Duluth Metals continued drilling expands Nokomis Deposit



    TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX:
DM) (TSX:DM.U) today announced significant assay results for five in-fill and
three step-out holes from its Maturi Extension Properties in Minnesota.
Highlights from the step-out drilling include MEX-69 which intersected
137.8 feet of 0.661% copper and 0.200% nickel with 0.861 grams per tonne (g/t)
of Total Precious Metals (TPM = Platinum + Palladium + Gold), including 19.7
feet of 1.583% copper, 0.696% nickel, 1.529 g/t TPM and 3.0 g/t silver.
Step-out hole MEX-73 intersected 108.2 feet of 0.638% copper, 0.177% nickel,
0.905 g/t TPM and 2.1 g/t silver including 39.3 feet of 0.830% copper, 0.222 %
nickel, 1.110 g/t TPM and 2.4 g/t silver with a 14.7 foot section of 1.045%
copper, 0.251 % nickel, 1.282 g/t TPM and 2.9 g/t silver.
    The highlight in-fill hole was MEX-76 which intersected 220 feet of
0.615% copper, 0.203% nickel, 0.419 g/t TPM including 115 feet of 0.791
copper, 0.248% nickel and 0.547 g/t TPM with a 20 foot section of 0.962%
copper, 0.306 % nickel and 0.693 g/t TPM.
    "We are continuing with our aggressive 200,000 foot drilling program with
the objective of expanding our Nokomis Resource to the east and south and
completing closer spaced drilling within the Nokomis Resource Block. The drill
results are very encouraging as we continue to intersect mineralization in
every hole. We are extremely excited with the elevated platinum, palladium and
gold numbers and strong nickel grades in our eastern area." stated Dr. Henry
Sandri, President and CEO. "We are proceeding further with step-out, in-fill
and PQ drilling."
    Duluth is currently deploying five drills in an aggressive Winter-Spring
2008 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 November 2007, the Company
added 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.
    A "MEX 69-76 Location Map" highlighting these eight holes can be found on
our Company website at www.duluthmetals.com.
    True thickness is estimated at about 90% of core length. Drill hole
MEX-71 was not completed with drilling suspended in mineralization due to
technical difficulties(*). 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-69    at 0.3% Cu  4050.2    4188   137.8   0.661     0.200    0.861
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  4050.2  4084.6    34.4   0.650     0.159    1.032
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  4128.9  4148.6    19.7   1.583     0.696    1.529
                 cut-off
               including  4133.8  4143.6     9.8   2.517     1.255    2.277
              at 0.5% Cu  4168.3  4178.1     9.8   0.723     0.153    1.065
                 cut-off

    MEX-70    at 0.3% Cu  3651.6    3750    98.4   0.501     0.141    1.300
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3651.6  3676.3    24.7   0.764     0.217    1.903
                 cut-off
               including  3666.4  3671.3     4.9   1.253     0.274    2.724
              at 0.5% Cu  3700.8  3710.6     9.8   0.725     0.210    2.248
                 cut-off

    MEX-71(*) at 0.3% Cu    1083    1098      15   0.398     0.059    0.096
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    3338    3378      40   0.741     0.216    1.759
                 cut-off
               including    3348    3368      20   0.917     0.252    2.204
         (*)SUSPENDED IN
          MINERALIZATION

    MEX-72   Mineralized    2723    2853     130   0.467     0.214    0.517
                Interval
              at 0.5% Cu    2743    2778      35   0.558     0.252    0.614
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    2898    2923      25   0.881     0.231    1.049
                 cut-off
               including    2918    2923       5   1.120     0.246    1.284

    MEX-73    at 0.3% Cu  3946.8    4055   108.2   0.638     0.177    0.905
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3946.8  3971.5    24.7   0.759     0.222    1.205
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3991.2  4030.5    39.3   0.830     0.222    1.110
                 cut-off
               including    4001  4015.7    14.7   1.045     0.251    1.282

    MEX-74   Mineralized  3385.9    3568   182.1   0.360     0.101    0.502
                Interval
              at 0.3% Cu  3385.9  3430.3    44.4   0.772     0.223    1.222
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3385.9  3425.3    39.4   0.815     0.237    1.314
                 cut-off
               including  3405.6  3415.4     9.8   1.093     0.298    1.589

    MEX-75M  Mineralized    1624    1879     255   0.550     0.175    0.406
                Interval
              at 0.5% Cu    1634    1664      30   0.718     0.253    0.627
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1679    1714      35   0.669     0.178    0.483
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1734    1789      55   0.611     0.186    0.437
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1814    1839      25   0.724     0.210    0.484
                 cut-off
               including    1824    1829       5   1.130     0.286    0.716
              at 0.5% Cu    1849    1874      25   0.661     0.223    0.467
                 cut-off

    MEX-76    at 0.3% Cu    1943    2163     220   0.615     0.203    0.419
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1943    2058     115   0.791     0.248    0.547
                 cut-off
               including    1953    1973      20   0.962     0.306    0.693

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

    Complete gold, platinum, palladium and silver assays for MEX-69, 70, 71,
72, 73,74,75 and 76 are as follows:

    HOLE         ZONE      FROM     TO    LENGTH   GOLD   PLATINUM  PALLADIUM
                          (feet)  (feet)  (feet)   (g/t)    (g/t)     (g/t)

    MEX-69    at 0.3% Cu  4050.2    4188   137.8   0.096     0.209    0.555
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  4050.2  4084.6    34.4   0.148     0.278    0.606
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  4128.9  4148.6    19.7   0.069     0.289    1.171
                 cut-off
               including  4133.8  4143.6     9.8   0.057     0.358    1.862
              at 0.5% Cu  4168.3  4178.1     9.8   0.158     0.258    0.649
                 cut-off

    MEX-70    at 0.3% Cu  3651.6    3750    98.4   0.142     0.382    0.777
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3651.6  3676.3    24.7   0.191     0.549    1.164
                 cut-off
               including  3666.4  3671.3     4.9   0.204     0.843    1.678
              at 0.5% Cu  3700.8  3710.6     9.8   0.203     0.693    1.352
                 cut-off

    MEX-71(*) at 0.3% Cu    1083    1098      15   0.023     0.028    0.046
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    3338    3378      40   0.152     0.540    1.067
                 cut-off
               including    3348    3368      20   0.187     0.681    1.336
         (*)SUSPENDED IN
          MINERALIZATION

    MEX-72   Mineralized    2723    2853     130   0.068     0.138    0.311
                Interval
              at 0.5% Cu
                 cut-off    2743    2778      35   0.078     0.160    0.376
              at 0.5% Cu
                 cut-off    2898    2923      25   0.168     0.280    0.601
               including    2918    2923       5   0.266     0.326    0.692

    MEX-73    at 0.3% Cu  3946.8    4055   108.2   0.139     0.221    0.545
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3946.8  3971.5    24.7   0.293     0.252    0.660
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3991.2  4030.5    39.3   0.130     0.275    0.705
                 cut-off
               including    4001  4015.7    14.7   0.151     0.323    0.808

    MEX-74   Mineralized  3385.9    3568   182.1   0.049     0.144    0.309
                Interval
              at 0.3% Cu  3385.9  3430.3    44.4   0.091     0.356    0.774
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu  3385.9  3425.3    39.4   0.098     0.383    0.834
                 cut-off
               including  3405.6  3415.4     9.8   0.103     0.406    1.079

    MEX-75M  Mineralized    1624    1879     255   0.064     0.106    0.236
                Interval
              at 0.5% Cu    1634    1664      30   0.088     0.169    0.370
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1679    1714      35   0.084     0.123    0.276
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1734    1789      55   0.067     0.114    0.256
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1814    1839      25   0.081     0.123    0.280
                 cut-off
               including    1824    1829       5   0.137     0.162    0.417
              at 0.5% Cu    1849    1874      25   0.067     0.128    0.272
                 cut-off

    MEX-76    at 0.3% Cu    1943    2163     220   0.059     0.107    0.253
                 cut-off
              at 0.5% Cu    1943    2058     115   0.074     0.141    0.332
                 cut-off
               including    1953    1973      20   0.069     0.202    0.422
    

    For the 2008 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.

    Web Page: www.duluthmetals.com





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

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