Clean Air Metals restructures management team while reviewing potential acquisitions

Canadian exploration company Clean Air Metals (TSX-V:AIR) has made some changes to its management team, while also investigating potential acquisition opportunities throughout Northern Ontario. 

The company is reviewing potential acquisition opportunities for platinum group metals, copper, and nickel assets. Clean Air says it will only report further when a material transaction has been approved by the board. 

Meanwhile, following Vice President (VP) of Exploration Geoff Heggie resigning to pursue other opportunities, Lionnel Djon has been appointed as the new VP of Exploration. 

Djon recently led the exploration team at Impala Canada and has a wealth of relevant experience. 

Clean Air says his leadership results in significant resource increases at the Lac des Iles mine through discoveries at depth and adjacent to the known deposit. 

Djon is also experienced in applying advanced geochemical and geophysical techniques and the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to exploration targeting and modelling. 

Clean Air CEO Jim Gallagher says Djon’s knowledge of northwestern Ontario deposits and his track record in applying advanced techniques to uncover battery metal deposits are relevant to the company’s strategic goals. 

Meanwhile, Kris Tuuttila has been promoted from his current role as director to VP of Sustainability and Community Relations. 

Tuuttila says 20 years of leadership experience in environmental consulting across Canada and has directly multidisciplinary projects and impact assessments relating to various stages of mine development in Northern Ontario. 

Further, the company has appointed Mia Bioridy as director of communications and investor relations. 

Clean Air Metals is a developer and explorer focused on its Thunder Bay North Critical Mineral Project, which sits 40km northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario. 

On 1 May, Gallagher told this news service the company is actively assessing other properties throughout Ontario that have PGMs potential while embarking on a “modest” summer drill program to extend the down plunge extent of its Thunder Bay North project. 

The focus continues on refining the Escape down-plunge target at its Thunder Bay North Critical Minerals Project, situated in a well-endowed region of Northwestern Ontario.

He told Mining.com.au that with the summer drill results expected to be available by September 2024, Clean Air Metals continues advancing its flagship project, which has a suite of platinum, palladium, copper, and nickel. 

The Thunder Bay North Critical Minerals Project hosts an indicated mineral resource of 13.8 million tonnes containing 1.2 million ounces of 2PGE (Pt+Pd). It also contains 56,800 tonnes of copper and 33,800 tonnes of nickel between twin magmatic intrusions (chonoliths) known as the Current and Escape deposits, which are twin magma conduits.

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