Northern Gold Mining Inc.

Northern Gold Mining Inc.

October 27, 2009 09:30 ET

Northern Gold Initiates Drilling on Garrison Gold Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - Northern Gold Mining Inc. ("Northern Gold" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:NGM) announces today that field activities for the 2009 exploration program at the Garrison gold property commenced on 26 October 2009. All supplies and equipment are in place and drilling began this morning.

The initial drill program will be eight to ten holes for a total of 1800 metres. As part of its due diligence, Northern Gold compiled and digitized historic data into a 3-D model. Drill targets are based on an analysis of this model. Drilling will be completed by Major Drilling Group International, Inc.

The goal of the drill program will be to test mineralization at the Garrcon prospect and the program will involve infill and step out drilling on the Garrcon North, Shaft, and South zones. A NI 43-101 technical report filed by Northern Gold on SEDAR on 21 October 2009 recommended that a study of the Garrcon prospect be completed to formulate a program and budget to test the potential for bulk tonnage open-pit mining, and the current drilling is the first step in this process. The report suggests that the Garrcon prospect has the potential to host a bulk tonnage target of up to 30 million tonnes ranging in grade from 1 to 3 grams per tonne gold. The potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature and as a result it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the discovery of a mineral resource.

The Garrcon prospect contains up to seven distinct zones of mineralization over a footprint 175 metres by 300 metres, extending beyond 200 metres vertically. It is favourably located along the Destor-Porcupine Fault, a regional gold-bearing structure where more than 75 million ounces of gold have been produced. The Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone hosts several nearby producing gold mines. Apollo Gold Corporation's Black Fox open pit mine is located 30 kilometres west of the property and St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd.'s Harker-Holloway mine is located 15 kilometres east of the property.

The Garrcon prospect was originally developed as a gold prospect in 1935 by The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company. From 1935 to1937 exploration involved sinking an 80 metre inclined shaft with 1,300 metres of development work on two levels, 160 metres of surface trenching, and diamond drilling totaling 5,640 metres (including 3,360 metres underground). The Garrcon prospect was explored by Kerr-Addison mines in 1983 with the completion of 10 diamond drill holes totaling 1,300 metres, and from 1985 to1988 it was explored by Cominco and financed by Jonpol Explorations. This work included 38 drill holes totaling 8,600 metres which outlined broad regions of low grade gold mineralization. From 2005 to 2007 the Garrcon prospect was explored by Valgold Resources Ltd., who completed 15 holes totaling 5,400 metres. Results from the ValGold drill program confirmed the presence of broad regions of low grade gold mineralization with drill highlights including 1.14 grams per tonne over 90 metres in drill hole C-06-01.

This Press release has been reviewed by Brad Leonard P.Geo., exploration manager for Northern Gold Mining Inc., who is the "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101 for this project.

Northern Gold Mining Inc. is a Toronto based junior resource company dedicated to gold exploration in the Kirkland Lake mining camp of Northern Ontario. Its focus is the Garrison gold property, which contains an indicated resource of 253,100 tonnes grading 7.77 grams per tonne gold (63,200 ounces) and an inferred resource of 1,555,800 tonnes grading 4.93 grams per tonne gold (246,540 ounces), per a NI 43-101 report filed by Northern Gold on SEDAR on 21 October 2009.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. 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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