Northern Gold Mining Inc.

Northern Gold Mining Inc.

December 28, 2009 09:30 ET

Northern Gold Garrison Drilling Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 28, 2009) - Northern Gold Mining Inc. ("Northern Gold" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:NGM) is pleased to announce that field activities for the 2009 exploration program at the Garrison gold property were completed on 11 December 2009.

Eleven diamond drill holes totaling 2,333 metres were completed as a first step in designing further drilling leading to a resource calculation on the Garrcon Zone. Split core samples from the first five holes have been submitted to Swastika Laboratories in Swastika, Ontario for analysis, using the appropriate gold fire assaying technique. Northern Gold announced assay results from the first two diamond drill holes on 9 December 2009, including GAR-09-01: 22.0 metres grading 4.21 grams/tonne gold (g/t Au), including 11.2 metres grading 7.03 g/t Au; GAR-09-02: 56.1 metres grading 2.14 g/t Au, including 3.4 metres grading 16.9 g/t Au, and 1.2 metres grading 36.6 g/t Au; and GAR-09-02: 29.4 m grading 1.05 g/t Au.

Assay results from drill holes GAR-09-03, GAR-09-04, and GAR-09-05 are expected to be available in early January 2010.

The Company plans to contract a phase two drill program on the Garrison property's Garrcon Zone to commence early in the new year, after all assays have been received, compiled, and digitized into the current 3-D model. (As part of its due diligence, Northern Gold compiled and digitized historic data into a 3-D model.) Drill targets will be based on an analysis of this model.

Although there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource on the Garrcon Zone, it is described in the NI 43-101 technical report filed on SEDAR by Northern Gold on 21 October 2009 as having the potential to host a bulk tonnage, open-pit operation with the potential for up to 30 million tonnes ranging in grade from 1 to 3 grams per tonne gold. The potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature and as a result it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the discovery of a mineral resource. It is the goal of the company to work towards obtaining a resource calculation on the Garrcon Zone.

This Press release has been reviewed and approved by Brad Leonard P.Geo., exploration manager for Northern Gold Mining Inc., who is the "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101 for this project.

Northern Gold Mining Inc. is a Toronto based junior resource company dedicated to gold exploration in the Kirkland Lake mining camp of Northern Ontario. Its focus is the Garrison gold property, which contains an indicated resource of 253,100 tonnes grading 7.77 grams per tonne gold (63,200 ounces) and an inferred resource of 1,555,800 tonnes grading 4.93 grams per tonne gold (246,540 ounces) in four sub-zones of the Jonpol Zone in the northern part of the property, as described in the NI 43-101 report filed by Northern Gold on SEDAR on 21 October 2009.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, future plans and objectives of Northern Gold Mining Inc., are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Northern Gold Mining Inc.'s expectations are the risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Northern Gold Mining Inc. with securities regulators.

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