Northland Resources S.A.

Northland Resources S.A.

May 03, 2011 03:22 ET

Northland Engages Forcit to Supply Explosives for Kaunisvaara

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Northland Resources S.A. (TSX:NAU)(OSLO:NAUR)(FRANKFURT:NPK) ("Northland" or "the Company") is pleased to announce an agreement with Forcit for the supply of explosives to the Kaunisvaara Iron Ore Project. The ten-year agreement will ensure the timely delivery of the required blasting agents, which use the latest explosive technology.

"The duration of our order, combined with the volumes, makes it one of the largest within the Swedish mining industry," says Peter Pernlöf, Vice President, Procurement and Energy. "Forcit has the necessary expertise and capacity to supply explosives in a cost efficient manner. The fact that the Company is established close to Kaunisvaara is important for our cooperation."

The Kaunisvaara Iron Ore Project is located in Northern Sweden, approximately 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the municipality of Pajala. After completion, the annual capacity of the process plant will be 12 million tons of dry iron ore and 5 million tons of iron ore concentrate.

Northland is a development-stage mining company with a portfolio of iron ore projects in northern Sweden and Finland. The Company's Kaunisvaara Project will exploit magnetite iron ore deposits, feeding a single, multi-line processing facility in Sweden. The process yields a very high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate. The Company is also preparing a Definitive Feasibility Study for the Hannukainen Iron Ore Copper Gold Project in northern Finland.

Forcit was founded as Finska Forcit-Dynamit Aktieblaget in 1893, in Hanko (Finland). Forcit's turnover in 2010 was approximately EUR 70 million. For more information on Forcit, please visit

On behalf of the Board

Karl-Axel Waplan, President and CEO

Northland Resources S.A.

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