Darwin samples up to 130 g/t gold at Suriloma, Peru

VANCOUVER, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Darwin Resources Corp ("Darwin" or "The 
Company") (TSXV:DAR) (OTCPK:DARWF): Dr. Graham Carman, President & CEO, is 
pleased to provide an update on surface sampling at the Suriloma epithermal 
gold - silver project in the Department of La Libertad Peru. New results from 
channel sampling at the La Puerta prospect area are presented here, together 
with samples from five other gold-silver targets at Suriloma. 
Highlights 


    --  29 metres @ 1.60 g/t gold + 4.5 g/t silver was sampled in a
        channel across epithermal stockwork mineralization at the La
        Puerta area, including 2 metres @ 12.8 g/t gold + 36.7 g/t
        silver;
    --  0.3 metres @ 130 g/t gold was sampled in a vein from the
        Surupampa area;
    --  1.5 metres @ 627 g/t silver and 3.2 metres @234 g/t silver was
        sampled in two channels cutting an epithermal vein at the
        Edelmira area, one of seven (7) mapped veins at Edelmira;
    --  Rockchip samples returned up to 11 g/t gold in a possible
        fault-displaced extension of La Puerta mineralization at the
        Inmaculada area;
    --  Rockchip samples returned up to 4.4 g/t gold in mineralized
        quartzite at Santa Felicita;

Dr Graham Carman states: "Recent channel sampling at the La Puerta area has 
reinforced our confidence in the continuity of gold mineralization (see Figure 
1). Disseminated gold associated with quartz stockwork has been sampled over 
widths between 20 and 40 metres along a 500 metre strike length in andesite 
volcanics. Mineralization remains open in both directions, and the edges 
of the mineralized zones are often soil covered, suggesting the mineralized 
envelope could be significantly wider. We now believe that mineralization at 
La Puerta could be repeated a further 1.2km to the west, where similar 
mineralization is exposed at Inmaculada, again in volcanic rocks."

"Suriloma is proving to be a large and prospective epithermal system. About 
600 surface samples have now been collected from six prospects within a 7km x 
3km area on mineral concessions controlled 100% by Darwin (see Figure 2). 
Quartz veins sampled at Surupampa returned up to 130 g/t gold, indicating 
potential for very high-grade gold mineralization. Gold up to 4.4 g/t has also 
been recently discovered in quartzite rocks within stockwork mineralization at 
the Santa Felicita area. This discovery is particularly exciting because 
several other large gold deposits within 50km of Suriloma are hosted by 
quartzite rocks including La Arena (Rio Alto Mining), Lagunas Norte (Barrick 
Gold Corporation) and Shahuindo (Sulliden Gold Corporation)."

Darwin is progressing well with community engagement to gain the required 
drill permits for La Puerta. A community information workshop was 
successfully completed in December 2012, and other workshops are planned to 
inform surrounding communities of our activities. The Company is now 
finalizing access agreements with a number of individual landholders. Once 
completed, a drill plan of up to 20 separate drill pads will be submitted to 
the government for final approval, which we expect should take around 3 
months, i.e. end ofcalendarQ1 or early Q2 2013. The initial planned 
drill program will be approximately 2,000 metres and would start immediately 
after the approval process is completed.

Significant gold and silver channel results at La Puerta are highlighted in 
Figure 1 and summarised in Table 1 below. The locations of all targets 
discovered to date at Suriloma are shown in Figure 2 with the gold results 
highlighted.

The qualified person, Dr Graham Carman, Darwin's President and CEO, and a 
Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed 
and verified the contents of this release.  Channels were dug to a depth of 
up to 30cm depth across continuous subcropping zones covered by thin soils 
using a pick and chisel. Each continuous channel sample was typically 2m in 
length. Channel samples are considered representative of the in-situ 
mineralization sampled and channel widths quoted approximate the true width of 
mineralization. Samples were analyzed by Certimin in Lima for gold using a 50g 
fire assay with an atomic absorption finish (method G0107), and for silver and 
other trace elements by ICP using an aqua regia digestion (method G0146). A 
duplicate sample of the 130g/t gold vein was taken in the field, and the 
original result was repeated within acceptable error.

About Darwin Resources Corp (TSXV:DAR) (OTCPK:DARWF):

Darwin is a resource acquisition and development company. The Company has a 
portfolio of gold and copper projects in Peru, and has a focus on the Suriloma 
gold-silver property. Darwin recently obtained an option to acquire 100% of 
three separate Suriloma mining concessions by making staged payments totalling 
$800,000 over 3 years.

On behalf of the Board,

"Graham Carman"
Dr Graham Carman, President & CEO

Forward Looking Statements This Company News Release contains certain 
"forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are 
based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made 
by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such 
statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to 
certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general 
economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and 
strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and 
supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, 
and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties 
materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual 
results may vary materially from those described herein.

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term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts 
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Figure 1: Significant gold and silver results from Darwin's channel sampling 
at the La Puerta area Suriloma

Table 1:   Significant gold ("Au") and silver ("Ag") channel
intercepts at La Puerta

Width (m) Gold g/t Silver g/t Number of Zone    Channel  Date released
                               samples          number
    29.0       1.60        4.5      15    A-B     TR-15     8 Jan 2013
    15.5       1.00          4       7      B     TR-12     4 Dec 2012
    6.0       1.53        2.5       3      A     TR-13     4 Dec 2012
    26.0       1.28        0.5      13      A     TR-14     4 Dec 2012
    16.0       2.12          2       8      A TR-09/10/11  14 Nov 2012
    22.5       0.56         14      12      B TR-09/10/11  14 Nov 2012
    18.0        1.4         15       9      B TR-06/07/08  14 Nov 2012
    2.0       11.0        292       1      A TR-06/07/08  14 Nov 2012
    1.2        9.1          7       1      A        -     14 Nov 2012
    3.0        4.8          3       3      A        -     9 July 2012
    7.0       2.17          3       3      A    TR-01d    9 July 2012
    1.4        7.3          2       1      B    TR-01a    9 July 2012
    3.6        4.0         15       3      A       -      9 July 2012

Figure 2: Gold and silver targets at the Suriloma project, Department of La 
Libertad Peru







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