Arctic Minerals Exploration Update

Arctic Minerals is pleased to issue an update on its exploration progress in northern and central Finland. The 2019/2020 autumn and winter campaign has been focused towards drilling in the zinc-copper-gold Vihanti area of central Finland as well as the exploring for copper in the Peräpohja Schist Belt in northern Finland. The exploring for copper in the Peräpohja is carried out through the January 2020 joint venture agreement with the world leading mining group Rio Tinto. For 2020, additional exploration is targeted for the battery metals project in Kiiminki in central Finland and gold at Nutukka in the Central Finnish Lapland Greenstone Belt.

  • In the Vihanti area, the drilling did encounter indications of the ore-bearing horizon at the Kuuhkamo and Vilminko drill targets, whilst the results at Vihanti Deeps could not confirm further ore bearing horizon. The Company will continue to evaluate the further merits of the project in comparison with other projects in the Company's exploration portfolio.
  • The Peräpohja joint venture project has commenced with sampling program and ground geophysical survey (Induced Polarisation) on 10 targets. As a result of the program, the Company has identified several promising areas for follow-up work for the 2020 field season.
  • Elsewhere in Finland, the Company is currently planning the 2020 fieldwork and the exploration reservations for battery metals at Kiiminki in central Finland and for gold at Nutukka in central Finnish Lapland.

Vihanti project

During the first quarter 2020, the Company drilled a number of holes at its three targets in the Vihanti area: Kuuhkamo, Vilminko and Vihanti Deeps to follow up on previously identified geophysical anomalies. Two holes were drilled at Kuuhkamo, two at Vilminko and one at Vihanti Deeps. The drilling did encounter indications of the ore-bearing horizon at the Kuuhkamo and Vilminko drill targets, whilst the results at Vihanti Deeps could not confirm further ore bearing horizon. The Company will continue to evaluate the further merits of the project in comparison with other projects in the Company's exploration portfolio.

Peräpohja project

In January 2019, the Company announced that the 2018 fieldwork had found copper in a number of locations, together with lesser amounts of silver and gold. Samples from both bedrock and boulders contained significant grades of copper, gold and silver. The best of the boulders contained 5.25% copper, 0.4 gram gold per ton and 12 grams silver per ton.

At the beginning of 2019, regional geochemical and geophysical data were acquired from the Finnish Geological Survey (GTK) and processed by the company's staff. As a result, a large number of targets and areas of interest were delineated for follow-up work during the 2019 field-season.

The 2019 field program comprised more sampling of outcrops and boulders as well as soil sampling. More copper-bearing boulders and outcrops were found, as well as significant lead concentrations (up to 2.8%) in certain areas. In one case the presence of lead was associated with significant contents of copper, gold and silver, with one sample assaying 2.4% lead, 1.2 gram/ton gold, 265 grams/ton silver and 0.5% copper.

As well as the sampling program, the Company also carried out ground geophysical surveys (Induced Polarisation) on 10 targets. As a result of the program, the Company has identified several promising areas for follow-up work for this year's field season.

On 21 January, 2020 the Company announced that it had entered into an earn-in and joint venture agreement with the Rio Tinto Group, covering further exploration of certain areas of the Peräpohja belt. For further information on the agreement with Rio Tinto, please see press release as from January 21, 2020.

Kiiminki battery metals project

The Company currently has two exploration reservations totalling 1087.2 km2 at its Kiiminki battery metals prospect, northeast of the city of Oulu in central Finland. The Kiiminki area hosts a number of cobalt-copper geochemical anomalies, usually coincident with strong geophysical anomalies. One of the geophysical anomalies is adjacent to mafic volcanic rocks which are also anomalous in gold. The area is also prospective for lead and zinc: previous GTK fieldwork found lead-zinc-containing boulders containing up to 11.8% lead, 6.5% zinc, 370 grams/ton silver and 4 grams/ton gold. For the coming months, the Company plans further compilation and interpretation of GTK geochemical and geophysical data, as well as geological fieldwork in the coming summer.

Nutukka gold project

The Nutukka gold project is located in Finnish Lapland, approximately 100 km northeast of the town of Kittilä, Finland and approximately 20 km southwest of the old gold panning village of Tankavaara. The Nutukka exploration reservation, covering 366 km2, is situated towards the eastern end of the central Lapland Greenstone Belt of northern Finland. This belt hosts the large Kittilä gold mine, operated by the Canadian company Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd, producing approximately 190,000 oz gold per year (2018). The belt has also seen a number of new gold discoveries in recent years.

The company identified the potential of the Nutukka area through detailed study of geochemical, geophysical and other data available from GTK. The area hosts a number of soil geochemical anomalies for gold but the origins of these anomalies have yet to be explained. The area lies just east of the locality called Kirakka-aapa, where the GTK conducted shallow bedrock drilling for geological mapping purposes between 2001 and 2005. This drilling intersected in one area 2 metres grading 3-5 grams per ton gold, 0.26 % nickel and 0.08 % cobalt. Another drill hole intersected a gold-copper mineralization grading 0.9 gram per ton gold and 0.8% copper over one meter.

The company is currently conducting detailed evaluation of available geochemical and other data in order to prioritize areas for the 2020 summer's field work. At present, it is anticipated that this field work will focus on heavy mineral sampling to determine contents of gold and associated other metals.

Certified Advisor

UB Securities Ltd, of Helsinki, Finland, (www.unitedbankers.fi) is the Company's Certified Advisor on Nasdaq First North Growth Market, Stockholm.

Other

The company's shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market, Stockholm under the trade designation "ARCT".

For further information

see the Company's website at www.arcticminerals.se or contact:

Jonatan Forsberg, CEO

(+46) 76 105 1310

jonatan.forsberg@arcticminerals.se

or

Risto Pietila, Exploration Manager

(+358) 40 029 3217

risto.pietila@arcticminerals.se

About Arctic Minerals

Arctic Minerals AB is a Swedish company focusing on exploration for copper, zinc, gold and cobalt and other battery metals in Finland through its subsidiary Norrbotten Exploration AB. At present the subsidiary has exploration permits in the Raahe-Ladoga ore belt of central Finland, and has applied for an exploration permit in the Peräpohja schist belt in northern Finland. In addition, the subsidiary has exploration reservations in the Peräpohja schist belt, in the Kiiminki schist belt northeast of Oulu, Paasivaara northeast of Kemi and in Central Lapland. Arctic Minerals AB also owns, through another subsidiary, Arctic Gold AB, mineral rights to the closed Bidjovagge copper-gold mine in northern Norway.

This information is information that Arctic Minerals AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 15.15 on March 18, 2020.

Kallelse till årsstämma i Arctic Minerals AB (publ)

Styrelsen för Arctic Minerals AB, org. nr 556569-3602, ("Bolaget") kallar till årsstämma onsdagen den 24 juni 2020, kl. 14.00 Skeppargatan 27 4tr, 114 52 Stockholm.


Notice of Annual General Meeting of Arctic Minerals AB (publ)

The Board of Arctic Minerals AB, org.no. 556569-3602, ("The Company") convenes the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 14.00, Skeppargatan 27 4tr, 114 52 Stockholm.


Arctic Minerals erhåller bekräftelse om positivt resultat från Rio Tintos due diligence för joint venture-avtalet

Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Limited, ett dotterbolag inom Rio Tinto-koncernen, har bekräftat till Arctic Minerals att deras due diligence beträffande det ömsesidiga joint venture-avtalet nu är slutförd med ett positivt resultat.


Arctic Minerals receives confirmation of satisfactory due diligence from Rio Tinto on joint venture agreement

Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Limited, a subsidiary of the Rio Tinto Group, has confirmed to Arctic Minerals the completion of a satisfactory due diligence for the mutual joint venture agreement between the two companies.


Arctic Minerals publicerar årsredovisning för 2019

Arctic Minerals publicerar årsredovisning för 2019 innehållandes en Upplysning av särskild betydelse i revisionsberättelsen avseende Bidjovagge-projektet.


Arctic Minerals' Annual Report 2019 is now published

Arctic Minerals' Annual Report for 2019 is now published (in Swedish). It is done so containing an Emphasis of matters in the Audit Report regarding the Bidjovagge project.


Arctic Minerals årsstämma 2020 senarelagd

Styrelsen i Arctic Minerals AB har beslutat att skjuta upp årsstämman 2020 till ett senare datum.


Arctic Minerals Annual General Meeting 2020 Postponed

The Board of Directors of Arctic Minerals AB has resolved to postpone the Annual General Meeting 2020 until a later date.


Arctic Minerals uppdaterar om pågående prospektering

Arctic Minerals uppdaterar härmed om pågående prospektering i norra och mellersta Finland. Under hösten 2019 och vintern 2020 har bolagets prospektering inriktats mot kärnborrning i zink-koppar-guld-området i Vihanti i mellersta Finland såväl som på prospektering efter koppar i Peräpohja skifferbälte i norra Finland. I Peräpohja sker prospekteringen efter koppar inom ramen för det Joint Venture avtal som ingicks i januari 2020 med den världsledande gruvkoncernen Rio Tinto. Under resterande delen av 2020 kommer Arctic Minerals prospekteringsarbete även att inrikta sig mot sökandet efter batterimetaller i Kiiminki i mellersta Finland samt efter guld i Nutukka i mellersta Lapplands grönstensbälte.


Arctic Minerals Exploration Update

Arctic Minerals is pleased to issue an update on its exploration progress in northern and central Finland. The 2019/2020 autumn and winter campaign has been focused towards drilling in the zinc-copper-gold Vihanti area of central Finland as well as the exploring for copper in the Peräpohja Schist Belt in northern Finland. The exploring for copper in the Peräpohja is carried out through the January 2020 joint venture agreement with the world leading mining group Rio Tinto. For 2020, additional exploration is targeted for the battery metals project in Kiiminki in central Finland and gold at Nutukka in the Central Finnish Lapland Greenstone Belt.




Arctic Minerals utser Jonatan Forsberg till ny VD

Styrelsen i Arctic Minerals AB (publ) har utsett Jonatan Forsberg till ny VD för koncernen. Han ersätter Krister Söderholm, som går i pension, men kvarstår som styrelseledamot. Jonatan tillträder som VD den 1 mars 2020.


Arctic Minerals appoints Jonatan Forsberg as new CEO

The Board of Directors of Arctic Minerals AB (publ) has appointed Jonatan Forsberg as new CEO of the Company. He replaces Krister Söderholm, who will retire as CEO but continue as Director of the Board. Jonatan will take up his position from March 1, 2020.


ARCTIC MINERALS UNDERTECKNAT ETT SAMARBETSAVTAL ENLIGT EARN-IN-PRINCIPEN MED RIO TINTO GROUP.

Arctic Minerals AB har nöjet att informera att ett samarbetsavtal (Joint Venture) har ingåtts med Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration Ltd, ett dotterbolag inom Rio Tinto Group, ett av världens största gruvbolag. Avtalspart för Arctic Minerals är dotterbolaget Norrbotten Exploration AB, som är operatör för bolagets kopparprospektering i Peräpohja-området i södra finska Lappland. En förutsättning för Rio Tintos godkännande av avtalet är ett positivt resultat av en due diligence.


ARCTIC MINERALS SIGNS EARN-IN & JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT WITH RIO TINTO GROUP.

Arctic Minerals AB is pleased to announce that it has signed an earn-in and joint venture agreement with Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration Ltd, a subsidiary of the Rio Tinto Group. Rio Tinto is one of the world's largest mining companies. The agreement concerns Artic Minerals' copper exploration project in the Peräpohja region of southern Finnish Lapland. The exploration is carried out by Arctic Minerals' wholly owned subsidiary, Norrbotten Exploration AB, which is holder of the exploration reservations and exploration permits. The agreement is subject to the completion of satisfactory due diligence by Rio Tinto.


ARCTIC MINERALS PÅBÖRJAR KÄRNBORRNINGEN I VIHANTI ZINK-KOPPAR-GULD-PROJEKTET

Arctic Minerals AB har nöjet att informera att kärnborrningen i Vihanti-området har påbörjats denna vecka. I området skall kärnborrning utföras i tre borrobjekt; Kuuhkamo, Vilminko och Vihanti Deeps. Kärnborrningen har nu påbörjats i det första objektet, Kuuhkamo.


ARCTIC MINERALS COMMENCES DRILLING AT VIHANTI, FINLAND ZINC-COPPER-GOLD PROJECT

Arctic Minerals AB is pleased to announce that drilling at its Vihanti, Finland zinc-copper-gold project, has commenced this week. The Vihanti project includes three drill targets, Kuuhkamo, Vilminko and Vihanti Deeps. Drilling has now commenced at the first target, Kuuhkamo.


Norrbotten Exploration AB ansökt om nytt förbehåll i norra Finland.

Arctic Minerals AB (Nasdaq First North Growth Market, Stockholm ("ARCT") har nöjet att informera att bolaget har identifierat ett nytt område med prospekterings-potential för platinagruppens element (PGE) och kromit i norra Finland. Koncernens dotterbolag Norrbotten Exploration AB har därför till Tukes, myndigheten för mineralrättigheter i Finland, lämnat en ansökan om ett förbehåll för prospektering, täckande ett område på 8 km2. Området ligger ca 15 km nordost om staden Kemi.


Norrbotten Exploration AB applies for new exploration reservation in northern Finland.

Arctic Minerals AB (Nasdaq First North Growth Market, Stockholm ("ARCT") is pleased to announce it has identified a new area with exploration potential for PGE (platinum group elements) and chromite in northern Finland. Arctic Minerals' subsidiary, Norrbotten Exploration AB, has therefore applied to Tukes, the authority in charge of mineral rights in Finland, for an exploration reservation covering 8.0 km2. The new reservation application, "Paasivaara", is located approximately 15 km northeast of the city of Kemi, Finland.


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