History

1956

Nickel is discovered at the Dumont site

1970

The existence and potential of large-scale nickel mineralization are confirmed 

1974

Interest in developing site decreases due to global drop in nickel price

1982–1992

Episodic exploration work done

1997

One of the company's founders acquires a large block of Dumont claims

2006

Royal Nickel acquires the property and begins exploration work and technical studies

2007

Royal Nickel begins exploratory drilling

2007–2010

Royal Nickel completes 90,000 metres of exploration drilling, conducts Preliminary Assessment 

2010

Royal Nickel completes the Preliminary Economic Assessment 

2011

Royal Nickel completes Pre-feasibility Study

2012

Royal Nickel completes Revised Pre-feasibility Study

2013

Royal Nickel completes Feasibility Study

2015

Royal Nickel receives main environmental permit, completes bulk sample test and successfully produces world’s highest grade concentrate at pilot plant.