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Northstar starts drilling at Kirkland Lake Area Miller Gold Property

Mar 15, 2021

Northstar Gold Corp. has commenced a Phase IIA, 2,200m (7 holes) diamond drill program at the company's 100%-owned flagship Miller Gold Property, situated 18 km southeast of Kirkland Lake Gold's Macassa SMC gold mine.

"The Company is excited to have the drill rods spinning at Miller Gold again", states Brian P. Fowler, P.Geo., President, CEO and Director of Northstar. "More Core Diamond Drilling Ltd. mobilized a B-20 unitized track drill, tracked rod carrier and crew to site in record time and are currently drilling Hole MG21-55, 40m along strike to the SE from 2020 drill hole MG20-47 that returned 1.2 g/t Au over 107.3M from surface on the west flank of the Allied Syenite. This is just one of many promising exploration targets that will be drilled in the coming weeks." 

Click here to view a Proactive Canada interview with Steve Darling and Northstar CEO Brian Fowler detailing the Phase IIA Miller Gold Property diamond drill program. 

Phase IIA Drill Program

Northstar's Phase IIA drill program will focus on three gold-telluride target types, including:

  1. Confirmatory drilling / step outs from 2020 near-surface high-grade gold No. 1 Vein results (18.0 g/t Au / 3.9 m; incl. 100.0 g/t Au / 0.6m in Drill Hole MG20-34 and 15.5 g/t Au / 2.0m in Drill Hole MG20-46) within the historic Miller Independence Mine area,
  2. Strike extension drilling to enlarge the near-surface 2020 Allied Gold Zone discovery (1.2 g/t Au over 107.3m in Drill Hole MG20-47 and 1.4 g/t Au over 118.5m in Drill Hole MG20-49),
  3. Newly defined 3D gravity and magnetic inversion GoldSpot "gold in syenite" AI machine learning anomalies. (Click here to view Northstar News Release dated December 23, 2020) 

Qualified Persons

Brian P. Fowler., P.Geo., a 'Qualified Person' (Q.P.) as defined under Canadian National Instrument NI 43-101, has prepared and reviewed technical aspects of this news release.

About the Miller Gold Property

Northstar's flagship property is the 100% owned Miller Gold Property, situated 18 km southeast of Kirkland Lake and Kirkland Lake Gold's Macassa SMC gold mine. Northstar drilled 5,023 metres in 28 holes at Miller in 2020, targeting near-surface high-grade and bulk-tonnage gold-telluride mineralization at Miller. Four new high-grade vein structures (Vein 1, 2, 3 and 4) (86.6 g/t Au / 0.5 metres and 18.0 g/t Au / 3.9 m; incl. 100.0 g/t Au / 0.6m) and the bulk-tonnage Allied Gold Zone (19.4 g/t Au Over 4.4M within 1.4 G/T Au over 118.5M & 4.7 g/t Au over 8.0M within 1.2 g/t Au over 107.3M) were expanded / discovered and 3D modeled. 

Northstar also commissioned a $350,000 property-wide 3D IP, gravity and magnetic geophysics program on the Miller Gold Property in 2020 to further define gold mineralization controls at depth. GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. was engaged to process all geophysical data and developed 8 new syenite exploration targets by 3D modeling and analysis utilizing leading edge, proprietary AI and machine learning technology. Northstar has commenced a 2,200 metre, 2021 Phase IIA drill program at the Miller Gold Property to test a number of GoldSpot's gold-in-syenite targets, expand the recently discovered Allied Syenite Gold Zone and confirm and expand historic Miller Independence Mine No. 1 Vein drill intercepts on the Miller Gold Property.

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