North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

June 06, 2012 20:02 ET

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.: Amber Zone Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) - North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NTC) ("NTC" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on its continuing underground diamond drill exploration program in the Amber Zone on its 100% owned Cantung tungsten mine in the Northwest Territories.

Seven holes were fan drilled from the same setup on 3680 level, as follow-up on holes: U1943, U1936, and U1937, discussed in the NTC February 6th, 2012 news release and identified as the Amber Zone. These seven new holes were drilled approximately 450ft east and 200ft up dip elevation from the three drill holes. The Amber Zone was discovered early in 2012 by follow-up drilling of the historic drill hole, U719, which had intercepted 36ft averaging 1.36% WO3.

Significant results, from the seven holes, include 26.4ft averaging 3.02 % WO3 (hole U1983) and 34.0ft averaging 1.29 % WO3 (U1981). Higher grade intercepts included 18.4ft averaging 4.09 %WO3 (hole U1981), 13.0ft averaging 2.60 % WO3 (hole U1983), and 9.9ft averaging 2.50% (hole U1984). Results from the seven holes are summarized in the table below:

Drill hole From To Interval
U1978 47.0 56.6 9.6 7.6 1.00
65.0 75.5 10.5 8.5 0.62
81.3 93.1 11.8 9.6 0.31
169.4 193.1 23.7 11.8 0.70
U1979 43.0 49.0 6.0 4.2 0.27
57.1 70.0 12.9 10.0 0.41
103.0 125.0 22.0 17.0 0.42
U1980 19.1 23.0 3.9 3.8 1.09
41.0 53.9 12.9 12.3 1.15
81.0 97.5 16.5 15.8 1.04
U1981 17.8 51.8 34.8 32.2 1.29
81.1 96 14.9 14.0 0.86
Including 23.2 36.2 13.0 12.1 2.60
U1983 30.1 56.5 26.4 25.1 3.02
80.0 100.0 20.0 19.0 0.53
Including 33.6 52.0 18.4 17.5 4.09
U1984 41.3 51.1 9.8 7.9 0.39
55 78.9 23.9 20.4 1.32
110.0 140.0 30.0 26.0 0.31
Including 69 78.9 9.9 8.4 2.50
U1985 40 50 10 7.1 0.65
70 75 5.0 3.5 0.36
84.0 86.5 2.5 1.9 0.66
165.0 185 20 14.2 0.74

The new area termed the "Amber Zone" is located near the "below 3700 level" of the West Extension and the Central Flats areas and is outside the currently defined resource. Additional drill sections are currently being tested from 3680 Level.

The discovery of the Amber Zone is a result of an ongoing program of computerized modeling and review of over 50 years of accumulated data for the Cantung mine.

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Mr. Stephen Leahy, Chairman of North American Tungsten stated, "We are very pleased with the continuing success of our underground drilling program in and around the Amber Zone. The use of computer modeling of historical drill hole data has been an excellent tool for our geologists to identify new underground exploration targets."

Quality Assurance: Sample analysis were completed at the laboratory located at the Cantung Mine site utilizing both XRF and colorimetric methods. Results for both methods were comparable. Check assays will be done by ALS Chemex Labs in Vancouver. Previous comparisons have been acceptable and reliable.

Qualified Person: The technical information contained in this release has been prepared under the supervision of Finlay Bakker, P. Geo, Chief Geologist for the Cantung Mine for the Companay. Mr. Bakker is a qualified person under the terms of National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.


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

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