Northern Star Mining Corporation
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Northern Star Mining Corporation

March 11, 2009 08:59 ET

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

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 11, 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 targeting lower grade mineralization of the Osisko and Goldex types returned the following:



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

MC-08-142 76.6 123.5 46.9 1.10 Porphyry
Including 76.5 77.0 1.93 5.80 Porphyry
Including 110.0 114.5 4.5 5.19 Porphyry
Including 110.0 111.5 1.5 8.90 Porphyry

MC-08-145 74.0 75.1 1.1 3.1 Gabbro
143.3 144.7 1.4 3.2 Gabbro
156.2 157.9 1.7 3.66 Gabbro
164.5 168.2 3.7 8.32 Gabbro

MC-08-133 145.0 147.7 2.70 2.28 Porphyry

MC-08-135 97.8 102.5 4.7 2.5 Porphyry
204.5 206.1 1.6 3.6 Porphyry

MC-08-139 177.3 194.7 17.4 1.65 Porphyry

MC-08-141 168.4 189.1 20.7 1.32 Porphyry


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

In addition on the Chabela Zone:



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

MC-08-130 212.3 212.3 1.2 3.66 Gabbro

MC-08-132 135.5 140.0 4.5 3.13 Gabbro

MC-08-137 143.3 146.3 3.0 2.60 Gabbro
164.3 165.4 1.1 6.26 Gabbro

MC-08-140 138.0 143.0 5.0 1.75 Porphyry
164.0 167.6 3.0 4.10 Porphyry
Including 161.8 163.0 1.2 10.79 Porphyry


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

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.

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.

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