Northern Empire Resources Corp.
TSX VENTURE : NM

Northern Empire Resources Corp.

July 28, 2015 17:30 ET

Northern Empire and Sonoro to Extend Phase 1 Hilltop Exploration Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Northern Empire Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NM) ("Northern Empire"), along with Sonoro Metals Corp. ("Sonoro"), today announced an extension of the first phase ("Phase 1") exploration program on the Hilltop Gold Project ("Hilltop") located 70 km southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.

The extension to the Phase 1 exploration program is budgeted at CDN$100,000 and will commence within the next 2 weeks. The scope of work is designed to expand upon the recently completed CDN$250,000 Phase 1 program (See June 17, 2015 news release). Results of Phase 1 will be released upon receipt and full review.

About the Hilltop Gold Project

Northern Empire holds a 100% interest in the block of claims forming the Hilltop Gold Project located within the broader Richardson Gold District (excluding placer gold). Hilltop is an exploration stage gold project located 70 kilometers southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and 70 kilometers northwest of Delta Junction in east-central interior Alaska. Hilltop is located approximately 75 km from Sumitomo's Pogo mine (4.973 million ounces at 12.5 g/t gold; www.sumitomocorp.co.jp/files/topics/25649_ext_31_en_0.pdf) and 135 south of Kinross's Fort Knox mine (3.8 million ounces at 0.45 g/t Au; www.kinross.com/operations/operation-fort-knox-alaska-usa.aspx).

The 31,720 acre (12,836 hectare) Hilltop property is bordered on the south by the all-weather and paved Richardson Highway. In addition, the property is proximal to both a high power electrical transmission line and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Access into the interior of the property from the Richardson Highway is via a new system of logging roads and trails which makes most points within the Hilltop project area accessible for exploration activities.

William J. (Bill) Cronk, P.Geo., is Northern Empire's Qualified Person who reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.

About Northern Empire

Northern Empire is a newly formed company which will follow the "Project Generator" business model to take advantage of the depressed market conditions in the resource sector to acquire low acquisition and low holding cost properties with significant exploration potential.

A Project Generator identifies, acquires, and performs early stage exploration on compelling exploration targets before finding project partners to bear the financial risk associated with advanced exploration.

Northern Empire's experienced board and management team feels that executing the Project Generator business model is the most practical way to provide investors the potential excitement and value creation of mineral discoveries, without the financial risks and equity dilution of standard exploration programs.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF NORTHERN EMPIRE RESOURCES CORP.

Jim Paterson, Director, President and CEO

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS RELEASE.

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" including forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Northern Empire Resources Corp. The option to Sonoro described above is subject to a number of conditions precedent, and there is no assurance that (i) all conditions will be satisfied, (ii) the option will occur on the bases outlined above, or close at all; or (iii) if closed, that the option will be exercised. Statements regarding mineral exploration operations and objectives are subject to risk, including, but are not limited to, exploration and geologic risk, inflation and costs of goods and services, property title issues and regulatory approvals. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information represents management's best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Northern Empire does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable law.

Contact Information

  • Northern Empire Resources Corp.
    Jeff Sundar
    V.P., Corporate Development
    604 764 5944