Northern Gold Mining Inc.
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Northern Gold Mining Inc.

November 21, 2008 09:36 ET

Northern Gold Mining Inc. Completes 2008 Drilling

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2008) - Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NGM) has now completed its 2008 drill programs and wishes to provide an update on its exploration activities on the Kirana property in the Kirkland Lake, Ontario area and on its Timmins properties. Core logging and associated sampling, as well as field activities and associated sampling, remains on-going. It is expected assay results from these activities will be forthcoming for the next two months.

KIRANA PROPERTY

In addition to completing the 2008 Kirana drill program, two additional mineralized areas have been exposed in the last month for geological mapping and sampling through surface power-stripping and washing and a 91 km Induced Polarization survey covering the 7.5 km strike extent of the Kirana Break has been completed. Field reconnaissance of the 2,020 hectare property will continue until snow cover makes this impractical.

To date Northern Gold Mining has drilled 13,524 metres on its Kirana Project since the drill program started in midsummer at the Fidelity area. Forty drill holes totaling 6,041 metres were drilled in the Fidelity area where high gold values were earlier reported from initial surface sampling. Nineteen holes totaling 3,800 metres were drilled testing the Kirana Break and associated IP anomaly in the central area of the property. Eleven holes totaling 2,200 metres were drilled testing the Southern IP anomaly in the central area of the property. Seven holes totaling 905 metres were drilled testing the polymetallic mineralization and IP anomalies in the Mallard Lake area in the eastern end of the property. The remaining metres tested gold showings in the Links and Sutton area. Refer to http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/NGM%20Kirana.pdf for maps showing the location of these areas on the property. To date 7,205 metres out of the 13,524 metres drilled have been logged with 6,319 metres remaining to be logged. Currently there are 1,743 drill core assays either waiting to be cut or awaiting results returned from the lab. All recent results of drill holes with a finalized assay record since the last Oct. 10, 2008 press release are summarized in the following table.




HOLE # TARGET (ZONE) FROM - TO (m) LENGTH (m) ASSAY (g/t)
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19 Fidelity 107.0 - 108.0 1.0 1.17
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21 Links 69.0 - 70.0 1.0 4.46
130.0 - 130.8 1.0 3.36
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22 Links NA NA NSA
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23 Links 137.1 - 138.6 1.5 0.55
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26 Fidelity 75.1 - 75.4 0.3 0.69
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27 Fidelity 49.4 - 49.7 0.3 0.41
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63 Kirana Brk 107.0 - 108.0 1.0 0.34
Regional
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67 Kirana Brk 151.0 - 152.0 1.0 0.13
Regional
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The stripping, washing, geological mapping and channel sampling are currently near completion on the polymetallic Mallard Lake area and Au mineralized Ed Hargreaves area. To facilitate drill targeting in the Mallard Lake area 205 soil samples were collected along 9 grid lines at a spacing of 25 metres covering a strike length of approximately 1 kilometre. These soil samples are currently being tested for multi-element Mobile Metal Ions at SGS Laboratories, Don Mills, Ontario. Additionally two areas have been stripped to bedrock and currently are being washed, sampled and geologically mapped in the Goodfish Lake area approximately 1 and 1.5 kilometres east of the Fidelity area. Both of these newly stripped areas exhibit quartz veins with visible chalcopyrite and pyrite mineralization controlled by structure. Initial grab samples gathered before the areas were stripped and washed, returned gold values up to 16.9 g/t associated with the quartz veins. Both these areas lie within close proximity of the regional Kirana Break and would be on-strike with the projection of both the Kirana Mine and Fidelity mineralization.

The Induced Polarization survey just completed has outlined two prominent, continuous zones of high chargeability generally associated with low resistivities. The northerly zone appears coincident with the Kirana Break zone and is continuous over at least 3.3 kilometres. The Southern IP anomaly lies up to 600 metres south of the Kirana Break and appears continuous over at least 2.8 kilometres. These two zones of high chargeability converge to the east with the junction occurring approximately 500 metres to the west of the polymetallic occurrences in the Mallard Lake area. The two merging IP zones possibly represent a splaying or braiding of the Kirana Break. Refer to http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/NGM%20Kirana.pdf for a plan view showing the traces of these IP anomalies.

The drill program just completed has tested the northern Kirana Break IP anomaly and Kirana Break itself with 19 holes along a 2.5 kilometre stretch and has tested the Southern IP anomaly with 11 holes along a 1 kilometre stretch. Analytical results of this drilling are pending as core logging and sampling of the core continues.

TIMMINS PROPERTIES

Diamond drilling has now been completed Northern Gold's Timmins properties for the 2008 season. Five holes totaling 1397 metres were completed on the Matheson Central property testing IP and MMI anomalies and 6 holes totaling 1082 metres were completed on the Pamour property testing IP anomalies. Though diamond drilling was proposed on the Hoyle North property accessibility difficulties resulted in postponing the program until winter conditions set in. Assay results from this program should be finalized before year end.

Line-cutting has now been completed on the Pamour and Hoyle North properties with 22 grid kilometres cut on the Hoyle North property and 33 kilometres cut on the Pamour property. These grids will be utilized for an IP and magnetic geophysical surveys, an MMI geochemical survey and geological surveys tentatively scheduled for 2009.

Presently a National Instrument 43-101 technical report is being prepared for Northern Gold's Frederick House Lake property. During the summer of 2007 Northern Gold Mining collected 1565 lake bottom sediment samples over a 9 square kilometre area on Frederick House Lake for MMI analysis. The results outlined two large gold MMI anomalies. The eastern anomaly covers a 900 metre by 500 metre area while the west anomaly covers a 1200 metre by 500 metre area. Diamond drilling is proposed to test both these Au anomalies when ice conditions permit during the coming winter.

Northern Gold Mining Inc. has implemented a quality assurance and control (QA/QC) program to ensure sampling and analysis of all exploration work is conducted in accordance with the best possible practices. The rock samples collected were sent to either the accredited Polymet Laboratories in Cobalt, Ontario or Swastika Laboratories in Swastika, Ontario, and analyzed using the appropriate gold fire assaying technique. For QA/QC purposes the Company submits blanks and standards every 50 samples. Approximately 5% of sample rejects and/or pulps will be sent to a different lab from the lab which ran the original assay for check assaying. The MMI soil samples were analyzed using the appropriate techniques at SGS Laboratories, Toronto, Ontario.

Results of this technical work and the sampling procedures have been reviewed by R.V. Zalnieriunas P.Geo., an independent consulting geologist who is the "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101 for this project.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: 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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