FOR RELEASE June 8, 2010
Pure Nickel Starts Drilling MAN Alaska;
Update on Summer Programs
TORONTO, ON: Pure Nickel Inc. (TSX: NIC, OTCBB: PNCKF) is pleased to provide an update on its
exploration activities for the coming summer season.
l Drilling commences on the MAN Alaska project (nickel)
l New claims staked at the Rainbow project, Nunavut (gold)
l Rockcliff Resources moves forward on the Tower project, Manitoba (copper)
Pure Nickel and its project partner, ITOCHU Corporation of Tokyo have agreed to spend US$ 7.5 million on
the MAN project in Alaska. This represents a 70% increase over the 2009 budget of US$ 4.4 million. The first
drill began turning on June 4.
Pure Nickel President and CEO, David McPherson commented, “As a result of the successful 2009 program we
have identified high priority targets on both Alpha and Beta complexes for this summer’s program. Significant
new perspectives have been developed from our geophysical work which included deployment of the ZTEM or
Z-Axis Tipper Electromagnetic system, and extensive use of a new technology, Fluxgate Ground TEM.”
The 2010 summer drilling program is expected to complete approximately 8,000 metres. The program will
employ two fly drills drilling concurrently for most of the program. The first drill started turning on the Beta
complex and the second will begin on the Alpha complex in mid-June.
Since the end of the 2009 program, Pure Nickel has invested in advanced 3-D imaging software allowing the
company to develop new 3-D models for the MAN project. These models are proving invaluable in increasing
our understanding of the apparently deeply placed mineral anomalies hosted on the MAN property.
It is expected that the full program will run to mid-September, weather permitting.
Larry Hulbert, P.Geo. is Pure Nickel's Chief Consulting Geologist and is the designated Qualified Person (Q.P.)
for the MAN Project. Phillip Mudry, P.Geo. is the Chief Exploration Consultant for Pure Nic