Northern Star Mining Corporation
TSX VENTURE : NSM
OTCQX : NSMSF

Northern Star Mining Corporation

February 11, 2010 08:40 ET

Northern Star Announces New Gold Discovery

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - Northern Star Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NSM)(OTCQX:NSMSF) (Northern Star Mining or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has made a new gold discovery from underground drilling at its wholly owned Malartic-Midway gold project, located 16km from Val-d'Or, Quebec, next to the Canadian Malartic gold discovery of Osisko Mining Corporation.

Drilling from the end of the 225W drift, which is an exploration drift into the Briar porphyry, discovered a new gold gabbro zone with significant gold mineralization. The drill hole returned 11.34g/t AU over 9.23m.

A drill hole from the 15W drift designed to explore targets some 150 meters below the first level underground also discovered gold mineralization of 18.21g/t over 2.6 meters.

HOLE # From (m) To (m) Core length  (m) Grade (g/t Au) Rock Type
           
MU 225W-2          
Drift face (end) 2.0 11.23 9.23 11.34 Gabbro
Including 6.4 7.4 1.0 59.54 Gabbro
           
MU 15W-06          
(down) 156.9 159.5 2.6 18.21 Gabbro

Eugene Gauthier, Ing (OIQ), acts as the qualified person of the Company and has reviewed the contents of the news release. The diamond drilling and exploration programs are being carried out under the direct supervision of Eugene Gauthier, Ing (OIQ). The Company is maintaining strict standards for QA (quality assurance) and QC (quality control); by keeping under lock all drill cores, rejects and pulps for further testing. Samples were sent to ALS Chemex and Techni-Lab labs in Val d'Or, Quebec. High grade assays intersections were subject to total gold metallic sieve method in addition to the standard fire assay and AA finish.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Michel David, President

This press release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Security Exchange Act of 1934, and involves a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the TSX Venture Exchange and the British Columbia Securities Commission. All statements, other than of historical fact, included herein 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. 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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