North Arrow announces drill program at Loki diamond project, NWT & flow-through private placement

May 17, 2021 | Industry News

North Arrow Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce plans for a June 2021 drill program at its 100 per cent owned Loki Diamond Project in the Lac de Gras region of the Northwest Territories.

The program will utilize a Hornet reverse circulation (RC) drill to test recently defined gravity targets in the north Loki area (see North Arrow news release dated March 9, 2021). The targets are located at the up-ice termination of a prominent and unsourced regional kimberlite indicator mineral anomaly that forms part of what has historically been known as the South Coppermine Train. Drilling is expected to start on or around June 10th and run for approximately 10 to 14 days.

North Arrow has also arranged a non-brokered private placement of up to 5,500,000 units priced at $0.11 per unit for gross proceeds of approximately $605,000. Each unit will consist of a single flow-through common share of the company (each a “Flow-Through Share”) and one half of one transferable non-flow-through common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant a “warrant”). Each warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional non-flow-through common share of the company at a price of $0.18 for a period of two years following closing of the private placement. It is anticipated that insiders of North Arrow will participate in the private placement on the terms described herein.

Proceeds from the private placement will be used to advance North Arrow’s Canadian diamond projects including the upcoming drilling program at the Loki Project.

North Arrow intends to use the gross proceeds from the Flow-Through Shares for “Canadian exploration expenses” (within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada)), with the company using its best efforts to ensure that an amount equal to such proceeds will be used to incur Canadian exploration expenses related to North Arrow’s exploration projects. The company will renounce such Canadian exploration expenses with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2021.

About the Loki project

The Loki Project is located approximately 40 kilometres west, and 35 kilometres southwest of the Diavik and Ekati diamond mines, respectively, and immediately west of North Arrow’s LDG Joint Venture Diamond Project with Arctic Canadian Diamond Company. Five kimberlites have been discovered within the project area, all of which have been confirmed as diamond bearing. Previous drilling and ground geophysical surveys of the property were supported, in part, by a grant from the Northwest Territories Mining Incentive Program.

The Loki Diamond Project exploration program is managed by Michael MacMorran, P.Geo. (NWT/NU), Project Geologist of North Arrow. North Arrow’s diamond exploration programs are conducted under the direction of Kenneth Armstrong, P.Geo. (NWT/NU and ON), President and CEO of North Arrow and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Mr. MacMorran and Mr. Armstrong have reviewed and approve the technical contents of this press release.

About North Arrow Minerals

North Arrow is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on the identification and evaluation of diamond exploration opportunities in Canada. North Arrow’s management, board of directors and advisors have significant successful experience in the global diamond industry. North Arrow’s most advanced diamond project is the Q1-4 diamond deposit at the Naujaat Project (NU), where funding is in place for a $5.6M 2,000 tonne bulk sample in 2021. The Company has also discovered and is evaluating kimberlite fields at the Mel (NU) and Pikoo (SK) Projects and is evaluating and exploring for additional kimberlites at the Loki and LDG JV Projects (NWT). The Company also maintains a 100% interest in the Hope Bay Oro Gold Project (NU), located approximately 3 km north of Agnico Eagle’s Doris Gold Mine.