Northern Abitibi Mining Corp.

Northern Abitibi Mining Corp.

December 10, 2007 14:29 ET

Update on Drilling at Northern Abitibi's Taylor Brook Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-PGE Property in Newfoundland

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Northern Abitibi Mining Corp. ("Northern Abitibi") (TSX VENTURE:NAI) is pleased to provide an update on drilling at the Taylor Brook property in Newfoundland. Five holes have been completed and drilling is commencing on hole number 6. To date 633 meters of the planned 1000 meter initial program have been drilled, and the program could be complete by mid December.

The company is very pleased with the drilling to date. Drilling has encountered numerous sulfide-bearing zones, and is showing that the mafic to ultramafic body which hosts sulfide mineralization gets significantly larger at depth. A multiphase mafic to ultramafic intrusive body has been intersected in drill core. Of particular interest is a sulfide-bearing mafic intrusive phase that appears to be part of an intrusive breccia pipe. This sulfide-bearing intrusive contains visible copper sulfides (chalcopyrite) and pyrrhotite. Numerous small zones of semi-massive sulfides have been encountered within larger sulfide-bearing intervals that are several 10's of meters in length.

Samples from drill holes 1 to 5 are being processed and will be delivered to the laboratory for assay shortly. Results are expected in early January.

Northern Abitibi

Northern Abitibi's technical team of experienced, professional geologists are assembling a portfolio of gold, nickel and other base metal projects from opportunities within Canada, Mexico and the United States. Northern Abitibi can earn a majority interest in the Taylor Brook project from Altius Resources Inc. by issuing 500,000 shares (200,000 shares already issued) of Northern Abitibi, paying $200,000 cash, and spending $1,200,000 on exploration over 4 years. A description of the Taylor Brook project and results of the summer field programs can be found on our website at

Dr. Shane Ebert, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person responsible for the preparation of this news release. The drill program is supervised by Dr. Shane Ebert, P.Geo., and Dr. Stephen Rowins, P.Geo.

Shane Ebert, President/Director

Except for the historical and present factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release, including words such as "expects", "projects", "plans", "anticipates" and similar expressions, are forward-looking information that represents management of Northern Abitibi's internal projections, expectations or beliefs concerning, among other things, future operating results and various components thereof or the economic performance of Northern Abitibi. The projections, estimates and beliefs contained in such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Northern Abitibi's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, those described in Northern Abitibi's filings with the Canadian securities authorities. Accordingly, holders of Northern Abitibi shares and potential investors are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially from those predicted. Northern Abitibi disclaims any responsibility to update these forward-looking statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Northern Abitibi Mining Corp.
    Jean Pierre Jutras
    (403) 233-2636
    Northern Abitibi Mining Corp.
    Shane Ebert
    (403) 233-2636
    (403) 266-2606 (FAX)