Northern Shield Provides Updates on Exploration at Max and Wabassi Properties - Drilling Resumes at Max after Nickel Mineralization Identified



    OTTAWA, Sept. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern
Shield") (TSX-V: NRN) is pleased to announce that the first phase of drilling
at Max has been completed with four holes drilled and a second phase of
drilling has commenced. Northern Shield has the option to earn up to a 66%
interest in the Max property from East West Resource Corporation ("East West")
(EWR - TSX-V). All three holes drilled on the main target at Max intersected a
mafic-ultramafic intrusion composed of peridotite, olivine-gabbronorite and
troctolite. Two of the drill-holes (08MX-01 and 02) intersected local
concentrations of disseminated chalcopyrite (copper sulphide), pentlandite
(nickel sulphide), millerite (nickel sulphide) and chromite over very short
intervals ((less than) 1 m). Millerite is a very nickel-rich sulphide which
generally forms from the remobilization of pentlandite. The location of the
millerite suggests greater volumes of pentlandite may be located within the
intrusion. The mineralized intersection in hole 08MX-02 is interesting in that
only chalcopyrite and pentlandite were observed with none of the usual
accompanying pyrrhotite (iron sulphide). If the EM anomaly currently being
tested is of similar composition, it would be favourable to higher grade
nickel-copper mineralization.
    A fourth hole was drilled along a dyke that connects Max to the Wabassi
North Target. Numerous fragments of massive pyrrhotite were seen throughout
the core of this hole suggesting possible massive sulphides at depth from
which the sulphide fragments originate.
    Less than one-third of the assays from the drilling at Max have been
received to date. The assays report low grade nickel and copper mineralization
with up to 0.26% Ni and 0.12% Cu. The mineralization occurs along strike from
the strongest portion of an airborne EM anomaly and occurs near the contact of
the ultramafic intrusion. Drilling has now resumed at Max to test this
conductor. Diagrams and images of the core can be seen on the company's
website.
    "The identification of small patches of net-textured nickel and copper
sulphides, and in particular, the coarse, discrete grains of pentlandite
proximal to a relatively strong conductor is very encouraging," says Northern
Shield president and CEO, Ian Bliss. "The presence of the pentlandite and
chalcopyrite without any dilutive pyrrhotite, bodes well for the potential of
a high-grade source at depth."
    Northern Shield also drilled a hole at its Wabassi North target. The
drilling confirmed this body to be a mafic-ultramafic intrusion and hence
likely part of the feeder conduit between Max and the main Wabassi intrusion
to the east of Max. An airborne EM survey is now being planned for Wabassi and
Wabassi North to be followed by drilling.
    The drill is to be moved to Eastbank on completion of the drilling at Max
and Wabassi.
    The drill program is being overseen by Christine Vaillancourt, Northern
Shield's Chief Geologist, who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument
43-101. Core samples were analysed by Accurassay laboratories in Thunder Bay,
Ontario for Au, Pt, Pd by Fire Assay with ICP finish and for base metals and
other elements by four acid digestion and ICP finish.
    The "Max" nickel-copper-PGE prospect is located adjacent to Northern
Shield's 100% owned Wabassi property in northwestern Ontario. Under Northern
Shield's option agreement with East West Resource Corporation, Northern Shield
is the operator and manager of exploration at Max and has the right to option
to earn up to 66% interest in the property Northern Shield is exploring its
Wabassi property for nickel-copper-(PGE) mineralization, and believes that the
Wabassi north and East West's Max targets are parts of a feeder conduit to the
main Wabassi intrusion.

    Northern Shield is an innovative, results-driven Canadian company focused
on diamond and Platinum Group Element (PGE) exploration in Ontario. Its
mission is to create a successful mineral exploration company through
technical excellence and efficient management, where success is measured by
the identification and development of high-quality mineral exploration
projects, which may ultimately be optioned, sold or developed for maximum
return on investment. For further information on Northern Shield and its
properties, please visit our website at www.northern-shield.com or contact:

    Forward-Looking Statements Advisory

    This news release contains statements concerning the potential for
nickel, copper, PGE and other mineralization at Max and Wabassi, geological,
geophysical and/or geometrical analyses of the Max and Wabassi properties,
planned exploration and the timing thereof and other expectations, plans,
goals, objectives, assumptions, information or statements about future events,
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.
    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.

    No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
    has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.
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For further information:

For further information: Ian Bliss, President and CEO, Northern Shield
Resources Inc., (613) 232-0459, Fax: (613) 232-0760, info@northern-shield.com


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