Northern Star Mining Corporation
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Northern Star Mining Corporation

March 26, 2009 08:59 ET

Northern Star Announces New Drill Results Confirm L-Zone at Malartic-Midway Project

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 26, 2009) - Northern Star Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NSM) (Northern Star Mining or the "Company") is pleased to announce further results from the L-Zone.

Results from hole MC-08-173, indicate the presence of three gold zones with results showing:



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

MC-08-173 176.8 181.1 4.3 6.22 Gabbro
230.0 243.0 13.0 5.6 Gabbro
Including 230.0 233.0 3.0 9.42 Gabbro
Including 237.0 243.0 6.0 6.8 Gabbro

317.0 324.5 7.5 11.2 Gabbro
Including 321.0 322.0 1.0 14.7 Gabbro
Including 323.9 324.5 0.6 182.0 Gabbro


The initial L-Zone hole, MC-08-160 returned additional assays to the previous announcement of December 11, 2008. The new assays are:



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

MC-08-160 113.8 114.9 1.1 8.46 Gabbro
181.0 182.0 1.0 6.2 Gabbro
279.0 280.0 1.1 6.6 Gabbro


The initial results from Hole MC-08-160 (previously announced December 11, 2008) were as follows.



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

MC-08-160 254.0 258.8 4.8 86.48 Gabbro
Including 256.3 256.8 0.5 802.43 Gabbro
Including 256.3 258.9 2.6 160.69 Gabbro
33.0 37.9 4.9 5.38 Gabbro


The intercept in hole MC-08-173 (the second hole drilled in the L-Zone discovery) was located approximately 100 meters from the initial intercept in MC-08-160.

The zone is located midway between shaft #1 and the Chabela Zone approximately 500 feet east of shaft #1 and appears to be the eastern extension of a previously mineralized gabbro mined at shaft #1. The true width of the zone is approximately 75 per cent of the drilled intersection.

The Company will focus its exploration efforts on the definition of the size and extension of the L-Zone from both surface and underground drilling. Results will be announced as available.

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
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