Duluth Metals continues infill drilling on the Nokomis Deposit



    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals")
(TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) today announced significant new assays for seven infill
holes drilled on the Nokomis Deposit located near Ely, Minnesota. Hole MEX-126
returned an impressive 5 foot section grading 4.40% copper and 2.627 grams per
tonne (g/t) of Total Precious Metals (TPM = Platinum+Palladium+Gold) (Cu
Equivalent(*) of 6.87%) within 29.5 feet of 1.192% copper, 0.148% nickel and
0.880 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*) of 2.04%). Other highlights include hole MEX-121
which intersected 230.9 feet of 0.669% copper, 0.223% nickel, 0.446 g/t TPM
and 2.3 g/t silver (Cu Equivalent(*) of 1.52%), which included 34.4 feet of
0.871% copper, 0.314% nickel, 0.671 g/t TPM and 3.0 g/t silver (Cu Equivalent(*)
of 2.08%).
    In addition to the above, the infill drilling intersected mineralized
sections ranging from approximately 15.0 to 398.6 feet as per the detailed
table further in this press release and includes the following additional
significant intersections:
    
    -  MEX-118 intersected 14.6 feet of 0.859% copper, 0.299% nickel
       and 0.912 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*) of 2.11%).
    -  MEX-120 intersected 132.9 feet of 0.633% copper, 0.180% nickel
       and 0.915 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*) of 1.55%), including 24.6 feet
       of 0.855% copper, 0.226% nickel and 1.197 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*)
       of 2.03%).
    -  MEX-123 intersected 15.0 feet of 1.143% copper, 0.420% nickel
       and 0.935 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*) of 2.77%).
    -  MEX-125 intersected 398.6 feet of 0.511% copper, 0.170% nickel
       and 0.399 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*) of 1.18%), including 88.6 feet
       of 0.663% copper, 0.233% nickel and 0.642 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*)
       of 1.61%) as well as 44.2 feet of 0.706% copper, 0.222% nickel
       and 0.519 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*) of 1.59%).
    -  MEX-126 intersected 39.3 feet of 0.970% copper, 0.121% nickel
       and 0.735 g/t TPM (Cu Equivalent(*) of 1.67%).

       (*)Note to Reader: Copper Equivalent is based on US metal prices of:
       Copper - $1.75/lb, Nickel - $7.00/lb, Cobalt - $10.00/lb, Gold
       - $600/oz, Platinum - $1,100/oz, Palladium - $350/0z and Silver
       - $8.50/oz, and the methodology with metallurgical recoveries,
       refining costs and other charges being considered for all metals in
       accordance with the January 22, 2008, NI 43-101Scoping Study produced
       by Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates.

    "This latest infill drilling confirms continued mineralization throughout
the Nokomis Deposit as well as shorter higher grade intervals within our wide
zones of mineralization. We are moving into the pre-feasibility and mine
planning stage of the Nokomis Deposit and the infill drilling program results
will be continuously incorporated into the upcoming studies." stated Dr. Henry
J. Sandri, President and CEO of Duluth.
    A more detailed summary of the assay results for holes MEX-118 to 126 can
be found in the table below.  True width is estimated at about 90% of core
length.

     HOLE            ZONE          FROM     TO   LENGTH COPPER NICKEL  TPM(*)
                    (feet)        (feet)  (feet)   (%)    (%)    (*)   (g/t)
    MEX-118  Total Mineralized    2613.6  2805.4  191.8  0.336  0.106  0.313
             Interval
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  2613.6  2628.2   14.6  0.859  0.299  0.912
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  2647.9  2692.3   44.4  0.472  0.143  0.438
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  2652.9  2677.4   24.5  0.539  0.165  0.496
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  2721.8  2751.3   29.5  0.419  0.172  0.367
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  2790.7  2805.4   14.7  0.524  0.073  0.482

    MEX-119  Total Mineralized      2603    2793    190  0.364  0.124  0.468
             Interval
             @0.5% Cu cut-off    2698    2768     70  0.555  0.182  0.826
             @0.5% Cu cut-off    2848    2868     20  0.562  0.031  0.081

    MEX-120  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3271.8    3508  236.2  0.544  0.155  0.770
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3286.5  3419.4  132.9  0.633  0.180  0.915
             including            3345.6  3370.2   24.6  0.855  0.226  1.197

    MEX-121  @0.3% Cu cut-off  1162.1    1393  230.9  0.669  0.223  0.446
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1162.1    1378  215.9  0.690  0.228  0.464
             including            1226.1  1260.5   34.4  0.871  0.314  0.671
             @0.5% Cu cut-off    1595  1614.9   19.9  0.843  0.272  0.567

    MEX-123  Total Mineralized      2493    2803    310  0.384  0.150  0.334
             Interval
             @0.3% Cu cut-off    2493    2578     85  0.400  0.110  0.320
             @0.3% Cu cut-off    2613    2803    190  0.423  0.185  0.380
             including              2718    2733     15  1.143  0.420  0.935

    MEX-125  @0.3% Cu cut-off  1122.7  1521.3  398.6  0.511  0.170  0.399
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1122.7  1211.3   88.6  0.663  0.233  0.642
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1314.7    1349   34.3  0.550  0.172  0.384
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1383.6  1427.8   44.2  0.706  0.222  0.519

    MEX-126  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3356.4  3376.1   19.7  0.617  0.157  0.643
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3356.4  3371.2   14.8  0.709  0.184  0.740
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  3572.9  3641.8   68.9  0.476  0.120  0.510
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3587.7  3622.1   34.4  0.592  0.155  0.667
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  3740.2  3779.5   39.3  0.970  0.121  0.735
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3740.2  3769.7   29.5  1.192  0.148  0.880
             including            3759.8  3764.8      5  4.400  0.366  2.627

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

    Complete gold, platinum, and palladium assays for MEX-118, 119, 120, 121,
123, 125, and 126 are as follows:

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

    MEX-118  Total Mineralized    2613.6  2805.4  191.8  0.043  0.078  0.191
             Interval
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  2613.6  2628.2   14.6  0.073  0.230  0.610
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  2647.9  2692.3   44.4  0.072  0.100  0.266
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  2652.9  2677.4   24.5  0.083  0.109  0.304
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  2721.8  2751.3   29.5  0.053  0.100  0.214
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  2790.7  2805.4   14.7  0.086  0.117  0.279

    MEX-119  Total Mineralized      2603    2793    190  0.060  0.125  0.283
             Interval
             @0.5% Cu cut-off    2698    2768     70  0.103  0.222  0.500
             @0.5% Cu cut-off    2848    2868     20  0.015  0.015  0.052

    MEX-120  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3271.8    3508  236.2  0.102  0.222  0.446
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3286.5  3419.4  132.9  0.109  0.272  0.533
             including            3345.6  3370.2   24.6  0.174  0.355  0.668

    MEX-121  @0.3% Cu cut-off  1162.1    1393  230.9  0.071  0.111  0.263
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1162.1    1378  215.9  0.074  0.116  0.275
             including            1226.1  1260.5   34.4  0.092  0.156  0.423
             @0.5% Cu cut-off    1595  1614.9   19.9  0.095  0.135  0.338

    MEX-123  Total Mineralized      2493    2803    310  0.043  0.083  0.208
             Interval
             @0.3% Cu cut-off    2493    2578     85  0.056  0.077  0.187
             @0.3% Cu cut-off    2613    2803    190  0.041  0.096  0.243
             including              2718    2733     15  0.101  0.223  0.610

    MEX-125  @0.3% Cu cut-off  1122.7  1521.3  398.6  0.080  0.096  0.223
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1122.7  1211.3   88.6  0.170  0.138  0.334
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1314.7    1349   34.3  0.062  0.101  0.222
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  1383.6  1427.8   44.2  0.078  0.141  0.300

    MEX-126  @0.3% Cu cut-off  3356.4  3376.1   19.7  0.071  0.168  0.404
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3356.4  3371.2   14.8  0.072  0.199  0.469
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  3572.9  3641.8   68.9  0.073  0.135  0.302
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3587.7  3622.1   34.4  0.099  0.171  0.397
             @0.3% Cu cut-off  3740.2  3779.5   39.3  0.121  0.278  0.335
             @0.5% Cu cut-off  3740.2  3769.7   29.5  0.146  0.340  0.394
             including            3759.8  3764.8      5  0.448  1.340  0.839

    All assay data is rounded to the nearest significant digit.
    

    A "MEX 118-126 Location Map" highlighting these holes as well as other
holes discussed in this release can be found on our Company website at
www.duluthmetals.com.
    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.
    Currently four drills are turning on the property and the Company is
anticipating commencement of the Pre-feasibility Study in the near future.
    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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