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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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        Investor Information  www.darwinresources.com 1305 - 1090 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 3V7  Company Contact: Mariana Bermudez / Donna Werbes +1 (604) 685 9316  Email:info@darwinresources.com  SOURCE: Darwin Resources Corp.  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