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 February 27, 2012
Phase II Drill Program at Moss Project Intercepts 24.38 Metres Grading 1.45 gpt Gold Eqv (1.13 g/t Au, 12.8 g/t Ag); 1.52 Metre High-Grade Intercept of 19.39 gpt Gold Eqv (17.71 g/t Au, 67 gpt Ag) outside Main Target Area

 Vancouver, B.C. - Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V:NEE)(OTCQX: NHVCF) ("Northern Vertex") is pleased to announce results from the first 18 holes of its 20,000 foot (6500 meter) in-fill drill and resource expansion program on the Moss Gold-Silver Project situated in the historic Oatman Mining district in Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona.

States Northern Vertex Chief Geologist, Dr. Bob Thompson. "We are pleased to report all five of the Phase II infill holes, AR-124, 125, 127, 128 and 133, designed to convert resources from the inferred to the indicated category, were successful, with each hole intersecting at least 24 metre widths of mineralized material.

The significant intersections returned from Phase II drilling are consistent with results from our Phase 1 drill program. Importantly, they demonstrate the consistent internal distribution of gold we've come to expect from the Moss gold-silver system. Holes AR-121, 122 and 123 returned a series of promising intercepts, despite being stopped in mineralization grading 1 gpt gold equivalent. These holes were collared approximately 160 meters south from the outcropping Moss stockwork system, where intersections suggest a broader zone of mineralization at depth."

Hole AR-136 intersected 1.52 m averaging 19.39 gpt gold equivalent. "We're encouraged because 19.39 gpt gold equivalent is an order of magnitude higher than typical Moss grades and implies there are volumes of high-grade material yet to be drilled," remarks Thompson. The hole was drilled near historic workings located at the southern boundary of the patented claims, about 400 meters south of the Moss stockwork system.

The second part of the Phase II program, designed to test the western extension, is now underway using a specialized core-drilling rig. "We are optimistic heading into this next phase of drilling, based on results from the one RC (reverse circulation) drill hole (AR-132) that we were able to drill into a considerably steeper part of Moss's terrain, which returned mineralization from nearly top to bottom, over a total of 84 metres," adds Thompson

Highlights From Phase II Drilling at Moss (see following table for detail)

Hole AR 121: 0.51+ gpt Gold Eqv over 84+ metres including 2.13 gpt Gold Eqv over 7.6 m

Hole AR 123: 0.52+ gpt Gold Eqv over 22+ metres including 0.89 gpt Gold Eqv over 6.1 m

Hole AR 124: 1.45+ gpt Gold Eqv over 24+ metres including 2.27 gpt Gold Eqv over 13.7 m

Hole AR-128: 0.75+ gpt Gold Eqv over 57+ metres including 1.46 gpt Gold Eqv over 15.2 m

Hole AR 136: 19.39 gpt Gold Eqv over 1.52 metres

Metric     Imperial
Hole ID Interval (Intvl) Grade *AuEq From To   Au Ag True Width   Intvl Grade *AuEq True Width
(m) (gpt) (m) (m) (gpt) (gpt) (m) (ft) (opt) (ft)
AR-120 1.52 1.09 45.72 47.24 1.08 0.3 1.2   5 0.032 3.8
AR-120 3.05 1.33 57.91 60.96 1.31 0.6 2.3   10 0.039 7.7
AR-121 30.48 0.94 135.64 166.12 0.77 7.1 13.8   100 0.028 45.4
incl. 7.62 2.13 135.64 143.26 1.75 15.2 3.5   25 0.062 11.3
AR-121 39.62 0.58 178.31 217.93 0.34 9.6 18   130 0.017 59
incl. 7.62 1.05 193.55 201.17 0.58 18.9 3.5   25 0.031 11.3
AR-121 15.24 0.51 224.03 239.27 0.38 5.1 6.9   50 0.015 22.7
AR-122 38.1 0.38 140.21 178.31 0.29 3.5 24.5   125 0.011 80.3
AR-122 38.1 0.44 184.4 222.5 0.28 6.4 24.5   125 0.013 80.3
incl. 7.63 0.78 205.74 213.37 0.43 13.9 4.9   25 0.023 16.1
AR-123 16.76 0.52 152.4 169.16 0.45 2.9 12.3   55 0.015 40.2
AR-123 6.1 0.89 178.31 184.4 0.78 4.4 4.5   20 0.026 14.6
AR-124 1.52 0.86 38.1 39.62 0.83 1 1   5 0.025 3.2
AR-124 24.38 1.45 60.96 85.34 1.13 12.8 15.7   80 0.042 51.4
incl. 13.72 2.27 67.06 80.77 1.79 18.9 8.8   45 0.066 28.9
or 4.57 3.82 73.15 77.72 3.25 22.8 2.9   15 0.111 9.6
AR-125 25.91 0.81 79.25 105.16 0.55 10.4 18   85 0.024 59
incl. 4.57 1.66 91.44 96.01 0.88 31 3.2   15 0.048 10.4
AR-126 18.29 0.46 53.34 71.63 0.37 3.7 14   60 0.013 46
AR-127 7.62 0.43 89.92 97.54 0.33 3.9 5.8   25 0.012 19.2
AR-127 27.43 0.81 114.3 141.73 0.62 7.6 21   90 0.024 68.9
incl. 6.1 1.49 131.06 137.16 1.16 13.4 4.7   20 0.044 15.3
AR-128 57.91 0.75 94.49 152.4 0.59 6.4 37.2   190 0.022 122.1
incl. 15.24 1.46 131.06 146.3 1.24 8.8 9.8   50 0.043 32.1
AR-129 24.38 0.42 19.81 44.2 0.35 3.1 14   80 0.012 45.9
AR-130 13.72 0.53 7.62 21.34 0.23 11.9 8.8   45 0.016 28.9
AR-130 21.34 0.51 25.91 47.24 0.32 7.5 13.7   70 0.015 45
AR-131 24.38 0.39 6.1 30.48 0.29 4.3 16.9   80 0.011 55.6
AR-131 19.81 0.41 45.72 65.53 0.29 4.7 13.8   65 0.012 45.2
AR-131 16.76 0.36 71.63 88.39 0.2 6.3 11.6   55 0.01 38.2
AR-131 6.1 0.77 91.44 97.54 0.68 3.6 4.2   20 0.022 13.9
AR-132 44.2 0.53 0 44.2 0.36 7 39.7   145 0.016 130.3
AR-132 24.38 0.56 53.34 77.72 0.36 8.1 21.9   80 0.016 71.9
AR-132 15.24 0.38 79.25 94.49 0.22 6.5 13.7   50 0.011 44.9
AR-133 18.29 0.38 102.11 120.4 0.3 3.5 11.8   60 0.011 38.6
AR-133 22.86 0.91 126.49 149.35 0.74 6.8 14.7   75 0.026 48.2
incl. 3.05 3.1 146.3 149.35 2.36 29.7 2   10 0.09 6.4
AR-134 No Significant Results                    
AR-135 No Significant Results                    
AR-136 1.52 19.39 45.72 47.24 17.71 67 Unknown   5 0.565  
AR-136 1.52 0.88 64.01 65.53 0.87 0.3 Unknown   5 0.026  
AR-137 No Significant Results                    
AR-138 1.52 2.71 42.67 44.2 1.64 42.5 Unknown   5 0.079  
AR-138 7.62 0.41 50.29 57.91 0.28 5.1 Unknown   25 0.012  
* AuEq (gpt) = Au (gpt) + 1/40th Ag (gpt)
* Estimated True Width calculated using 70 degree dip to zones of mineralization, it ranges from 34 to 91%;
* opt = troy ounces / short ton
* gpt = grams / metric tonne
* Assumes 100% metallurgical recovery


The geological disclosure in this press release has been reviewed and verified by Northern Vertex's Chief Geologist, Dr. Bob Thompson, PhD P.Eng (a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects).

Northern Vertex is a gold exploration and development company operating principally in the United States and Canada. The Company comprises an experienced management group with a strong background in all aspects of acquisition, exploration, development and financing of precious metal mining projects. The Company's stated mandate is to acquire, develop and advance asset-based gold projects that demonstrate near term production potential and long-term sustainable growth.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF NORTHERN VERTEX
"Joseph Bardswich"
Director

For further information, please visit www.northernvertex.com
Or contact Colin Clancy at Telephone: 604-601-3656 Toll Free 1-855-633-8798

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in
such statements.
2011 number 04


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