Northern Superior Resources ("Northern" or the "Company") is taking this opportunity to highlight its 100% owned Lac Surprise gold property in west central Québec in light of the recent surge in exploration and associated discoveries announced by Northern Superior (Croteau Est), Toma Gold/Iamgold (Monster Lake), Vanstar (Nelligan), Stellar AfricaGold and SOQUEM (MOP II) (Figure 1).
The Lac Surprise gold property is located within the Chibougamau-Chapais gold camp, one of Québec's established and more important gold camps.
There are six excellent gold targets identified on the Lac Surprise property from previous exploration programs. Four of these targets are associated with gold grain and gold geochemical-in-till dispersal trains. The other two targets are associated with separate, broad areas of gold grain and gold geochemical-in-till anomalies (Figure 2).
The four gold grain-in-till dispersal trains are associated with the east-west trending Opawaica-Guercheville Deformation Zone (OGDZ; Figure 3), extending 11 km across the northern part of the Lac Surprise property as defined from Northern Superior's high resolution airborne magnetic survey(Figure 2). This deformation zone hosts several gold occurrences (Philibert, Meston Lake, and Fenton), new gold discoveries (Nelligan), past-producing mines (Joe Mann: one of the most significant gold producers in the Chibougamau-Chapais mining camp; Lac Shortt) and the producing Bachelor Lake mine.
The other two gold exploration targets are associated with zones of structural complexity as defined from the Company's high resolution airborne magnetic survey. These zones may be associated with subsidiary shears extending off the main OGDZ (Figures 2, 3), representing high priority targets areas for gold exploration.
Dr. T.F. Morris President and CEO states: "The potential value of the Company's Lac Surprise gold property has only been exemplified by the recent discoveries and exploration activity directly to the east of the Lac Surprise property. Four of the six gold exploration targets are clearly defined by anomalous and robust overburden gold grain and geochemical-in-till anomalies extending down-ice of the OGDZ. There is excellent potential for the definition of additional targets along the OGDZ structure which extends 11 km across the Lac Surprise property and is largely unexplored.
The Lac Surprise gold property is one of four mineral properties that Northern Superior is currently exploring. The other three properties also represent regional scale exploration programs, 100% owned and operated by Northern Superior. Exploration to date has identified numerous drill-ready targets for gold, copper and silver on the Ti-pa-kaa-haa-ning (TPK) property of northwestern Ontario and gold on the Company's Croteau Est property in west- central Quebec.
The Company's Qualified Person ("QP") for the Lac Surprise property is Scott Parsons (MSc., MBA, P.Geo.). As the QP, Mr. Parsons has prepared or supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information for this program and has verified the data disclosed in this press release.
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