Duluth Metals Receives NI 43-101 Report on Copper-Nickel-PGE Nokomis Deposit and Starts Scoping Study



    TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth") (TSX: DM)
(TSX:DM.U) announces the receipt of the independent NI 43-101 compliant report
completed by Scott Wilson RPA entitled "Technical Report on the Resource
Estimate for the Nokomis Deposit on the Maturi Extension Properties,
Minnesota, USA, prepared for Duluth Metals Limited". Richard E. Routledge,
M.Sc., P.Geo. of Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., Toronto Canada,
is the Independent Qualified Person who prepared the report which is available
on www.sedar.com or the Company website at www.duluthmetals.com.
    "This technical report summarizes the high quality polymetallic character
and consistency of the Nokomis Deposit. The deposit is primarily a
copper-nickel-PGM play but has other potential credits including gold, silver
and cobalt," stated Dr. Henry Sandri, President. "The Nokomis Deposit covers
roughly one-third of our land holdings and the company is continuing drilling
to confirm additional mineralization on the rest of our properties."
    The Technical Report details the initial resource estimate previously
announced by the Company on June 26, 2007. The resource estimate is reported
as 347 million tonnes (382 million tons) of the higher classification resource
category of Indicated Resources grading 0.62% copper, 0.20% nickel, 0.52 grams
per tonne of total precious metals (TPM = Platinum+Palladium+Gold), plus an
additional 108 million tonnes (119 million tons) of Inferred Resources grading
0.64% copper, 0.18% nickel, 0.70 grams per tonne TPM.
    "The size, extent and consistency of the mineralized resources identified
to date has prompted the Company to initiate a formal Scoping Study on the
Nokomis Deposit. At the same time we are continuing to drill step-out holes to
the East and South on the Maturi Extension Properties and to drill selective
in-fill locations. The copper and nickel variograms in the report demonstrate
the excellent consistency of copper, nickel and platinum group metal grades
and geometry in the area explored to date", said Dr. Henry Sandri, "In other
words, the Nokomis Deposit consists of big, contiguous and cohesive blocks of
copper, nickel and PGM resources."
    The Scoping Study is anticipated to be completed early in the fourth
quarter of this year. Drilling is currently underway to upgrade the Inferred
portion of the resource to Indicated. The mineralization is also open to the
east, northeast and south and the current drilling may also add substantially
to the resource in these areas. Based on the continued advancement of the
project, the Company plans to start a Pre-Feasibility Study during the fourth
quarter of 2007.
    The resource estimate, principally located in the western portion of the
property, is highlighted below and is also reported at higher cut-off grades
as follows:

    
               Duluth Metals Limited Nokomis Deposit, Minnesota

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                             Indicated Resources

    Cut-off        Tonnes   Cu     Ni     Co     Au     Pt     Pd     TPM
    Grade         (000's)    %      %      %     g/t    g/t    g/t    g/t
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.8% CuEq(6)  346,782  0.617  0.204  0.011  0.076  0.138  0.310  0.524
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.5% Cu       296,720  0.649  0.210  0.011  0.080  0.147  0.329  0.555
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.6% Cu       186,201  0.706  0.220  0.011  0.089  0.165  0.371  0.625
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.7% Cu        74,380  0.794  0.239  0.011  0.103  0.194  0.444  0.740
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.8% Cu        26,311  0.889  0.255  0.011  0.114  0.216  0.503  0.833
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Inferred Resources

    Cut-off        Tonnes   Cu     Ni     Co     Au     Pt     Pd     TPM
    Grade         (000's)    %      %      %     g/t    g/t    g/t    g/t
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.8% CuEq(6)  108,361  0.645  0.180  0.009  0.098  0.187  0.413  0.697
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.5% Cu        93,974  0.703  0.189  0.010  0.107  0.204  0.451  0.762
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.6% Cu        76,040  0.738  0.189  0.010  0.115  0.217  0.480  0.812
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.7% Cu        44,903  0.800  0.192  0.009  0.131  0.244  0.535  0.910
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.8% Cu        17,408  0.875  0.179  0.009  0.164  0.273  0.617  1.053
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Notes:
    1.  CIM definitions were followed for Mineral Resource estimation and
        classification.
    2.  Mineral Resources are estimated at a zone definition (wireframe) cut-
        off grade of 0.8% Cu equivalent grade (CuEq).
    3.  Mineral Resources were estimated using average long-term metal US$
        prices of $6.00/lb nickel, $2.00/lb copper, $10/lb Co,
        $950/oz platinum, $350/oz palladium and $600/oz gold.
    4.  Bulk density is 3.01 t/m(3).
    5.  Resources were estimated to a maximum depth of approximately 1,350 m.
    6.  Copper equivalent (CuEq%) = Cu% + 1.94 x Ni% + 1.77 x Co%
        + 0.15 x Au g/t + 0.48 x Pt g/t + 0.17 x Pd g/t
    7.  The 0.8% CuEq cut-off grade includes all material in the wireframed
        zones.
    8.  TPM is Au g/t + Pt g/t + Pd g/t.
    9.  Co, Au, Pt, Pd grades, that are lacking in the few historic drill
        holes used in the estimate, have been entered in the resource
        database based on regression of assay grades from DML drill hole
        assays.
    10. Resource blocks at cut-off grades up to and including 0.8% Cu form
        reasonably coherent areas that could be developed for mining.
    

    David Oliver, P. Geo. is the Qualified Person for Duluth, 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
Maturi Extension Property 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. Duluth Metals Limited
Toronto executive office telephone is: (416) 369-1500 and the United States
(Minnesota) corporate office telephone is: (651) 389-9990; Web Page:
www.duluthmetals.com

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