Giga Metals Corporation
Giga Metals Corporation is focused on metals critical to modern batteries, especially those used in Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage. The Company's core asset is the Turnagain Project, located in northern British Columbia, which contains one of the largest undeveloped sulphide nickel and cobalt resources in the world. Giga is actively seeking other projects in the battery metals space with the goal of building a portfolio of quality assets capable of supplying critical materials to the battery industry.
Giga Metals aims to be a premier supplier of the battery metals that will be needed as the world progresses to a future powered by clean energy. The Company is currently focused on two of the key metals used in the batteries of electric vehicles: Nickel and Cobalt.
Turnagain Nickel-Cobalt Project, British Columbia, Canada
The Turnagain project covers a large, relatively underexplored land package prospective for additional ultramafic-hosted nickel-cobalt discoveries. Turnagain is one of the few projects in a stable jurisdiction that can potentially deliver large quantities of cobalt and nickel to meet the growing needs of the electric vehicle and energy storage markets at a time when many research analysts are projecting there will be shortages in the cobalt and nickel required by battery manufacturers.
The Turnagain Project hosts the Horsetrail nickel-cobalt deposit, among the world's largest undeveloped nickel-cobalt sulphide deposits. Giga Metals owns 100% of the project which hosts a NI 43-101 Mineral Resource containing:
Measured & Indicated: 4.1 billion pounds of nickel and 253 million pounds of cobalt
Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) (December 2011)
C1 Cash Cost: US$4.26/lb
2018 Drilling and Exploration Program
The Right Plan
Large, Quality Ni & Co Resource
Management and Directors
Mark Jarvis, President, CEO and Director
Mr. Jarvis has more than 30 years of experience in exploration and development of oil and gas and metals. After a career in financing exploration projects as a stockbroker, he moved to the corporate side of the business in 1996. He joined the board of Ultra Petroleum, which at the time had a large, unconventional gas prospect that ultimately became 3 Tcf of proved reserves.
Matt Anderson, CPA, CA, B.Comm, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Anderson has extensive experience in financial and accounting related functions based on his experience working with companies such as Claren Energy Corp., I-Minerals Inc. and Callinex Mines Inc., among others.
Leslie Young, Corporate Secretary
Ms. Young's 25-year background in the junior capital markets started with CM Oliver & Company where she served as Executive Secretary. Ms. Young was Corporate Secretary and Office Administrator for Giga Metals' predecessor company.
David Tupper, P.Geo., QP, Manager of Exploration
Mr. Tupper has over 32 years of mineral exploration experience. He has experience exploring for uranium, gold, base metals and coal in a wide variety of geological settings in North, Central and South America, as well as Asia.
Tony Hitchins, B.A.Sc., M.Sc., Geologist
Mr. Hitchins spent twenty years involved in various aspects of mineral exploration. He was district exploration manager for Cyprus Gold in Western Australia. Since returning to Canada Mr. Hitchins has worked with Vancouver based junior exploration companies.
Greg Ross, P.Geo., QP, Project Manager
Mr. Ross has over 12 years of experience in the mineral exploration and resource development industries. He has served in Project and Senior Geologist roles for junior mining companies operating in Western Canada.
James Edward Beswick, P.Eng., Fcim, Environmental, Safety and Community Programs Manager
Mr. Beswick has over 30 years of experience in environment, permitting and community relations. He was Director of Environment and Permitting for Hillsborough Resources Limited. He is currently a Trustee for the Canadian Institute of Mining Foundation.
Lyle Davis, P.Eng. (Alberta), MBA, Director
Mr. Davis is a director and CEO of Condor Resources Inc.
Phillip Robinson, Director
Mr. Robinson is a member of the Investment Team at Pala Investments. He has in-depth knowledge of the electric vehicle and energy storage markets.
Martin Vydra, Director
Mr. Vydra is a former executive with Sherritt International and current Head of Strategy at Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. He will be instrumental in helping Giga Metals select offtake partners.
Robert Morris, Director
Mr. Morris is a former senior executive with Vale S.A. where his most recent position was Executive Vice President responsible for global sales and marketing of Vale's base metals portfolio including Nickel and Cobalt.
On January 30, 2019, Giga Metals Corp. has released analytical results from 38 of 40 holes drilled in 2018 on the Company's Turnagain nickel/cobalt project. The analytical results reported here further demonstrate the remarkable continuity of mineralization in the Horsetrail and Northwest zones.
On January 23, 2019, Giga Metals Corp. announced that it has appointed Robert Morris, a former senior executive with Vale S.A., the largest nickel producer in the world, to the board of directors of Giga Metals. Mr. Morris is a former senior executive with Vale S.A. where his most recent position was Executive Vice President responsible for global sales and marketing of Vale's base metals portfolio including Nickel and Cobalt.
On November 20, 2018, Giga Metals Corp. announced that Mr. Martin Vydra, a former executive with Sherritt International Corporation and current Head of Strategy at Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V: KBLT), was appointed to the Board of Directors
On July 31, 2018, Giga Metals Corporation announced that the Company has closed the sale of a 2% Net Smelter Return ("NSR") royalty on all future nickel and cobalt production from the Turnagain Nickel-Cobalt Project to Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V:KBLT).