VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 7, 2013) - Nickel North Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NNX) (the "Company" or "Nickel North") is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling on the Company's 100% owned Hawk Ridge Project located in northern Quebec. The $5 Million exploration program planned entirely for Hawk Ridge will include approximately 7,000 meters of diamond drilling utilized in two phases. The first phase, consisting of approximately 4,000 meters of drilling, will focus on exploring for high-grade, Raglan-style mineralization. The second phase will involve definition drilling of approximately 3,000 meters and focus on expanding upon the Company's preliminary resource estimates (completed in spring 2013) done on the two intermediate-grade, large tonnage targets of Hopes Advance Main and Gamma zone. One of the main objectives for this year's exploration program is working towards a NI 43-101 resource calculation.
Phillip Mudry, Nickel North's President and CEO stated, "We are very excited to begin drilling on high-grade semi-massive to massive sulphide targets in areas with little or no previous drilling. Our strategy combines the latest techniques used in geophysics and 3D modelling for magmatic nickel copper exploration."
About Nickel North Exploration Corp.
Nickel North Exploration Corp. is a Canadian based exploration company whose shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol NNX. The board of directors, advisory committee and management team feature highly experienced mining professionals and technical experts with an extensive history of mineral discovery and mine development; corporate finance and capital markets; as well as corporate mergers, acquisitions and take-overs. Nickel North Exploration Corp. is a conscientious corporate citizen, maintains good relations with First Nations, and is committed to sustainable development. The Company's corporate mission is to become a pre-eminent supplier of nickel, copper and Platinum Group Elements for domestic and global export markets.
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ON BEHALF OF NICKEL NORTH EXPLORATION CORP.
Phillip Mudry, President and Chief Executive Officer
The technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Phillip Mudry, P.Geol, Nickel North's President and CEO, and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The Hawk Ridge NI 43-101 technical report has been filed on SEDAR and is available on the company's website.
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