North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

December 05, 2007 10:09 ET

North American Tungsten Announces Cantung High-Grade Drill Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2007) - North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NTC) -


- High grade tungsten mineralization has been intersected on the down dip extension of the 101, 104 and 109 ore zones.

- These intersections are proximal to existing mine development.

- Drill highlights include 16.9ft @ 4.16% WO3 (U-1233); 33ft @ 3.24% WO3, including 16.5ft @ 5.72% WO3 (U-1244); 33.3ft @ 1.81% WO3, including 12.8ft @ 3.14% WO3 (U-1245).

- Definition drilling is ongoing and additional assays are pending.

Cantung Definition Drill Program:

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (the "Company") is pleased to announce results from the ongoing definition diamond drill program at its Cantung Mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

The current drill program is focused on orebody extensions below the 3700 level ('West Extension') and has intersected high grade tungsten ore (Table 1 and Figure 1). Preliminary analysis indicates that the high grade intersections come from down dip extensions of previously mined ore zones (101 Upper Ore Limestone Contact; 104 Within Ore Limestone; 109 On Lower Ore Limestone Contact).

"These results are very encouraging for the Company. In most cases, the grades are significantly better than average for the mine and the mineralization is open along strike to the east." said Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Leahy. "We congratulate our Cantung geologists on their tremendous success as we continue forward with our objective to extend the life of the Cantung mine."

The Company continues to focus its definition drilling to the east and west below the 3700 level with the aim of extending the current mine life.

Table 1: Drill Results

U - 1233 82.3 99.2 16.9 4.16 109 15
U - 1235 0.0 21.0 21.0 1.08 101 4(i)
U - 1235 194.0 210.0 16.0 1.78 101 9
U - 1237 49.5 67.7 18.2 1.92 104/109 18
U - 1243 97.5 120.0 22.5 1.30 109 21
U - 1244 31.5 38.0 6.5 2.33 101 5
U - 1244 79.0 112.0 33.0 3.24 104/109 31
Including 92.5 109.0 16.5 5.72 104/109 15
U - 1245 181.2 214.5 33.3 1.81 109 30
Including 186.2 199.0 12.8 3.24 109 12

(i) equals Hole drilled along strike/down dip. True width is uncertain.

NOTE: To view "Figure 1: West Decline workings of the Cantung Deposit." please click the following link:

Quality Assurance

The Company has put in place a QA/QC program consistent with Canadian Securities Administrators National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") using best industry practice. Elements of the program include chain of custody of samples, and standard and blank samples. Samples are assayed at the mine assay laboratory and selected samples are sent to ALS Chemex in Vancouver for duplicate assaying. Results from the QA/QC program have to date been satisfactory.

Qualified Person

The technical information contained in this release was compiled in accordance with the Listing Rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange Limited, by a competent person who has consented to the inclusion of such technical information in the form in which it appears in this release. The competent person is David Tenney, C.Eng. Exploration Manager for North American Tungsten and J. Britt Reid, P. Eng., COO of North American Tungsten. Both Mr. Tenney and Mr. Reid are qualified persons under NI 43-101.


The Company is a publicly listed Tier 1 Junior Resource Company engaged primarily in the operation, development, and acquisition of tungsten and other related mineral properties in Canada. The Company's 100% owned Cantung mine and Mactung development project make it one of the few tungsten producers with a strategic asset in the western world. Mactung is one of the world's largest known undeveloped high grade tungsten-skarn deposits.


Stephen M. Leahy, Chairman & CEO

Cautionary Note

The Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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