Northern Gold Mining Inc.

Northern Gold Mining Inc.

May 25, 2011 07:01 ET

Northern Gold More Than Triples Land Holdings at and Near Its 100% Owned Garrison Gold Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NGM) ("Northern Gold" or "the Company") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Plato Claim Group from Plato Gold Corporation (Plato). The Agreement is subject to an underlying2% Gross Metal Royalty on all metals produced from the property and is held by Géoconseils Jack Stoch Ltée (Géoconseils) in accordance with an Agreement between Géoconseils and Plato dated November 27th, 2007. The claims are being purchased for a cash payment of $72,000 and 175,000 common shares of Northern Gold. The Agreement is subject to closing and approval of the TSX-Venture Exchange. The 24 claims, covering 370.4 hectares, (915.3 acres), are strategically located in Garrison and Harker Townships only 0.5 kilometers southeast of the Linton Claim Group which adjoins the eastern boundary of Northern Gold's Garrison Gold Property.

Northern also announced today that it has staked one claim of three units and one claim of eight units, covering a total of 182.2 hectares (450.3 acres) and known as the Michaud Claim Group located 5 kilometers west of the Garrison Gold Property. The claims are strategically located where the Arrow Fault splays westerly, into the south wall of the Munro Fault. The location is believed to be prospective because of its location over an area where two major faults splay apart, and both are known to host gold mineralization further the west.

"These two property acquisitions provides Northern Gold with significantly expanded exploration potential near its Garrison Gold Property. With new properties located both north and south of the Destor-Porcupine Fault, Northern Gold's land package is strategically situated to provide a solid exploration base in this developing gold camp between Matheson and the Québec border," said Martin Shefsky, President and CEO of Northern Gold Mining Inc. "The Holt Mine, located 15 kilometers to the east, is south of the Destor-Porcupine Fault and provides an indication of the potential for finding and delineating economic gold mineralization in structures associated with, but south of, the Destor-Porcupine Fault. Lake Shore Gold Corp's. recent acquisition of the Fenn Gibb claims, located 10 kilometers to the west, with gold mineralization occurring in association with the Pipestone Fault to the north and along the Destor-Porcupine Fault itself provides an indication of the potential for finding and delineating economic gold mineralization in and associated with structures to the north of the Destor-Porcupine Fault.

Figure 1 (seen by clicking on the accompanying link or by going to the PDF version on SEDAR or the Company's website) shows the location of the Plato and Michaud Claim Groups in relation to the Garrison Gold Property and the recently acquired Linton and Sims Claim Groups.( The second link to the Company's website will take the reader to a map showing the relationship of the Properties to other mines, deposits and exploration targets along the Destor trend.(

The Plato ClaimGroup is underlain by Archean Age mafic volcanic flows that strike northeasterly and dip steeply to the southeast. The mafic rocks are locally cut by syenitic and syenite porphyry dikes. Previous exploration work was completed by Lynx Exploration in 1986 and 1987 and by Barrick Gold in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The work includes two induced polarization (IP) surveys plus a magnetic survey and VLF-EM survey. The IP surveys identified at least 10 IP northeasterly trends, mostly within the eastern half of the property which constitute targets for diamond drilling.

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 the 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 exploration targets, the Jonpol and Garrcon Deposits, for each of which NI 43-101 compliant mineral resources have been calculated, and the less advanced 903 gold mineralized area. Historic diamond drilling by previous operators was completed in all three referenced areas. The Jonpol Technical Report was posted on SEDAR October 21, 2009 and the Garrcon Technical Report was posted on SEDAR November 5, 2010. 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. On May 13, 2011, the Company completed its purchase of 100% ownership of the Garrison Gold Property from ValGold Resources Inc.

The technical aspects of this press release has been reviewed 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.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". These statements are based on information currently available to the Company and the Company provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results relating to, among other things, results of exploration, project development, reclamation and capital costs of the Company's mineral properties, and the Company's financial condition and prospects, could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements for many reasons such as: changes in general economic conditions and conditions in the financial markets; changes in demand and prices for minerals; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological and operational difficulties encountered in connection with the activities of the Company; and other matters discussed in this news release. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking statements. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by the Company or on its behalf, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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