NSGold Corporation Completes $4.4 Million Private Placement With Sprott Asset Management

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 5, 2011 – NSGold Corporation (NSX:TSXV) is pleased to announce that it has completed a private placement of 8,627,451 common shares at a price of $0.51 per share, for gross proceeds to NSGold of $4.4 million. NSGold will use the net proceeds from the private placement for working capital and for funding of its new subsidiary, NSX Silver Inc., as announced by NSGold on July 13, 2011 by way of press release.

Sprott Asset Management LP, acting on behalf of certain Sprott funds and managed accounts, subscribed for all of the 8,627,451 shares in the private placement, representing 19.9% of the shares of NSGold issued and outstanding after the placement.

Hans van Hoof, NSGold’s Chairman, commented, “I’m very happy that after a substantial due diligence process we can welcome Sprott Asset Management as our newest major shareholder. Not only does this transaction provide NSGold with sufficient funding to advance our assets, it also provides us with an experienced and renowned shareholder as the company prepares for its next stage of development.”

Euro Pacific Canada Inc. of Toronto, Ontario acted as agent for the private placement. In connection with the closing of the private placement, NSGold paid Euro Pacific a cash commission of $352,000 and issued 690,196 non-transferable broker warrants to Euro Pacific entitling it to acquire up to 690,196 common shares of NSGold at a price of $0.51 per share until August 4, 2012.

As a result of the private placement, there are 43,413,767 common shares of NSGold issued and outstanding. Under applicable securities legislation and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, all of foregoing securities are subject to a hold period expiring on December 5, 2011.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

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