North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

December 21, 2006 08:00 ET

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.: Tundra JV Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 21, 2006) - North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. ("NTC") (TSX VENTURE:NTC) is pleased to provide the following update on the Joint Venture ("JV") with Tundra Composites LLC ("Tundra"), including the Hoyt Lake commercial plant, as per the press release dated November 3, 2006.

The Joint Venture Partners have amended the commercial production decision to March 31, 2007. The previously announced US $14,000,000 in benefits from various State and Federal agencies in the form of grants and tax relief that would be available to the JV, once in commercial production, has also been extended to March 31, 2007 pending final approval by each agency.

Evaluation of the pilot processing facility including throughput capability as well as recovery rates and cost of operations continue.

There have been additional expressions of interest from third party entities in participation in the development of the full commercial operation.

At this time the Joint Venture continues to process concentrate from the Cantung Mine successfully and will announce the results of both the refinery circuit and final outcome of third party negotiations in due course.

The pilot plant production yields are meeting expected levels and the purity levels for APT are exceeding expectations for levels of trace impurities.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. is a publicly listed resource Company engaged primarily in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of Tungsten and related mineral properties in the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory. The Company is currently in production at the Cantung Mine and owns the Mactung deposit, which borders the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories.


Stephen M. Leahy, Chairman & CEO

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Contact Information

  • Brisco Capital
    Gordon Aldcorn
    Investor contact
    (403) 262-9888
    (403) 263-1339 (FAX)