Northern Star Mining Corporation

Northern Star Mining Corporation

February 05, 2010 08:44 ET

Northern Star Announces It Has Completed Its First Gold Pour

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 5, 2010) - Northern Star Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NSM)(OTCQX:NSMSF) (Northern Star Mining or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its first gold pour at its wholly owned Beacon Mill on February 4.

The first pour was a 659 ounce bar, consisting of 560 ounces of gold and 65.9 ounces of silver, representing material from underground in lower grade porphyry and underground development prior to reaching its mineralized zones.

The mill was re-commissioned and started up in late November 2009.

The Company will issue a complete corporate update and relevant data next week.

Michel David, president, states, "The first gold pour in any company's history is a milestone achievement. The start up of underground and milling operations are always fraught with problems and delays. The Company is justifiably proud of its achievements and wishes to extend its utmost appreciation for the dedication and commitment of its loyal shareholders, employees and contractors."

Eugene Gauthier, 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.


Michel David, President

This press release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Security Exchange Act of 1934, and involves a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the TSX Venture Exchange and the British Columbia Securities Commission. All statements, other than of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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