Northern Star Mining Corporation
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Northern Star Mining Corporation

December 11, 2008 10:03 ET

Northern Star Announces Significant New Gold Discovery of 2.54oz/t Over 15.74 Feet at Malartic-Midway Project

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2008) - Northern Star Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NSM) (Northern Star Mining or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from a new zone discovered on its wholly owned Malartic-Midway gold project.

Results from surface drill hole MC-08-160 on section 54+00E, intersected a mineralized gabbro and returned the following results:



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

MC-08-160 254.0 258.8 4.8 (15.74ft) 86.48 (2.54opt) Gabbro
Including 256.3 256.8 0.5 (1.64ft) 802.43 (23.46opt) Gabbro
Including 256.3 258.9 2.6 (8.53ft) 160.69 (4.7opt) Gabbro


An additional gold mineralized zone was also discovered located some 200 meters above the zone which has returned.



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

MC-08-160 33.0 37.9 4.9 (16.07ft) 5.38 (0.15opt) Gabbro


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.

Michel David president, states, "This unanticipated result increases the potential of the Malartic-Midway project by opening up new areas of gold mineralization. It also demonstrates the potential of bonanza type high grade gold intersection."

Drilling continues and further results are expected shortly.

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
    (819) 825-8088 or Toll Free: 1-800-460-5031
    (819) 825-1199 (FAX)
    Website: www.nsmgold.com