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Duluth Metals Highlights 110 feet of 0.94% Copper, 0.31% Nickel and 1.17 grams TPM at Maturi West in the Twin Metals Minnesota

Duluth Metals Highlights 110 feet of 0.94% Copper, 0.31% Nickel and 1.17 grams
           TPM at Maturi West in the Twin Metals Minnesota Project

PR Newswire

TORONTO, April 16, 2013

  *Drill results of the first 20 holes (MSW-0001 to MSW-0020) in the Maturi
    West Exploration Target Area west and south of the Maturi deposit and up
    dip from the Birch Lake deposit in the Twin Metals Minnesota Project
  *TMM initiated this drilling program to evaluate the area for potential
    additional resources that may be used to enhance early production rates.
  *The AMEC 2012 Technical Report^1 outlined four Exploration Targets areas
    surrounding and adjacent to the Maturi and Birch Lake deposits. These four
    Exploration Target areas occur on approximately 12% of the footprint of
    the prospective portion of the Twin Metals Minnesota property block.

TORONTO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -  Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth
Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX: DM.U) is pleased to announce assay results for the
first 20 holes, MSW-0001 to MSW-0020, in the Maturi West Exploration Target
area, including the up dip extension of the Birch Lake deposit, within the
Twin Metals Minnesota Project ("TMM") in northeastern Minnesota. Assay results
from the relatively shallow drilling highlight thick mineralized intersections
which include:

  *MSW-0014 returned a 150 foot intersection of 0.81% copper, 0.27% nickel,
    2.7 g/t silver and 1.00 grams TPM (TPM = Platinum+Palladium+Gold) at a
    0.3% Cu cut-off including a 110 foot intersection of 0.94% copper, 0.31%
    nickel, 3.1 g/t silver and 1.17 grams TPM at a 0.5% Cu cut-off;
  *MSW-0017 returned a 210.5 foot intersection of 0.64% copper, 0.24% nickel,
    2.1 g/t silver and 0.35 grams TPM at a 0.3% Cu cut-off including a 120.5
    foot intersection of 0.72% copper, 0.24% nickel, 2.6 g/t silver and 0.44
    grams TPM at a 0.5% Cu cut-off; and
  *MSW-0018 returned a 83 foot intersection of 0.60% copper, 0.19% nickel,
    2.1 g/t silver and 0.41 grams TPM at a 0.3% Cu cut-off including a 50 foot
    intersection of 0.90% copper, 0.28% nickel, 3.7 g/t silver and 0.51 grams
    TPM at a 0.5% Cu cut-off.

"We are  pleased  with  the  assay results  which  confirm  the  existence  of 
mineralization at shallow depths between the Maturi Deposit and the Birch Lake
Deposit." stated Vern Baker, President  of Duluth Metals. "These results  show 
an  opportunity  to  enhance  the  economics  of  the  project  by  increasing 
production rates in the mining plan."

^1 Full independent NI 43-101 Technical Report completed by AMEC E&C Services
Inc. (AMEC) by a team led by Dr. Harry Parker entitled "Maturi, Birch Lake,
and Spruce Road Cu-Ni-PGE Projects, Ely, Minnesota, USA, NI 43-101 Technical
Report" with an effective date of 15 September 2012 is filed on SEDAR
(www.sedar.com).

Figure 1 is a map illustrating the location of 20 drill holes reported in this
press release  which can  be found  on the  Company website  under this  press 
release at www.duluthmetals.com.

A more detailed summary of the assay  results for MSW-0001 to MSW-0020 can  be 
found in Tables 1  and 2 below.  True thickness is estimated  at about 90%  of 
core length:

Table 1: Maturi Southwest Results Summary

                                                           
  HOLE    Zone                       From   To   Length  Cu   Ni   TPM
                                   (ft)  (ft)   (ft)  (%)  (%)  (g/t)
MSW-0001  @0.3% Cu cut-off           334    369    35.0 0.38 0.12  0.22
MSW-0002  @0.3% Cu cut-off          188.5  486.6  298.1 0.46 0.16  0.24
including @0.5% Cu cut-off           193    248    55.0 0.77 0.27  0.47
MSW-0003  @0.5% Cu cut-off           1057  1117    60.0 0.53 0.16  0.25
MSW-0004  @0.3% Cu cut-off           857   1042   185.0 0.49 0.18  0.31
including @0.5% Cu cut-off           952   1007    55.0 0.63 0.21  0.37
MSW-0005  @0.3% Cu cut-off           148    353   205.0 0.51 0.15  0.35
including @0.5% Cu cut-off           218    288    70.0 0.90 0.23  0.64
         @0.3% Cu cut-off           683    743    60.0 0.42 0.13  0.15
MSW-0006  @0.3% Cu cut-off           513    693   180.0 0.53 0.17  0.39
including @0.5% Cu cut-off           513    613   100.0 0.65 0.21  0.52
MSW-0007  @0.3% Cu cut-off           663    843   180.0 0.43 0.14  0.23
including @0.5% Cu cut-off           768    798    30.0 0.78 0.24  0.39
MSW-0008  @0.3% Cu cut-off          14.25   92     77.8 0.65 0.20  0.43
including @0.5% Cu cut-off          14.25   77     62.8 0.71 0.22  0.47
         @0.3% Cu cut-off           202    272    70.0 0.43 0.15  0.25
MSW-0009  @0.3% Cu cut-off          200.25  338   137.8 0.50 0.19  0.38
         @0.3% Cu cut-off           403    463    60.0 0.47 0.17  0.20
MSW-0010  @0.3% Cu cut-off           817    977   160.0 0.49 0.19  0.38
MSW-0011  @0.3% Cu cut-off           1251  1526   275.0 0.42 0.13  0.22
MSW-0012  @0.3% Cu cut-off           118    173    55.0 0.79 0.30  0.46
MSW-0013  @0.3% Cu cut-off           732    837   105.0 0.56 0.17  0.50
including @0.5% Cu cut-off           742    797    55.0 0.81 0.27  0.81
MSW-0014  @0.3% Cu cut-off           214    364   150.0 0.81 0.27  1.00
including @0.5% Cu cut-off           214    324   110.0 0.94 0.31  1.17
MSW-0015  @0.3% Cu cut-off            98    293   195.0 0.37 0.12  0.22
MSW-0016  no significant intercepts                         
MSW-0017  @0.3% Cu cut-off          958.5  1169   210.5 0.64 0.24  0.35
including @0.5% Cu cut-off          958.5  1079   120.5 0.72 0.24  0.44
MSW-0018  @0.5% Cu cut-off           598    648    50.0 0.90 0.28  0.51
         @0.3% Cu cut-off           673    756    83.0 0.60 0.19  0.41
MSW-0019  @0.3% Cu cut-off            14    33     19.0 0.58 0.20  0.41
MSW-0020  @0.5% Cu cut-off           414    639   225.0 0.68 0.25  0.51

(*TPM = Platinum+Palladium+Gold)

Table 2: Complete platinum, palladium, gold, cobalt and silver assays.

                                                                
  HOLE           Zone          From   To   Length  Pt    Pd    Au    Co   Ag
                             (ft)  (ft)   (ft)  (g/t) (g/t) (g/t) (%)  (g/t)
MSW-0001     @0.3% Cu cut-off  334    369    35.0  0.06  0.12  0.04 0.01   1.2
MSW-0002     @0.3% Cu cut-off 188.5  486.6  298.1  0.06  0.14  0.04 0.01   1.5
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off  193    248    55.0  0.12  0.28  0.07 0.01   2.7
MSW-0003     @0.5% Cu cut-off  1057  1117    60.0  0.06  0.15  0.04 0.01   1.7
MSW-0004     @0.3% Cu cut-off  857   1042   185.0  0.08  0.18  0.05 0.01   1.5
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off  952   1007    55.0  0.09  0.22  0.06 0.01   1.9
MSW-0005     @0.3% Cu cut-off  148    353   205.0  0.12  0.17  0.05 0.01   1.5
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off  218    288    70.0  0.27  0.29  0.08 0.02   2.7
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  683    743    60.0  0.03  0.09  0.04 0.01   1.4
MSW-0006     @0.3% Cu cut-off  513    693   180.0  0.11  0.23  0.06 0.01   1.7
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off  513    613   100.0  0.14  0.30  0.08 0.01   2.1
MSW-0007     @0.3% Cu cut-off  663    843   180.0  0.06  0.14  0.03 0.01   1.4
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off  768    798    30.0  0.10  0.25  0.05 0.01   2.7
MSW-0008     @0.3% Cu cut-off 14.25   92     77.8  0.09  0.26  0.08 0.01   2.0
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off 14.25   77     62.8  0.10  0.28  0.08 0.01   2.2
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  202    272    70.0  0.07  0.14  0.04 0.01   1.2
MSW-0009     @0.3% Cu cut-off 200.25  338   137.8  0.10  0.22  0.06 0.01   1.9
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  403    463    60.0  0.05  0.11  0.04 0.01   1.5
MSW-0010     @0.3% Cu cut-off  817    977   160.0  0.11  0.21  0.06 0.01   1.7
MSW-0011     @0.3% Cu cut-off  1251  1526   275.0  0.05  0.13  0.03 0.01   1.3
MSW-0012     @0.3% Cu cut-off  118    173    55.0  0.12  0.26  0.08 0.03   2.5
MSW-0013     @0.3% Cu cut-off  732    837   105.0  0.13  0.30  0.08 0.01   2.4
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off  742    797    55.0  0.20  0.48  0.12 0.02   4.2
MSW-0014     @0.3% Cu cut-off  214    364   150.0  0.26  0.58  0.15 0.01   2.7
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off  214    324   110.0  0.31  0.68  0.18 0.01   3.1
MSW-0015     @0.3% Cu cut-off   98    293   195.0  0.06  0.13  0.03 0.01   0.6
MSW-0016       no significant                                         
                   intercepts
MSW-0017     @0.3% Cu cut-off 958.5  1169   210.5  0.09  0.21  0.05 0.01   2.1
including    @0.5% Cu cut-off 958.5  1079   120.5  0.11  0.27  0.06 0.01   2.6
MSW-0018     @0.5% Cu cut-off  598    648    50.0  0.12  0.31  0.08 0.01   3.7
            @0.3% Cu cut-off  673    756    83.0  0.10  0.25  0.06 0.01   2.1
MSW-0019     @0.3% Cu cut-off   14    33     19.0  0.12  0.21  0.08 0.01   2.1
MSW-0020     @0.5% Cu cut-off  414    639   225.0  0.14  0.29  0.08 0.01   2.2

The Twin Metals  Minnesota Project  covers over 32,000  acres of  land/mineral 
interests and consolidates the largest  base and precious metal land  position 
in Minnesota.  This extensive  land  position provides  Twin Metals  with  the 
platform to  plan  and  develop  one  the  world's  largest  copper-nickel-PGM 
deposits within a new emerging mining belt in Minnesota, USA.

For the  2013 Drill  Program, half  core  samples are  being prepared  at  ALS 
Minerals laboratories  in  Thunder Bay  and  then shipped  to  its  analytical 
facilities in Vancouver. Samples are being analyzed for Au, Pt, and Pd using a
30g standard fire assay with an ICP-AES finish and for 33 other elements using
a four acid (near  total) digestion and a  combination of ICP-MS and  ICP-AES. 
ICP over-limits for copper and  nickel are re-analyzed using dissolution  four 
acid (near total)  digestion followed by  ICP-AES or AAS.  The remaining  half 
core samples are being stored in Minnesota.

Phillip Larson, P. Geo. is the  Qualified Person for Duluth Metals and  Senior 
Geologist for Duluth  Metals, in  accordance with  NI 43-101  of the  Canadian 
Securities Administrators,  and is  responsible  for Duluth  Metals  technical 
content of this press  release and quality assurance  of the exploration  data 
and analytical results.

About Duluth Metals Limited

Duluth Metals  Limited is  committed to  acquiring, exploring  and  developing 
copper, nickel and platinum  group metal (PGM) deposits.  Duluth Metals has  a 
joint venture  with Antofagasta  plc  on the  Twin Metals  Minnesota  Project, 
located  within  the   rapidly  emerging   Duluth  Complex   mining  camp   in 
north-eastern 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. Aside from the
joint venture, Duluth Metals retains  a 100% position on approximately  40,000 
acres of mineral interests  on exploration properties  adjacent to and  nearby 
the Twin Metals Minnesota LLC joint venture.

About Twin Metals Minnesota LLC

Twin Metals Minnesota, LLC,  is a joint venture  company, 60 percent owned  by 
Duluth Metals  Limited and  40 percent  by Antofagasta  plc. Twin  Metals  was 
formed in 2010 to pursue the development and operation of a copper, nickel and
platinum group metals (strategic metals) underground mining project within the
Duluth Complex in northeastern Minnesota.  Twin Metals holds mineral and  land 
assets of approximately 32,000 acres  of leased and permitted land,  including 
mineral resources prepared in compliance with the requirements of NI 43-101.

This   press   release   contains   forward-looking   statements    (including 
"forward-looking  information"  within  the  meaning  of  applicable  Canadian 
securities legislation and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning  of 
the US Private Securities  Litigation Reform Act of  1995) relating to,  among 
other things,  the  results  of  drilling  operations  of  Duluth  Metals  and 
exploration and mine development.  Generally, forward-looking statements  can 
be identified by  the use of  words such  as "plans", "expects"  or "does  not 
expect",  "is  expected",  "budget",  "scheduled",  "estimates",  "forecasts", 
"intends",  "anticipates"  or  "does   not  anticipate",  or  "believes",   or 
variations of  such words  and  phrases or  statements that  certain  actions, 
events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur"
or "be achieved".  Duluth Metals has  relied on a  number of assumptions  and 
estimates  in  making  such  forward-looking  statements,  including,  without 
limitation, the prices of copper, nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs)  and 
the costs associated with continuing exploration and mining development. Such
assumptions and estimates are made in light of the trends and conditions  that 
are considered to be  relevant and reasonable  based on information  available 
and the circumstances  existing at  this time. A  number of  risk factors  may 
cause actual  results, level  of  activity, performance  or outcomes  of  such 
exploration and/or  mine development  to be  materially different  from  those 
expressed or  implied by  such forward-looking  statements including,  without 
limitation, whether  such  discoveries  will  result  in  commercially  viable 
quantities of  such  mineralized  materials, the  possibility  of  changes  to 
project parameters as  plans continue to  be refined, the  ability to  execute 
planned exploration  and  future  drilling programs,  possible  variations  of 
copper, nickel  and PGM  grade  or recovery  rates,  the need  for  additional 
funding to continue exploration efforts,  changes in general economic,  market 
and business conditions,  and those other  risks set forth  in Duluth  Metals' 
most recent annual information  form under the heading  "Risk Factors" and  in 
its other public  filings. Statements related  to "reserves" and  "resources" 
are deemed forward-looking statements as they involve the implied  assessment, 
based  on  realistically  assumed  and  justifiable  technical  and   economic 
conditions, that  an  inventory  of mineralization  will  become  economically 
extractable.  Forward-looking  statements  are   not  guarantees  of   future 
performance and such information  is inherently subject  to known and  unknown 
risks, uncertainties and other factors that  are difficult to predict and  may 
be beyond the control of Duluth Metals. Although Duluth Metals has  attempted 
to identify  important risks  and  factors that  could cause  actual  actions, 
events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking
statements, there may be other factors and risks that cause actions, events or
results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Consequently,  undue 
reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. In addition,
all forward-looking statements in this press release are given as of the  date 
hereof. 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.  The  forward-looking   statements  contained  herein   are 
expressly qualified by this disclaimer.







SOURCE Duluth Metals Limited

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Telephone: (416) 369-1500 ext. 222
Email:mstrazdins@duluthmetals.com

Vern Baker
President
Telephone: (651) 389-9990
Email:vbaker@duluthmetals.com

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