North Bay Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NBRI) (“North Bay” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has finalized and signed a contract with Lincoln Resources Inc. (“Lincoln”), a private Nevada corporation, to enter into a joint-venture for the development of North Bay’s Coronation Gold Property.

Terms of the agreement call for Lincoln to commit up to $1.5 million CDN over three years for exploration expenses, developmental drilling, and surface ore recovery, with a minimum expenditure of $250,000 during the first year. Upon completion of the work program and fulfillment of all the terms of the agreement, North Bay and Lincoln will each own 50% of the Coronation Gold Property, and will equally share any and all net revenue, including any near-term profits generated from surface ore recovery operations. It is expected that a portion of any profits will be re-invested in ongoing development work on the Coronation’s underground resources. In addition, North Bay has received an initial cash payment of $12,500 CDN from Lincoln, less a $2,500 CDN finders fee paid to an independent third party.

Coronation Gold is located near Memphis Creek, 6 kilometres northeast of Slocan in southeastern British Columbia. The property covers 309 acres over several reverted crown grants and includes four other past-producing mines; the Colorado, the V&M, the Senator, and the Homestake mines, in addition to the Coronation. Primary mineralization is gold, silver, zinc, and lead. The highest combined historical (post-production) assays are 16.8 grams (0.54 ounces) per tonne gold, 6000 grams (192 ounces) per tonne silver, 10.9% zinc, and 1.2% lead. Past-production at the Coronation has been documented to be as much as 13,000 grams (418 ounces) per tonne silver and 20% lead, while past-production at the Homestake mine averaged 23.3 grams (0.75 ounces) per tonne gold, 2611 grams (83.95 ounces) per tonne silver, 1.33% lead and 1.52% zinc.

About North Bay Resources Inc.

North Bay Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NBRI) is a junior mining company with over 140 mineral and placer claims encompassing approximately 50,000 acres throughout British Columbia, Canada. The Company’s mission is to build a portfolio of viable mining prospects throughout the world and developing them through subsidiaries and JV partners to their full economic potential. North Bay’s business plan is based on the Generative Business Model, which is designed to leverage its properties into near-term revenue streams even during the earliest stages of exploration and development. This provides shareholders with multiple opportunities to profit from discoveries while preserving capital and minimizing the risk involved in exploration and development.

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This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Although North Bay Resources Inc. believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any assumption could be inaccurate, and therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion should not be regarded as a representation by North Bay Resources Inc. or any other person that the objective and plans of North Bay Resources Inc. will be achieved.

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