Northern Empire Reports 10.00 meters of 14.59 g/t Au (STR17-041C), 9.05 meters of 8.66 g/t Au (STR17-010C) and 7.59 meters of 8.25 g/t Au (STR17-013C) from Drilling at Sterling Gold Mine






Northern Empire Resources Corp. (TSX-V: NM) today announced results from seven holes drilled at the Sterling Gold Mine, located at Northern Empire’s 116 square kilometre Sterling Gold Property in Nye County Nevada.



Michael G. Allen, President, CEO and Director stated: “These results highlighted the shallow, high-grade oxide resources of the Sterling Mine. Several holes from this recent program hit significant mineralization at the edges of the resource model, indicating the deposit remains open for expansion. We consider the results to date excellent, and they will inform our follow up exploration in 2018.”



Hole# From (m) To (m) Interval (m) g/t Au*
STR17-006C 49.56 55.53 5.97 2.60
STR17-007C 23.41 25.51 2.10 2.25
STR17-009C No significant assay
STR17-010C 1.34 10.39 9.05 8.66
including 3.96 5.15 1.19 36.65
STR17-013C 66.93 74.52 7.59 8.25
including 71.11 73.88 2.77 13.69
STR17-040 Hole Deviated from Intended Target
STR17-041C 13.41 23.41 10.00 14.59
including 13.41 17.43 4.02 18.05
and 18.81 21.37 2.56 21.47

Hole numbers ending in “C” are core
True thickness estimated to be between 85% and 95% of reported
* Cyanide Soluble grade reported





The objective of initial drilling at the Sterling Property was resource confirmation and testing areas not previously exploited by underground mining. Additional assays are pending at the past producing Sterling Gold Mine (referred to as the ‘Sterling Pit’ in the resource estimate).




Sterling Property Highlights

  • High Grade Gold in Nevada. Total inferred resources on the Sterling Property were estimated at 709,000 oz Au with an average grade of 2.23 g/t Au.



Sterling Property Inferred Resource Summary Effective March 29, 2017
Deposit Cutoff (g/t Au) Tonnes g/t Au In Place Au Oz
Sterling Pit Constrained* 1.0 1,958,000 3.67 231,000
Sterling Non-Pit Constrained* 1.7 350,000 3.38 38,000
Daisy Pit Constrained 1.0 2,556,000 2.12 174,000
Secret Pass Pit Constrained 1.0 3,534,000 1.65 188,000
SNA Pit Constrained 1.0 1,510,000 1.61 78,000
Total   9,908,000 2.23 709,000


* Resource calculated based on CN soluble assays.

  1. CIM definitions are followed for classification of Mineral Resource.
  2. Mineral Resource surface pit extent has been estimated using a gold price of US$1,200 per ounce and a US$2.10 per ton mining cost with gold recovery ranging from 80 — 88% depending upon rock type.
  3. Sterling non-pit constrained resources below the surface pit and targeted for underground mining are based on a gold price of US$1,200 per ounce and mining costs of $US45 per ton. Other modifying factors remain unchanged.
  4. Gold recovery estimated to range from 80 — 88% depending upon rock type.
  5. The Mineral Resource estimate has been prepared by Derek Loveday, P. Geo. of Norwest Corporation in conformity with CIM “Estimation of Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserves Best Practices” guidelines and are reported in accordance with the Canadian Securities Administrators NI43-101. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.


  • District Scale Exploration in the Walker Lane Trend. 116km2 land package features five past producing open pit gold mines, and two underground gold mines open for expansion. 
  • Permitted to begin operations at Sterling Gold Mine. The Bureau of Land Management has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (“FONSI”) and approved the next phase of mining at the Sterling Mine. This permit was issued on May 12, 2016, is transferable, and has an indefinite term.
  • The Sterling Property is located approximately 185km NW of Las Vegas on the eastern flank of the Bare Mountains, within the Walker Lane Trend. 



For further information on the Sterling Property please visit the Company’s website, or refer to the technical report on the Sterling Property filed on June 18, 2017.



About Northern Empire



Northern Empire is an aggressive gold explorer working to take advantage of the current improving market conditions by assembling a value driven portfolio of properties. The portfolio is anchored by the Sterling Gold Property. The Sterling Property land package totals 116km2 and hosts existing infrastructure and an inferred 709,000 oz Au resource with a 1.0g/t cut off. Located near numerous past producers, most notably the Bullfrog Mine (2.3Moz Au produced). Northern Empire’s Sterling land package has significant exploration upside with little to no modern exploration having been completed.



Qualified Persons



Michael G. Allen, P. Geo., President of Northern Empire, and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed the technical information contained in this news release. He is the non-independent qualified person for this news release and has verified the data.


Posted December 5, 2017


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