NSGold acquires 3,000 hectares of additional land at its Dios Padre property in Sonora, Mexico

Vancouver, British Columbia – July 18th, 2011 – NSGold Corporation (NSX:TSXV) is pleased to report that it has acquired, through claim staking, a total of 3,000 hectares near its Dios Padre property in the Municipality of Yecora, State of Sonora, Mexico. These claims are contiguous and surround ground, held by other parties, which is adjacent to NSGold’s Dios Padre property. The claims are located 270 km by road east of Hermosillo, the capital of the State of Sonora, and 30 km west of the town of Yecora.

“We are pleased that we were able to acquire this ground that further consolidates and enhances our position in the area” said Hans van Hoof, CEO of NSGold. “Our Phase 1 exploration program has been designed to identify new targets on our properties in preparation for follow-up drill programs. This is a first step in that process.”

The area staked by NSGold is characterized predominantly by outcroppings of Intermediate Volcanics intruded by Porphrytic Breccias similar to the rocks found on the Dios Padre claims The area has not been mapped in any detail and will be subject to part of a general geologic mapping survey to be conducted as part of NSGold’s Phase 1 work program announced in its press release of June 6th, 2011.

The historic Dios Padre Mine and these newly-acquired claims lie in the Sierra Madre Oriental, in a Cretaceous volcanic stratigraphic sequence which is the host environment for significant gold and silver deposits, including those found in the nearby Sahuaripa, Mulatos, Dolores and Ocampo mining districts.

The setting of these deposits varies but they all occur within what is deemed a highly-prospective zone.

Qualified Person

Perry MacKinnon P. Geo., Chief Geologist of NSGold, has reviewed the information provided in this news release and approved its dissemination.

About NSGold

NSGold Corporation is a mineral exploration company actively exploring for gold in Nova Scotia, Canada and silver in Mexico. NSGold’s principal properties are the Mooseland gold property, located in Nova Scotia, and the Dios Padre property, located in the municipality of Yecora, State of Sonora, Mexico. NSGold’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol NSX.

For further information, please contact:

Glenn A. Holmes
Chief Financial Officer, NSGold Corporation
(902) 798-1148
glenn.holmes@nsgoldcorp.com

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