Mr. Nicol has a B.Sc. degree in geology from M.I.T. and a M.A. degree in geology from Indiana University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a Registered Member of the Society of Mining Engineers. Mr. Nicol speaks six languages.
Mineralization at Unkur has been traced for over 5 kilometres. The historic resource remains open along strike and down dip. Numerous additional exploration targets with geochemical and geophysical signatures have been identified throughout the license area.
Mineral tenure is secure and infrastructure/access are excellent. AZR holds Unkur via a 30-year exploitation license granted by the Russian government. The project is located less than 8 kilometres from the main line of the Baikal-Amur railroad and the federal 200-MW power line passes across a corner of the Unkur license. Udokan, one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper deposits, is less than 25 kilometres from Unkur.