NSGold announces drilling program for Mooseland Gold Project
BEDFORD, NS, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - NSGold Corporation (TSXV: NSX) is pleased to announce that it is undertaking a further drilling program at its wholly-owned Mooseland Gold Project located in Halifax County, Nova Scotia.
NSGold intends to drill ten shallow diamond drill holes ranging from 50 to 75 meters in length along the West Zone at Mooseland for purposes of evaluating the potential for open pit mining of the West Zone. The West Zone has been drill tested at depth and extends along strike approximately 1,000 meters, however, past drilling campaigns (110 holes totaling 29,000 meters) were not designed to target the gold bearing veins within 75 meters from the surface. The Mooseland gold deposit occurs within a typical Meguma structure with steeply dipping limbs. The gold bearing quartz veins at Mooseland occur on both limbs of the fold with similar widths and grades. Of particular significance from a potential open-pit mining perspective is the relatively shallow depth (generally 0.5-1.5 meters) of overburden covering the West Zone deposit and the geometry of the near surface saddle veins.
The West Zone comprises 57% (259,000 ounces) of the total inferred mineral resources for the Mooseland Gold Project which are estimated at 454,000 ounces of gold (see NSGold news release dated June 5, 2012). A summary of the June 2012 resource estimate is provided in the table below.
Mooseland Summary of Non-Diluted Inferred Mineral Resources
The drilling program is scheduled to commence in November 2012 and is being partially funded with a Mineral Incentive Program grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.
NSGold also announces that it has, subject to regulatory approval, retained Venture Liquidity Providers Inc. ("VLP") to initiate its market-making service to provide assistance in maintaining an orderly trading market for the common shares of the company.
The market-making service will be undertaken by VLP through a registered broker, W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd., in compliance with the applicable policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and other applicable laws. For its services, the corporation has agreed to pay VLP $5,000 per month for a period of 12 months. The agreement may be terminated at any time by the corporation or VLP. The corporation and VLP act at arm's length, and VLP has no present interest, directly or indirectly, in the corporation or its securities. The finances and the shares required for the market-making service are provided by W.D. Latimer. The fee paid by the company to VLP is for services only.
VLP is a specialized consulting firm based in Toronto providing a variety of services focused on TSX-V-listed issuers.
Perry MacKinnon P. Geo., Chief Geologist, for NSGold, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed the information provided in this news release.
NSGold Corporation is a mineral exploration company actively exploring for gold in Nova Scotia, Canada. NSGold's principal property is the Mooseland Gold Property. NSGold's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol NSX.
This news release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information and statements may include, among others, statements regarding the future plans, costs, objectives or performance of NSGold Corporation ("NSGold"), or the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. In this news release, words such as "may", "would", "could", "will", "likely", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "estimate" and similar words and the negative form thereof are used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether, or the times at or by which, such future performance will be achieved. No assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that NSGold or its shareholders will derive. Forward-looking statements and information are based on information available at the time and/or management's good-faith belief with respect to future events and are subject to known or unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond NSGold's control. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, those described under "Risks and Uncertainties" in NSGold's Management Discussion and Analysis for the Year ended December 31, 2011, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. NSGold does not intend, nor does NSGold undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained in this news release to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except if required by applicable laws.
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SOURCE: NSGOLD CORPORATIONFor further information:
Glenn A. Holmes
Chief Executive Officer, NSGold Corporation