Donner Metals Ltd.: Production Commences at Bracemac-McLeod

Donner Metals Ltd.: Production Commences at Bracemac-McLeod 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/13 -- Mr. Harvey Keats,
Chief Executive Officer of Donner Metals Ltd. ("Donner" or the
"Company") (TSX VENTURE:DON), is pleased to report that production at
the anticipated average rate of 3,000 tonnes per day commenced on May
15 at the Bracemac-McLeod Mine located near Matagami, Quebec.
Donner's partner and operator, Glencore Xstrata plc ("Glencore
Xstrata"), is now processing copper and zinc ore from the new mine
following the depletion of ore at their Perseverance Mine. The
Bracemac-McLeod Mine is a 65% Glencore Xstrata, 35% Donner joint
venture. As operator, Glencore Xstrata is responsible for the
execution of all development, production, processing, milling,
smelting and refining activities related to the Bracemac-McLeod Mine,
as well as the exploration programs conducted on the Matagami
Discovered in 2007 by the Donner and Glencore Xstrata team, the
Bracemac-McLeod mine represents a $159 million investment. It is the
12th zinc mine in the Matagami camp. Matagami operations contribute
significantly to Quebec's economic development by employing 260
people, directly injecting $27 million into the economy through
wages. In addition, the operations create hundreds more indirect jobs
via $13.5 million in annual goods and services procurement through 23
mostly Quebec-based companies. 
The Bracemac-McLeod deposit contains Proven and Probable Mineral
Reserves of 3.7 million tonnes grading 9.60% zinc, 1.26% copper,
28.25 g/t silver and 0.43 g/t gold. Inferred Mineral Resources of 2.6
million tonnes grading 8.79% zinc, 1.31% copper, 38.84 g/t silver and
1.06 g/t gold are located in proximity to the Mineral Reserves. The
Company is a fully vested partner with Glencore Xstrata in the
extensive Matagami base metal camp located in the Abitibi region of
Quebec. This joint venture partnership covers claims, mining licences
and other direct mineral titles comprising six joint ventures
(collectively the "Matagami Project") at either 50%/50% or 65%/35%
Glencore Xstrata/Donner joint venture interests respectively. The
Matagami Project covers prime volcanic stratigraphy in which
high-grade zinc and copper massive sulphide deposits have 
discovered and mined since 1963. Additional information is available
Robin Adair (VP of Exploration) is a Qualified Person for Donner
Metals Ltd and is responsible for the technical information reported
in this news release. 
Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer 
Certain phrases in this news release are "forward-looking
statements". Forward-looking statements are identified by wording
such as "anticipated", "will" and "are expected". Such statements
are: 1) applicable specifically to the Bracemac-McLeod Mine in
relation to mining/production rates in context of the current mining
plan; and 2) in the context of the timing of future planned
exploration activities and results. Such statements also pertain to
the completion of the project within context of the budget as defined
in the feasibility study completed by Xstrata Canada Corporation -
Xstrata Zinc Canada Division (now Glencore Xstrata) and Genivar
Limited Partnership in 2010 as posted under the Company's profile at "Forward-looking statements" involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual
results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Further
discussion of "forward looking statements" and "future oriented
financial information" and the risks inherent to mineral exploration
and development, in relation to Donner's activities, can be found on
the Company's website at The reader is
cautioned not to place any undue reliance on any forward-looking
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news
Donner Metals Ltd.
Andrea Magee
604-683-0564 or Toll Free: 1-800-909-8311
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