As a result of the survey, 235 hectares in 11 new claims were added to the northern portion of the Saturday Night project.
North American Palladium Mining News
Recent drill results include 3.22 g/t platinum, 2.08 g/t palladium, 0.23 g/t gold, 0.57% copper and 0.19% nickel over 41.2 m.
A minimum budget of $16 million is set, $10 million of which was raised by a flow-through share offering made in December.
Canadian precious metals company North American Palladium Ltd's first-quarter loss narrowed, but the company cut its 2011 palladium production forecast as it shifts focus to development from production. The company cut its full-year production forecast to 145,000-155,000 ounces of palladium from its earlier view of 165,000-175,000 ounces.
North American Palladium hit a new 52-week high of $7.62 so far this week, in part because the market has gone gaga for all things palladium. The company's shares had been showing support around $6.69 and resistance in the $7.45 range, but investors continue to push palladium-minded stocks higher in the belief that growing demand for PGMs, or platinum group metals, will continue to be ramped up.