NSGold Reports Additional Results from Cheticamp Property

Bedford, Nova Scotia – December 20, 2012 – NSGold Corporation (NSX:TSXV) is pleased to announce that it has obtained promising results on two more of its seven exploration licenses in the Cheticamp area of Nova Scotia.

Sampling from the Mountain Top Mine area, known to host at least 12 mineralized showings, returned significant values from quartz-sericite schist taken from two of these sites as detailed in the table below:

Sample # Gold 

(g/tonne)

Silver 

(g/tonne)

Copper 

(%)

Lead 

(%)

Zinc 

(%)

806253 4.73 23.2 0.10 0.39 4.62
806263 3.39 138.0 0.72 6.94 1.0

Amax Minerals Exploration Limited (“Amax”) in 1979 reported sampling of boulders of massive galena in several locations on this property that returned assay values up to 1,334 grams per tonne silver, 42.3% lead and 8% zinc. Amax also reported sampling of boulders of massive arsenopyrite that returned assay values up to 4.11 grams per tonne gold, 160.4 grams per tonne silver, 1.27% lead and 1.77% zinc. Significant gold, silver and copper values have been reported by other companies that have explored elsewhere on the property.  The source of this mineralization has yet to be found.  A number of soil geochemical and geophysical (EM) anomalies remain either untested or under-explored.

NSGold also recently collected rock samples from another area of its Cheticamp Project known as the Core Shack Showing.  In particular three samples taken from mineralized quartz-sericite schist returned significant values as detailed in the table below:

Sample # Gold 

(g/tonne)

Silver 

(g/tonne)

Copper 

(g/tonne)

Lead 

(%)

Zinc 

(%)

806277 5.49 15.2 0.19 0.27 2.53
806278 3.74 86.0 0.15 0.62 0.51
806279 3.94 9.9 0.02 0.05 0.29

Amax carried out a limited drill program at the Core Shack area in 1979 with the best reported drill intercept being 4.11 gram per tonne gold, 40.8 g per tonne silver, 1.76% lead and 2.39% zinc over 4.5 meters. The limits of this mineralization have not been adequately explored.

NSGold previously reported significant precious and base metal results from rock samples taken from two other of its Cheticamp exploration licenses, Fisset Brook and Rocky Brook (see NSGold news release dated August 1, 2012).

NSGold Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Holmes, commented;

“These latest sampling results, together with those reported in August 2012, demonstrate the potential for the Cheticamp land package to host a significant combined precious and base metal deposit.    NSGold intends to complete a thorough review the historic exploration results with the view of designing a follow on exploration program for the New Year.

At the Cheticamp Property base metal and precious metal mineralization occurs in an altered meta-sedimentary sequence (mainly quartz-sericite schist with some chlorite schist) within altered volcanics. Numerous additional showings, as well as two former producing mines (the Galena Lead/Zinc Mine and the Mountain Top Copper/Gold Mine), occur on nearby claims, also owned by NSGold, in a similar geological environment. NSGold has excellent claim coverage in these areas.

The rocks of the Cheticamp Highlands region are of the Aspy Terrane which correlates with the Gander and Dunnage Zones of Newfoundland, host to the Buchans area deposits, and the Miramichi Zone of north-central New Brunswick, host to the Bathurst area deposits.

Mooseland Gold Project

NSGold also announces that it has completed the Fall 2012 drilling program at its wholly-owned Mooseland Gold Project located in Halifax County, Nova Scotia. This program was partially funded with a Mineral Incentive Program grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

A total of 15 diamond drill holes were completed, including two that encountered old mine workings and were abandoned. Drill hole depths ranged from 66 to 80 meters and all encountered multiple zones of quartz bearing argillites that contained varying amounts of arsenopyrite, both in and around the quartz veins. Logging of the core is now complete and core samples are being sent to Laboratoire Expert Inc. in Rouyn-Noranda for analysis.

The purpose of the Fall 2012 drill program was to obtain additional data for the near surface gold mineralization for purposes of evaluating the potential for open pit mining of the West Zone.  The West Zone has been previously drill tested at depth and extends along strike approximately 1,000 meters, however, past drilling campaigns (110 holes totaling 29,000 meters) were not designed to target the gold bearing veins within 75 meters from the surface.  The Mooseland gold deposit occurs within a typical Meguma structure with steeply dipping limbs. The gold bearing quartz veins at Mooseland occur on both limbs of the fold with similar widths and grades.  Of particular significance from a potential open-pit mining perspective is the relatively shallow depth (generally 0.5-1.5 meters) of overburden covering the West Zone deposit and the geometry of the near surface saddle veins.

Qualified Person

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

About NSGold

NSGold Corporation is a mineral exploration company actively exploring for gold in Nova Scotia, Canada. NSGold’s principal property is the Mooseland Gold Property. NSGold’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol NSX.

For further information, please contact:

Glenn A. Holmes

Chief Executive Officer, NSGold Corporation

(902) 798-1148

glenn.holmes@nsgoldcorp.com

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