Northern Gold Mining Inc.

Northern Gold Mining Inc.

July 26, 2011 10:27 ET

Northern Gold Reports Assays for Six Drill Holes at Its Garrcon Gold Deposit-Intersects 72.0 Meters at 1.08 g/t Gold

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 26, 2011) - Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NGM) ("Northern Gold" or "the Company") announces assay results for six additional diamond drill holes totaling 1,646 meters of core from its ongoing 2011 drill program. This brings the total meters of drilling reported for the 30,000 meter drill program to 5,837 meters in 24 holes. All of these holes continue the process of infill drilling to tighten up drill hole spacing within the existing resource footprint to increase the quality of the resource and to increase the confidence level in the resource estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment as announced in the Press Release dated June 23, 2011.

All six of these holes are drilled along drill north/south oriented drill fences that cover an east-west strike length of 75 meters. GAR-11-77 was drilled south to north to test for North Zone type mineralization near the north boundary of the deposit and encountered narrow but good grade mineralization. GAR-11-79 was drilled north to south to test Shaft Zone mineralization only and intersected over 70 meters of mineralization with an average grade above the block model cut-off grade of 0.3 g/t used in the Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") announced in the June 23, 2011 Press Release.

The rest of the holes were drilled from south to north across both the Shaft Zone and the North Zone. They were stopped because they either reached a vertical depth of more than 300 vertical meters or they intersected the ultramafic rocks forming the north boundary of the deposit. Mineralization intersected in the Shaft Zone was generally scattered and quite low grade while North Zone mineralization was higher grade and contained long intervals of mineralization averaging grades of one gram per tonne or higher.

The following table presents the significant highlights from the holes. Cut assays show the effects on average grades over stated intervals of cutting assays higher than 34 g/t to 34.0 g/t of which there are none in the drill holes being reported here.

Table 1 – Highlights of Assay Results*

Hole ID







GAR-11-72 274.0 339.0 65.0 0.82
274.0 288.0 14.0 1.13
309.0 339.0 30.0 1.20
309.0 310.0 1.0 10.56
320.0 324.0 4.0 2.03
GAR-11-73 32.0 34.0 2.0 1.41
148.0 151.0 3.0 1.22
197.0 204.0 7.0 2.44
202.0 203.0 1.0 15.22
GAR-11-75 50.0 57.0 7.0 0.70
70.0 72.0 2.0 1.15
GAR-11-77 124.0 125.0 1.0 3.98
GAR-11-79 19.5 92.0 72.5 0.50
52.0 85.0 33.0 0.84
52.0 59.0 7.0 1.58
74.0 75.0 1.0 8.08
GAR-11-81 252.0 254.0 2.0 2.44
327.0 423.3 96.3 0.79
327.0 399.0 72.0 1.02
335.0 363.0 28.0 1.62
335.0 351.0 16.0 2.12
348.4 351.0 2.6 6.47
348.0 349.4 1.0 9.88
*As true widths are not known, all intervals are downhole intervals and not true widths.
Table 2 – Location and Orientation of Drill Holes

Hole ID
Section Line
Section Line

GAR-11-72 10+10W 8+70N 340.0 -46.1
GAR-11-73 9+75W 9+12N 341.0 -45.5
GAR-11-75 10+15W 9+20N 335.9 -47.9
GAR-11-77 10+00W 10+55N 338.2 -45.0
GAR-11-79 10+00W 10+10N 159.0 -45.0
GAR-11-81 10+50W 8+30N 334.4 -44.4

Because no assays above 34.0 g/t are reported in these results, the total number of assay results received that are higher than one ounce per tonne since drilling commenced in May of 2010 remains at 12. With more than 17,000 samples analyzed, 12 samples is a statistically insignificant frequency. Cross sections showing complete drill results including those announced above can be seen on the Company's web site at

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Northern Gold Mining Inc. has QA/QC protocol in place for its exploration work. The Company is currently diamond drilling the Garrison Gold Property and the drilling contractor is Major Drilling Group International Inc. Core size is NQ, to give good sample sizes and enables the possibility for at least two 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, an accredited laboratory (PTP-MAL – Accredited by Standards Council of Canada – In full accord with ISO/IEC Guide 43-1 "Proficiency Testing by Interlaboratory Comparison") 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' certified laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025), 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 optical emission spectroscopy). Northern Gold 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 SGS' laboratory, in Toronto, 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 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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