SOURCE: North Bay Resources Inc.

June 20, 2011 08:30 ET

North Bay Resources Inc. (NBRI) Engages Mining Law Firm

SKIPPACK, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCBB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has engaged the law firm of Conner & Associates, PC, to assist the Company with mining-related due diligence and contract preparation related to several prospective mining transactions in the western United States that are presently under consideration by the Company.

Jeffrey S. Conner, Esq., the principal of the Firm, has 22 years of experience in domestic and international construction and real estate law, natural resources, finance, claims consulting, and project development. He has also represented some of the largest contractors in the United States and been involved in numerous noteworthy "megaprojects" including the Carquinez Bridge, Athabasca Oil Sands projects, and Taiwanese High Speed Rail System.

Mr. Conner currently serves as the statewide Chair of The State Bar of California's Construction & Commercial/Industrial subsection.

"I'm happy to now be a part of the North Bay Resources team and am looking forward to working on a number of the company's exciting projects," Conner said.

About Conner & Associates, PC

Conner & Associates provides legal advice and counsel for all aspects of the mining and oil & gas exploration and production process, from due diligence and title analysis to permitting, construction, finance and operations. Conner clients include publicly traded domestic and foreign exploration and/or mining companies, with an operations focus in the Western United States and Mexico. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Reno, the Firm's expertise covers the entire spectrum of minerals and materials mining ventures, from precious and base metals, precious and semiprecious stones, to industrial minerals and coal.

About North Bay Resources Inc.

North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCBB: NBRI) is a fully-reporting junior mining company with over 150 mineral and placer claims encompassing approximately 60,000 acres throughout British Columbia, Canada.

In the U.S., the Company is acquiring the Ruby Gold Mine in Sierra County, California, and is presently planning to acquire additional operating mines in the western US.

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.

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This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Although North Bay Resources Inc. believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any assumption could be inaccurate, and therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion should not be regarded as a representation by North Bay Resources Inc. or any other person that the objective and plans of North Bay Resources Inc. will be achieved.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors -- The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on our website (or press releases), such as "measured," "indicated," and "inferred" "resources," which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form S-1 and subsequent Form 10-K which may be secured from us, or from our website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

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