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FEATURE: 2018, The Year of Northern Sphere $NSM.ca #FCE.tsx

Posted by Er at 11:23 AM on Friday, February 16th, 2018

       2018: The Year of Northern Sphere

BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPMENT, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) GENERATED DRILL TARGETS, ELEVATED SILVER, COPPER, ZINC, MOLYBDENUM, MANGANESE, COBALT & NICKEL are several terms to highlight the success of Northern Sphere Mining Corp (CSE: NSM, OTCQ : NSMCF) through 2017.

NSM holds world class exploration properties in Sudbury’s Nickel District and within Arizona’s Porphyry Copper District. Recent reports of visible gold, high concentrations of copper, zinc, cobalt, vanadium, and manganese is setting Northern Sphere up to become the best of the high-quality juniors.  By incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in conjunction with its ongoing Geochemical Survey, Hyper-spectral Imaging, 3D Geophysics (magnetic re-inversion), Northern Sphere is uniquely poised to usher in the future of the mining/exploration industry.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Future Drill Targets

Artificial intelligence (AI) use is gaining traction within the mining industry. In 2017 NSM began utilizing machine learning algorithms in conjunction with “state of the art” exploration software to assist with target optimization at both its’ Arizona Copper and Scadding Gold properties.

Ontario Exploration

 

Scadding Underground Model & Workings

Scadding Gold Project, located within the Sudbury’s Nickel District, possesses untapped potential highlighted during Northern Sphere’s 2017 exploration program. The 40,000-acre property is relatively unexplored at depth.

In 2017, Northern Sphere underwent a modest but highly focused diamond drilling program completing six diamond drill holes. Highlights of the drilling was a intercept grading 13.3 grams gold over 10.5 m containing visible gold (VG) located 100 me below a previously reported drill intercept containing 12.9 grams gold over 19.2 m.

Prior to 2017, mining and exploration results on the company’s property included numerous gold and copper showings including; the historic Alwyn-Porcupine Mine, East Red Rock Occurrence, the Glade Occurrence, and Tecumseh showing.

NSM is currently receiving assistance from Laurentian University of Sudbury to better understand the geochemical signature noted during its’ 2017 results. Elevated levels of Vanadium, Barium, Molybdenum, Nickel, Cobalt, and Manganese within the host sediments, provide intrigue new potential for future discoveries on the property.

 

 

Arizona Exploration

Northern Sphere Mining’s Arizona land package has an excellent geologic address. Located 15 km from Freeport McMoRan’s Open Pit Copper Operations and within Arizona’s Porphyry Copper Mining District, the 4800-acre property contains multiple historic underground silver mines, large scale, near surface, silver-gold prospects, and more recently as evidenced by geochemical soil surveying, extremely encouraging multi element anomalies.

 

In 2017 Northern Sphere underwent a geochemical soil survey demonstrating outstanding geochemical soil results over the entire area.  Results included elevated values of copper, zinc, manganese, silver, molybdenum, and cobalt, leading the company to believe that there is very prospective targets just beneath the soils. With new drill targets being optimized, aided by Artificial Intelligence and “cutting edge” technologies, the company is ready to reveal Arizona’s next porphyry mine.

 

Incorporating Blockchain into the Mining Industry

NSM is currently working to develop blockchain models that will revolutionize the industry for mining and exploration companies.. This forward-thinking will allow NSM to enjoy the benefits of blockchain technology while still focusing on exploration bringing increased value to its’ Investors.

Future

Northern Sphere has plans to undertake strategic diamond drilling at both its’ Ontario and Arizona in 2018 to further investigate numerous targets generated by “AI” algorithms that incorporated geochemical, geophysical, hyper-spectral imaging, digital geologic modeling and previous diamond drilling data.

Northern Sphere Mining Corp has its’ sights on being the best of the high-quality juniors in the mining industry.

John Carter, Chief Executive Office

Northern Sphere Mining

905 302 3843

$NSM.ca Northern Sphere Mining Corp. stakes additional ground next to copper-zinc-manganese anomalies as staking rush occurs along its Black Diamond Property, Arizona $FCX $BHP

Posted by Er at 8:31 AM on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

 

 

  • Increased land position around recently delineated Copper, Zinc and Manganese anomolies
  • BHP Billiton is currently staking along NSM’s western claim boundary
  • Target optimization, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) by incorporating Digital Geologic Modelling, Hyper-Spectral Imaging, Geophysical Survey re-inversion, and Geochemical survey data into prospect generating algorithms.

Northern Sphere Mining Corp. (CSE: NSM) (OTCQB: NSMCF) ‎ (“Northern Sphere” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that is has increased its land position by an additional 50 claims staked in areas where distinct copper, zinc, and manganese anomalies continue to be delineated. The Company is continuing to acquire ground at an accelerated rate and is encouraged by BHP Billiton’s current staking activity along the Company’s western claim boundary.

Figure 1: Miami-Globe, Arizona – Northern Sphere’s Black Diamond Claims

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In addition to claim staking, Northern Sphere continues to execute an intensive Geochemical Survey over its now expanded 4,800-acre Black Diamond Property, located 12 km (8 miles) north-east of Freeport McMoRan’s Open Pit Copper Operations. The Geochemical Survey recovers systematic soil samples on a 50-metre spaced grid. Each sample was submitted to ALS Laboratories for a 51 Element Aqua-Regia digestion and an ICP-MS finish.

The survey currently comprises of more than 800 samples from three prospective areas encompassing approximately 500 acres which include: (i) the Richmond Basin, site of historic underground silver mines, (ii) Buckeye South, site of recent delineated soil anomalies containing copper-zinc-manganese and is in close proximity to former zinc and manganese underground mines, and (iii) Black Copper where previous outcrop sampling yielded copper values up to 7% (see Trueclaim Exploration Inc. (TSXV: TRM) press release of September 29, 2011).

Initial results from the first 250 geochemical samples taken in the Richmond Basin area yielded anomalous copper values of 1,040 parts per million (ppm), 522 ppm, and 340 ppm along with silver values up to 344 grams per tonne (g/t) (see the Company’s prior press release of November 11, 2017).

A second soil survey area consisting of 224 samples collected from the Buckeye South area returned exceptional results having both anomalous copper values of greater than 80 ppm and zinc values of 7,660 ppm, 4,820 ppm, and 4,770 ppm. Figure 2 depicts some of these anomalous trends.

Figure 2: Northern Sphere Black Diamond Soil Geochemical Survey

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More recent geochemical soil sampling from the Black Copper area yielded excellent results. Forty-six percent of the 135 samples collected at this location have copper results that exceed 100 ppm (or 100 g/t). Notable copper values analyzed from this location resulted in 634 ppm, 503 ppm and 496 ppm.

Manganese levels indicated from the soil survey were anomalous with all sample results exceeding 100 ppm. Soils samples collected from the Black Copper area all had manganese levels exceeding 200 ppm (72 exceeded 1,000 ppm or 0.1%). Manganese, which is often found in association with other notable metals such as lead, silver, zinc, copper and vanadium has been mined in the Globe-Miami, Arizona area. Although considered a “strategic mineral” in the United States, Manganese is predominantly sourced outside the US, primarily from China and South Africa.

Northern Sphere has increased its land position by 25% in recent weeks and will continue to undertake Geochemical soil sampling along identified copper and zinc trends. Ongoing geophysical surveying and diamond drilling on nearby claims by BHP Billiton has further invigorated Northern Sphere’s exploration activities.

Steve Gray, Vice President of Northern Sphere, states “Recent claim staking and increased exploration activities near our western claim boundaries by “heavy hitters” has added some urgency for Northern Sphere to continue to add claim ground. The timing of the staking rush appears to correlate well with some of our recent results and we have noticed increased exploration activities in the area.”

Mr. Gray adds “During my most recent visit to the site, I was pleased to substantiate previous mapping of andesite porphyry bodies in addition to identifying previously undocumented ones. These porphyries hold important clues and should assist Northern Sphere with potentially detecting orebodies similar in nature to Freeport McMoRan’s porphyry copper mines located within view of our claims.”

Targeting Optimization

In efforts to expediate mineral targeting, Northern Sphere has contracted external technical services to assist with target optimization, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) by incorporating Digital Geologic Modelling, Hyper-Spectral Imaging, Geophysical Survey re-inversion, and Geochemical survey data into prospect generating algorithms. A summary of the work is expected to be available for release during February 2018.

Quality Control

Northern Sphere’s quality control and assurance program includes the use of an independent certified lab, ALS Laboratories (“ALS”) of Tucson, Arizona. All ALS geochemical hub laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for specific analytical procedures. The ALS quality program includes quality control steps through sample preparation and analysis, inter-laboratory test programs, and regular internal audits. It is an integral part of day-to-day activities, involves all levels of ALS staff and is monitored at top management levels.

Qualified Persons

Steve Gray, P.Geo., Vice President of Northern Sphere, has reviewed, prepared and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release and is Northern Sphere’s “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Northern Sphere Mining Corp.

Northern Sphere is dedicated to growth through the acquisition and development of mining assets with an emphasis on gold, silver and copper. In efforts expediate and optimize mineral targeting on its assets, the Company is employing cutting-edge exploration technologies to generate robust mining projects. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Northern Sphere has a strong project pipeline of properties with a focus on gold, silver and other metal production in pro-mining jurisdictions.

Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect Northern Sphere’s current expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected herein. Northern Sphere disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by applicable securities laws.

For further information, please contact:
A. John Carter
Chief Executive Officer
Northern Sphere Mining Corp.
Tel: 905-302-3843