Strongbow Commences Drilling at Nickel King, NWTadmin
Strongbow Exploration Inc. is pleased to announce that drilling and ground geophysical surveys are underway at the Company’s 100% owned Nickel King project, NWT. The purpose of this drilling program will be to test at least three sulphide nickel targets defined by a recently completed airborne geophysical survey. The three priority targets include:
– Main Zone – an arcuate 2,000 m strike length magnetic/electromagnetic anomaly that coincides with the 800 m long Main Zone originally drilled by INCO in the early 1950′s. Sulphide nickel mineralization is hosted within a folded, southerly dipping mafic to ultramafic (norite) sill with historic highlight drill intercepts of 13.7 m grading 1.21% Ni and 0.36% Cu and 16.4 m grading 0.85% Ni and 0.19% Cu.
– Joe Island – an 800 m strike length anomaly that includes the strongest electromagnetic conductor defined within the airborne survey area. The estimated depth to the anomaly ranges from 30 to 165 m. Two drill holes completed by INCO in the 1950′s are interpreted to have been drilled away from and overtop of the target anomaly, although significant widths of weakly mineralized norite were intersected in both holes.
– Koona – a 600 m long, northwest striking electromagnetic anomaly that has been modelled with a southeast plunge and a depth below surface ranging from 50 m in the north to 235 m at its southern end. Two historic drill holes located near the northern end of the anomaly are interpreted to have overshot the main anomaly, encountering weakly mineralized norite.
Ground magnetic and Pulse EM surveys are also underway to further characterize approximately six target areas defined by the airborne survey. Borehole Pulse EM surveys are also planned to assist in the interpretation of the drilling results. The spring drilling program is part of an estimated $3 million 2007 exploration program intended to further define the extent of sulphide nickel mineralization within the Nickel King property. Strongbow’s 2007 exploration programs are conducted under the supervision of David Gale, P.Geo.(BC), Vice-President of Exploration for Strongbow and a qualified person under NI 43-101.
STRONGBOW EXPLORATION INC.
Kenneth A. Armstrong, President and CEO
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