Northland Resources Inc.
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Northland Resources Inc.

May 07, 2008 09:30 ET

Northland Intersects 19.4m @ 48.5% Fe + 0.41% Cu at Kuervitikko Project, Finland

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Northland Resources (TSX:NAU)(FRANKFURT:NBS)(OSLO:NAUR) is pleased to announce drill results from a 38-hole diamond drill program completed at its Kuervitikko Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) project, Finland. Kuervitikko is 4km north of Northland's Hannukainen IOCG project.

Management sees potential of adding significant resources from Kuervitikko that would eventually be included in the Hannukainen mine plan. A full table of results is given at the end of this release. Highlights of the results include:

- 48.5% Fe + 0.41g/t Au + 0.18% Cu over 19.4m from 30m down hole in KUE07020

- 40.6% Fe + 0.33g/t Au + 0.25% Cu over 17m from 47m down hole in KUE07019

- 35.5% Fe + 0.41g/t Au + 0.32% Cu over 17.9m from 59m down hole in KUE07021

- 29.2% Fe + 0.43g/t Au + 0.32% Cu over 22.6m from 43m down hole in KUE07028

All holes were drilled vertically, and all mineralized intervals are believed to be close to true width.

A drill collar map will be posted on the website shortly at www.northlandresourcesinc.com.

Kuervitikko consists of at least two, and possibly three, adjacent mineralized lenses hosted along a thrust structure trending from the southwest to the northeast. The current program covered an area of roughly 900m by 300m, and only tested part of 3 major aeromagnetic anomalies which outline the probable extent of mineralization. All but one of Northland's holes intersected the IOCG mineralization, underscoring management's belief that a substantial resource of IOCG mineralization may be identified as drilling progresses.

The drilling program is outlining a potentially large zone of IOCG mineralization, approximately 25m thick on average, but ranging up to nearly 100m locally. Mineralization is horizontal or dips moderately to the west-southwest. The depth of mineralization ranges from 15-20m in the east where it sub-crops beneath the till, to 80-100m down dip in the west. A strike length of approximately 1,000m has been identified by drilling. An interpretation of an aerial magnetic survey indicates the potential of a strike length of approximately 2,300m.

The general geological setting of Kuervitikko is similar to the Hannukainen deposit. Mineralization style varies between and within the mineralized lenses from Hannukainen-style semi-massive skarn-hosted magnetite bodies to disseminated IOCG mineralization hosted within breccias.

Historic Drilling

Northland's field crew also re-logged and, where possible, re-sampled archived core from some of the 40 or so drill holes which were drilled by either Rautaruukki or the Finnish Geological Survey (GTK) at Kuervitikko. Many of the holes have already been re-sampled and insufficient material was left for Northland to carry out a full re-assay program. In many instances, the only core left for re-assay was from the footwall or hanging wall of the mineralized lenses.

Future Work

The Kuervitikko is a high priority drill target for Northland. Future work will focus on additional geophysics, core drilling and the development of a NI 43-101 complaint resource estimate.

Assay Protocol

The core was cut at Northland's core facility in Kolari, Finland. A one-half split of the core from Kuervitikko was prepared at ALS Chemex Lab in Pietea, Sweden and then transported to ALS Chemex Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for analysis.

Copper and Iron were analyzed by Sodium Peroxide Fusion multi-element analysis, with ICP-AES Method ME-ICP81. Gold was analyzed by Lead Fire Assay Pre-concentration with ICP-AES Method Au-ICP21 Finish.

In addition to the ALS Chemex internal sample preparation and assay QC protocol, Northland maintains a rigorous QA/QC program consisting of inserting blanks, duplicates and certified standards to the analytical process.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this release was prepared under the supervision of Mr. Thomas Lindholm, Senior Mining Engineer - employed by Geovista AB and a consultant to Northland Resources Inc. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Member #230476) and a "Qualified Person" in accordance with National Instrument 43-101.

About Northland (www.northlandresourcesinc.com)

Northland 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.



Table 1: Northland's drill results from Kuervitikko

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BHID Section FROM TO WIDTH Au ppb Cu% Fe% S%
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KUE07001 100 25.00 50.70 25.70 404 0.31 27.79 2.31
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KUE07002 100 99.75 134.65 34.90 419 0.19 23.67 2.25
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KUE07003 500 21.50 59.20 37.70 371 0.54 14.93 2.68
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KUE07004 600 25.80 80.75 54.95 257 0.20 22.73 3.05
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KUE07005 850 15.60 48.25 32.65 22 0.12 9.90 3.20
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KUE07006 900 19.00 23.10 4.10 117 0.40 12.73 6.31
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KUE07007 850 21.15 42.90 21.75 131 0.29 25.16 4.25
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KUE07008 850 43.35 59.55 16.20 27 0.15 23.23 3.07
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KUE07009 500 52.95 76.05 23.10 187 0.15 18.75 3.48
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KUE07010 900 19.60 25.90 6.30 39 0.26 17.66 7.75
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KUE07011 850 34.40 56.35 21.95 32 0.21 26.00 4.94
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KUE07012 500 83.60 101.80 18.20 85 0.12 21.24 2.47
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KUE07013 800 62.95 103.00 40.05 192 0.21 18.33 2.31
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KUE07014 550 68.85 119.70 50.85 51 0.19 12.73 3.51
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KUE07015 550 19.65 40.40 20.75 79 0.13 17.99 2.12
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KUE07016 750 58.50 126.00 67.50 254 0.13 15.16 2.44
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KUE07017 750 dry hole
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KUE07018 550 50.50 60.90 10.40 682 0.25 7.03 0.90
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KUE07019 800 46.80 63.75 16.95 330 0.25 40.56 3.43
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KUE07020 750 30.05 49.40 19.35 413 0.18 48.45 1.94
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KUE07021 700 59.25 77.10 17.85 412 0.32 35.48 2.28
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KUE07022 700 58.05 68.90 10.85 86 0.16 12.59 1.77
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KUE07023 650 70.00 169.65 99.65 63 0.19 18.58 2.56
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KUE07024 450 22.20 37.20 15.00 428 0.53 26.74 6.78
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KUE07025 450 40.95 75.90 34.95 276 0.13 16.32 2.60
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KUE07026 650 70.35 73.05 2.70 129 0.40 33.91 3.85
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KUE07027 450 60.60 85.30 24.70 227 0.22 30.46 4.16
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KUE07028 650 42.55 65.15 22.60 427 0.32 29.21 1.86
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KUE07029 400 89.00 122.45 33.45 87 0.18 14.49 4.14
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KUE07030 0 67.45 92.40 24.95 128 0.17 23.43 1.80
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KUE07031 350 82.50 97.15 14.65 131 0.18 22.19 4.96
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KUE07032 0 88.50 114.50 26.00 140 0.08 22.06 1.50
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KUE07033 400 64.25 85.50 21.25 264 0.23 24.33 4.15
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KUE07034 50 78.15 123.90 45.75 264 0.16 22.53 3.30
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KUE07035 350 47.00 52.85 5.85 213 0.17 20.27 1.88
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80.50 87.60 7.10 144 0.27 23.17 3.71
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KUE07036 50 54.85 76.20 21.35 196 0.13 28.25 2.96
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KUE07037 100 58.20 101.40 43.20 274 0.13 23.73 3.17
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KUE07038 150 69.05 115.30 46.25 221 0.26 17.47 1.52
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Contact Information

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