SOURCE: North Bay Resources Inc.

October 29, 2009 12:49 ET

North Bay Issues Update on Silver Leaf and Gold Hill Project Joint Ventures

SKIPPACK, PA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - North Bay Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") announced today that it has received notification from Hidalgo Mining International Inc. ("Hidalgo") stating that Hidalgo is "unable to continue with any of its planned efforts on the North Bay Joint Venture projects due to capital needs which cannot be met at this time." As a result, North Bay has elected to exercise its contractual rights to terminate both the Silver Leaf and the Gold Hill Project JV agreements, and will thereby regain its full 100% undivided ownership of both properties.

The Silver Leaf Property covers 5,874 acres near Speculator Creek, 8 kilometres east-northeast of Slocan in southeastern British Columbia. It includes the past-producing Silver Leaf, Riverside, Slocan Prince, Anna, Hampton, Bondholder, Dumac, Westmont, Neepawa, and Mabou mines. Previous mining operations at the Silver Leaf mine produced an average of 598 grams (19.2 ounces) per tonne silver, and the Riverside produced an average of 1,534 grams (49 ounces) per tonne silver. Past production from the Slocan Prince and Hampton mines averaged 10,000 grams (321 ounces) and 16,817 grams (540 ounces) per tonne silver, respectively. A more recently discovered vein reports assays as high as 657 ounces per tonne silver.

The Gold Hill Project covers 5,887 acres near the village of Salmo in southeastern British Columbia. The property includes the former Gold Hill mine, and the area surrounding the Silver Dollar-Lucky Boy mines. The Gold Hill mine's past production averaged over 29.47 grams (0.95 ounces) per tonne gold and 54.11 grams (1.74 ounces) per tonne silver, while production figures from the Silver Dollar and the Lucky Boy workings averaged 9.39 grams per tonne gold and 335 grams (10.78 ounces) per tonne silver. More recent exploration has outlined an extended strike length of over 2600 metres, with reported assays from underground workings grading as high as 57.81 grams (1.85 ounces) per tonne gold and 3790 grams (121 ounces) per tonne silver.

About North Bay Resources Inc.

North Bay Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NBRI) is a junior mining company with over 140 mineral and placer claims encompassing approximately 50,000 acres throughout British Columbia, Canada. The Company's mission is to build a portfolio of viable mining prospects throughout the world and developing them through subsidiaries and JV partners to their full economic potential. North Bay's business plan is based on the Generative Business Model, which is designed to leverage its properties into near-term revenue streams even during the earliest stages of exploration and development. This provides shareholders with multiple opportunities to profit from discoveries while preserving capital and minimizing the risk involved in exploration and development.

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