| ||July 22, 2008|
Northern Tiger Begins 2008 Drill Program at the Sonora Gold-Silver-Copper Project and Kicks Off Regional Exploration Program, Yukon Territory
| ||July 22/2008 -- Northern Tiger Resources Inc. (NTR:TSX-V), is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at the Company's 100% owned Sonora gold-silver-copper-molybdenum project, located 110 kilometres northwest of Carmacks, Yukon Territory. The 5,244 hectare (12,952 acre) Sonora property is located within 25 kilometres of a seasonal access road and within 40 kilometres of Sherwood Copper's Minto copper-gold mine, currently in production. |
"The drill is turning at the Sonora property, and we have commenced our Dawson Range regional exploration program," says Northern Tiger President Greg Hayes. "Our Regional Exploration Alliance with Minto Explorations Ltd., a subsidiary of Sherwood Copper Corp., has helped us target priority areas for exploration."
Northern Tiger's 2008 drill program will focus on delineation of the Sonora gold-silver-copper mineralizing system, including exploration for additional high-grade gold zones. In addition the Company will explore for Minto-style high grade copper-gold mineralization on five properties covering geological settlings similar to that of the Minto Mine.
The program has three main components:
- 2008 Sonora Drill Program (gold, silver, copper, molybdenum) 2,460 metres planned in 12 holes
The goal for 2008 is to further delineate the extent of the high-grade Amadeus Zone and its extensive low-grade gold halo. Drilling in 2007 returned an intercept of 5.22 g/t gold over 4.0 metres within a lower-grade gold halo grading 1.0 g/t gold over 64 metres in Hole SG-07-12. Hole SG-06-06, the Discovery Hole of the Amadeus Zone collared about 50 metres to the north, intersected 6.21 g/t gold across 15.3 metres. Six holes in Amadeus Zone for 1,450 metres are planned for 2008. The program will include an additional five holes for 760 metres on the Nightmusic Zone and one hole for 250 metres on the Jupiter Zone.
- Sonora Property Surface Exploration
The Sonora property is host to multiple styles of mineralization. To date, a substantial system extending across several kilometers has been identified, of which only a small area has been tested. For example, the high-grade gold portion of the Amadeus Zone occurs more than two kilometers east of previously known significant gold mineralization. Northern Tiger has contracted Terranotes Ltd. from Edmonton, Alberta to carry out a surface total-field magnetic geophysical survey consisting of 42 line km, centered on the high grade intercepts, to assist in developing a geological model and identify additional drill targets for the area. Terranotes personnel are on-site and the geophysical survey is in progress.
- Dawson Range Exploration
A priority for Northern Tiger will be exploration for Minto-style mineralization on the Company's 100% owned BOND, DAD, DEL, LED and MEL claim groups acquired from Sherwood Copper Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, Minto Explorations Ltd. The properties encompass targets where previous prospecting revealed copper-gold mineralization similar to that of the Minto copper-gold-silver mine. In addition, Northern Tiger's Chopin gold-silver property, 20 km southeast of the Sonora property will undergo systematic exploration.
The budget for the 2008 exploration program is $2.1 million with $1.5 million allocated to the drill program and the balance towards regional exploration as described above.
Kluane Drilling Ltd., based in Whitehorse, Yukon is the drill contractor. Heli Dynamics Ltd. also of Whitehorse, is providing helicopter support. Sherwood Copper Corp. is providing logistical support through use of their Minto Mine access road and airstrip to expedite mobilization of fuel and supplies and through crew accommodations during certain phases of the program.
Previous news releases, a drill hole location map, and previous drill data are available at www.northern-tiger.com.
This News Release has been reviewed and approved by Carl Schulze, BSc., PGeo., Qualified Person for the project.
For further information please contact:
Greg Hayes, President
Toll Free: 1-866-266-6569
Fax: (780) 428-3476
Trading Symbol: NTR: TSX-V
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