Love Lake Nickel-Copper-Platinum-Palladium(PGM) Exploration Project

Ownership:Forum owns a 100% interest in the claims acquired by staking when ground became open in 2019.


The Ni-Cu-PGM occurrences are associated with the 2.5 billion year old Swan River mafic complex and the Love Lake felsic pluton in the Peter Lake Domain. Forum has now staked a 30 km by 15 km area of historic copper-nickel-platinum group metal showings which returned up to 0.31% Cu over 5.2m in a trench, with visible sulphides occurring in outcrop along a 1.5km east-west trend of “reef type” layered intrusive that was not properly tested by historical drilling. Grab samples in Trench #4 in the Korvin Lake area returned 0.33% Cu, 1.33% Ni, 2735 ppb platinum, 2685 ppb palladium, 70 ppb gold and 0.43% Cu, 0.23% Ni, 3580 ppb platinum, 4275 ppb palladium, 200 ppb gold. (Saskatchewan Geological Survey – Maxeiner and Rayner, 2005).

Historical drilling on the project returned 31.7m of 0.23% Cu and 36.6m of 0.29% Cu.


 32,135 ha

Location & Infrastructure

The project is located along Highway 905 to the Rabbit Lake/McClean Lake mine sites, approximately 60 km northeast of Forum’s Janice Lake/Rio Tinto copper joint venture in north-eastern Saskatchewan.

Regional Significance

The Peter Lake Domain in northern Saskatchewan is the largest mafic/ultramafic complex in North America second only to the Midcontinent Rift in Minnesota and Ontario, and host to numerous magma copper/nickel and platinum/palladium deposits.

Significant Comparable Deposits

Comparable geological environment to North American Palladium’s Lac Des Isle deposit in Ontario northwest of Thunder Bay.

First Phase 2021 Drill program

Three potential feeder zones have been interpreted by Dr. Larry Hulbert:  Korvin Lake, What Lake, and Corvin Creek.These targets have been further refined by an airborne EM survey followed by a detailed ground EM survey. Forum completed a first phase 2,844m drill program in September. 

Korvin Lake: Two holes were drilled on the electromagnetic target identified by the EM surveys.

What Lake: Five holes were drilled on existing trenches. Hole LL-03 returned 0.23% Cu, 0.05% Ni, 5ppb Pt, and 118ppb Pd over 8.5m at a depth of 34.5m-43m.

Korvin Creek:  Four holes were completed:  Hole LL-08 returned 0.45% Cu, 0.06% Ni, 5 ppb Pt, and 14ppb Pd over 13.5m at a depth of 24.5m-38m. Hole LL-10 returned 0.45% Cu and 0.07% Ni over 23m at a depth of 3m to 26m.

No work is planned for 2023.


Potential Feeder Zones

Exploration Summary


A high-resolution airborne magnetometer survey covering approximately 3,500 line km using a 100m line spacing was completed.  Three main areas of interest identified; West Road, Korvin Lake and What Lake. Follow-up mapping, outcrop sampling and soil sampling programs were completed, and assay results have been returned. 


Summer exploration included evaluating historic trenches, mapping and sampling. The samples were collected for geochemistry and processed at TSL laboratories in Saskatoon.

Regional Location Map

Simplified Geology Map of the Love Lake Project.  Red dots are the Ni-CU- PGE showings.

Interpreted Plan and Cross Section of the Love Lake Complex Area

Electromagnetic Survey Targets

Love Lake Core Shack

Ken Wheatley (left) and Rick Mazur examing core at Love lake

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