March 1, 2013: Vancouver, B.C. – North American Tungsten Ltd. (Stock Profile – TSXV:NTC) reports results from its underground diamond drill exploration program in the Amber zone on its 100-per-cent-owned Cantung tungsten mine in the Northwest Territories. Drifting toward this zone has commenced.
Stephen Leahy, chief executive officer, stated: “We believe that this new Amber zone will become an important integral component of our underground life-of-mine plan at Cantung. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our Tungsten team in the discovery and the definition drilling in the new Amber zone.”
Diamond drilling was implemented to fill a 450-foot gap between high-grade intercepts in drill holes U1943, U1936 and U1937, discussed in the North American Tungsten Feb. 6, 2012, news release, and holes U1978 to U1985, discussed in the North American Tungsten June 6, 2012, news release. A total of 87 diamond drill holes amounting to 25,000 feet of drilling were completed. Many of the holes intersected one to three zones of mineralization. This recent phase of drilling verifies the continuity of the mineralization within the Amber zone and the Central Flats over an area with an approximate strike length of 600 feet and an approximate downdip length of 650 feet. In addition, it opens up 800 feet of strike length of potential mineralization to the east. Drilling is now commencing in the area of Amber zone east to test the continuity of two areas. Drifting toward the Amber zone west has commenced from four headings within the current mine workings.
Significant results from the drill program include 15 feet averaging 4.27 per cent tungsten trioxide (DDH: U2082), 22.7 feet averaging 4.30 per cent WO3 (DDH: US2083), 10.3 feet averaging 3.60 per cent WO3 (DDH: U2114) and 15.4 feet averaging 2.44 per cent WO3 (DDH: U2081).
For a table of containing intervals and the estimated true widths for those intersections – CLICK HERE.