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Northland Resources Inc.

September 13, 2007 12:27 ET

Northland Outlines Regional Exploration Progress

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2007) - Buck Morrow, the President of Northland Resources (TSX VENTURE:NAU)(OSLO:NAUR)(FRANKFURT:NBS), is pleased to provide an update on the Company's ongoing exploration and development work in northern Sweden and Finland. Highlights of Northland's current work include:

- six diamond drill rigs operating at the Stora Sahavaara and Salmivaara projects in Sweden, and at Hannukainen and Kuervitikko in Finland.

- 47 significant geophysical targets identified in the Pajala area by consultants GeoVista with geophysical signatures that may reflect the presence of iron-copper-gold (IOCG) style mineralization. Six are ranked as high priority.

- recent exploration work and archival research has highlighted a number of other potentially important targets for follow up work.

- road construction to access the Tapuli magnetite project is well advanced with roughly 1900 meters of the planned 2.3 km complete. Metallurgical drilling is scheduled to recommence on or about September 17th.

Northland's current regional exploration projects are detailed below. (The reader is cautioned that this release contains historic resource data which is not NI 43-101 compliant and has not yet been verified by Northland. As such, the resource figures cannot be relied upon).

The Kuervitikko Iron-Copper Gold Deposit

Kuervitikko, a Hannukainen-type iron-oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposit, is 4 km north of the Hannukainen deposit in Finland. Known mineralization consists of two gently dipping magnetite-rich lenses, in similar host rocks to Hannukainen, sub-cropping beneath overburden which would be amenable to surface mining techniques. The deposit was first discovered by Rautaruukki during mining and exploration of the Rautuvaara mines and surrounding area. They completed airborne and ground geophysics, bedrock mapping, and drilled 45 diamond drill holes between 1976 and 1987.

Northland is currently on its third drill hole of a planned 45 hole (5,000m) program designed to verify the Rautaruukki and GTK drilling, and to test the nearly 2.3km of apparent strike length and test down dip for continuity.

All available archived holes (28 in total, for 2,247m of core) have been re-logged and incorporated into an updated geologic model. Bedrock mapping was completed by Northland's geologists in 2006. A magnetic anomaly associated with a small historic resource extends an additional 1.3km to the southwest of the historic drilling. The updated geological model completed by Northland indicates potential to develop substantial Fe+Cu+Au resources which could be mined with, and supplement, the Hannukainen resources.

Drilling at Salmivaara Iron Deposit

The Salmivaara IOCG deposit is located approximately 33km from LKAB's Malmberget iron mine, and Boliden's Aitik copper mine. The iron mineralization occurs as magnetite skarn in metamorphic rocks which lie within the nose of a fold.

The Swedish Geological Survey (SGU) reported an historic iron resource of 16 million tons at 33.5% iron and 0.1% copper to a depth of 120m, and up to 120 million tonnes to a depth of 700 meters. Historic drilling consisted of 11 holes with a total of 1,818 meters. Test drilling is in progress to confirm and evaluate historic drilling at Salmivaara and assays are pending. Four holes have been completed of a six-hole program.

Regional Geophysical Interpretation

Northland has received a report from its geophysical consultants, GeoVista AB, detailing the results of an interpretation of the regional geophysical data (Airborne EM, radiometric, and magnetic surveys) available for the Pajala area. The objective of the study was primarily to define exploration targets for follow up and possible drilling.

GeoVista's work has highlighted 47 significant geophysical targets in the Pajala area with geophysical signatures that may reflect the presence of IOCG style mineralization. Six are ranked as high priority. Northland's geologists are currently field checking the geophysical targets in order to plan a future exploration program for targets of merit.

An application for exploration permits has been submitted to the Mines Inspectors Office for an area containing several of the geophysical anomalies. Northland is awaiting the approval of the grants.

Kaymajarvi Project Area

The Kaymajarvi Project area is located approximately 12km west-northwest of Stora Sahavaara in Sweden. Northland acquired the project by staking and controls a 100% interest in the ground. Thirteen mineralized bodies have been described by the SGU and the key ones are outlined below. Northland's field geologists have been mapping and sampling on the Kaymajarvi exploration permits in preparation for a winter drill program to test iron and copper-gold targets. The primary iron targets are:

Pellivuoma, approximately 15km west of Stora Sahavaara. The SGU has reported an historic resource estimate of approximately 40 million tonnes of magnetite grading 32.7% Fe based on 13 historic drill holes. Pellivuoma is relatively low in sulfur (0.58%) and phosphorous (0.04%) and could potentially be operated in conjunction with the Stora Sahavaara deposit.

Marjajarvi is described by the SGU as a 1km long Fe deposit of 3 million tonnes to a depth of 100 meters grading 25% Fe with local copper values. The area was first discovered in 1919 and has had intermittent work carried out over the past decades. There are only six historic drill holes in the deposit.

Three interesting copper-gold targets, Roskajoki, Lombolovaara, and Lombolojoki, have also been identified from the historic work. All three have returned highly anomalous copper grades in historic sampling by the SGU and will be investigated over the coming winter field season.

Tapuli

Northland has initiated the NI 43-101 resource calculation for the Tapuli magnetite project which should be completed during the first quarter of 2008. Micon International, who will be the consultants along with GeoVista AB, have already completed their field visit to the project.

Road construction to access Tapuli is well advanced. The road has advanced approximately 1.9km of the planned 2.3km and is nearing the point at which drill rig access is available. Drilling is scheduled to recommence on or about September 17th. Northland plans to complete the infill drilling of the deposit and to drill large (84mm) diameter core for metallurgical testing. The road will also provide access for the start up of the environmental studies planned for the coming months and into early 2008.

Lannavaara/Saarijarvi Project Area

The combined Lannavaara and Saarijarvi exploration permits cover approximately 26,265ha near the village of Lannavaara, in Norrbotten County, Sweden. Two intriguing magnetite bodies are known within the project area: Teltaja and Kevus. Northland will be conducting geophysical surveys at both projects to assist in drill targeting for a winter program.

The Teltaja iron deposit is located 76km northeast of Kiruna in Sweden. The SGU defined a non 43-101-compliant historic resource of 43 million tonnes at an average grade of 43% iron based on 7 historic holes (1,703m of drilling). The iron occurs as both hematite and magnetite. The SGU reports that there are two "lobes" of mineralization within the deposit. The Southern lobe contains iron ranging from 30 to 40% Fe over a 50m width, and the Northern lobe averages 47% Fe over a 70m width.

The Kevus Iron Deposit is located 4km northeast of Teltaja. The SGU describes Kevus as a 20m thick magnetite zone containing 30% iron surrounded by a magnetite bearing zone up to 50m thick grading between 20% and 30% contained iron. LKAB, the Swedish state owned iron mining company, reports a historic resource of 38.8 million tons of magnetite bearing material averaging 28% iron.

The Huornaisenvouma zinc-lead-copper-silver deposit also lies within the Lannavaara/Saarijarvi Project Area, 8km south of Lannavaara village. It was discovered some years ago using glacial till sampling, geophysics and drilling. In the deposit area, a thick (approximately 300m) dolomite unit is altered to skarn and contains anomalous lead, zinc and copper.

LKAB drilled 22 holes along a strike length of about 550 meters in the central portion of the zinc deposit, with additional drilling along trend. A relatively continuous eastern zone and discontinuous western mineralized zone were defined by this drilling. Three historic, non-43-101 compliant resources have estimated that the central zone contains between 300,000 tonnes of 5.8% zinc, 550,000 tonnes of 4.5% Zinc, 2.6% Lead and 12 g/t Silver and a mineable resource of 200,000 tonnes @ 5.2% Zn, 4% Pb and 17 ppm Ag. Several historic holes cut a copper-only zone below the zinc/lead/silver mineralization that can be followed over several hundred meters of strike.

Northland plans to develop a predictive model of mineralization controls at Huornaisenvouma and to explore along strike to determine if mineralization has been adequately tested along the entire strike length of the deposit.

Qualified Person

Vance V. Thornsberry, P.Geol., Vice President of Exploration for Northland Resources, is the Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101, responsible for overseeing the execution of Northland's regional exploration programs and for verifying that the information presented in this news release is an accurate summary of the Northland's current exploration programs.

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.

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