Northern Shield Provides Updates on Exploration at Max and Wabassi Properties. Drilling Resumes at Max after Nickel Mineralization Identified
Ottawa (September 8, 2008) – 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 (< 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.