Northern Lion Gold Corp.

Northern Lion Gold Corp.

September 19, 2007 13:08 ET

Northern Lion Contracts Initial Drilling at Cercal and Moura Projects in Portugal

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - Northern Lion Gold Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NL)(FRANKFURT:N3E) reports that it has contracted an initial 5,000 - 7,000 metres of NQ diamond drilling on its Moura and Cercal projects in Portugal, to commence in October 2007.

The drill program will be operated by RATE Diamantborrning AB, of Norsjo, Sweden, a leading European Union drilling contractor.

Details of Proposed Drilling


The Cercal licence covers approximately 240 square kilometres within the prolific Iberian Pyrite belt. Drill targets have been generated through an analysis of the results of an airborne, deep-penetrating VTEM (Versatile Time Domain Electromagnetic) survey and a vigorous re-modeling of existing gravity data. A total of 15 targets have been generated and will be drill tested in a priority sequence. The highest priority targets have been chosen for their potential similarities to known large massive sulphide deposits elsewhere in the Iberian Pyrite Belt.


The 374 square kilometre Moura licence is located 180 kilometres east-southeast of Lisbon. Drilling will focus initially on the Preguica deposit, where work in the 1950s and 1960s by the Portuguese government and Compagnie Royalle Austrienne des Mines ("Austrienne") identified two mineralized lenses. Austrienne calculated a geological estimate for the deposit, based on 37 drill holes and underground sampling, of one million tonnes averaging 7% zinc and 2% lead.

Drilling will also test the Enfermarias deposit, a strata-bound lead/zinc deposit that was explored by the Portuguese government exploration authority, in the 1980s.

Quality Control and Assurance

Resources estimates contained in this news release are taken from historical records that predate NI 43-101. Although the Company has no reason to doubt the accuracy of the estimates, they are not compliant with the requirements of NI 43-101 and should not be relied upon. They are presented for illustrative purposes only.

Joan McCorquodale, P.Geo, a consultant to the Company and a "qualified person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"), is responsible for the technical content of this news release.

About Northern Lion

Northern Lion Gold Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Frankfurt Exchange. The Company is committed to building a strong portfolio of projects within mining-friendly and infrastructure-rich areas of Europe. It has approximately 31 million shares issued, $5.04 million in cash and a further $5.5 million in marketable securities.

In 2006, the Company was granted the Cercal exploration license from the Portuguese government mining authority to explore for metallic minerals over an area of approximately 240 square kilometres in the prolific Iberian Pyrite Belt of southern Portugal. In August 2006, Geotech Limited ("Geotech") of Aurora, Ontario, completed a 1,350 kilometre, helicopter-borne geophysical survey of the area for the Company using Geotech's advanced, deep-penetrating VTEM (Versatile Time-Domain ElectroMagnetic) system, which includes a high-resolution cesium magnetometer.

During the current year, the Company was granted the Moura exploration license from the Portuguese government mining authority to explore for base and precious metals in an area of approximately 374 square kilometres in the Moura-Villa Verde de Ficalho region of southeastern Portugal. A number of zinc-lead and silver occurrences are known within the license. Numerous priority drill targets exist within this license.

In southern Sweden, the Company holds the Kusa, Flinten, Oxberg, Skyttgruvan, Skallingsberg, Halstjarn and Karlsgruvan projects in the historic Bergslagen mining district. These properties were acquired in 2006 and data compilation and review and limited soil sampling have been completed on the Bergslagen projects in preparation for field work. The Company also holds a 100% interest in the Nynasberget gold prospect that was recently acquired in the Jamtland region of central Sweden.


John Lando, President

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