Duluth Metals announces first drill results from eastern exploration area



    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - On its first anniversary since its IPO, Duluth
Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) today announced
significant assay results for six new holes from its Maturi Extension
Properties. The results include data for MEX-55 and MEX-57, the first two
holes completed in the Eastern Exploration Area Drill Program, which is
exploring and extending mineralization east and northeast of MEX 3 and MEX 7.
Highlights of MEX-57 are 105.8 feet of 0.776% copper and 0.289% nickel with
1.595 grams per tonne (g/t) of Total Precious Metals (TPM =
Platinum+Palladium+Gold), including 86.4 feet of 0.882% copper, 0.333% nickel
and 1.85 g/t TPM with an interval of 38.3 feet grading 1.081% copper, 0.402%
nickel and 2.772 g/t TPM. MEX-55 returned TPM grades exceeding 1 gram per
tonne. MEX-57 and MEX-55 are over 600 meters apart in the center of the
Eastern Exploration Area.
    "The first two holes of our Eastern Program are very encouraging,
especially the exceptional results of MEX-57 which indicates a strong
mineralized channel on the north-east side of the Maturi Extension
Properties," stated Dr. Henry Sandri, President and CEO. "We eagerly await
additional results of our Eastern Exploration Program where we have already
started or completed more than 10 holes. The values in MEX-57, including
38.3 feet of 1.108% copper, 0.402% nickel and 2.772 g/t TPM, certainly support
our geological model of grade improvement as we move east. We are also very
pleased with the in-fill and step-out drilling to the Nokomis Resource Block."
    The remaining four holes, MEX-52, MEX-53, MEX-54, and MEX-56 were drilled
as in-fill holes on the Nokomis Deposit. Hole MEX-56 intersected a mineralized
interval over 125 feet grading 0.727% copper, 0.275% nickel and 0.909 g/t TPM,
including 101 feet of 0.812% copper, 0.302% nickel and 1.032 g/t TPM. Included
within the 101 foot zone is a mineralized interval of 15 feet grading 1.072%
copper, 0.369% nickel and 1.679 g/t TPM. Hole MEX-54 intersected a mineralized
interval of 201 feet grading 0.531% copper, 0.141% nickel and 0.776 g/t TPM,
including an intersection of 59.0 feet of 0.782% copper, 0.218% nickel and
1.527 g/t TPM. Included within the 59 foot interval is a mineralized interval
of 19.7 feet grading 1.052% copper, 0.278% nickel and 2.236 g/t TPM.
    Duluth is currently deploying four drills in an aggressive
Fall 07-Winter 08 program. The program comprises in-fill and step-out drilling
to the existing large Nokomis Resource Block, and exploration drilling to
define new mineralization in the Eastern Exploration Area. In addition, the
Company is adding a fifth drill to accelerate the program and commence large
diameter drilling in the Nokomis Deposit to start the production of bulk
samples for further metallurgical testing. The Scoping Study for the Nokomis
Deposit being conducted by Scott Wilson RPA of Toronto will be completed this
quarter.
    A "MEX 52-57 Location Map" highlighting these six holes can be found on
our Company website at www.duluthmetals.com.
    True thickness is estimated at about 90% of core length. The following
table with (0.3% copper and 0.5% copper cut-offs) contains a more detailed
summary of the drill intercepts:

    
                                  FROM     TO   LENGTH  COPPER NICKEL  TPM(*)
    HOLE             ZONE        (feet)  (feet) (feet)    (%)    (%)    (g/t)
    MEX-52  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3021.8  3238.3  216.5   0.645  0.170  0.538
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3021.8  3130.1  108.3   0.775  0.189  0.698
                  including      3041.5  3066.2   24.7   0.916  0.243  0.891
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3174.3  3238.3   64.0   0.625  0.192  0.467

    MEX-53    Total Mineralized    2773    2888  115.0   0.445  0.184  0.419
                   Interval
            @0.3% Cu cut-off    2773    2838   65.0   0.562  0.238  0.506
            @0.5% Cu cut-off    2778    2818   40.0   0.631  0.208  0.569
                  including        2778    2783    5.0   1.025  0.379  1.386
            @0.3% Cu cut-off    2863    2888   25.0   0.383  0.125  0.408

    MEX-54  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3267.8  3469.6  201.8   0.531  0.141  0.776
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3346.6  3405.6   59.0   0.782  0.218  1.527
                  including      3371.2  3390.9   19.7   1.052  0.278  2.236

    MEX-55    Total Mineralized
                   Interval      3873.1  3961.6   88.5   0.446  0.135  1.016
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  3873.1  3922.3   49.2   0.602  0.170  1.345
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3892.8  3922.3   29.5   0.693  0.189  1.269
                  including      3897.6  3902.6    5.0   1.005  0.278  2.317
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  3946.8  3961.6   14.8   0.515  0.155  1.398

    MEX-56  @0.3% Cu cut-off    2668    2793  125.0   0.727  0.275  0.909
            @0.5% Cu cut-off    2673    2774  101.0   0.812  0.302  1.032
                  including        2718    2733   15.0   1.072  0.369  1.679
                     and           2758    2774   16.0   0.975  0.552  1.145

    MEX-57  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3405.6  3511.4  105.8   0.776  0.289  1.595
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3410.3  3496.7   86.4   0.882  0.333  1.850
                  including      3410.3  3448.6   38.3   1.081  0.402  2.772

    (*)Total Precious Metals = Platinum+Palladium+Gold

    Complete gold, platinum, and palladium assays for MEX-52, 53, 54, 55, 56
and 57 are as follows:
                                                                       PALL-
                                  FROM     TO   LENGTH  GOLD PLATINUM  ADIUM
    HOLE             ZONE        (feet)  (feet) (feet)  (g/t)  (g/t)   (g/t)
    MEX-52  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3021.8  3238.3  216.5  0.074   0.152  0.312
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3021.8  3130.1  108.3  0.093   0.196  0.410
                  including      3041.5  3066.2   24.7  0.119   0.247  0.525
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3174.3  3238.3   64.0  0.064   0.136  0.267

    MEX-53    Total Mineralized    2773    2888  115.0  0.056   0.113  0.250
                   Interval
            @0.3% Cu cut-off    2773    2838   65.0  0.066   0.139  0.301
            @0.5% Cu cut-off    2778    2818   40.0  0.075   0.153  0.341
                  including        2778    2783    5.0  0.157   0.413  0.817
            @0.3% Cu cut-off    2863    2888   25.0  0.060   0.105  0.244

    MEX-54  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3267.8  3469.6  201.8  0.110   0.209  0.457
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3346.6  3405.6   59.0  0.210   0.424  0.893
                  including      3371.2  3390.9   19.7  0.302   0.571  1.363

    MEX-55    Total Mineralized  3873.1  3961.6   88.5  0.157   0.270  0.589
                   Interval
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  3873.1  3922.3   49.2  0.151   0.379  0.815
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3892.8  3922.3   29.5  0.148   0.354  0.767
                  including      3897.6  3902.6    5.0  0.279   0.573  1.465
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  3946.8  3961.6   14.8  0.407   0.301  0.690

    MEX-56  @0.3% Cu cut-off    2668    2793  125.0  0.125   0.256  0.528
            @0.5% Cu cut-off    2673    2774  101.0  0.144   0.290  0.598
                  including        2718    2733   15.0  0.410   0.427  0.842
                     and           2758    2774   16.0  0.118   0.331  0.696

    MEX-57  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3405.6  3511.4  105.8  0.277   0.442  0.876
            @0.5% Cu cut-off  3410.3  3496.7   86.4  0.328   0.507  1.015
                  including      3410.3  3448.6   38.3  0.609   0.719  1.444
    

    For the 2007 drill program, half core samples have been prepared at ALS
Chemex Ltd. laboratories in Thunder Bay and then shipped to its analytical
facilities in Vancouver. Samples are being analyzed for Au, Pt, and Pd using a
standard fire assay with an ICP finish and for 27 other elements using a four
acid (near total) digestion and a combination of ICPMS and ICPAES. ICP over
limits were re-analyzed using sodium peroxide fusion, acid dissolution
followed by ICPAES. The remaining half core samples are being stored in
Minnesota.
    David Oliver, P. Geo. and Duluth Project Manager is the Qualified Person,
in accordance with NI 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators, and is
responsible for the technical content of this press release and quality
assurance of the exploration data and analytical results.

    About Duluth Metals

    Duluth is committed to acquiring, exploring and developing copper, nickel
and platinum group metal (PGM) deposits. Duluth's principal property is the
Nokomis Deposit located within the rapidly emerging Duluth Complex mining camp
in northeastern Minnesota. The Duluth Complex hosts one of the world's largest
undeveloped repositories of copper, nickel and PGMs, including the world's
third largest accumulation of nickel sulphides, and one of the world's largest
accumulations of polymetallic copper and platinum group metals.

    This document may contain forward-looking statements (including
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the US Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995) relating to Duluth's operations or to the
environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations,
estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict
and may be beyond Duluth's control. A number of important factors could cause
actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in
forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filings.
In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made.
Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking
statements. Duluth disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable
securities laws.





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For further information: please contact Mara Strazdins, Director of
Corporate Communications, at mstrazdins@duluthmetals.com or at (416) 369-1500
or Henry Sandri, President and CEO, at hsandri@duluthmetals.com; Minnesota
corporate office: telephone (651) 389-9990; Web Page: www.duluthmetals.com

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