytical and testing procedures at the Tamarack Nickel Project. Copies are available on the Company’s website ( or on SEDAR at ( The laboratory used is ALS Minerals who is independent of the Company. 

Lengths are drill intersections and not necessarily true widths. True widths cannot be consistently calculated for comparison purposes between holes because of the irregular shapes of the mineralized zones. Drill intersections have been independently selected by Talon. Drill composites have been independently calculated by Talon. The geological interpretations in this news release are solely those of the Company. The locations and distances highlighted on all maps in this news release are approximate.  

Dr. Etienne Dinel, Vice President, Geology of Talon, is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101. Dr. Dinel is satisfied that the analytical and testing procedures used are standard industry operating procedures and methodologies, and he has reviewed, approved and verified the technical information disclosed in this news release, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the technical information. 

Where used in this news release:

NiEq% = Ni% + Cu% x $3.75/$9.50 x Cu Recovery/Ni Recovery + Co% x $25.00/$9.50 x Co Recovery/Ni Recovery + Pt [g/t]/31.103 x $1,000/$9.50/22.04 x Pt Recovery/Ni Recovery + Pd [g/t]/31.103 x $1,000/$9.50/22.04 x Pd Recovery/Ni Recovery + Au [g/t]/31.103 x $1,400/$9.50/22.04 x Au Recovery/Ni Recovery

For Ni and Cu recoveries, please refer to the formulae in the November 2022 Technical Report. Recovery of Ni to the Cu concentrate was excluded from the NiEq calculation. The following recoveries were used for the other metals: 64.1% for Co, 82.5% for Pt, 69.3% for Pd and 72.6% for Au.


Talon is a TSX-listed base metals company in a joint venture with Rio Tinto on the high-grade Tamarack Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project located in central Minnesota. Talon’s shares are also traded in the US over the OTC market under the symbol TLOFF. The Tamarack Nickel Project comprises a large land position (18km of strike length) with additional high-grade intercepts outside the current resource area. Talon has an earn-in right to acquire up to 60% of the Tamarack Nickel Project, and currently owns 51%. Talon is focused on (i) expanding and infilling its current high-grade nickel mineralization resource prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 to shape a mine plan for submission to Minnesota regulators, and (ii) following up on additional high-grade nickel mineralization in the Tamarack Intrusive Complex. Talon has an agreement with Tesla Inc. to supply it with 75,000 metric tonnes (165 million lbs) of nickel in concentrate (and certain by-products, including cobalt and iron) from the Tamarack Nickel Project over an estimated six-year period once commercial production is achieved. Talon has a neutrality and workforce development agreement in place with the United Steelworkers union. Talon’s Battery Mineral Processing Facility in Mercer County was selected by the US Department of Energy for US$114 million funding grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the US Department of Defense awarded Talon a grant of US$20.6 million to support and accelerate Talon’s exploration efforts in both Minnesota and Michigan. Talon has well-qualified experienced exploration, mine development, external affairs and mine permitting teams.

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Media Contact:

Todd Malan


Investor Contact:

Sean Werger



This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to future exploration, drilling and the results thereof; and the potential for the Tamarack Nickel Project to be a low cost producer. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company.  

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