Northern Tiger Resources Completes 2008 Drill Program, Sonora Gulch Property, Yukon
EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Aug. 21, 2008) – Northern Tiger Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NTR) is pleased to announce completion of the summer, 2008 diamond drilling program on the Company’s Sonora Gulch gold-silver-copper property located 110 km northwest of Carmacks, Yukon Territory, Canada. The program consisted of 2,238.3 metres of diamond drilling in 10 holes testing three major target areas. The property, 100% owned by Northern Tiger Resources Inc., is located within 25 kilometres of a seasonal access road and within 40 kilometers of Sherwood Copper’s Minto copper-gold mine project, now in production.
“We are very pleased that the 2008 drilling was completed on- schedule,” says Greg Hayes, President of Northern Tiger. “We targeted previous successes including the high-grade gold Amaedus Zone in addition to exciting new areas including the highly mineralized Nightmusic Zone. While continuing to process drill core and conduct detailed surface exploration on the Sonora property, the field crew is also working on regional exploration in the Dawson Range through our Exploration Alliance with Minto Explorations Ltd., a subsidiary of Sherwood Copper Corp.”
A drill hole location map is available at www.northern- tiger.com, in addition to a fact sheet, property photographs and previous news releases. Assay results are pending.
Three holes totaling 1,004.3 metres targeted the Amadeus Zone in the vicinity of Holes SG-06-06, which returned 6.21 g/t gold across 15.3 metres, open at depth (see news release dated Jan. 15, 2007), and SG-07-12, which returned 1.0 g/t gold across 64.0 metres. Drill hole specifications were decided upon following a detailed 42 line km surface magnetometer survey performed by TerraNotes Ltd of Edmonton, Alberta. A follow-up 3.6 line km Induced Polarization geophysical survey testing the Amadeus Zone is nearing completion.
The Nightmusic Zone (formerly called the “Ultramafic Zone”) was the target of six holes totaling 1,010 metres, increased from the three holes originally slated due to highly mineralized drill core. This zone was chosen as a major focus due to the recognition that an east-west trending ultramafic sill may have been a major influence on deposition of mineralization.
The Jupiter anomaly was the target of a single 224.0 metre hole collared about 240 metres west of previously drilled holes.
Sonora Gulch Surface Program and Regional Exploration Update
Exploration programs targeting the Sonora Gulch property and “Minto-style” copper-gold mineralization have been conducted or are ongoing on several other Northern Tiger properties in the Dawson Range area. The programs consist of property-scale soil and silt geochemistry, geological mapping and prospecting designed to develop targets for follow-up work. This season’s program is expected to be completed by the end of August.
This News Release has been reviewed and approved by Carl Schulze, BSc, PGeo, Qualified Person for the property, in accordance with regulations under National Instrument 43-101. All samples are being analyzed by ALS Chemex labs of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Northern Tiger Resources Inc. is a new Canadian-based resource exploration company focused on the rapidly developing Dawson Range gold-copper mining district in the Central Yukon. Through its exploration alliance with Sherwood Copper Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Minto Explorations Ltd., Northern Tiger benefits from a wide range of experience, knowledge and capabilities from early exploration to mine production.
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