OTTAWA, Aug. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern Shield" or the "Company") [TSX-V: NRN] is pleased to announce that a drill crew has been mobilized to the Huckleberry Ni-Cu-PGE project in northern Quebec. The drilling program is being executed under the terms of the Option Agreement with South32 announced on June 7th, 2016.
Four to five drill-holes totaling 2000 metres are planned for the initial drilling program at Huckleberry. While the drill-holes are targeting certain EM anomalies identified from the VTEM (Versatile Time Domain Electromagnetic) survey, the drill-hole locations are also selected to add geological knowledge at depth in different portions of the Huckleberry Intrusion. It is anticipated the program will take approximately 1 month to complete.
"We are very pleased with the progress of exploration," states Northern Shield President and CEO, Ian Bliss. "The geology at Huckleberry is complex, but thanks to the tireless effort of our geoscientists and the input from our partners at South32, we have moved very quickly from a handful of samples to a drilling program. We look forward to seeing what comes out of the ground."
The drilling program at Huckleberry will be overseen by Christine Vaillancourt, P. Geo., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.
Northern Shield Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based company focused on exploring for platinum group element ("PGE") and nickel-copper-PGE deposits. It is known as a leader in grass roots exploration for Ni-Cu-PGEs and the understanding of magmatic systems as it applies to exploration.
Forward-Looking Statements Advisory
This news release contains statements concerning the exploration plans, results and potential Cu-Ni-PGE and other mineralization at the Company's southern Labrador Trough properties, geological, and geometrical analyses of the southern Labrador Trough properties and comparisons of the properties to known Cu-Ni-PGE deposits, and other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions, information or statements about future events (including the use of proceeds from the Private Placement), conditions, results of exploration or performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect.
Although Northern Shield believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward‑looking statements because Northern Shield can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by Northern Shield and described in the forward‑looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with geological, geometrical and geophysical interpretation and analysis, the ability of Northern Shield to obtain financing, equipment, supplies and qualified personnel necessary to carry on exploration and the general risks and uncertainties involved in mineral exploration and analysis.
The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Northern Shield undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward‑looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws
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SOURCE Northern Shield Resources Inc.
For further information: Northern Shield Resources Inc., Ian Bliss, President and CEO, Tel.: (613) 232-0459, Fax: (613) 232-0760, email@example.com