Update on Bulk Sampling at Stora Sahavaara Project
Vancouver, February 28, 2007: Buck Morrow, the President of Northland Resources Inc., is pleased to provide an update on Northland's bulk sampling program at its 100% owned Stora Sahavaara iron-copper project in Norrbotten County, northern Sweden.
The local excavation contractor, Snells Entrepenad AB, has completed clearing the overlying glacial till and preparing the access ramp for the start of the underground phase of the bulk sample. Preparation of the underground portal will begin next week and equipment for the underground phase has begun to arrive on site.
After completion of a short access haulage into the magnetite, the contractor will blast a 30-40m long adit entirely within the magnetite from which a bulk sample of approximately 400 cubic meters, or roughly 1,000 tonnes of material, will be collected for the pilot-plant scale testwork program designed by Corus Consulting.
Northland has posted photographs of the on-going work on the Gallery page of its website at www.northlandresourcesinc.com and a short video of the work will be posted soon.
In June 2006, the Company retained Corus Consulting to supervise a comprehensive investigation of the optimum treatment route for magnetite ore from Stora Sahavaara (see news release dated June 29, 2006). Their work- in addition to the design and supervision of the bulk sampling program- will comprise of a testwork program to determine the optimum beneficiation route for the ore, development of a flowsheet, and a pelletizing testwork program. The results of the early stages of metallurgical test work at Stora Sahavaara are very encouraging and suggest that Stora Sahavaara can produce a viable, commercial grade pellet feed (see Northland's news releases dated February 12 and 15, 2007).
Northland has delineated a NI43-101 compliant resource at Stora Sahavaara (see news release dated May 18, 2006). Using a 25% Fe cut off, the magnetite body contains:
Category Tonnes Fe % Cu %
Measured 77,063,210 43.32 0.080
Indicated 44,634,770 43.28 0.076
Inferred 23,346,373 41.76 0.051
Resource estimates were prepared by third party consultant (Bart Stryhas, PhD Structural Geology); the resource model and estimates were subsequently reviewed by Chlumsky Armbrust & Meyer L.L.C. ("CAM") an independent, mineral resource, consulting and engineering group based in Lakewood, Colorado USA. CAM believes that the Stora Sahavaara resource and resource model have been prepared according to accepted engineering practice for a project at this level of development.
Vance V. Thornsberry, P.Geol., Vice-President of Exploration for Northland Resources, is the Qualified Person as defined in NI43-101, and has verified that the information presented in this release has been accurately summarized from the reports quoted herein.
Northland Resources Inc. is a well-structured, debt free junior exploration company with a portfolio of high quality iron, gold, and base metal exploration projects in Sweden and Finland.
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NORTHLAND RESOURCES INC.
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