Northern Gold Initiates Phase II Drilling on Garrison Gold Propertyadmin
Northern Gold Mining Inc. announces that the 2010 Phase II diamond drilling program at the Garrcon prospect of the Garrison gold property has commenced. All supplies and equipment are in place and drilling will begin this morning.
The Phase II drill program will consist of ten to fifteen holes, with each hole being fifty to four hundred metres in length, for total drilling of approximately 2,500 metres. As part of its due diligence, Northern Gold compiled and digitized historic data into a 3-D model. Drill targets are based on an analysis of this model.
Drilling will be carried out by Major Drilling Group International, Inc. The drill program will target the North, Shaft, and South zones of the Garrcon prospect, drilling down to a vertical depth of two hundred metres to investigate mineralization at levels amenable to open pit mining.
Northern Gold is in the first year of an option agreement under which it is earning its interest in the Garrison gold property from ValGold Resources Ltd.. For more information on the option agreement, please see the Company’s news release dated 14 September 2009.