Northern Tiger Resources Inc.

Northern Tiger Resources Inc.

July 16, 2009 06:30 ET

Northern Tiger Resources Commences Drilling at Sonora Gulch Gold Property, Yukon

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2009) - Northern Tiger Resources Inc. ("Northern Tiger" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NTR) is pleased to announce that its 2009 exploration program has commenced at the Company's 100% owned Sonora Gulch gold-silver-copper project located in the Dawson Range area of Yukon Territory, Canada. The Sonora Gulch camp is now operational and both diamond drilling and field work have commenced.

Sonora Gulch Property

As previously announced (April 14, 2009), the planned exploration program will include up to 7 diamond drill holes (1,400 metres), as well as additional surface work including mapping, prospecting, and geochemical and geophysical surveys. The focus of the current year's program at Sonora Gulch will be to follow up on the 2008 high-grade gold discovery at the Nightmusic Zone (Hole SG-08-27 intercepted 26.6 metres grading 4.96 g/t gold, 11.9 g/t silver and 0.23% copper - see News Release dated October 28, 2008).

Regional Exploration Program for Minto-style Copper-Gold Targets

In addition to the drill program at the Sonora Gulch gold property, the Company will be conducting surface fieldwork on three of its five 100% owned properties that are considered prospective for Minto-style mineralization. The field work will consist of mapping, prospecting, sampling and geophysical surveys designed through collaborative work with exploration alliance partner Capstone Mining Corp.

"I am pleased that we have opened up our exploration camp for another season and have the drill turning as scheduled," says Greg Hayes, President of Northern Tiger Resources. "As one of the established junior companies in a district that is starting to receive a lot of attention we look forward to building on our exploration success from prior years. I am also enthusiastic about the prospects of our copper-focused properties. Capstone Mining Corp.'s continued exploration success has demonstrated their ability to uncover additional Minto-style deposits, and Northern Tiger's goal is to leverage its strategic alliance with Capstone to advance at least one Minto-style target to the drill-ready stage for 2010."

Northern Tiger Resources Inc. is a new Canadian-based resource exploration company focused on the rapidly developing Dawson Range gold-copper mining district in the Central Yukon, Canada. 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 The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update such statements.

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