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Sydney, June 29, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Global Nickel Investments NL (ASX:GNI) are pleased to announce that the Company has successfully completed an interim capital raising of approximately A$600,000 by the issue of up to 24 million fully paid shares. This capital raising has been conducted in order to purchase equipment for the Company's up-and-coming drilling campaign at the Mt. Cornell copper project (90% owned Global Nickel and 10% Corazon Limited (ASX:CZN)), Jutson Rocks copper-gold-nickel project (75% Global Nickel and 25% Cazaly Resources Limited (ASX:CAZ)) and Mt. Venn nickel-copper and Volcanic Massive Sulphide ("VMS") target project (80% Global Nickel in joint venture with Platina Resources Limited (ASX:PGM) holding 20%). Global Nickel is currently in discussions with one of its neighbours to commence the drilling on the Mt. Cornell copper project program earlier than previously planned by commencing at the completion of the neighbouring project's drill program.

The equipment being purchased by Global Nickel will allow the Company to increase the effectiveness of the drilling campaign by between 25-30% thus allowing the Company to maximize its drilling investigation of the three projects.

Exploration Operational Update

Global Nickel is also pleased to announce that it continues to make progress with its surface sampling initiative and geophysics analysis which is continuing to inform the Company's large-scale drilling effort on its Laverton project areas. A total of 250 soil samples and 100 Bulk Leach Extractable Gold ("BLEG") samples have been sent this week to the laboratory for analysis with results expected within two to four weeks. Global Nickel is now carefully evaluating the exploration potential of the tightly constrained gold anomaly that is present on the Jutson Rocks joint venture with Cazaly Resources in particular through use of the BLEG sampling method. It now appears that all three joint ventures in the contiguous Laverton project area are highly prospective for copper and gold as much, if not more so, than nickel. Global Nickel also believes that there is the potential for VMS on the Mt. Venn joint venture with Platina Resources. As such, Global Nickel is still engaging in target evaluation and refinement prior to commencement of the drill campaign.

The Company is very much looking forward to the commencement of drilling at Mt. Cornell followed by Jutson Rocks and Mt. Venn and will update the market shortly on exact timing of commencement.

US Listing contemplated

The Company is also pleased to announce that it is contemplating a listing of its shares in the United States of America to allow international investors to trade in US dollars. Global Nickel has received a very good reception overseas as international investors remember previous exploration in the region.

About Zinc of Ireland NL

Zinc of Ireland NL (ASX:ZMI), formerly Global Metals Exploration NL, is a mineral exploration company. The Company's principal activities include mineral exploration and project evaluation. The Company's projects include Kildare Project, which is located in County Kildare, approximately 40 kilometers south-west of Dublin; Ballinasloe Project, which is located in County Galway, over 50 kilometers east of Galway/Carnmore on the Glentaun-Cloonark Regional Structure; Navan Project, which is located approximately 15 kilometers south-east of the Navan Tara mine; Sligo Project, which is located over four kilometers north of Sligo in the western province of Connacht; Monaghan Project, which is located approximately 20 kilometers south-east of Monaghan in the eastern portion of the Longford-Down Inlier; Cork Project, which is located over 15 kilometers south-west of Cork, and Galway Project, which is located approximately 25 kilometers north-west of Galway in the Neoproterozoic Dalradian Supergroup.

 


Contact

Andrew Mortimer
Executive Director
Global Nickel Investments NL
Mobile: +61-433-894-923
Email: andrew.mortimer@globalnickel.com.au

Ashley Hood
Operations Director
Global Nickel Investments NL
Mobile: + 61-427-268-999
Email: ashley.hood@globalnickel.com.au



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