Northern Tiger Resources Inc.
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Northern Tiger Resources Inc.

October 01, 2009 12:30 ET

Northern Tiger Resources Announces 2009 Sonora Gulch Drill Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - Northern Tiger Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NTR) announces that all assay results from the 2009 diamond drilling program on the Company's 100% owned Sonora Gulch gold-silver-copper property in Yukon Territory, Canada have been received. These include a 0.5-metre intercept grading 63.8 g/t (1.85 oz/ton) gold and a separate 0.8-metre intercept returning 3,290 g/t (95.2 oz/ton) silver.

"All eleven of the holes completed in the Nightmusic Zone intercepted varying degrees of gold mineralization within large zones of strongly sheared and/or altered sulphide-enriched material," says Greg Hayes, President of Northern Tiger Resources. "The Nightmusic Zone represents only one of several compelling gold geochemical targets on the Sonora Gulch property. Sonora Gulch continues to demonstrate significant exploration potential due to the apparent size of the system, multiple styles of gold mineralization, and the presence of angular placer gold-tellurium nuggets on the property."

Sonora Gulch Drill Program

The 2009 program consisted of 2,455 metres of diamond drilling in 12 holes, of which 11 tested the Nightmusic Zone where 2008 drilling returned a 26.6 metre intercept grading 4.96 g/t gold, 11.9 g/t silver and 0.23% copper in hole SG08-27 (see News Release dated October 28, 2008). A single hole targeting the Allegro anomaly was abandoned in overburden at a depth of 74 metres. Results are still pending for the detailed soil and silt geochemical sampling, mapping, prospecting, and airborne magnetic and radiometric survey that were also conducted at Sonora Gulch and Northern Tiger's other Dawson Range properties.



Significant intercepts from the Sonora Gulch 2009 drilling program:

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Hole No Interval Width Gold Silver Copper(i)
(m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (%)
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SG-09-33 91.0 - 93.9 2.9 3.72 2.2
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Includes 91.0 - 92.5 1.5 6.52 2.8
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127.1 - 128.5 1.4 5.25 7.4
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SG-09-34 81.7 - 82.3 0.6 5.45 3.5
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164.6 - 165.4 0.8 0.22 3290 0.93
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187.3 - 189.3 2.0 1.20 10
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SG-09-35 126.8 - 127.8 1.0 2.09 4.1
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SG-09-36 63.4 - 65.4 2.0 0.59 0.5
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SG-09-37 82.3 - 83.4 1.1 1.32 62.2 0.10
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SG-09-38 34.7 - 35.7 1.0 1.51 3.6
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98.8 - 100.0 1.2 1.05 24.9
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SG-09-39 45.2 - 47.2 2.0 1.05 0.9
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85.4 - 85.9 0.5 63.8 46.7
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SG-09-40 197.7 - 200.7 3.0 1.04 6.7 0.18
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SG-09-41 13.7 - 17.8 4.1 1.94 2.1
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55.3 - 58.3 3.0 1.01 2.5
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SG-09-42 Abandoned in overburden
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SG-09-43 59.1 - 59.8 0.7 3.27 48.4 0.11
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97.0 - 102.1 5.1 0.45 1.2
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106.4 - 106.8 0.4 7.86 66.7 0.20
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130.9 - 134.6 3.7 1.00 9.7 0.13(ii)
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SG-09-44 67.8 - 72.1 4.3 1.41 9.7
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78.4 - 79.9 1.5 1.80 138.6
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(i) Shown where significant
(ii) This intercept also assayed 2.94% zinc.


Holes SG-09-33 through SG-09-36 were drilled to test the western extension of mineralization encountered in last year's hole SG-08-27. Holes SG-09-33 and SG-09-34 were collared about 30 metres west-northwest of SG-08-27, and holes SG-09-35 and SG-09-36 were collared about 130 metres west-northwest of SG-08-27.

Holes SG-09-38 and SG-09-39 were drilled to test the intersection of the northwest trending Big Creek Fault with the east-west trending Nightmusic Zone. They were collared 135 metres west-northwest of hole SG-08-27.

Hole SG-09-40 was drilled at a bearing of 200o to test for deep-seated mineralization beneath SG-08-27. It was collared 190 metres north of SG-09-33.

Hole SG-09-41 was collared about 15 metres south of SG-08-27, but at a 200o bearing to test the southward extension of the anomaly.

Mineralization intercepted in these holes is consistent with that encountered during previous drilling of the Nightmusic Zone, consisting of skarn, replacement and vein settings hosted by metabasalts. The mineralization tends to be of two distinct mineralogical styles which can be either separate or crosscutting. One consists of base metal (copper, lead, zinc) plus precious metal (gold, silver) quartz-carbonate skarn and replacement-style mineralization. The other is quartz vein and shear zone-hosted, consisting largely of gold and silver-bearing arsenopyrite. Several mineralized zones of both styles occur within or proximal to felsic dykes.

Holes SG-09-37 and SG-09-44 were drilled to further test soil anomalies in proximity to last year's hole SG-08-25 which returned a 4.8 metre intercept grading 2.31 g/t gold, 19.8 g/t silver and 0.74% copper (see News Release dated October 28, 2008). These holes were collared 230 metres and 200 meters respectively southeast of SG-08-27.

Hole SG-90-43, collared about 450 metres east-southeast of SG-08-27, encountered mineralization consisting of the two styles discussed above, and also including zinc skarn with gold and silver values and a separate interval of quartz-arsenopyrite veining containing significant gold and silver values.

This News Release has been reviewed and approved by Carl Schulze, BSc, PGeo, and Qualified Person for the property, in accordance with regulations under National Instrument 43-101. All samples were analyzed by ALS Chemex of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada using 50 gram fire assay and 35 element ICP analysis. Northern Tiger Resources Inc. also incorporated numerous standard, blank and duplicate samples to test the analytical results for accuracy. Drilling was conducted by Kluane Drilling Ltd of Whitehorse, Yukon. Core logging and sampling, as well as most of the surface program on the Sonora property, was conducted by All-Terrane Mineral Exploration Services of Whitehorse, Yukon.

Northern Tiger Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based resource exploration company focused on the rapidly developing Dawson Range gold-copper mining district in the Central Yukon. Through its exploration alliance with Capstone Mining Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Minto Explorations Ltd., Northern Tiger benefits from a wide range of experience, knowledge and capabilities from early exploration to mine production.

This news release may contain forward looking statements, being statements which are not historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, exploration results, resource or reserve estimates, anticipated production or results, sales, revenues, costs, "best-efforts" financings or discussions of future plans and objectives. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Such statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those anticipated or projected. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are in Company documents filed from time to time with the TSX Venture Exchange and provincial securities regulators, most of which are available at www.sedar.com. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update such statements.

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