Northern Tiger Resources Begins Drilling at Sonora Gulch, Yukon

Northern Tiger Resources Inc.’s 2009 exploration program has commenced at the company’s 100-per-cent-owned Sonora Gulch gold-silver-copper project located in the Dawson Range area of Yukon, Canada. The Sonora Gulch camp is now operational, and both diamond drilling and fieldwork have commenced.
Sonora Gulch property
The planned exploration program will include up to seven diamond drill holes (1,400 metres), as well as additional surface work, including mapping, prospecting, and geochemical and geophysical surveys. The focus of the current year’s program at Sonora Gulch will be to follow up on the 2008 high-grade gold discovery at the Nightmusic zone (hole SG-08-27 intercepted 26.6 metres grading 4.96 grams per tonne gold, 11.9 grams per tonne silver and 0.23 per cent copper — see news release dated Oct. 28, 2008).
Regional exploration program for Minto-style copper-gold targets
In addition to the drill program at the Sonora Gulch gold property, the company will be conducting surface fieldwork on three of its five 100-per-cent-owned properties that are considered prospective for Minto-style mineralization. The field work will consist of mapping, prospecting, sampling and geophysical surveys designed through collaborative work with exploration alliance partner Capstone Mining Corp.
“I am pleased that we have opened up our exploration camp for another season and have the drill turning as scheduled,” says Greg Hayes, president of Northern Tiger Resources. “As one of the established junior companies in a district that is starting to receive a lot of attention we look forward to building on our exploration success from prior years. I am also enthusiastic about the prospects of our copper-focused properties. Capstone Mining’s continued exploration success has demonstrated their ability to uncover additional Minto-style deposits, and Northern Tiger’s goal is to leverage its strategic alliance with Capstone to advance at least one Minto-style target to the drill-ready stage for 2010.”

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