SOURCE: North Bay Resources Inc.

June 18, 2010 08:30 ET

North Bay Resources Inc. (NBRI) Engages Consulting Geologist

SKIPPACK, PA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - North Bay Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") announced today that it has engaged Mr. C. Gary Clifton, P.Geo, as a consulting geologist. Mr. Clifton will be assisting the Company in the ongoing evaluation and appraisal of several prospective mining acquisitions in the western United States.

Mr. Clifton holds degrees in Geology and Geochemistry from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, with post-graduate studies in Geochemistry at UC Berkeley and Oregon State University. As a Registered Professional Geologist, Mr. Clifton has almost 40 years of experience with several major mining and petroleum companies, and as an independent consultant in mining exploration and exploration management, mineral property evaluation, and mining geology. He has conducted and managed exploration and evaluation programs for a wide variety of mineral commodities in the United States, Australia, and the Middle East. Mr. Clifton is currently President of Western Resource Group LLC, and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Gary's caliber assisting our efforts to acquire an operating mine in the US," states Perry Leopold, CEO of North Bay. "Gary's extensive experience and knowledge of the western US in particular will be of enormous value to us as we continue to conduct due diligence and move forward in our project evaluations."

About North Bay Resources Inc.

North Bay Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NBRI) is a junior mining company with over 150 mineral and placer claims encompassing approximately 60,000 acres throughout British Columbia, Canada. The Company's mission is to build a portfolio of viable mining prospects throughout the world and developing them through subsidiaries and JV partners to their full economic potential. North Bay's business plan is based on the Generative Business Model, which is designed to leverage its properties into near-term revenue streams even during the earliest stages of exploration and development. This provides shareholders with multiple opportunities to profit from discoveries while preserving capital and minimizing the risk involved in exploration and development.

The Company has recently filed registration documents with the SEC to become a fully-reporting company. Once the registration is effective, the Company will then be eligible to have its stock listed on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB).

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