Northern Tiger Completes Geophysical Program and Drilling


Northern Tiger Resources Inc. has completed the expanded 2009 drill program at its Sonora Gulch gold-silver-copper property. In addition, a 1,437 line-kilometre airborne geophysical survey was completed over most of the Company’s Dawson Range properties, and ground magnetic and Induced Polarization (IP) surveys were completed over a potential Minto-style target on the Company’s DAD property.

Northern Tiger drilled 12 diamond drill holes totalling 2,455 metres during the 2009 exploration season. The program focused on the Nightmusic Zone, where 2008 drilling returned a 26.6 metre intercept grading 4.96 g/t gold, 11.9 g/t silver and 0.23% copper (see News Release dated October 28, 2008). The Company’s drilling contractor, Kluane Drilling Ltd., completed 11 of the drill holes to an average depth of 216 metres, while one of the holes was abandoned at a depth of 74 metres due to difficult drilling conditions. Northern Tiger also completed extensive surface exploration work at Sonora Gulch, including property-wide soil sampling, rock sampling, geological mapping, and prospecting.

Northern Tiger recently completed a low-level, multi-sensor airborne geophysical survey over its Sonora Gulch, Bond, Mel, Del, Led, Birman and Korat properties. The surveys were flown by Precision GeoSurveys Inc. of Vancouver, BC. A total of 1,437 line-kilometers were flown at a 100 meter line-spacing. A high-sensitivity magnetometer system will assist in interpreting bedrock units, structure, and alteration. The radiometric system consisted of a multichannel spectrometer with state-of-the-art design to map rock units and alteration patterns.

A ground geophysical program was also conducted at Northern Tiger’s DAD property by Aurora Geosciences Ltd. The survey covered a target considered prospective for mineralization similar to that being processed at Capstone Mining Corp.’s nearby Minto Mine. Northern Tiger has a strategic alliance with Minto Explorations Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Capstone Mining Corp., to facilitate exploration for this style of deposit in the region.

Results of the 2009 exploration drill program, geophysical surveys and surface exploration work are pending.

“We are extremely pleased with the efficiency of our 2009 program”, says Greg Hayes, President of Northern Tiger. “The entire program ran very smoothly thanks to the efforts of our staff and through close cooperation with our major suppliers. We are currently demobilizing our Sonora Gulch camp, and are looking forward to receiving and interpreting the results of all of our 2009 exploration initiatives.”

The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Carl Schulze, PGeo, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

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