Northland Resources Inc.

Northland Resources Inc.

November 17, 2005 10:00 ET

Northland Resources Reports Additional Stora Sahavaara Iron Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2005) - Mr. Buck Morrow, the President of Northland Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAU), is pleased to announce the final results from Northland's recent core drilling program at the Stora Sahavaara magnetite body in Sweden. Full results for holes 005 to 014 have now been received. Highlights include:

- 50.0% iron over 56m in hole 05006 from 66.9m downhole

- 48.1% iron over 54.5m in hole 05007 from 192m downhole

- 45.8% iron over 61.9m in hole 05008 from 87m downhole

- 49.7% iron over 50.8m in hole 05013 from 105.7m downhole

The drill program was designed to: 1) confirm historic iron grades reported by the Swedish Geological Survey (SGU) for Stora Sahavaara; 2) test the average thickness and geologic continuity of the main Stora Sahavaara magnetite body; and, 3) provide representative sample material for metallurgical testing of the magnetite body. This additional information is necessary for the completion of a NI43-101 resource calculation. Approximately 900m of strike length was tested by the 2005 program, although access to the southern and northern ends of the property was limited because of boggy ground.

A full table of results is attached to this release, including holes 001 to 004 (which were previously released in Northland's release dated September 14, 2005), and a drill collar plan has been posted on Northland's website at

The Stora Sahavaara magnetite body can be traced from drill intersections for 1,300m along strike, and sub-crops close to surface below a few meters of glacial till. The body appears to be open down dip. A composite weighted average of all significant magnetite intersections (657m total) from Northland's drilling indicates an average grade of 45.2% Fe and 0.07% Cu over an average downhole thickness of 47 meters for the main magnetite horizon. The true thickness is estimated from cross sections to be 90% of the down hole intercept length.

NAU's technical team will now advance the project as rapidly as possible towards development of a NI43-101 compliant resource incorporating the new analytical data.

Metallurgical Testwork

Northland has received some very encouraging preliminary comments from Midland Research Center in Nashwauk, Minnesota, which is carrying out the initial testwork on magnetite core from Stora Sahavaara. This work is on going and will be reported more fully once Northland has received Midland's full report.

Midland has commented that the iron content of the crude "ore" is very good ranging from 41% to 53% Fe with about 0.1% Cu and very low SiO2.

Magnetic separation tests, performed using the standard Davis Tube procedure, indicate a very high weight recovery averaging 66.7%. The iron content of the concentrate is high at 65-69% Fe (pure magnetite is 72% Fe). The concentrate appears to be very clean with respect to the detrimental elements P, As, Cr, Ni, Pb, Cu, Sn and V, and SiO2 and TiO2.

The tailings from the magnetic separation contain about 4% Fe as iron and copper sulphides. Approximately 90% of the copper reports to the tails which assay 0.2 to 0.7% Cu as the mineral chalcopyrite. Additional test work is in progress to investigate the potential of producing a copper concentrate from the iron tails.

Qualified Person

Northland's routine sample analyses for the Sahavaara Project, Pajala, Sweden, were carried out at The Geological Survey of Finland Analytical Laboratory, Rovaniemi Finland, which is accredited according to the SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025 and in compliance with the requirements of the Standards Council of Canada (CAN-P-1579) "Guidelines for Accreditation of Mineral Analysis Testing Laboratories".

Iron and Copper analyses were performed using Sodium Peroxide Fusion multielement analysis with ICP-AES Technique, Method 720P and gold analysis was performed by Lead Fire Assay Preconcentration with ICP-AES Technique, Method 704P. In addition to the GTK internal sample preparation and assay QC protocol, Northland maintains a rigorous QA/QC program consisting of inserting blanks, duplicates and certified standards to the analytical process.

Vance V. Thornsberry, PGeo, Vice-President of Exploration for Northland, is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 responsible for overseeing the design and execution of the Stora Sahavaara exploration program, and has verified that the information presented in this release is an accurate summary of the assay data provided to Northland by the GTK's analytical laboratory.


North American Gold Inc. is a well-structured, debt free junior exploration company with a portfolio of high quality iron, gold, and base metal exploration projects in Sweden and Finland.


Buck Morrow


Table 1. Analytical results for Northland Resources Inc.'s Stora
Sahavaara drilling(i)

Hole No. From To Width (m) Fe % Cu % Comments
05001(ii) 28.5 81.7 53.2 44.5 0.06 Total magnetite
section + int.skarn

05002(ii) 24.9 84.2 59.4 43.1 0.10 Total magnetite
section + mafic dike

including 24.9 31.9 7.0 43.5 0.10 Upper magnetite zone

including 37.2 84.2 47.0 46.4 0.10 Lower magnetite zone

05003(ii) 28.6 79.4 50.8 47.4 0.10 Total magnetite

05004(ii) 39.1 79.5 40.4 44.1 0.06 Upper magnetite zone

05005 51.0 56.1 5.1 42.0 0.07 Upper magnetite zone

and 133.3 147 13.7 51.2 0.10 Lower magnetite zone

05006 66.9 122.9 56.0 50.0 0.06 Lower magnetite zone

05007 176.2 181.6 5.4 49.5 0.02 Upper magnetite zone

and 192.0 246.5 54.5 48.1 0.08 Lower magnetite zone

05008 87.0 148.9 61.9 45.8 0.07 Lower magnetite zone

including 95.0 124.7 29.7 54.8 0.09 High grade zone

05009 185.0 241.0 56.0 38.8 0.06 Total magnetite

including 210.0 241.0 31.0 52.1 0.10 High grade zone

05010 95.2 141.4 46.2 46.3 0.07 Total magnetite

including 107.0 141.4 34.4 51.3 0.08 High grade zone

05011 189.7 195.4 5.7 43.1 trace Upper magnetite zone

05012 105.0 131.6 26.6 56.1 0.14 Total magnetite

05013 77.6 86.7 9.1 48.8 0.09 Upper magnetite zone

and 105.7 156.5 50.8 49.7 0.08 Lower magnetite zone

05014 153.1 161.5 8.4 37.9 0.12 Upper magnetite zone

and 222.6 239.2 16.6 42.9 0.05 Lower magnetite zone
(i) All drill holes are oriented normal to the strike of the
magnetite zone and the angle between the inclination of the drill
hole and the dip of the zone is estimated at 70 to 75 degrees for a
-50 degree hole and 60 to 65 degrees for a -60 degree hole.
(ii) Holes 001 through 004 were previously reported in Northland's
press release dated September 14, 2005. For the current release the
intervals have been recalculated.

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