The following excerpt is from EXPLORATION NEWSLETTER - What's up in Sweden, No 3, May 1997.

Current news on exploration in Sweden

North Atlantic Natural Resources AB (NAN) is a new big joint venture company formed between Boliden AB and the Vancouver based South Atlantic Resources (SCQ). The company will do exploration on more than 100 000 hectares, of granted or applied exploration permits, in the three traditional mine districts, Norrbotten, Skellefte Field and Bergslagen. Management and geological experts will be recruited mainly from North America to bring new experiences and working methods says Boliden's president, Andcrs Bûlow. Financing will be through the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For further information: Anders Bûlow, President Boliden AB. tel.: +46-8-610 1500. Magnus Nordin, President Sands Petroleum AB, tel.: +46-8-611 6250 or Ted Posey, President NAN, tel.: +46-8-611 6250.

Late 1996 European Mining Finance Ltd (EMF) announced some diamond exploration results from Cambridge Mineral Resources' who earns 51 per cent interest in EMF's two diamond claims in northern Sweden. In the Kalix area images of aeromagnetic data has pointed out more than 60 "Bulls Eye" targets. A geochemical sampling programme has confirmed the presence of kimberlite and indicator minerals in a high percentage of the samples. Five especially prospective targets were pointed out with corresponding geophysical and geochemical anomalies along with morphologic information. For further information: Christopher Hall, Chief Executive EMF Ltd, tel.: +44- 171 -321 2077. Christopher Holdsworth-Hunt, Broker Peel Hunt & Co., tel.: +44-171-418 8900.

Among the Swedish junior companies Lappland Gold has commenced drilling on three of their properties in the Lycksele - Storuman area. A new company, Svartliden Gold, has been set up for the operations on one of them. Viking Gold (VGCN) has acquired 80% interest in Svartliden Gold. The best section from the first four drillcores and some trenching is 3.09 metres at 22.07 g/t gold. For further information: Torbjorn Grahn, Lappland Guldprospektering AB, tel.: +46-950-103 25, fax: +46-950-103 25.

Tricorona Mineral AB continues to expand their company structure. For instance a new exploration company called, Riddarhyttan Resources AB, has been formed to handle the mineral exploration of Tricorona. Further information can be found at

© 1997 Geological Survey of Sweden - Mineral Resources Information Office.

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