Duluth Metals announces new drill results expanding the Nokomis Deposit



    TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM)
(TSX:DM.U) today announced significant assay results for another nine new
holes from their Maturi Extension Properties in Minnesota. Drilling highlights
include MEX-62 with an interval of 108.2 feet grading 0.797% copper,
0.248% nickel and 1.178 grams per tonne (g/t) of Total Precious Metals (TPM
equals Platinum+Palladium+Gold), including 29.5 feet of 1.058% copper, 0.314%
nickel, 1.445 g/t TPM and 9.8 feet of 1.268% copper, 0.362% nickel and 1.791
g/t TPM. Drill hole MEX-68 intersected a mineralized interval of 147.6 feet
grading 0.707% copper, 0.207% nickel and 0.639 g/t TPM, including 9.8 feet of
1.230% copper, 0.234% nickel and 0.716 g/t TPM.
    The results include data for two in-fill holes in the main Nokomis
Deposit, MEX-60 and MEX-64, and seven new holes completed in the Eastern Area,
including MEX-58, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66 and 68, drilled to explore and extend
mineralization east of the main portion of the Nokomis Deposit. Assay results
for the listed drill holes are found in the accompanying table. A "Drill Hole
Location Map" highlighting in-fill and step-out drill holes can be found on
our Company website at www.duluthmetals.com under Press Releases.
    "We are moving forward with drilling in the Eastern Exploration Area in
order to expand the size of the Nokomis Deposit and we continue to demonstrate
consistency in the main resource block. The results from MEX-62 indicate a
strong mineralized area in the south-east in the vicinity of historic drill
hole NM-03 and preliminary indications are that the Eastern Exploration Area
on average has stronger TPM grades", stated Dr. Henry Sandri, President and
CEO. "Of particular interest is the number of holes which contained values in
excess of 1 percent copper and 1 gram of Total Precious Metals. In addition,
in the south-central side of the Nokomis Deposit, in-fill hole MEX-64 returned
a 5 foot high-grade intersection of 1.255% copper, 5.302 g/t TPM and
87.8 g/t silver below the main mineralization warranting further exploration
for high-grade copper-PGE veins in the footwall area of the deposit. As we put
more holes into the property, we increase our knowledge of where and to what
extent zones become thicker and carry higher grade mineral values."
    Highlights within the main Nokomis Deposit include in-fill hole MEX-60 at
25.0 feet of 0.817% copper and 0.300% nickel with 0.855 g/t TPM, including
10.0 feet of 1.140% copper, 0.447% nickel and 1.227 g/t TPM, and MEX-64 with
an interval of 20.0 feet grading 0.708% copper, 0.407% nickel and 0.656 g/t,
including 5.0 feet of 1.015% copper, 0.953% nickel and 0.979 g/t TPM, and in
another section of the hole, 5.0 feet of 1.255% copper, 0.091% nickel,
5.302 g/t TPM, and 87.8 g/t silver.
    Duluth is currently deploying five drills to accelerate the current
approximate 200,000 foot drill program comprising both 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. The
Company has commenced large diameter drilling in the Nokomis Deposit to start
the production of bulk samples for further metallurgical testing to confirm
and optimize our excellent recoveries at production levels. The Scoping Study
for the Nokomis Deposit being conducted by Scott Wilson RPA of Toronto will be
completed this quarter.
    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:

    
     HOLE          ZONE           FROM     TO    LENGTH  COPPER NICKEL TPM(*)
                                 (feet)  (feet)  (feet)   (%)    (%)   (g/t)

    MEX-58  at 0.3% Cu cut-off     3322  3380.1   58.1   0.530  0.156  0.429
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3336.7  3361.4   24.7   0.610  0.175  0.483
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3976.3  3991.2   14.9   0.512  0.181  1.942

    MEX-59     Re-drilled as
                   MEX-60

    MEX-60  at 0.3% Cu cut-off     2683    2713     30   0.740  0.275  0.766
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     2688    2713     25   0.817  0.300  0.855
              including            2693    2703     10   1.140  0.447  1.227

    MEX-61  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3248.2  3356.4  108.2   0.569  0.182  0.775
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3248.2  3307.2     59   0.649  0.215  0.885

    MEX-62  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3917.3  4045.2  127.9   0.743  0.228  1.100
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3917.3  4025.5  108.2   0.797  0.248  1.178
              including          3946.8  3956.6    9.8   1.268  0.362  1.791
                and              3986.2  4015.7   29.5   1.058  0.314  1.445

    MEX-63  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   2869.4  3031.7  162.3   0.528  0.173  0.538
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   2869.4  3000.5  131.1   0.568  0.185  0.593
              including          2995.5  3000.5      5   1.115  0.208  1.554

    MEX-64  at 0.3% Cu cut-off     2848    2923     75   0.585  0.229  0.660
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     2853    2873     20   0.781  0.231  0.990
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     2903    2923     20   0.708  0.407  0.656
              including            2903    2908      5   1.015  0.953  0.979
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off     3018    3033     15   0.539  0.065  0.478
              including            3028    3033      5   0.869  0.116  0.930
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     3093    3098      5   1.255  0.091  5.302

    MEX-65  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3066.2  3105.6   39.4   0.609  0.171  0.830
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3066.2    3095   28.8   0.705  0.196  0.992
              including          3080.9    3095   14.1   0.860  0.235  1.089
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3120.2    3199   78.8   0.451  0.135  0.462
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3272.8  3287.5   14.7   0.433  0.124  0.495

    MEX-66  Total Mineralized
             Interval            3759.8  3784.5   24.7   0.202  0.060  0.333

    MEX-67    Assays Pending

    MEX-68  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3223.6  3390.9  167.3   0.672  0.197  0.637
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3228.5  3376.1  147.6   0.707  0.207  0.639
              including          3351.6  3361.4    9.8   1.230  0.234  0.716

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


    Complete gold, platinum, and palladium assays for MEX-58, 60, 61, 62, 63,
64, 65, 66 and 68 are as follows:

                                                                PLAT-  PALLA-
     HOLE          ZONE           FROM     TO    LENGTH  GOLD   INUM   DIUM
                                 (feet)  (feet)  (feet)  (g/t)  (g/t)  (g/t)

    MEX-58  at 0.3% Cu cut-off     3322  3380.1   58.1   0.061  0.098  0.270
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3336.7  3361.4   24.7   0.065  0.108  0.310
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3976.3  3991.2   14.9   0.224  0.512  1.207

    MEX-60  at 0.3% Cu cut-off     2683    2713     30   0.094  0.203  0.469
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     2688    2713     25   0.106  0.229  0.520
              including            2693    2703     10   0.150  0.348  0.729

    MEX-61  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3248.2  3356.4  108.2   0.085  0.220  0.469
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3248.2  3307.2     59   0.084  0.242  0.560

    MEX-62  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3917.3  4045.2  127.9   0.123  0.294  0.683
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3917.3  4025.5  108.2   0.114  0.321  0.743
              including          3946.8  3956.6    9.8   0.128  0.516  1.147
                and              3986.2  4015.7   29.5   0.157  0.340  0.948

    MEX-63  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   2869.4  3031.7  162.3   0.061  0.167  0.309
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   2869.4  3000.5  131.1   0.068  0.183  0.342
              including          2995.5  3000.5      5   0.146  0.697  0.711

    MEX-64  at 0.3% Cu cut-off     2848    2923     75   0.080  0.175  0.405
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     2853    2873     20   0.121  0.262  0.608
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     2903    2923     20   0.064  0.169  0.423
              including            2903    2908      5   0.038  0.272  0.669
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off     3018    3033     15   0.045  0.110  0.323
              including            3028    3033      5   0.084  0.160  0.686
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off     3093    3098      5   0.052  2.740  2.510

    MEX-65  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3066.2  3105.6   39.4   0.092  0.244  0.494
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3066.2    3095   28.8   0.113  0.298  0.581
              including          3080.9    3095   14.1   0.111  0.317  0.661
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3120.2    3199   78.8   0.056  0.142  0.264
            at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3272.8  3287.5   14.7   0.062  0.162  0.272

    MEX-66  Total Mineralized
             Interval            3759.8  3784.5   24.7   0.040  0.085  0.208

    MEX-68  at 0.3% Cu cut-off   3223.6  3390.9  167.3   0.078  0.164  0.395
            at 0.5% Cu cut-off   3228.5  3376.1  147.6   0.081  0.162  0.396
              including          3351.6  3361.4    9.8   0.097  0.164  0.455
    

    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.





For further information:

For further information: 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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