North Country Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : NCG

North Country Gold Corp.

April 19, 2011 08:30 ET

North Country Gold Corp Commences $25 Million Drilling Program at Three Bluffs Gold Project

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - North Country Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NCG) (NCG or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling with two drill rigs at its 100% owned Three Bluffs gold project in the Committee Bay Greenstone Belt located northeast of Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada. This program will be the most aggressive drilling campaign to date on the project, this year NCG expects to more than double the existing historic drill meterage.

"We are very pleased to have gotten this year's Three Bluffs drill program started ahead of our anticipated schedule," stated John Williamson, President and CEO of North Country Gold Corp. "With two rigs now operational and an additional four rigs coming on line soon, NCG is now in the position to rapidly delineate and define resources along the 4.1 kilometre Walker Lake Trend," added Mr. Williamson.

One (1) reverse circulation drill rig and one (1) diamond drill rig commenced drilling on April 18th. A further four (4) diamond drill rigs are onsite and will be commissioned over the coming weeks and it is anticipated that all six rigs will be fully operational by mid-May.

In addition, mobilization of heavy equipment, fuel, camp and drill supplies is ongoing, utilizing the 5200' ice airstrip located on Sandspit Lake adjacent to the main camp.

The Three Bluffs deposit currently hosts an indicated resource of 508,000 ounces (2,700,000 tones at 5.85 g/t Au) and an additional inferred resource of 244,000 ounces (1,270,000 tones at 5.98 g/t Au). The Three Bluffs deposit occurs at the eastern end of a package of auriferous iron formation bearing supracrustral rocks (Walker Lake Trend) along which North Country Gold Corp is focusing exploration and has conducted drilling in three key areas over a 4.1 kilometer segment of the trend during 2010: Three Bluffs, Antler, and Hayes.

NCG believes that significant potential exists along the Walker Lake trend and has developed a strategy to indentify additional near-surface open-pittable gold resources along the strike length of the trend, which will incrementally add to the existing high-grade resource inventory underpinned by the Three Bluffs Deposit.

About North Country Gold Corp.

North Country Gold Corp. controls one of the largest under explored greenstone belts within Canada, and has numerous drill-ready high-grade gold targets, in addition to those at Three Bluffs. The gold-rich Committee Bay Greenstone Belt is located approximately 300 kilometers north of Baker Lake within Nunavut Territory, Canada. North Country Gold Corp is currently the 100% beneficial owner of the mineral rights to 202 active mineral claims and 14 mineral leases.

North Country Gold Corp. maintains an extensive quality control program in the preparation, shipping and checking of all samples from the property. The program is supervised by Peter Kleespies, M.Sc., P.Geol. who is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. A detailed description of North Country Gold Corp.'s QA/QC program is provided on the Company's website at www.northcountrygold.com or m.northcountrygold.com on your mobile phone.

North Country Gold Corp. is a member of the Discovery Group of companies, for more information on the group visit www.discoveryexp.com.

On behalf of the Board

John Williamson, P.Geo, President and CEO

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts that address access to capital, regulatory approvals, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is expressed in this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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.

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