Northern Gold Mining Inc. Completes Drilling on Wickstead Property



    Bourkes Mine and Kirana Property Updates

    TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - Northern Gold Mining Inc. [Northern Gold] has
just completed a 16 hole, 1517 metre drill program on its Wickstead properties
in the Kirkland Lake mining camp of Northern Ontario. Located approximately
3 kilometres south of the Bourkes Mine, the drill targets were defined by
geological reconnaissance, a Mobile Metal Ion [MMI] geochemical survey, and
ground IP geophysical surveys conducted during Northern Gold's 2007 summer
exploration program.
    Drill hole WL 08-02 assayed 5.5 grams per ton over 0.3 metres with
visible gold in the core, and six of the holes assayed anomalous for gold.
According to Northern Gold's Vice President Exploration Ken Rattee, "this
program tested only a very small, local portion of the property...[T]his area
had high historic assay results, and we took [grab samples] last summer from
Wickstead which graded greater than 1.0 ounce per ton." Other potential
targets have been identified through MMI geochemical and ground IP geophysical
surveys, and Northern Gold is reviewing opportunities for additional
exploration work at Wickstead.
    Northern Gold has implemented a quality assurance and control [QA/QC]
program that ensures sampling and analysis of all exploration work is
conducted in accordance with the best possible practices. The drill core is
logged and split with half core samples sent to Swastika Laboratories,
Swastika, Ontario. The core is analyzed using the appropriate gold fire
assaying technique. The other half of the core is retained for future assay
verification. For QA/QC purposes the Company submits blanks and standards
every 50 samples. Approximately 5% of sample rejects and/or pulps will be sent
to a different lab from the lab which ran the original assay for check
assaying. For complete assay results of the Wickstead Drill Program, go to
www.northerngold.ca/pdfs/wickstead2008.pdf.
    The advanced exploration permitting process on the Bourkes Mine
continues, to allow for the future opportunity to inspect the underground
workings.
    Additionally, Northern Gold is exploring its Kirana properties this
summer with line cutting and surface exploration to generate diamond drill
targets for future drilling. The Kirana properties are comprised of 124
contiguous claim units, 4 patent blocks, and 8 non-contiguous claim units in
Bernhardt, Morrisette, Teck, and Lebel townships in the Kirkland Lake mining
camp. The claim group covers 10 kilometres of the Kirana Break.

    Northern Gold Mining Inc. is a Toronto based junior resource company
dedicated to mineral exploration in the proven and dynamic mining camps of
Northern Ontario.
    This press release has been reviewed by R.V. Zalnieriunas P.Geo., an
independent consulting geologist who is the "Qualified Person" for this
project as defined by NI 43-101.

    CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock
exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or
disapproved the information contained herein. This News Release includes
certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of
historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation,
statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration
results, future plans and objectives of Northern Gold Mining Inc., are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from Northern Gold Mining Inc.'s expectations are the risks
detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Northern Gold
Mining Inc. with securities regulators.

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For further information:

For further information: Northern Gold Mining Inc.: Martin Shefsky,
President and CEO, Tel: (416) 366-7300, Fax: (416) 366-7301, E:
mshefsky@northerngold.ca; Jeffery Boykin, VP Investor Relations Regulatory
Affairs, Tel: (416) 366-7300, Fax: (416) 366-7301, E: jboykin@northerngold.ca,
Web site: www.northerngold.ca

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