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March 15, 2005 15:43 ET

NORTHERN MINING: Tulawaka-Gold Production Starts


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MARCH 15, 2005 - 15:43 ET

NORTHERN MINING: Tulawaka-Gold Production Starts

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2005) - MDN NORTHERN MINING
(TSX:MDN)(Minieres du Nord) is proud to announce the start of gold
production at the Tulawaka mine, Tanzania, with the pouring today of the
first dore bar.

The Tulawaka mine is expected to produce a total of approximately
110,000 ounces of gold in 2005 at a planned processing capacity of 1,000
tonnes of ore per day.

Carlos Bertoni, CEO, and Paul-A. Girard, Chairman of the Board of MDN
NORTHERN MINING, stated "This is a very important day in the life of our
company. This first gold pour rewards the efforts of many people over
the years together with the support and faith of our shareholders. Now
that MDN NORTHERN MINING has succeeded in becoming a gold producer, we
can look forward to a period of substantial growth, both at Tulawaka and
in the company's other exploration and development areas."

The Tulawaka project is jointly held by MDN NORTHERN MINING (30%) and
Pangea Goldfields (70%), a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation and
the project operator through its own subsidiary Pangea Minerals Ltd.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    NORTHERN MINING
    Carlos H. Bertoni, M.Sc., P.Geo.
    CEO
    (514) 866-6500
    or
    NORTHERN MINING
    Paul-A. Girard
    Chairman
    (514) 866-6500
    or
    NORTHERN MINING
    Tim Williams, Ph.D.
    COO
    (514) 866-6500
    info@xnord.com
    www.xnord.com