Northern Shield Intersects Extensive Copper Mineralization at Huckleberry

- November 8th, 2016

Northern Shield Resources (TSXV:NRN) reported that six out of seven drill holes intersected disseminated magmatic copper-(nickel-PGE) mineralization at the Huckleberry project in northern Quebec. As quoted in the press release: Seven drill-holes, totaling 2,053 metres were completed. Drill-holes 16HK-01, -06, and -07 targeted the peridotite/olivine melagabbronorite unit which hosts the main mineralization in the Western … Continued

Northern Shield Resources (TSXV:NRN) reported that six out of seven drill holes intersected disseminated magmatic copper-(nickel-PGE) mineralization at the Huckleberry project in northern Quebec.
As quoted in the press release:

Seven drill-holes, totaling 2,053 metres were completed. Drill-holes 16HK-01, -06, and -07 targeted the peridotite/olivine melagabbronorite unit which hosts the main mineralization in the Western Zone; 16HK-02 targeted the western contact of the Huckleberry Intrusion; 16HK-03 and -04 targeted VTEM anomalies in the Eastern Zone and drill-hole 16HK-05 targeted the central portion of the Huckleberry Intrusion. Drill-hole 16HK-03 was abandoned after 100 metres due to technical difficulties.
All but one of the seven drill-holes intersected disseminated magmatic copper-(nickel-PGE) mineralization with twenty-nine samples assaying greater than 0.3% Cu in association with Ni and PGEs. Select samples are shown in Table 1. Importantly, drill-holes 16HK-01, -06 and -07 all intersected the mineralized peridotite unit interlayered with a glomeroporphyritic gabbronorite (GPG). The mineralization in a sequence of interlayered peridotite and GPG is seen to thicken northward and down-dip from 9 metres in 16HK-01 to 52 metres in 16HK-07, including the interval reported in Table 1. The increase in sulphide content along with other geological features provides a vector to potentially massive sulphide mineralization down-dip and north of this hole. The similarity in geology and associated mineralization of the drill-holes along the Western Zone suggests that the mineralization is continuous for approximately 2 kilometres and still open to the north of 16HK-07, south of 16HK-01, and down-dip to the east.

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