Duluth Metals appoints Dean M. Peterson, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President, Exploration

    TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") 
(TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) is pleased to announce that Dean M. Peterson, Ph.D. is
joining Duluth Metals as Senior Vice President of Exploration effective
October 1, 2008. Dr. Peterson has over 20 years of experience in mineral
exploration, geological consulting, and developing economic geology programs.
Dr. Peterson is one of the pre-eminent authorities on Duluth Complex
mineralization and brings extensive technical knowledge to the Company through
his previous position as Senior Research Associate at the Natural Resources
Research Institute (NRRI) of the University of Minnesota in Duluth as well as
co-director of the Precambrian Research Center (PRC) at the University. 
Dr. Peterson holds a B.Sc. Geology and a Ph.D. Geology from the University of
    Dr. Peterson will be primarily responsible for the overall direction of
the Company's exploration programs and will focus on advancing the geologic
exploration, modeling and interpretation of the Nokomis Deposit and
surrounding Maturi Extension Properties. He will work closely with 
David Oliver, Project Manager for the development of the Nokomis Deposit.
    "We are very pleased in adding Dean Peterson to our senior management
team and that he will be maintaining his relationship with the NRRI and PRC",
said Christopher Dundas, Chairman of Duluth Metals. "Dean brings a wealth of
knowledge of the Duluth Complex to the Duluth Metals team and his insights
will be invaluable in the further exploration and development of the 
Nokomis Deposit."
    As an industry geologist and consultant, he has experience with a variety
of deposit types including; Archean lode Au deposits; epithermal Au; VMS
deposits; Duluth Complex Cu-Ni-PGE deposits; high-grade Cu-PGE veins beneath
the Sudbury Igneous Complex; and Cu-Au-Mo porphyry deposits. Dr. Peterson has
held previous exploration geology positions with Cominco American Inc., Teck
Exploration, and Newmont Exploration Limited, and led a number of detailed
geologic mapping programs including the giant Cu-Au-Mo Pebble Deposit in
southwestern Alaska.
    Dr. Peterson's research interests include economic geology, the Ferrar
magmatic system in Antarctica, geological mapping, Precambrian geology,
mineral potential modeling, and three-dimensional modeling of ore systems. 
Dr. Peterson has been part of the National Science Foundation's initiative to
develop a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) in the
United States, first as a Principal Investigator for the University of
Minnesota's proposal for the Soudan Mine, and second as a technical
collaborator with the DUSEL teams associated with the Homestake and Henderson
mines. He has taught field geology, including Duluth Complex Cu-Ni-PGE
deposits, computer analysis methods in geology, Earth's Resources, and Archean
lode gold deposit courses at the University of Minnesota since 1998.
    Dr. Peterson has been on the Advisory Board of Duluth Metals since 2006.
Prior to that, he was responsible for the development of a conceptual idea for
the formation of high-grade copper-nickel-PGE mineralization on the Maturi
Extension Properties and was involved in the compilation and GIS integration
of drill core, geological, geochemical and geophysical data in the property

    About Duluth Metals

    Duluth Metals is committed to acquiring, exploring and developing copper,
nickel and platinum group metal (PGM) deposits. Duluth Metals' 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

    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 Metals' 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 Metals' 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 Metals 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; U.S. corporate office:
telephone (651) 389-9990; Web Page: www.duluthmetals.com

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