the discovery of a new gold zone. Lac Surprise is 100% owned by Northern Superior, consists of a large 15,178.5 hectares land package and has numerous high priority drill targets identified. Northern Superior's fall program is focusing on several targets immediately west of the IAMGold / Vanstar JV Nelligan gold property which hosts the 3.2 million ounces at 1.02 g/t Au inferred Nelligan resource (see reference to technical report on next page). The new gold discovery at Lac Surprise recording 1.07 g/t gold equivalent over 35.5m including a high-grade interval of 8.22 g/t AuEq over 2.6m is on strike and only 1.4 kms from IAMGOLD / Vanstar's westernmost reported step-out drillhole
Discovery of a new gold zone with hole LCS20-13 recording 1.02 g/t gold and 3.92 g/t silver or 1.07 g/t gold equivalent over 35.5m with a high-grade interval of 7.70 g/t gold and 38.96 g/t silver or 8.22 g/t AuEq over 2.6m
Two additional, gold-bearing zones, particularly the lowermost zone that assayed 2.06 g/t Au and 1.81 g/t silver or 2.08 g/t AuEq over 3.9m
President and CEO Dr TF Morris said "We are greatly encouraged by the results received from only our first hole of the fall program. The results from hole LCS20-13 have not only added further proof that a gold-bearing system associated with the neighboring Nelligan deposit extends onto the Lac Surprise property but have also greatly advanced our knowledge of this gold system. Our drill program has made considerable progress beyond hole LCS20-13, recently completing our twelfth and final hole. We note that assays have been significantly slower than usual this season, however, we are eagerly looking forward to updating the market as they become available."
Phase I of the core drill program is now complete, comprised of 12 core drill holes or 4,248.5m of drilling. There were 3,068 samples collected. Material is also being sampled for thin section and petrographic analysis.