CALGARY – Northern Abitibi Mining has been awarded the Prospector/Explorer of the Year Award by the Newfoundland Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Dr. Shane Ebert, president, accepted the award on behalf of his company.
The award was given at the annual Newfoundland and Labrador Mineral Resources Review Conference in St John’s, NL, on Nov. 6, 2010. It recognizes Northern Abitibi’s efforts in the discovery and delineation of a new gold deposit at the Viking project. Local prospector Paul Crocker was a co-winner of the award for his contributions at the Viking project and elsewhere in the province.
The Viking project includes a gold-bearing system identified within a partially explored gold-in-soil anomaly traced over 4 km. Only 45 holes have been drilled to date, and every hole intersected gold mineralization including 27 metres at 7.9 g/t Au. Mineralization consists of mesothermal style quartz ± iron carbonate veins and stockworks hosted in Precambrian intrusive rocks. High grade veins with values up to 335 g/t occur on the property surrounded by larger lower grade stockworks including values such as 2.6 g/t over 57.4 metres, according to the company’s website.
Learn more about the Viking project at www.NAMinCo.ca.