Nortec Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: NVT; OTC: NMNZF) announced today the signing of drill contracts for bedrock and lithogeochemical sampling to locate higher grade gold mineralization, on the Seinajoki gold project. The drilling is expected to start in the beginning of April, 2012.
The Seinajoki Gold Project is located in southwestern Finland and is made up of over 5,500 hectares of contiguous claims covering three prospect areas, Marttalanniemi prospect (TKM Shear Zone); the Sikakangas-Tulisilma district and the Ylijoki prospect. The gold mineralization is also associated with the Paleo-protererozoic Hame Schist Belt
In 2010, Nortec drilled 9 holes, for 750 metres, on the Marttalanniemi prospect. The drill holes returned significant results (Nortec press release dated March 30, 2011) with the highlights shown below:
-87.4 metres @ 0.90 g/t Gold from 0.6 metres (Hole MTL10-007), including 4 metres @ 13.52 g/t Gold from 52 metres
-99.0 metres @ 0.50 g/t Gold from 12.0 metres (Hole MTL10-001)
-68.5 metres @ 0.58 g/t Gold from 1.5 metres (Hole MTL10-004)