Northern Star Mining Corporation
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Northern Star Mining Corporation

February 19, 2009 08:59 ET

Northern Star Announces Further Drill Results From Its Malartic-Midway Project

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2009) - Northern Star Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NSM) (Northern Star Mining or the "Company") is pleased to announce further drill hole results from its wholly owned Malartic-Midway gold project located 16km west of Val-d'Or, Quebec. Val-d'Or is a world renowned gold mining district.

Results from surface drill hole on the Chabela Zone are:



HOLE # From (m) To (m) Core length (m) Grade (g/t Au) Rock Type

MC-08-122 153.5 159.5 6.0 5.21 Gabbro

MC-08-125 154.2 156.5 2.3 5.46 Gabbro

MC-08-126 158.0 160.0 2.0 6.92 Gabbro

MC-08-138 155.5 164.4 8.9 7.77 Gabbro
Including 157.0 159.6 2.6 14.43 Gabbro
Including 161.8 163.0 1.2 10.79 Gabbro

MC-08-138 175.4 177.4 2.0 6.08 Gabbro


In addition, lower grade porphyry of the Osisko and Goldex types was intersected in the upper Chabela area and returned:



HOLE # From (m) To (m) Core length (m) Grade (g/t Au) Rock Type

MC-08-118 118.7 127.2 8.5 1.63 Porphyry

MC-08-119 101.4 107.4 6.0 2.45 Porphyry


The true width of the zone is approximately 75 per cent of the drilled intersection.

The drill results continue to develop the gold potential of the Malartic-Midway project, as well as discover new gold mineralized zones.

Work underground continues. The Decline to the Briar Zone sector has now advanced over 770 meters, with an additional 240 meters advancement of the Chabela branch. The Chabela branch will continue onwards towards the L-Zone discovery area, where other drill results are awaited.

In addition, over 160 meters of lateral cross cut development has been carried out to date in the Chabela area. Development and sampling continues in this sector.

The Company is also scheduled to start its 2009 surface exploration program by mid-March. Drill target areas include the South Porphyry (Osisko boundary area), Midway mine sector, Blake River, Briar Depth and South Briar extensions, and L-Zone.

The Company also announces that Mr. Claude Larouche has resigned as vice-resident of the company. The Company thanks Mr. Larouche for his significant contributions and wishes him the best of success.

Eugene Gauthier, Geol, Ing (OIQ), acts as the qualified person of the Company and has reviewed the contents of the news release. The diamond drilling and exploration programs are being carried out under the direct supervision of Eugene Gauthier, Ing (OIQ). The Company is maintaining strict standards for QA (quality assurance) and QC (quality control), by keeping under lock all drill cores, rejects and pulps for further testing. Samples were sent to ALS Chemex and Techni-Lab labs in Val d'Or, Quebec. High grade assays intersections were subject to total gold metallic sieve method in addition to the standard fire assay and AA finish.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Jonathan Awde, Vice-president, Corporate Finance

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Northern Star Mining Corporation
    Jonathan Awde
    Vice-president, Corporate Finance
    Toll Free: 1-800-460-5031 or (819) 825-8088
    (819) 825-1199 (FAX)
    Website: www.nsmgold.com