SOURCE: North American Gem Inc.

North American Gem Inc.

October 28, 2009 09:00 ET

North American Gem Inc. Commences Operation of Coal Preparation and Rail Loading Facility in Knox County, Kentucky

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - North American Gem Inc. (NAG) (TSX-V: NAG) is pleased to announce the commencement of operations at the coal preparation and rail loading facility in Knox County, Kentucky effective immediately. The 19-acre facility was formerly known as the Cobra Facility (Cobra Tippling Production Plant) and is permitted by Safeco, Inc. under KDNR permit #861-8012. Recently, the 19-acre facility has been officially designated the North American Tipple Facility which is located centrally to the area being developed by North American Gem Inc.

The North American Tipple Facility will serve as the central operation and distribution point for coal produced by NAG's mining operations. The facility has equipment in place that is capable of crushing, screening, and washing coal. This gives North American Gem Inc. the added dimension to service a variety of customers by preparing coal to meet their specific requirements. North American Gem Inc. will also have the ability to purchase outside coal to produce custom blended products which will increase market potential. Specifically, plans are to service the industrial stoker markets, silicon metal producers, and electricity generators.

The North American Tipple Facility is serviced by the CSX railroad and currently has enough rail capacity to accommodate the loading of unit trains (110 railcars) which will allow for more favourable rail transportation rates.

Production from the North American Gem #1 Mine operation establishes North American Gem Inc. as a coal producer with the ability to enter into supply contracts. The supply contracts established by production from the North American Gem #1 Mine Permit are expected to be expanded upon as the Company increases operations in the area. The performance and capabilities of production from the North American Gem #1 Mine Permit will determine the point at which further production from additional leases is commenced.

Mr. Dean Schafer is acting as operations manager of all the Company's Kentucky coal leases and is currently implementing an overall mine plan.

Mike Magrum, PEng, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has approved the technical content of this news release.

North American Gem Inc. (TSX-V: NAG) is a Junior Exploration Company based in Western Canada. The Company's primary goal is to explore for Coal in North America, currently the focus is in Kentucky, Saskatchewan, and West Virginia. In addition to Coal exploration, the Company also has interests in Uranium, Copper, Gold, Molybdenum and other base metals in Canada.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
"Charles Desjardins"

Charles Desjardins
President and Director

"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."

Cautionary note:

This report contains forward-looking statements. Resource estimates, unless specifically noted, are considered speculative. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. The production rate and mine-life projections have been made without support of a feasibility study, there is no certainty the proposed operations will be economically viable. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary Note to US investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

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