New discovery of high grade gold 2305 g/t (67.22 oz/t) on Northern Gold Mining's Kirana property

    TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSX-V NGM) is pleased
to announce the discovery of a promising, previously unknown zone of
mineralization containing areas assaying high grades of gold (up to 2305.12
g/t, or 67.22 oz/ton) and local coarse, visible gold at its Kirana Project.
The Kirana Project is the company's most recently acquired ground and the area
containing the new gold bearing zone lies in Teck Township, Ontario,
approximately five kilometers northeast of the historic Kirkland Lake gold
camp. Official production from the Kirkland Lake camp is more than 24 million
ounces of gold from numerous mines since 1910, many of them high grade
deposits. Northern Gold Mining's Kirana Project comprises a main group of
86 claim units, 4 patent claim blocks and an additional, isolated block of
8 more claim units just south of the main group. The main claim group contains
much prospective ground as it covers 6.2 kilometers of the interpreted extent
of the Kirana Break.
    The company began its exploration of the Kirana Project in the late fall
of 2007, with stripping of overburden to expose several new areas of bedrock
in the general area of some old workings. Geological mapping and sampling over
two such previously unexposed areas took place in early summer of 2008, taking
advantage of the newly washed surfaces. Some occurrences of visible gold were
noted within recognizable structural zones of altered rock. This led to a
first phase of rigorous sampling that has now confirmed the presence of gold.
Assaying of samples taken from bedrock returned values of gold as high as
2305.12 g/t (67.22 oz/ton). Longer more systematic chip/channel sampling
resulted in lower gold values, but confirmed the lateral extent of the
    Samples were variously collected from single points and along sampling
lines up to 6 metres long and cutting across mineralized areas by means of
chip and channel sampling over both the stripped areas. The two stripped areas
are more than 40 metres apart and it has yet to be determined if they are two
parts of the same mineralized zone or two entirely separate zones.
    On the eastern stripping area (the Matheson Zone) an approximately
5 metre wide strong shear zone, striking 060 degrees to 080 degrees, appears
to control very high grade gold mineralization. 20 samples collected over a 12
metre strike length along the shear returned assays as high as 2305.12 g/t Au
(67.22 oz/ton) with coarse visible gold observed at various locations within
the Matheson Zone. The strong shear apparently controlling the mineralization
is possibly the eastern extension of the Kirana Break. Northern Gold's Kirana
property covers 6.2 kms of the Kirana Break strike length to the east of the
new discovery area.

                 Significant Au Assays on the Matheson Zone
        2305.12 g/t (67.22 oz/ton)       (local point sample)
         827.60 g/t (24.14 oz/ton)       (local point sample)
         566.68 g/t (16.53 oz/ton)       (local point sample)
          94.70 g/t (2.76 oz/ton)        (local point sample)
          28.05 g/t (0.82 oz/ton)        (local point sample)
          13.58 g/t (0.40 oz/ton)        (local point sample)

    On the western stripping area (the Hillside Zone) a pervasive quartz-
iron carbonate alteration and brecciation over the approximately 16 x 8 metre
stripped area has returned assays as high as 40.56 g/t (1.18 oz/ton) from
various locations within the zone. The control and thicknesses of this
mineralization as well as its relationship to the apparently shear controlled
high-grade gold mineralization on the Matheson Zone have yet to be determined.

                 Significant Au Assays on the Hillside Zone
          40.56 g/t (1.18 oz/ton)        (local point sample)
          27.98 g/t (0.82 oz/ton)        (local point sample)
           5.07 g/t (0.15 oz/ton)        (local point sample)

    Assay plans showing all samples and locations on these new zones can be
viewed at
    Ken Rattee, VP Exploration, stated that "this new discovery is very
exciting, not only because of the nature and size of the area covered by the
two newly stripped, gold-bearing structural zones but because it holds great
promise for significant strike extension, being controlled by such a prominent
    Northern Gold is now commencing an expanded stripping program to gain
better understanding of the extent and character of the newly discovered zone
through mapping and more systematic sampling, to be followed by diamond
drilling to ascertain the characteristics and potential of this new discovery
in the third dimension. A comprehensive exploration program of the immediate
area surrounding the discovery area is being formulated.
    Northern Gold Mining follows certain quality assurance and control
(QA/QC) procedures to ensure sampling and analysis of all exploration work is
conducted in accordance with the best possible practices. The rock samples
collected were sent to the ISO 9001:2000 certified Polymet Laboratories in
Cobalt, Ontario where samples were analyzed for gold using fire assaying
techniques. As part of its QA/QC work, the Company submits blanks and
standards approximately every 50 samples to check for possible analytical
error. Approximately 5% of sample rejects and/or pulps are sent to different
labs for check assaying.
    Results of this sampling program and the sampling procedures have been
reviewed by R.V. Zalnieriunas P.Geo. an independent consulting geologist who
is the "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101 for this project.

    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.

For further information:

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

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