Northern Shield Resources Inc. announces partial results from the inaugural phase of till sampling from the Root & Cellar Property in Newfoundland which is being explored for low sulphidation epithermal gold-silver mineralization. Northern Shield has an option to earn up to a 100 % interest in Root & Cellar.
Of particular significance are the results from the Drop Zone area which, appear to have defined four parallel zones anomalous in silver +/- tellurium, +/- sulphur +/- gold. The Drop Zone showing is characterised by high silver to gold ratios (approximately 25:1) and the presence of tellurium-bearing minerals including hessite (silver-telluride). A hessite-bearing boulder has also been found recently south of the Drop Zone at a location that coincides with the southern most silver soil anomaly trend. Three of the anomalous trends coincide with topographic highs. The two shortest trends, including that which hosts the Drop Zone showing have a strike length of approximately 250 metres. The zone immediately north of the showing has a strike-length of 500 metres and is open at both ends. A fourth zone defined from the till sampling is just apparent at the northern end of the survey grid.
As at other locations within the Property, the mineralization in the Drop Zone is associated with strong silicification of the host rock which is more resistant to erosion and hence may form topographic high features.
"The soil sample results at Drop Zone paint a compelling case of a series of three or four sub-parallel zones that could host further mineralization to that already exposed at the Drop Zone discovery," explains Northern Shield President and CEO, Ian Bliss.
Trenching permits have been received and will be amended to include new targets identified from the till survey.