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Publication of impact assessment reports related to water quality and aquatic environment as part of zoning plan for planned Norwegian mine

As previously announced, Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ), under a name change to Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), ("the Company" or "Nickel Mountain") and its Norwegian subsidiary Joma Gruver AS, have continued work related to the permitting process in Norway and hired environmental consultant Multiconsult Norge AS for the implementation of the so-called planning process, including a number of impact assessment studies and a zoning plan. The Company hereby publishes the first two impact assessments reports related to the water quality and the aquatic environment in water bodies surrounding the Joma mine

The Company's copper and zinc projects have been incorporated via the Company's acquisition of Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) and its Norwegian subsidiary Joma Gruver AS. The main projects consist of Swedish mineralization in Stekenjokk and Levi in the county of Västerbotten and Norwegian Joma field located in the county of Trøndelag, all of which are geographically close to each other and intended to be mined and operated as one unit. For Stekenjokk and Levi, an application for an exploitation concession has been submitted to the Swedish Mining Inspectorate. For Joma, the first step in the Norwegian permitting process has been achieved via an extraction right ("utvinningsrett "). The next phase, which was started in June, entails the so-called zoning plan, which consists of two parts. One part consists of a plan description that indicates which industrial area is intended to be taken into use and regulations for this. The second part includes a number of socio-economic and environmental impact assessments. In this case, the number of sub-investigations amounts to about 15 and includes, among other things, investigations of the impact on water, land, biodiversity, Sami interests and reindeer husbandry, cultural heritage and outdoor life. The Norwegian consulting company Multiconsult, which has extensive experience and expertise in these fields, is overall responsible for the work on the zoning plan. This work is expected to continue throughout 2020 and a major part of 2021.

In a first step, two impact assessment studies related to the water quality and the aquatic environment in water bodies surrounding Joma are published. The reports contain, among other things, information about water samples which were taken during summer and autumn 2020. According to these reports, the aquatic environment in the water bodies surrounding Joma is good or very good, with the exception of water flowing into Orvatn where the conditions are characterized as moderate. As far as the water quality is concerned, according to the samples taken, it is generally good and has improved in comparison with the conditions immediately after the end of mining in 1998. In Östra Hudingsvatnet, which served as a pond for tailings during previous mining and in water in open pits located in the mountains, there are elevated levels of certain substances, specifically copper and zinc. For further information and the entire reports, see appendices: Multiconsult Fagrapport akvatisk vannmiljø and Multiconsult Status for vannkvalitet i vassdrag ved Joma Gruver.


Stockholm December 2020
Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ)
The Board of Directors

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General information about the Nickel Mountain Resources

Nickel Mountain Resources is an independent Swedish company active in mine development of copper and zinc resources as well as exploration of primarily nickel, gold and oil.

The company owns approximately 95% of the subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral, which is focusing on the development of copper and zinc deposits in the Nordic region. In Sweden, the Company owns Stekenjokk, where a total of approximately 7 million tons of ore was mined between 1976 and 1988. According to previous resource estimates, there is a remaining indicated mineral resource of approximately 7.4 million tons with grades of 1.17% Cu, 3.01% Zn and 47 g/ton Ag (at cut-off grade of 0.9% Cu). In Norway, the Company is owner in the Joma field, where approximately 11.5 million tons of ore was processed between 1972 and 1998 with an average grade of 1.5% Cu and 1.5% Zn. The Joma field (excluding Gjersvik) is estimated to contain an additional indicated mineral resource of approximately 5.7 million tons with grades amounting to 1.55% Cu and 0.82% Zn (at cut-off grade 0.8% Cu).

In 2017, the company acquired the Cypriot company Mezhlisa Resources Cyprus Ltd ("Mezhlisa"). Through the Russian subsidiary OOO Bakcharneftegaz (BNG), Mezhlisa controls 71-1 exploration and production licenses in the Tomsk region of Russia. Mezhlisa is currently registered as the owner of 72.3809 percent of BNG. Mezhlisa has, based on that, access to the exploration and evaluation project that BNG acquired at a public auction in August 2010, license 71-1 "Ellej-Igajskoje" in Tomsk Oblast, Russia. The Company conducts an exploration program of oil and gas assets on licenses 71-1 which has shown significant potential.

In addition, the Company owns the nickel projects Rönnbäcken (which is Europe's largest known undeveloped nickel resource) and Orrbäcken, as well as the gold projects Haveri in Finland and Kattisavan in Sweden. According to the mining consulting company SRK, the Rönnbäcken project contains a mineral resource of approximately 574 million tons with an average grade of 0.0174% nickel ("measured and indicated"). The preliminary economic assessment that SRK completed predicts a production of 26,000 tons of high-grade nickel concentrate per year for 20 years, which would be a significant proportion of Sweden's total annual use of nickel which thereby has a strategic value. Orrbäcken is an exploration license that is considered to have potential as a nickel deposit.

The company owns the gold project Haveri, through its subsidiary Palmex Mineral AB, which in 2014 carried out a so-called Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) prepared by SRK Consulting. This report estimates 1.56 million oz. historically inferred mineral resource of gold equivalents with a grade of 0.93 g/t gold.) Kattisavan is mainly considered to have potential as a gold resource and is located within the so-called gold line, close to projects such as Svartliden, Fäboliden and Barsele.


The shareholders of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), company registration no 556493-3199 (the "Company"), are hereby invited to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") to be held April 30, 2021 at 10 am at Brahegatan 29, 114 37 Stockholm, Sweden.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake" or the "Company") has today decided to allot 177,603 shares in the Company against consideration of 330,726 shares in Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) ("Vilhelmina Mineral"), after which the Company holds a total of 99.2 percent of all outstanding shares in Vilhelmina Mineral.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") Bluelake Mineral today decided to offer the remaining shareholders in Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) ("Vilhelmina Mineral") to sell all their shares in Vilhelmina Mineral to the Company in exchange for receipt of newly issued shares in the Company (through a non-cash share issue) for the same consideration and otherwise on essentially the same terms as the sale of shares in Vilhelmina Mineral to the Company that took place in the summer of 2020, taking into account the reverse share split in the Company resolved at the Extraordinary General Meeting on December 17, 2020. As a result, the Board today decided to carry out a new issue of a maximum of 298,767 shares (the "Non-Cash Issue") through payment in kind of a maximum of 543,214 shares (the "Non-Cash Property") in Vilhelmina Mineral corresponding to approximately 1.9 percent of the shares in Vilhelmina Mineral.


Fourth Quarter 2020 (October - December 2020)

  • Revenue in fourth quarter amounts to MSEK 0.0 (0.0)
  • Exploration and evaluation costs for fourth quarter amounts to MSEK -1.6 (0.0)
  • After-tax result for the fourth quarter amounts to MSEK -3.8 (-7.2)
  • Result per share for fourth quarter amounts to SEK -0.01 (-0.02)

Full Year 2020 (January - December 2020)

  • Revenue for full year 2020 amounts to MSEK 1.2 (0.0)
  • Exploration and evaluation costs for 12 months 2020 amounts to MSEK -3.8 (-0,2)
  • After-tax result for full year 2020 amounts to MSEK -274.1 (-5.8)
  • Result per share for full year 2020 amounts to SEK -0.48 (-0.01)

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" and "The Company") has, via Norwegian subsidiary Joma Gruver AS, entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with SRK Consulting AB ("SRK Consulting") to conduct updated mineral resource estimates ("MRE") for the mineralizations in Joma in Norway and in Stekenjokk-Levi in Sweden.


The extraordinary general meeting in Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company") held on 17 December 2020 (the "Extraordinary General Meeting") resolved on a reversed share split whereby 20 existing shares are merged into one (1) new share, in order to achieve a number of shares appropriate for the Company (the "Reverse Share Split"). The Board of Directors of the Company has today, based on the authorization from the Extraordinary General Meeting, decided that the record date for the Reverse Share Split shall be on January 11, 2021.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), formerly Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ), ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") hereby announces that a process is in progress regarding a tentative divestment of or a partnership concerning the Company's Russian oil and gas operations in Tomsk (the "Tomsk Project"). Concurrently, the Company has registered a subsidiary, Mezhlisa Resources AB ("MRAB") to which all shares in Mezhlisa Resources Cyprus Ltd ("Mezhlisa") have been transferred.


The Swedish Companies Registration Office has registered the name change from Nickel Mountain Resources AB (publ) to Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) and the company is therefore changing its listing name and ticker.