NSGold Receives Initial Assay Results For Mooseland Gold Project

Vancouver, British Columbia – October 18, 2011 – NSGold Corporation (NSX:TSXV) has received assay results for diamond drill holes NSG-25-11, NSG 27-11 and NSG 28-11 at its wholly owned Mooseland Gold Project in Halifax County, Nova Scotia. NSG-25-11 was a deepening of NSG-25-10 abandoned last year due to weather conditions. NSG-26-10 was completed in the 2010 program. NSGold has completed a total of eight drill holes on the East Zone and four of nine holes planned for the West Zone. All holes drilled to date during the 2011 campaign have intersected substantial quartz veining. Significant results from the first three holes on the East Zone are presented in the table below.

* intersections reported are core lengths; true widths are typically 60-65% of core length

A complete table of assay results for these three drill holes is attached as Appendix A. A total of 33 samples from these three drill holes assayed more than 1 gram per tonne of gold of which 8 assays exceed 10 grams per tonne. Drill results continue to yield high grade intercepts indicative of the influence of the nugget effect on the gold values.

Sample preparation and shipping is carried out by NSGold geologists according to best industry practices. Sample standards and blanks are inserted as required by NI 43-101 guidelines. All samples are sent to Activation Laboratories of Ancaster, Ontario for analysis. Approximately 25% of samples selected for splitting are analyzed using the screen for metallics method. This includes samples with visible gold as well as samples with a significant expectation of returning ore grade values. The remaining samples are analyzed using the Fire Assay method with Atomic Absorption finish. Samples from this group returning values over 500 ppb Au are re-analyzed using the screen for metallics method which involves the entire sample being crushed to 80% -10 mesh and the whole sample riffle split. The entire sample is screened at 100 mesh, and the entire oversize and 2 portions of the undersize are fire assayed and then a weighted average based on the weight of the oversize and the undersize are analyzed.

Ecum Secum Gold Project

A trenching program has recently been completed at the Ecum Secum Gold Project located on the Eastern Shore in Nova Scotia. The Ecum Secum Project is presently held under an option agreement. A 25 meter long trench and two pits were excavated on a structure that is known to host coarse gold near old mine workings. Significant quartz was located and selected samples will be sent for analysis.

French Village Gold Project

A trenching program is planned to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2011 at the Company’s wholly owned French Village property located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The work will test a large gossanous structure from which past sampling (2009) assayed up to 2.16 g/tonne gold.

NSX Silver Inc.

The process for distributing to its shareholders, on a share-for-share basis, all of the shares of NSX Silver Inc., is nearing the final stages. The Company now expects to file the Preliminary Prospectus with the various Provincial Securities Commissions in both English and French later this week. The Company will also be filing an application with the TSX Venture Exchange to list the common shares of NSX Silver under the ticker NSY. Once the required regulatory approvals are obtained, the Board of Directors will set a record date for the “spin-out” transaction. Each of the NSGold shareholders as of the record date will be entitled to receive the distribution of NSX Silver shares.

Other News

As part of NSGold’s continuing efforts to enhance its profile the Company will be exhibiting at the upcoming International Precious Metals & Commodities Show (https://www.edelmetallmesse.com/en/index.html) being held in Munich, Germany on November 4th and 5th. The keynote speaker at this year’s conference is Eric Sprott, founder of Sprott Asset Management and one of the most highly respected investors in precious metals. Sprott Asset Management is the second largest shareholder of NSGold holding a 19.9% ownership.

Qualified Person

Perry MacKinnon, P.Geo., Chief Geologist for NSGold, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the information provided in this news release.

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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