NORMABEC MINING RESOURCES LTD.
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NORMABEC MINING RESOURCES LTD.

September 08, 2005 13:00 ET

Normabec: Significant Drill Results on the Pitt Gold Property

ST-BRUNO, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 8, 2005) - Normabec Mining Resources Limited (NORMABEC) (TSX VENTURE:NMB) announces the results for the first twelve diamond drill holes executed on the Pitt Gold Property. The company is also pleased to confirm the presence of a very high grade zone in the central mineralized area of the Property as well as significant gold values intersected along its eastern extension.

The Pitt Gold Property is located approximately 35 km north of Rouyn-Noranda and it straddles the highly prospective Porcupine-Destor Fault. More than 7,000 meters of drilling (13 holes) have been completed in this ongoing drilling program.

Since the beginning of the program, in January 2005, gold values have been encountered in all diamond drill holes and all rock types. The gold bearing mineralization appears to be associated with silicified zones containing fine pyrite and quartz veinlets.

The following table shows all results coming in 2005, including results released last spring. NORMABEC'best intervals were obtained in the central part area initially explored by Santa Fe in 1997 (PG2005-09: 36,25 g/t Au over 4,6 m) and its eastern extension (PG2005-11 : 9,02 g/t Au over 2,95 m).



DDH From To Length Grade
(m) (m) (m) g/t Au

PG2005-01 392 393.57 1.57 3.87
PG2005-02 53.8 55.2 1.4 13.13
or 53.8 56.7 2.9 6.83
241 242.4 1.4 1.76
PG2055-03 167.45 168.45 1.0 3.30
428.5 430 1.5 6.06
PG2005-04 423.2 423.9 0.7 14.16
485.5 487 1.5 5.78
561.15 561.6 0.45 2.22
562.7 563.3 0.6 6.70
568.5 569.13 0.63 2.95
PG2005-05 544.9 546.5 1.6 3.55
PG2005-06 537.7 538.5 1.6 2.37
PG2005-07 313.2 313.9 0.7 1.54
372.6 373.3 0.7 1.41

PG2005-08 136.8 138 1.2 3.53
427.35 427.95 0.6 3.82
433.1 434.1 1.0 5.82
450.7 452.1 1.4 7.86

PG2005-09 57.6 60 2.4 4.2
402.05 403 0.95 1.79
488.75 489.8 1.05 2.02
506.65 511.25 4.6 36.25
PG2005-10 124.3 125.55 1.25 1.23
455.5 456.9 1.4 2.02
460.95 461.45 0.5 3.7
PG2005-11 454.55 457.5 2.95 9.02
472.2 473.65 1.45 14.49
528.7 530.1 1.4 9.05
PG2005-12 148.5 150 1.5 2.13
462 463.5 1.5 5.66
PG2005-13 216.75 218.15 1.4 5.49


NORMABEC is very encouraged by the impressive number of gold values obtained so far in all drill holes. Moreover, the eastern extension of the mineralized area remains open and the potential at depth has yet to be tested by the company.

Samples were analysed at Laboratoire Expert from Rouyn-Noranda and were subjected to fire assay with AA finish. All values above 1,000 ppb were re-analysed and cross-checks were done by fire assay with gravimetric finish and rejects re-analysed by fire assay with AA finish.

The drilling program is under the supervision of Mr. Pierre O'Dowd, geologist and Qualified Person as per National Instrument 43-101.

NORMABEC has an option agreement with SOQUEM and GeoNova to acquire a 60% interest in the Pitt Gold Property by conducting a 15,000-metre-drilling program and can increase its interest by another 20% by incurring an additional $500,000 on the property.

SOQUEM is a wholly owned subsidiary of SGF Mineral Inc., which is a subsidiary of the Societe generale de financement du Quebec (SGF). The mission of the SGF, industrial and financial holding, is carry out economic development projects, especially in the industrial sector, in co-operation with partners and in accordance with accepted requirements of profitability, in conformity with the economic development policies of the Quebec government.

GeoNova is a wholly owned exploration company of Campbell Resources Inc., a mining Corporation which operates mainly in the Chibougamau area (Quebec), and holds several gold and copper properties.

NORMABEC is an exploration company whose shares trade on TSX Venture under the symbol NMB. The Company holds mineral rights to several properties in Quebec offering gold and platinum-palladium potential.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Normabec Mining Resources Limited
    Robert Ayotte
    President
    (450) 441-9177
    (450) 653-3721 (FAX)