Darwin obtains surface access agreements for La Puerta drill program

VANCOUVER, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - ("Darwin" or "The Company") (TSXV:DAR) (OTCPK:DARWF)  (Frankfurt: DWU):

Dr. Graham Carman, President & CEO, is pleased to announce that Darwin has finalized surface access agreements with landholders at the Suriloma property in Peru allowing drill access to the La Puerta area, one of several gold targets at Suriloma. The land is owned by a number of individual private landholders rather than a community.  The Company has obtained sufficient access agreements to construct a minimum of 12 drill platforms at La Puerta.

An Environmental Impact Statement (DIA) application for 12 drill platforms (extendable to 20) has been submitted to the regional and provincial authorities, representatives of the neighbouring communities, and entered into the online environmental evaluation system of the Ministry of Energy and Mines.  The DIA addresses all aspects of the drilling project requested by the Peruvian environmental authorities including details of mining and surface titles, the proposed exploration program, a citizen participation plan, an environmental base line study, and the closing plan following initial drilling activities.

Dr Graham Carman states: "The signing of surface access agreements with local landholders at La Puerta is an important milestone for the project.  The surface access permits will allow our drill program to be fast-tracked, and to test our highly encouraging surface gold results.  The Company is now completing the permitting approvals with regional authorities required for drilling, including the DIA and water permits.  Darwin remains on track to begin drilling after the wet season during Q2 2013. "

The qualified person, Dr Graham Carman, Darwin's President and CEO, and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed and verified the contents of this release.  

About Darwin Resources Corp (TSXV:DAR) (OTCPK:DARWF) (Frankfurt:DWU):

Darwin is a resource acquisition and development company focussing on Peru, with an option to acquire 100% of the Suriloma epithermal gold property in the Department of La Libertad in northern Peru. 

On behalf of the Board,

"Graham Carman"
Dr Graham Carman, President & CEO

Forward Looking Statements This Company News Release contains certain "forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company's management.  Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitations, failure to successfully complete intended financings, capital and other costs varying significantly from estimates, production rates varying from estimates, changes in world metal markets, changes in equity markets, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, equipment failure, unexpected geological conditions, imprecision in resource estimates or metal recoveries, success of future development initiatives, competition, operating performance, environmental and safety risks, delays in obtaining or failure to obtain necessary permits and approvals from local authorities, and other development and operating risks. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein.  Although Darwin believes that assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

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SOURCE: Darwin Resources Corp.

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