ACRON : ACRON : North Atlantic Potash Announces 43-101 Compliant Resources for Foam Lake Property January 18, 2012 North Atlantic Potash Announces 43-101 Compliant Resources for Foam Lake Property North Atlantic Potash Inc. (NAP), the Canadian subsidiary of Acron, has completed an 11-hole drilling project on its wholly owned Foam Lake Potash Property. In addition, 330 kilometres of 2D seismic were acquired by Boyd Petrosearch on behalf of NAP. The internationally recognized potash geologic company North Rim Exploration Ltd. prepared the 43-101 compliant Resource Summary Report for Foam Lake. The results to date have confirmed 942 million tonnes in-place at 19% KO (30% KCL) with 218 million tonnes Indicated and 724 million tonnes Inferred resources. The Foam Lake Property consists of four contiguous Potash Permits, KP 382, 383, 508, 509, covering an area of 318,000 acres. The drill program consisted of 11 holes with three holes in KP 382, five holes in KP 508, two holes in KP 509 and one hole in KP 383. Three typical Saskatchewan Potash Members were intersected and sampled which included: the Patience Lake, Belle Plaine and Esterhazy Members. As expected the Esterhazy Member was the most consistent of the three potash zones intersected and is the bases of the resource estimate. "We are very pleased with the results of our intensive exploration program in the Foam Lake area which encourages us to move forward to the next stage in our development. With the strong financial and extensive experience from our parent Acron, this project and the Joint Venture we are pursuing with Rio Tinto in southern Saskatchewan presents a very promising future for our company." said Arie Zuckerman, President of North Atlantic Potash. "Our goal remains to move the company towards potash development in Saskatchewan." "In one short year following our very successful agreements with Yankuang Group and Rio Tinto in September 2011, we've accomplished a significant amount of work delineating our potash assets in Saskatchewan." added David Waugh, CEO of North Atlantic Potash. "As we expand our resource base knowledge we'll continue to leverage our holdings to advance our overall global potash development strategy." For Further Information: Acron Ms. Elena Kochubey - Tel: +7 (495) 777 08 65 Head of Public Relations Mr. Ilya Popov - Tel: + 7 (495) 411 55 94 (ext. 5252) Head of Investor Relations Background Acron Group is a leadingRussian and global mineral fertiliser producer with a diversified product portfolio consisting of multi-nutrient (NPK and bulk blends) and straight nitrogen-based fertilisers (urea, ammonium nitrate and UAN), as well as industrial products. In 2011, the Group's output (exclusive of own use) totalled 5.8 million tonnes. The Group's key markets are Russia, China and other Asian countries, Europe, America, and CIS countries. In 2011, the Group's consolidated revenues under IFRS were RUB 65,431 million (US$ 2,226 million), and net profit was RUB 20,328 million (US$ 692 million). Acron's shares are listed and traded on the Moscow Exchange and the London Stock Exchange (ticker AKRN). Acron employs over 14,000 people. A high vertical integration, including development of potash and phosphate deposits, operation of three large production facilities, own transportation infrastructure and international distribution network, is a platform for the Group's sustainable growth. The phosphate and potash projects in Russia and Canada are Acron Group's most intensively evolving segment. After launching the Oleniy Ruchey mining and processing complex, the Group will reach a new stage of development by securing supplies of its own phosphate raw materials to Acron's processing facilities. For more information about the Group please visit www.acron.ru/en. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: ACRON via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1671369
ACRON : ACRON : North Atlantic Potash Announces 43-101 Compliant Resources for Foam Lake Property
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