VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Northern Iron Corp. (TSX-V: NFE) ("Northern Iron") (OTCQX: NHRIF) (Frankfurt: N8I) today announced the continuation of its drill program on its Karas
property in the Red Lake mining division, district of Kenora, Ontario,
The 2012 drill program will begin on January 11th with 2 drill rigs in place. During the latter part of 2011, Northern
Iron completed 26 holes on the Karas property; results have been
released on 18 of the drill holes to date. It has been necessary to
extend the drill program into 2012, as the management team has taken a
decision to drill additional holes between 600 and 700 metres in length
to determine the true thickness and down dip extension of the magnetite
mineralized area on the Karas property.
"The benefits of working in the Red Lake area give us the ability to
operate all year round when most other fly-in drill programs have been
shut down due to logistics. We have only shut down for 3 weeks over the
holiday period to give our crews a much needed break. Most of the other
Canadian iron ore projects shut down their drill programs at the onset
of winter and only commence their programs when the warmer weather
returns." said Basil Botha, President and CEO of Northern Iron.
These results will assist the team and Roscoe Postle Associates in
better delineating the mineralized area towards a measured and
indicated NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate.
About Northern Iron Corp.
Northern Iron is a mineral resource company engaged in reviving a past
producing iron mine and concurrent exploration of high quality iron ore
resources in the Red Lake mining division, district of Kenora, Ontario,
Northern Iron holds 100% interest in minerals claims covering
approximately 14,672 hectares, comprised of the El Sol Property, the
past producing Griffith Property, the Karas Property, the Papaonga
Property and the Whitemud-Slate Property.
The Griffith Mine owned at the time by Stelco, produced 78.8 million
tonnes of iron ore for conversion to pellets and DRI from 1968-1989.
Total magnetic iron recovery was 86.26%.
The Red Lake area is accessible year round by Highway 105, which joins
the Trans Canada highway at Vermillion Bay, 175 km south and 100 km
east of Kenora. Commercial air services operate to Red Lake from
Thunder Bay, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements
relating to the future performance of the Company. Forward-looking
statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are
subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may
differ materially from the Company's plans and expectations. These
plans, expectations, risks and uncertainties are detailed herein and
from time to time in the filings made by the Company with the TSX
Venture Exchange and securities regulators. The Company does not
assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
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that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
has approved of disapproved the information contained herein.
SOURCE Northern Iron Corp.
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