Northern Gold Mining Inc.
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Northern Gold Mining Inc.

December 15, 2008 14:06 ET

Northern Gold Mining Inc. Files Technical Report for Its Frederick House Lake Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2008) - Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NGM) is pleased to announce that it has received and filed on SEDAR a National Instrument 43-101 report entitled "TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE FREDERICK HOUSE PROPERTY, PORCUPINE MINING DIVISION, NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO". The report was prepared by Mr. Gary Lohman, B.Sc, P.Geo., Mr. Lohman is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and has over 27 years Canadian and International experience in gold, silver, base, and specialty metal exploration.

Northern Gold's. Frederick House Lake property is located approximately 35 kilometers northeast of Timmins, Ontario. The property consists of 18 claims comprising 333 units covering greater than 80% of the areal extent of Frederick House Lake, a shallow lake created by flooding related to downstream hydroelectric facilities. The property is positioned along the projected western extension of the regional Pipestone Fault which hosts numerous gold and base metal showings and deposits along an 80 kilometre stretch eastward from the lake. Significant gold projects along the Pipestone Fault include:

- the Clavos Ramp Project 5.5 kilometres east of Frederick House Lake where an October 2006 NI 43-101 technical report for St. Andrews Goldfields reported 143,000 tonnes at 8.07 grams per tonne (measured and indicated) and another 529,000 tonnes at 6.49 grams per tonne (inferred);

- the Fenn-Gib deposit 50 kilometres to the east which has a reported resource of 4,950,000 tonnes at 3.6 grams per tonne (www.nrca.gc.ca/mms/cmy/content/1995/02.pdf);

- the Croesus Mine 45 kilometres to the east which is reported to have produced 4800 tonnes of ore at a grade of 95.5 grams per tonne between 1931-1936.

Xstrata's Kidd Creek Mine (Cu-Zn), 30 kilometres west of Frederick House Lake, lies in the same Kidd-Munro volcanic assemblage that is interpreted and projected to be under Frederick House Lake. Northern Gold's Frederick House Lake property also contains the Nickel Island deposit for which Falconbridge Ltd. Reported a non NI 43-101 compliant resource of 1.7 million pounds of Nickel at a grade of 0.5% in 1966.

Northern Gold's NI 43-101 technical report contains concise details on the property including its location, property work history, geological setting, mineralization, and nearby historical exploration results and a detailed discussion of Northern Gold Mining's recent exploration activities and results. The author recommends that the Frederick House Lake property be regarded as a property of "merit" due to the presence of favourable Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) geochemistry, the interpreted trend of the stratigraphy, the presence of native gold in nearby, historical basal till samples, and the presence of significant mineralization on the property at Nickel Island. The author specifically recommends a $348,000 two thousand metre drill program to test the large MMI gold anomalies for gold mineralization in bedrock. Northern Gold Mining proposes to drill this program during the winter of 2009.

During 2007 Northern Gold Mining flew a 361 line kilometre airborne VTEM survey over its property and collected 1617 lake bottom sediment samples for MMI analysis. The MMI survey outlined two large areas of anomalous Au. The West Anomaly covers an area 1.2 kilometres by 0.5 kilometres centred on 13 individual assays which returned values greater than 50 ppb gold. Response ratios (ratio of an individual MMI assay to a calculated background value) were as high as 52.9. The East Anomaly lies approximately 1 km east of the West Anomaly and covers a 0.9 kilometre by 0.5 kilometre area with 4 individual assays returning greater than 50 ppb gold and response ratios to 29.8. These anomalies lie immediately north of the postulated Pipestone Fault position in the favourable stratigraphy of the Kidd-Munro volcanic assemblage. In a 2008 winter drilling program that was Northern Gold's first attempt to drill test these anomalies only 2 holes of a proposed 13 hole program reached bedrock due to deeper than expected overburden that could not be penetrated by the underpowered diamond drill in use at the time. Neither of these two successfully drilled holes was within the area of the two main gold MMI anomalies.

Northern Gold Mining Inc. has implemented a quality assurance and control (QA/QC) program to ensure sampling and analysis of all exploration work is conducted in accordance with industry best possible practices. The MMI soil samples were analyzed using the appropriate techniques at the accredited SGS Laboratories, Toronto, Ontario.

The technical disclosures presented in this release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Gary Lohman, P.Geo., an independent consulting geologist who is the "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101.

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.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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