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February 03, 2005 12:16 ET

MDN/Honoured With the Highest Distinction by his Peers: Jean-Jacques Martel Dies at the age of 78


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FEBRUARY 3, 2005 - 12:16 ET

MDN/Honoured With the Highest Distinction by his
Peers: Jean-Jacques Martel Dies at the age of 78

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 3, 2005) - NORTHERN MINING
Explorations Ltd. ("MDN") (TSX:MDN) regrets to announce the death of Mr.
Jean-Jacques Martel, one of the founders of the Company and a highly
regarded member of the Canadian mining industry during the last 50 years.

While enjoying his retirement, Mr. Martel continued to follow the
activities of Northern Mining and was particularly proud to see the
Company become a gold producer in Tanzania, where he actively
participated with several community aid programs in the last 20 years.

As a Member of Parliament in the period 1958-1962, Mr. Martel frequently
defended the interests and merits of the Canadian mining industry. In
recognition of his services, the Association of Prospectors and
Developers of Canada awarded Mr. Martel its "Distinguished Service
Award".

Mr. Martel's funeral will be held on February 7 at Amos (Abitibi,
Quebec). Northern Mining will therefore be closed on that date.

Created on January 27, 1954, Northern Mining is a Montreal-based
Canadian exploration company that holds a 30% interest in the Tulawaka
gold project and a majority interest in 20 adjacent licences in
Tanzania, a majority interest in four properties in Eritrea, and other
gold and base metal exploration interests in Quebec, Canada.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    NORTHERN MINING Explorations Ltd.
    Paul-A. Girard
    Chairman of the Board
    (514) 866-6500
    info@xnord.com
    www.mdn.qc.com
    or
    NORTHERN MINING Explorations Ltd.
    Carlos H. Bertoni
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (514) 866-6500
    info@xnord.com
    www.mdn.qc.com