OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern Shield" or the "Company") [TSX-V: NRN] is pleased to announce that the drilling program at Huckleberry has been expanded from 2,000 metres to approximately 3,200 metres. The program is currently on the fourth drill-hole. It is estimated that 2,000 metres will have been drilled upon completion of this hole. Two more holes are planned, totaling approximately 1,200 metres.
The focus of the remaining drilling program is to continue to test the down-dip extension of the mineralized Lower Olivine Websterite. This effort is based on the observed geology and mineralization in drill-holes 16HK-01 (see press release dated Nov 8, 2016) and 17HK-08, which suggest an increase in prospectivity down-dip that also coincides with increased magnetism. The additional drilling was also designed to test "leakage" of mineralization along a fault system that is observed in the Eastern Copper Zone and may originate from the feeder source of the Lower Olivine Websterite.
The drilling program is being led by Christine Vaillancourt, P. Geo., the Company's Chief Geologist and 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, gold and other mineralization at the Company's southern Labrador Trough properties and geological, and geometrical analyses of the southern Labrador Trough properties 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 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.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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