2010 News Releases

Sudbury, Ontario (June 15th, 2010) Northern Superior Resources Inc. (“Northern Superior” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that five (5) high priority gold targets have been identified from its recently completed reverse circulation (RC) drill program, Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning (TPK) gold property, northwestern Ontario (see www.nsuperior.com for property location). The drilling results have focused the area of exploration within a regional 6km by 15km gold grain dispersal apron in overburden (see press release February 26th, 2009) to several discrete target areas at the head of the apron. In addition, a bedrock chip sample from an RC drill hole (TPKRC-10-54) that penetrated bedrock below the gold grain-in-till (soil) anomaly assayed 1.6 grams per tonne gold (g/t).

Dr. T.F. Morris, President and CEO states: “The RC drill program accomplished its goal of focusing our exploration area within the head of the Property’s remarkable gold grain-in-till dispersal apron, one of the largest in North America. Only the Meliadine gold deposit in Nunavut and the Rainy River gold deposit in the Fort Francis area are comparable in size and gold grain content. Data from the RC drilling, including anomalous gold assays from bedrock chips, clearly supports the Company’s assertion that this Property has the potential to host significant gold mineralization. Further exploration will commence immediately and will include taking advantage of the RC drill currently on site in addition to diamond drilling. We are also encouraged that the RC drilling program has confirmed that overburden depth is relatively thin, with the maximum thickness being 15.7m, and most holes less than 5m. Given that this first phase RC drill program was completed over such a large area (6km x 2km), the results from the program are remarkable and extremely encouraging.”

Targets identified from this RC program are based on: a) the visual identification of anomalously high gold and related arsenopyrite grains and confirmed by quantitative geochemical assay results completed on overburden heavy mineral concentrates; b) bedrock gold and multi-element geochemical assay results; and c) the association of these values to shear structures identified from previous diamond drill programs, supported by detailed logging of bedrock chips recovered from this RC drill program, and geophysical discontinuities interpreted from the Company’s proprietary airborne geophysical data base.

Follow-up RC drilling will focus on five of the best target areas. However, the quality and quantity of the other exploration targets identified from this RC program will still have to be tested at a future time. It is expected that further analysis of all data associated with this apron will identify additional gold targets embedded within the apron, down-ice from the “aprons head”. As such, it is expected that continued reconnaissance RC drilling further south and west will be carried out as the project progresses.

Highlights of the RC program include:

  • The Visual Mineralogical Report received from Overburden Drilling Management identifies 12 reverse circulation drill holes with anomalous gold grain counts and other pathfinder minerals (see Table 1):
    • The majority of the gold grains are pristine indicating close proximity to sources;
    • Gold grain values of 195 and 328 grains, derived from the two lower till samples collected over bedrock from hole TPKRC-10-57, compares well with the highest gold grain anomaly reported to date from the Rainy River project (a normalized value of 282 derived from four till samples);
    • Recovered arsenopyrite grains from two holes with gold grains attached.
  • The Multi-element heavy Mineral Concentrate Assay Report received from ActLabs highlights several RC drill holes with anomalous gold assay results on heavy mineral concentrates derived from overburden samples collected off bedrock. These results support and compliment the mineralogical data and confirm that several distinct gold-bearing zones occur within the dispersal apron. Some of the gold targets are closely associated with arsenopyrite while others are associated with pyrite. A unique target was identified by Hole TPKRC-10-63 which has a strong gold and arsenopyrite grain anomaly that is supported by the very anomalous gold and arsenic concentrate assay results plus a unique Zinc anomaly (see Table 2). Work is ongoing to finger-print the nature and characteristics of the targets identified to date using these datasets.
  • Multi-element Bedrock Assay Report returned four anomalous samples with one RC bedrock chip sample returning 1.6 g/t in hole TPKRC-10-54 from 5.5 to 7.0m depth. This intersection is a new gold occurrence that will be tested by core drilling when the remaining targets have been defined (see Table 3).
  • A number of mineralized shear structures transects the area drilled and discrete sections of these shear structures appear to be the source of anomalous gold grain counts recovered in both surficial and RC samples and from bedrock chip samples with anomalous gold assay values.

Table 1. Gold grain counts and visual mineralogy.

RC Drill

Overburden

Gold Grain Data

Other Grains

Hole #

Sample #

Total

Reshaped

Modified

Pristine

Pyrite

Arsenopyrite

RC10-23

23-01

219

40

76

103

250

1

RC10-54

54-02

115

5

34

76

150,000

750

RC10-55

55-02

93

31

38

24

150,000

6,000

RC10-56

56-01

34

16

12

6

60,000

5,000

RC10-57

57-04

195

4

37

154

300,000

200

 

57-05

328

18

121

189

5,000

250

RC10-58

58-03

107

24

41

42

15,000

1,500

RC10-61

61-01

150

8

41

104

2,000

400

RC10-62

62-01

75

12

37

26

5,000

1,000

RC10-63

63-01

99

35

45

19

150,000

60,000

 

63-02

177

20

85

72

150,000

20,000

 

63-03

210

14

71

125

150,000

20,000

 

63-04

245

12

71

162

600,000

30,000

RC10-66

66-02

73

6

30

34

150,000

1,500

RC10-71

71-05

78

8

26

44

3,000

250

RC10-73

73-04

42

18

17

7

30,000

3,500

 

73-05

89

17

55

17

30,000

4,000

RC10-74

74-05

36

4

21

11

60,000

2,000

Table 2. Heavy mineral concentrate assays.

RC Drill

Overburden

Assay Data

 

 

Hole #

Sample #

Gold ppb

Arsenic ppm

Zinc ppm

RC10-23

23-01

23,100

54

23

RC10-54

54-02

7,220

3,500

160

RC10-56

56-01

13,100

10,800

94

RC10-57

57-04

11,500

1,130

225

 

57-05

6,590

1,110

81

RC10-58

58-03

2,460

7,280

78

RC10-63

63-01

6,460

34,500

2,300

 

63-02

6,720

28,100

4,310

 

63-03

9,880

39,500

4,230

 

63-04

15,600

39,100

2,650

RC10-66

66-02

9,130

44,400

46

RC10-73

73-04

2,980

7,910

125

 

73-05

7,030

8,890

123

Table 3. Bedrock chip assays.

RC Drill

Bedrock

Assay Data

Hole #

Sample Number

Gold ppb

Arsenic ppm

RC10-25

25-05

49

12

RC10-29

29-02

273

665

RC10-54

54-03

1,600

24

RC10-63

63-05

84

39

About the Property

The Company’s 100% TPK property is a large land position in Northwestern Ontario covering a total of 42,719 hectares. In 2007, the Company announced the discovery of a highly prospective gold grain-in-till dispersal apron, which averaged 10.02 gold grains per kilogram of overburden, with an estimated fertile strike length of at least six kilometers (see press releases February 26th, 2009; January 21st, 2008).  The Company’s 2008 fall drill program indicated multiple sheared intervals hosting anomalous gold grain values within the large dispersal apron that appear to be closely associated to splay structures of the regionally continuous Stull-Wunnumin fault (see press release September 15, 2009). These splays can be traced on the Company’s proprietary airborne geophysical data flown during the fall of 2009 (see press release, September 15, 2009). The large dispersal apron and multiple, widely spaced, anomalous gold values in bedrock are interpreted to indicate the possibility of large scale gold mineralization system.

Quality Control

The Company’s Qualified Person (“QP”) for the property is Donald Boucher, P.Geo. As QP, Mr. Boucher has prepared or supervised the preparation of the scientific or technical information for the reverse circulation program and has verified the data disclosed in this press release.

About Northern Superior

Northern Superior Resources Inc. is a junior exploration company focused on exploring for gold in the Superior Province of the Canadian Shield. The Company currently has three high active, high quality gold exploration projects in Ontario and Quebec- TPK, Thorne Lake and Wachigabau (see Company web site, www.superior.com). These projects, and three more early stage gold exploration projects (Rapson Bay, Meston Lake and Lespinay), were all developed from the Company’s extensive geoscientific data base. Additional gold exploration projects are currently being developed from this data base. The Company is currently looking to option-out its 100% owned TPK, Rapson Bay, Meston Lake and Lespinay gold projects. 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
President and CEO
Tel: (705) 525 ‐0992
Fax: (705) 525 ‐7701
e‐mail: info@nsuperior.ca
www.nsuperior.com

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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