Northern Gold Mining Inc.

Northern Gold Mining Inc.

September 28, 2010 07:07 ET

Northern Gold Drilling at Garrcon Intersects 190 Meters of 1.10 g/t Which Includes 92 Meters of 1.52 and 60 Meters of 2.05 g/t

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NGM) ("Northern Gold" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the assay results of three more drill holes from its ongoing 2010 infill and definition drilling program on the Garrcon Deposit at the Garrison Gold Property. The assay results from these infill and definition holes will be used in the next iteration of the mineral resources to follow those reported in Northern's September 23, 2010 press release announcing a first time resource for the Garrcon Deposit. Northern has now received assay results from eight of the 22 diamond drill holes completed in its 2010, 10,000 meter drill program, With the exception of GAR-22-10, discussed below, all have encountered long, down hole sections with grades equal to or higher than the grades announced for its first time resources calculation on the Garrcon Deposit. The goal of the next resource calculation, the first to use the results from these holes, will be to upgrade inferred resources from the recent resource calculation into the indicated and measured category as well as adding tonnes and ounces where no resources previously existed.

Highlights from these holes are shown in following Table:

Hole ID Zone From (m) Includes From (m) Includes From (m) To (m) Length (m) Grade (g/t)
GAR-16-10 Shaft 4.9     287.0 282.1 0.77
      69.0   93.0 24.0 2.09
        69.0 78.0 10.0 4.13
      69.0   259.0 190.0 1.10
        69.0 238.0 169.0 1.17
        146.0 238.0 92.0 1.52
        178.0 238.0 60.0 2.05
        203.0 238.0 35.0 3.15
Gar-19-10 Shaft 1.0     221.0 220.0 0.60
      23.0   219.0 196.0 0.65
      89.0   147.0 58.0 1.32
        107.0 117.0 10.0 5.00
        107.0 147.0 40.0 1.73
GAR-22-10 Shaft 14.5     88.0 73.5 0.26
      18.0   20.0 2.0 3.56

Note: As true width is unknown, all mineralization reflects downhole distances only.

GAR-16-10 is an infill drill hole that crosses from section 11+75 W to 12+00 W and mineralization is consistent with that seen in neighboring drill holes. It was collared at an azimuth of 162 degrees relative to true north with a dip of minus 45 degrees from the horizontal. With the decrease in drill hole spacing resulting from the completion of GAR-16-10, the resource quality in this area will be upgraded at the next resource calculation. This hole is highlighted by separate intersections of 24 meters grading 2.09 g/t and 92 meters grading 1.52 g/t. GAR-19-10 is another infill hole that crosses from section 11+25 W to 12+00 W. It was collared at an azimuth of 179 degrees relative to true north, with a dip of minus 46 degrees from the horizontal. Mineralization in the top 50 meters of the hole is slightly higher grade than that reported in GAR-22, a Cominco hole drilled in the 1980's about 15 meters away. In passing through sections 11+50 W and 11+75 W the hole infills an area where the previous drill hole spacing's were greater than 100 meters. Upon entering section 12+00 W, the hole ends about 25 meters from GAR-16-10 where the grade and thickness of mineralization is very similar in the two holes. This hole is highlighted with a 40 meter intersection grading 1.73 g/t. GAR-22-10 was collared at an azimuth of 160 degrees relative to true north and a dip of minus 45 degrees from horizontal. It was located about 45 meters north of the Destor-Porcupine Fault on section 11+00 W and encountered the Destor-Porcupine Fault at a downhole depth of 87 meters. The hole encountered anomalous gold mineralization over its entire length but only four intercepts in the hole assayed greater than 0.5 gm/t (the resource cut-off grade in the Howe resource calculation reported September 23, 2010) and the intercepts varied from one to three meters with the best intercept encountered over a width of two meters at a grade of 3.57 g/t. GAR-22-10 suggests that the southern limit of the potentially bulk mineable mineralization along the 11+00 W section line will be north of this drill hole location.

"These impressive drill results which are returning near surface values over long intersections further demonstrates the Garrcon Deposits' potential as a large open pittable resource" said Martin Shefsky, President and CEO of Northern Gold Mining Inc. "Our goal over the next several months is to complete our ongoing 10,000 meter drill program in order to add ounces and tonnes as well as upgrading the quality (category) of the resource in the next update to the NI 43-101 resource announced in Northern's press release on September 23, 2010".

Northern Gold's Annual General Meeting was held at the Company's Corporate Office on September 23rd at 4:00 P.M. and was very well attended. The shareholders passed all resolutions as proposed. The slate of directors nominated by the nominating committee, consisting of Northern Gold's previous directors, was re-elected. No other business was brought before the meeting. The meeting concluded with a short presentation by Michael Gross, VP Exploration, about achievements from the past year and plans for the coming year which include continuing the current infill and definition drilling program at the Garrcon Deposit through 2011 and into 2012.

The technical aspects of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Michael Gross M.S., P.Geol., Vice President Exploration for Northern Gold, who is the "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101 for this project.


Northern Gold Mining Inc. has implemented a QA/QC protocol for its exploration work. Northern is currently diamond drilling the Garrison Gold Property and the drilling contractor is Major Drilling Group International Inc. Core size is HQ, enabling the possibility for at least three step-downs if ground conditions should require it. Core is delivered to the secure Core Shack facility by the driller or picked up by one of Northern Gold's designated personnel and transported to the Core Shack facility. In addition to recovery and RQD (Rock Quality Designation) data geologic parameters including lithology, alteration, quartz veining, presence and identification of sulfide mineralization along with other geologic parameters are noted and recorded. Core is marked in one meter intervals for splitting, sampling and assaying, unless geologic data indicate a shorter sample interval. Prior to splitting all core is photographed. Core splitting is done with a diamond core saw and ½ of the drill core is submitted to Expert Laboratories, a certified laboratory in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec for assaying. The remainder of the core is stored at the Garrison Gold Property. All sample intervals where visible gold is observed to be present are automatically submitted for analysis using the metallic screen procedure where the entire half core is crushed, pulped and screened at 100 mesh. The screen oversize is assayed in total and the screen undersize is fire assayed in triplicate using a gravimetric finish. All other samples are analyzed by conventional fire assay using a 30 gram sample with geochemical finish. All samples that assay greater than one gram are re-assayed with conventional fire assay using a gravimetric finish. Conventional fire assay sample prep consists of crushing to 90% passing 10 mesh from which a 300 gram sample is split and pulped to 90% passing 200 mesh and from which a 30 gram sample is taken for fire assaying. Following completion of fire assaying at Expert Laboratories, pulp samples are forwarded by Expert to SGS Laboratories, a certified laboratory, in Toronto, Ontario for CN solubility assaying and for multi-element analyses of select samples. CN solubility test uses a 1% CN solution added to 30 grams of sample and shaken for an hour prior to settling and decanting for geochemical analysis. Multi-element analysis is conducted using 4-acid digestion followed by ICP analysis with OES finish (Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy). Northern inserts a mixture of gold standard samples, blank samples and duplicate samples into the sample stream at a rate approximating 10% of total original samples. Samples are normally transported in a Company truck from the Property to Expert Labs in Rouyn-Noranda. Chain of Custody protocols require the signing and maintenance of logs and receipts each time the samples are picked up from or delivered to a new location. When utilizing commercial transportation, all shipping sacks are sealed with a numbered tag, the removal of which is recorded upon receipt by Expert Laboratories. Check analyses are conducted on a regular basis utilizing either SGS Laboratories, a certified laboratory, in Toronto, Ontario or Swastika Laboratories, a certified laboratory in Swastika, Ontario.

About Northern Gold Mining

Northern Gold Mining Inc. is a TSX-V listed, publicly traded junior resource company based in Toronto, Ontario, dedicated to the discovery and development of high value mineral deposits in the proven mining camps of Kirkland Lake and Timmins in North Eastern Ontario. Northern Gold is focused on developing two advanced stage gold deposits on its Garrison Gold Property. The property is located within the Abitibi greenstone belt along the Porcupine-Destor and the Munro Fault systems. The Property hosts several gold mineralized showings in addition to the two advanced stage Jonpol and Garrcon Deposits and the less advanced 903 gold mineralized area. Historic drilling was completed in all three referenced areas. The Garrison Gold Property has historic mining infrastructure at both the Jonpol and Garrcon deposits and producing mines are located in close proximity to the property. The Garrison Gold Property hosts total indicated resources of 4.03 million tonnes @ a grade of 1.6 g/t containing 207,200 ounces of gold and total inferred resources of 23.8 million tonnes @ a grade of 1.01 g/t containing 777,500 ounces of gold. These resources are contained in the Jonpol Deposit, a narrow vein deposit with underground mining potential and the Garrcon Deposit with its larger, more widespread stringer vein system and the potential to be developed via a bulk mining, open pit scenario. For more information on these resources, please refer to the 2009 Technical Report filed on SEDAR October 21, 2009 and the September 23, 2010 press release. The Company is in the second year of an option agreement under which it may earn up to an 80% interest in the Garrison gold property from ValGold Resources Ltd. ("ValGold") (TSX VENTURE:VAL). For more information on the option agreement, please see the Company's news release dated 14 September 2009.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, future plans and objectives of Northern Gold Mining Inc., are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Northern Gold Mining Inc.'s expectations are the risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Northern Gold Mining Inc. with securities regulators. 

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