2012 News Releases

Sudbury, Ontario,  January  11, 2012.   Northern Superior Resources Inc. (“Northern” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has intersected  a variably sheared, mineralized porphyry system on its 100% owned, Rapson Bay property in Northwestern  Ontario. The mineralization intersected in drill hole WB‐11‐008C consists of three mineralized zones (see Table 1). The main zone assayed 1.83 g/t Gold, 6.65 g/t Silver, 1.08 % Copper, 0.059  % Molybdenum  over 18.0 m. There are two adjoining peripheral zones, Peripheral Zone 1 assayed 0.27 g/t Gold, 0.67 g/t Silver, 0.22 % Copper and 0.009  % Molybdenum  over 19.6 m;  Peripheral  Zone  2 assayed  0.37 g/t Gold,  1.92 g/ t Silver,  0.32 %  Copper  and 0.017 % Molybdenum over 14.9 m (note this last width is a minimum  value and additional sampling of core is required). The entire mineralized zone assayed 0.83  g/t Gold;  3.07  g/t Silver;  0.55  % Copper;  0.028  % Molybdenum over 52.5 m. This program was completed with the cooperation and support of Sachigo Lake First Nation.

It is important  to note that porphyry deposits  are considered the world’s most  important  source of copper and molybdenum and a key source of gold and silver. Most  consist of copper values that  range from 0.2 to more than 1 %, molybdenum values that range from 0.005 to 0.03%, gold values that  range from 0.004 to 0.35 g/t and silver values that  range from 0.2 to 5 g/t (see Table 2; Sinclair 2007).

Table 1: Rapson Bay: WB‐11‐08C,  Shoal Hole Summary Of Mineralization

Table 1: Rapson Bay: WB‐11‐08C,  Shoal Hole Summary Of Mineralization








Cu (%)


Mo (%)


Length (m)

Main Mineralized Zone






Peripheral Mineralized Zone 1






Peripheral Mineralized Zone 2












Entire Mineralized Zone








For Au, weighted averages have been presented.


For Ag, assay results reported in PPM are converted directly to g/t, and weighted averages are presented.



Table 2. Typical Mineralization Associated  with Porphyry Deposits

Au (g/t)

Ag (g/t)

Cu (%)

Mo (%)

0.004‐ 0.35

0.2‐ 5.0

0.2‐ 1.0

0.005‐ 0.03


Dr.  T.F. Morris,  President   and  CEO of Northern Superior states:  “The 2011  Rapson  Bay exploration program focused on evaluating three key areas of interest for gold mineralization  (see Figure 1). The gold targets were generated after the completion of an initial airborne geophysical survey in the winter of 2011, followed by an integrated  prospecting, overburden and bedrock sampling, geological mapping and ground geophysical program through  the summer of 2011. Several targets  were identified and 8 drill holes were completed during the  fall of 2011.  The results reported  here are from  a single  drill hole completed within the “Rapson Bay Shoal” area of the property. The purpose of the hole was to test a reported outcrop sample that  assayed 12 g/t Gold over 4m. The mineralization intersected and reported here is associated  with a large geophysical anomaly  with a surface signature  that is conservatively measured as 775 m long (see Figure 2), the width of the system has yet to be determined.  Additional, similar and larger anomalies  exist on the property as well as additional anomalous  Au showings that suggest we may be dealing with a much larger, complex system and additional work is being planned. ”

Drill results from the other two key areas, Wynne Bay (6 drill holes) and Gilleran Lake (1 drill hole) will be reported  as results are received and processed from  ALS Minerals  in Thunder Bay.

Figure 1. Location of the three key areas of interest  that  have been identified and recently drilled on the Rapson Bay property. These include the Rapson Bay Shoal (reported here), Wynne Bay and Gilleran Lake. Note the location of the Monument  Bay Au deposit 15km west of the Rapson Bay claim block. Also presented are several Au, Cu, Ag and Zn showings  that  are located  within  the  Rapson  claim block.

Figure 2: Airborne magnetic survey showing the  drill hole trace of WB‐11‐008C,  as well as the mineralized zones  identified.  The coloured  bars on the left  side of the drill trace  show  the Peripheral Mineralization Zones in green and the Main Mineralization Zone in red.  The coloured bar on the right side of the drill trace represents the entire mineralization  zone intersected. The red dashed line represents the interpreted length of the mineralized zone as represented in the geophysics.

Drill Hole  WB‐11‐008C   was  drilled at a  dip of ‐50 degrees and an  azimuth  of 40 degrees. The hole collared into syenite, and then grades into a massive to strongly foliated  feldspar porphyry beginning at 31.50  m. The mineralized zone is present between 60.30 m and 112.80  m and consists of a foliated, variably sheared feldspar porphyry characterized by pervasive silica flooding and sericite alteration  with late  chlorite  filled fractures.  Localized healed  breccias are  present  throughout   the mineralized intersections.   Three  distinct   mineralized  zones   have  been  identified   based  on core  logging and confirmed   by  assay  results.  These  include  the upper  Peripheral  Mineralization   Zone  1,  the Main Mineralized Zone and the lower Peripheral Zone 2. The Peripheral zones are generally characterized by less altered drill core with a lower proportion  of sulfide minerals as compared to the extremely altered Main Mineralized Zone, distinguished by common sulfides. Mineralization  identified within the drill core by macroscopic investigation includes chalcopyrite (3‐ 8%), bornite (1‐ 4%) and molybdenite (tr‐  2%). With increasing depth at 164.40 m, there is a sharp contact into gabbro, which continues  to the end of hole at 399.30m

The Company’s Qualified Person  (“QP”) for the Rapson  Bay gold property is Casey Hetman M.Sc., P.Geo. As QP, Mr. Hetman has prepared or supervised the preparation of the scientific or technical information for this program and has verified the data disclosed in this press release.


Sinclair, W.D., 2007, Porphyry deposits, in Goodfellow, W.D., ed., Mineral Deposits of Canada: A Synthesis of Major Deposit‐Types, District Metallogeny,  the Evolution of Geological Provinces, and Exploration Methods:  Geological Association of Canada, Mineral Deposits Division, Special Publication No. 5, p. 223‐243.

About Northern Superior Resources Inc.

Northern Superior is a junior exploration company focused on exploring for gold and diamonds in the Superior  Province  of the  Canadian  Shield.  The  Company  is  actively  exploring  for gold  within  two important  gold districts: the Stull‐Wunnimun  in Ontario and the Chibougamau in Quebec. The Company has a number of 100%  owned properties (see Company web site, www.nsuperior.com) within these districts that  were identified and developed from the Company’s extensive geoscientific data base and from which additional gold exploration projects are being generated. The Company is currently seeking to option‐out a number of these properties.

Northern Superior is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SUP. For further information  contact:

Thomas F. Morris PGeo., PhD., FGAC
President and CEO
Tel: (705) 525 ‐0992
Fax: (705) 525 ‐7701
e‐mail: info@nsuperior.com

For Investors

Forward looking statements:  This news release includes certain “forward‐looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and “forward‐looking statements” within the meaning of the United States  Private Securities  Litigation  Reform  Act or  1995  (collectively, “forward  looking statements”).  Forward looking statements  include predictions, projections and forecasts and are often, but not always,  identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”,  “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “ expect”, “ potential”, “project”, “target”, “schedule”, “budget” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved or other similar expressions and includes the negatives thereof.  All statements other than statements of historical fact included in  this release, including, without  limitation, statements  regarding potential mineralization, exploration results, interpretation of results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, the timing and results of future resource estimates, and future plans and objectives of Northern Superior are forward‐looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such  statements   will  prove to be  accurate  and  actual  results  and future  events  could differ materially  from  those  anticipated  in  such  statements.   Forward  looking statements   are  based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially   from Northern   Superior’s   expectations   include  exploration   risks,   changes   in   project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results  of future  resources estimates,  future  metal prices, availability  of capital  and  financing  on acceptable  terms,   general  economic,  market   or  business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment  on a timely  basis,  accidents  or  equipment  breakdowns,  delays  in  receiving  government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators.  Although  the Company  has attempted to identify important  factors  that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ from  those  described in forward  looking statements, there may  be other factors  that cause such actions, events  or results to differ materially from those anticipated.  There can be no assurance that forward looking statements  will prove to be accurate  and accordingly readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements.

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