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Northland Resources Inc.

January 04, 2007 09:15 ET

Northland Exercises its Option Over the Pajala Properties, Sweden

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 4, 2007) - Mr. Buck Morrow, President of Northland Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAU)(FWB:NBS)(OSE:NAUR), ("Northland") is very pleased to announce that Northland is exercising its option to acquire 100% of the Pajala properties in northern Sweden from Anglo American Exploration B.V. ("Anglo"). The Pajala properties host the Stora Sahavaara magnetite project, which Northland has been exploring for the last 2 years, as well as a number of iron-oxide-copper-gold targets.

On January 2, 2007, Northland formally notified Anglo in writing that it has fulfilled all of its obligations under the Amended and Restated Option, Royalty and Back in Agreement dated April 5, 2005 (see Northland News Release dated December 8, 2004). Specifically, Northland has:

- Delivered a total of 325,980 common shares in Northland to Anglo in two tranches;

- Incurred over US$1.4-million in exploration expenses against a requirement to spend US$1-million within 2 years of signing of the Agreement.

Background

The Pajala properties host the Stora Sahavaara magnetite body which was originally discovered in the 1960s. Northland has been exploring Stora Sahavaara for the last 2 years and is currently completing the permitting to extract a 1,000 tonne bulk sample from the body. In May 2006, Northland completed and published a NI43-101 compliant resource calculation for Stora Sahavaara (See Northland Press Release dated May 18, 2006). Using a 25% Fe cut off, the study delineated:



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Category Tonnes Fe % Cu %
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Measured 77,063,210 43.32 0.080
Indicated 44,634,770 43.28 0.076
Inferred 23,346,373 41.76 0.051
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Additional drilling is planned for 2007 to expand the resource down dip, to upgrade the confidence categories of the recent resource and to investigate variability within the body for mine planning purposes.

Qualified Person

Resource estimates were prepared by third party consultant (Bart Stryhas, PhD Structural Geology); the resource model and estimates were subsequently reviewed by Chlumsky Armbrust & Meyer L.L.C. ("CAM"), an independent mineral resource consulting and engineering group based in Lakewood, Colorado, USA.

Vance V. Thornsberry, P.Geol., Vice-President of Exploration for Northland Resources, is the Qualified Person as defined in NI43-101, and has verified that the information presented in this release has been accurately summarized from the reports quoted herein.

Background

Northland Resources Inc. is a well-structured, debt free junior exploration company with a portfolio of high quality iron, gold and base metal exploration projects in Sweden and Finland.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Buck Morrow, Northland Resources Inc.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not take responsibility for the accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

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    Buck Morrow
    President
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    or
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    Ralph Rushton
    Investor Relations
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