Northland Resources Inc.
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Northland Resources Inc.

March 21, 2007 08:31 ET

Northland Reports Barsele Drill Results, Identifies High Grade Gold + Base Metal Zone

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2007) - Buck Morrow, President of Northland Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAU)(FRANKFURT:NBS)(OSLO:NAUR) ("Northland"), is pleased to announce gold results from 17 diamond drill holes at the Central Zone of the Barsele gold project in central Sweden. The results continue to demonstrate broad intervals of greater than 1g/t Au within the Central Zone and have begun to outline a new zone of high-grade gold-with-base-metal mineralization (holes 012 and 020) adjacent to and outside of the mineralized intrusive that hosts the Central Zone gold system. Highlights of the drilling include:



Hole 06018 3.8g/t Au + 68g/t Ag over 9m from 22m down hole

And 2.9g/t Au over 22.9m from 80m down hole

Hole 06012 12.0g/t Au + 500g/t Ag +5.1% Pb + 2.8% Zn over 5m, from 24m
down hole

Hole 06006 1.2g/t Au over 80.4m from 89.2m down hole

Hole 06014 2.0g/t Au over 12m from 49m down hole

Hole 06020 6.6g/t Au + 1.8% Zn over 4m from 39m down hole


A map showing the collar locations of the most recent drill holes will be posted shortly on the Northland website (www.northlandresourcesinc.com) and a full table of results is given below.

Drill holes 06006 and 007 were in-fill holes to expand the resource and convert inferred resources to the indicated category. Drill holes 06008 to 06016 were drilled largely on the northern fringe of the Central Zone to increase the total resource in inferred category. The results will be incorporated into a new resource estimate later this year.

Holes 06017 to 06021, drilled in December 2006, were designed to establish the geometry and continuity of the base metal rich zone identified in holes 06012 and 06020. This was discovered after drilling tested a prominent geophysical anomaly on the northwestern end of the Central Zone. The structure has been traced from regional geophysics and from research into historic drilling for approximately 4,000m although the dip extent is currently unknown. Archival research has highlighted at least 5 additional historic holes which appear to have cut the same zone (see table below) including hole 90727 which returned 14.7g/t Au + 1.6% Zn + 114.7g/t Ag over 9m from 21m down hole. The reader is cautioned that these are historic results and Northland has not yet completed sufficient work to confirm the historic assays. Therefore they cannot be relied upon.



Table 1. Historic drill holes which cut gold+base metal mineralization at
Barsele

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Hole No. From To Length Au Ag Pb Zn
(m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (%) (%)
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90D002 66.0 68.0 2.0 25.8 82.2 0.5 1.7
94D102 25.0 29.0 4.0 10.4 14.3 0.3 Tr
90727 21.0 30.0 9.0 14.7 114.7 0.8 1.6
DDH0406 19.9 36.5 16.6 5.0 98.5 0.7 1.6
DDH0409 8.6 9.6 1.0 13.9 41.6 0.6 Tr
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The mineralization appears to be an "orogenic" style gold-base metal-quartz shear or vein. Gold grades are high, associated with multi-ounces per tonne silver and elevated base metals. Given its significantly higher gold grades relative to the main Barsele resource, Northland's geologists currently believe it has potential to add additional gold resources. Northland's archival research is continuing with the specific objective of looking for additional historic holes that may have cut this zone, and additional geophysics and drilling are planned to further delineate this zone of high grade gold + base metal mineralization. Historic results will be released when Northland has completed its reinterpretation of the data.

Environmental Impact Assessment / Conversion to Exploitation Concession

Northland has submitted its preliminary environmental impact study (known as an MKB) to the County Administration Board (CAB) as part of the process to convert the Barsele exploration concession to an exploitation concession. The CAB has responded to Northland's environmental consultants with a first round of questions regarding clarification of certain aspects of the MKB, specifically the possible location and design of the tailings dam, impacts on drinking water wells, and further information on the potential impact on flora and fauna. Northland expects that there will be additional rounds of questions from the CAB before the MKB is finalised.

NI43-101 Compliance

Vance V. Thornsberry, P.Geol., Vice President of Exploration for Northland Resources, is the Qualified Person as defined in NI43-101, responsible for overseeing the design and execution of the Barsele exploration program and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of this release.

ALS Chemex Sweden AB, of Pitea, Sweden was responsible for sample preparation and shipment of sample pulps to Vancouver for analysis. ALS Chemex of Vancouver, Canada, using international standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999 has completed and certified all of Northland Resources' analytical work for the Barsele Project Sweden. Gold analysis was performed using fire assay with an atomic absorption finish "Au-AA26, Ore Grade Au 50g FA-AA finish". In addition to Chemex internal sample preparation and assay QC protocol, Northland maintains a rigorous quality control program consisting of inserting blanks, duplicates and certified standards to the analytical process.

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.



Table 2. Northland drill results for the Barsele gold project in Sweden.

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Hole No. From To Length Au Ag Pb Zn
(m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (%) (%)
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CNTDH06006 11.0 16.0 5.0 2.8 0.7
89.2 169.6 80.4 1.2 1.23
incl 150.0 157.0 7.0 3.8 4.0
186.0 195.0 9.0 1.1 0.83

CNTDH06007 58.3 64.9 6.6 1.0 0.67
89.0 102.0 13.0 1.2 0.1
109.0 119.0 10.0 1.1 1.08
167.0 173.0 6.0 2.3 1.08

CNTDH06008 99.0 109.0 10.0 1.6 0.67
127.0 137.0 10.0 1.4 3.7
145.1 146.4 1.3 25.8 5.85

CNTDH06009 126.0 132.0 6.0 1.6 0.45
149.0 171.7 22.7 1.8 0.74

CNTDH06010 151.0 170.0 19.0 1.0 0.86
178.0 182.0 4.0 1.9 0.63

CNTDHO6011 76.0 86.0 10.0 1.0 1.04
99.0 111.0 12.0 1.0 0.42
129.0 135.0 6.0 1.5 0.85
146.0 155.0 9.0 1.9 0.87

CNTDH06012 24.0 29.0 5.0 12.7 580 5.1 2.8

CNTDH06013(i) 35.8 36.2 0.4 49.2 308 0.7 5.8
(i)Hole abandoned in quartz-sulphide mineralization at 36.2m

CNTDH06013A 57.0 67.0 10.0 2.4 1.01
99.0 112.0 13.0 1.8 1.0

CNTDH06014 49.0 61.0 12.0 2.0 0.86
98.0 106.0 8.0 1.5 0.74
118.0 126.0 8.0 2.1 1.83
177.0 194.0 17.0 1.1 0.65

CNTDH06015 NSA NSA

CTNDH06016 NSA NSA

CNTDH06017 41.0 52.0 11.0 2.3 1.17

CNTDH06018 22.0 31.0 9.0 3.8 67.96 0.7 0.4
80.0 102.9 22.9 2.9 1.16

CNTDH06019 22.0 29.0 7.0 2.6 2.99
54.5 55.5 1.0 26.1 90.45 0.3 2.8

CNTDH06020 39.0 43.0 4.0 6.6 3.7 1.8

CNTDH06021 NSA

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