Duluth Metals Announces Results from Twin Metals Fence Drilling Program

   Duluth Metals Announces Results from Twin Metals Fence Drilling Program

  PR Newswire

  TORONTO, December 6, 2013

TORONTO, December 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --



  *Close spaced diamond drilling program shows good continuity of
    mineralization and excellent correlation between the new drilling and the
    existing resource model.
  *The program provides the Joint Venture team the necessary information to
    define the drill spacing required to upgrade Indicated to Measured
    Resource within the resource base.
  *AMEC is currently working on a revised Technical Report updating the
    current September 15, 2012 resource estimate.
  *The holes show excellent consistency within the Maturi Deposit.

Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX: DM.U) is pleased to
announce that Twin Metals Minnesota LLC ("Twin Metals") has completed 35
closely spaced diamond drill holes within the Maturi Deposit. This drilling
was designed to provide the Joint Venture team the necessary information to
define the drill spacing required to upgrade Indicated to Measured Resource
within the resource base. The program completed two crossing perpendicular
fence lines, each 1000 feet in length with holes spaced 50 feet apart within
the basal mineralized zones (Figs. 1-3). The program utilized four (4)
existing holes in addition to the 35 new holes. Preliminary examination of
drilling and assay results shows an excellent correlation between the new
drilling and the existing resource model.

"It is seldom, if ever, that you can expect to match new drilling to an
existing geological model with this kind of precision," said Vern Baker,
President of Duluth Metals Limited. "The way this drilling matches to the
existing model shows once again how this resource has a consistency and
continuity beyond most metallic resources."

Figure 1 is a map showing the fence drill holes locations. Figure 2 shows a
cross section along the SW to NE drill hole fence, and Figure 3 shows a cross
section along the NW to SE drill hole fence.

A more detailed summary of the assay results for MEX-0442 to MEX-0467 and
MEX-0469 to MEX-0477 can be found in the table below. True width is estimated
at 80-100% of core length.


    Section      HOLE        Zone      From      To      Length     Cu      Ni      TPM
                                       (ft)     (ft)      (ft)     (%)     (%)     (g/t)
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0473     cut-off    689       941     252.0     0.53    0.16    0.371
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0443     cut-off    655       834     179.0     0.66    0.20    0.504
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0446     cut-off   639.3      824     184.7     0.75    0.25    0.574
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0449     cut-off    636       884     248.0     0.66    0.19    0.465
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0452     cut-off   638.75     847     208.3     0.80    0.23    0.701
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0454     cut-off    640       845     205.0     0.77    0.22    0.535
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0457     cut-off    659       904     245.0     0.66    0.19    0.427
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0459     cut-off    681       906     225.0     0.67    0.20    0.498
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0464     cut-off   699.5      962     262.5     0.74    0.22    0.519
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0469     cut-off   707.3      986     278.7     0.72    0.21    0.482
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0448     cut-off    660       924     264.0     0.66    0.19    0.419
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0467     cut-off    674       991     317.0     0.63    0.19    0.425
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0472     cut-off    689       997     308.0     0.64    0.21    0.469
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0476     cut-off   690.7    1038.3    347.6     0.62    0.19    0.393
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0466     cut-off   621.25    1009     387.8     0.61    0.19    0.419
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0471     cut-off   633.75   1005.5    371.8     0.58    0.18    0.454
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     SW-NE     MEX-0474     cut-off    634     1007.25   373.3     0.52    0.16    0.359

                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0463     cut-off   550.75     763     212.3     0.69    0.20    0.404
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0462     cut-off    544       781     237.0     0.76    0.22    0.492
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0460     cut-off   545.6      786     240.4     0.81    0.24    0.476
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0458     cut-off    557       807     250.0     0.70    0.21    0.444
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0456     cut-off   601.25     808     206.8     0.74    0.23    0.461
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0453     cut-off   614.4      903     288.6     0.69    0.20    0.459
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0451     cut-off    644      886.5    242.5     0.73    0.22    0.457
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0445     cut-off    690       994     304.0     0.58    0.17    0.382
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0444     cut-off   717.75    1032     314.3     0.67    0.19    0.470
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0477     cut-off   896.75    1152     255.3     0.45    0.13    0.287
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0475     cut-off   881.25    1108     226.8     0.61    0.18    0.415
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0470     cut-off    932     1212.6    280.6     0.74    0.22    0.557
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0465     cut-off    967     1243.5    276.5     0.65    0.20    0.423
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0461     cut-off    1036     1287     251.0     0.72    0.21    0.518
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE    MEX-0455-W1   cut-off    1065     1322     257.0     0.71    0.22    0.514
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE    MEX-0450-W1   cut-off    1093     1358     265.0     0.61    0.18    0.433
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0447     cut-off    1109    1398.5    289.5     0.65    0.19    0.487
                             @0.3%
                              Cu
     NW-SE     MEX-0442     cut-off    1183     1508     325.0     0.65    0.19    0.473

**TPM = Total Precious Metals (Platinum+Palladium+Gold) Note:  g/t = grams
per tonne

Complete platinum, palladium, gold and silver and assays for MEX-0442 to
MEX-0467 and MEX-0469 to MEX-0477 are as follows:


    Section    DHID         Zone         From    To    Length  Pt     Pd     Au     Co    Ag
                                         (ft)   (ft)    (ft)  (g/t)  (g/t) (g/t)   (%)  (g/t)
     SW-NE  MEX-0473   @0.3% Cu cut-off  689     941    252.0  0.102  0.220  0.049  0.01  1.8
     SW-NE  MEX-0443   @0.3% Cu cut-off  655     834    179.0  0.137  0.288  0.079  0.01  2.2
     SW-NE  MEX-0446   @0.3% Cu cut-off  639.3   824    184.7  0.133  0.345  0.095  0.01  2.4
     SW-NE  MEX-0449   @0.3% Cu cut-off  636     884    248.0  0.112  0.272  0.081  0.01  2.4
     SW-NE  MEX-0452   @0.3% Cu cut-off  638.75  847    208.3  0.300  0.325  0.076  0.01  2.9
     SW-NE  MEX-0454   @0.3% Cu cut-off  640     845    205.0  0.133  0.320  0.082  0.01  2.4
     SW-NE  MEX-0457   @0.3% Cu cut-off  659     904    245.0  0.104  0.253  0.070  0.01  2.4
     SW-NE  MEX-0459   @0.3% Cu cut-off  681     906    225.0  0.137  0.295  0.067  0.01  2.3
     SW-NE  MEX-0464   @0.3% Cu cut-off  699.5   962    262.5  0.133  0.303  0.083  0.01  2.6
     SW-NE  MEX-0469   @0.3% Cu cut-off  707.3   986    278.7  0.126  0.279  0.077  0.01  2.7
     SW-NE  MEX-0448   @0.3% Cu cut-off  660     924    264.0  0.101  0.244  0.075  0.01  1.8
     SW-NE  MEX-0467   @0.3% Cu cut-off  674     991    317.0  0.094  0.246  0.085  0.01  2.4
     SW-NE  MEX-0472   @0.3% Cu cut-off  689     997    308.0  0.119  0.276  0.074  0.01  2.7
     SW-NE  MEX-0476   @0.3% Cu cut-off  690.7  1038.3  347.6  0.094  0.237  0.062  0.01  2.3
     SW-NE  MEX-0466   @0.3% Cu cut-off  621.25 1009    387.8  0.118  0.244  0.057  0.01  2.1
     SW-NE  MEX-0471   @0.3% Cu cut-off  633.75 1005.5  371.8  0.111  0.250  0.093  0.01  2.1
     SW-NE  MEX-0474   @0.3% Cu cut-off  634    1007.25 373.3  0.088  0.214  0.057  0.01  1.6

     NW-SE  MEX-0463   @0.3% Cu cut-off  550.75  763    212.3  0.105  0.234  0.065  0.01  2.2
     NW-SE  MEX-0462   @0.3% Cu cut-off  544     781    237.0  0.134  0.275  0.083  0.01  2.4
     NW-SE  MEX-0460   @0.3% Cu cut-off  545.6   786    240.4  0.113  0.271  0.091  0.01  2.8
     NW-SE  MEX-0458   @0.3% Cu cut-off  557     807    250.0  0.115  0.260  0.069  0.01  2.4
     NW-SE  MEX-0456   @0.3% Cu cut-off  601.25  808    206.8  0.107  0.277  0.077  0.01  2.6
     NW-SE  MEX-0453   @0.3% Cu cut-off  614.4   903    288.6  0.115  0.268  0.076  0.01  2.4
     NW-SE  MEX-0451   @0.3% Cu cut-off  644     886.5  242.5  0.115  0.279  0.064  0.01  2.5
     NW-SE  MEX-0445   @0.3% Cu cut-off  690     994    304.0  0.095  0.223  0.064  0.01  1.7
     NW-SE  MEX-0444   @0.3% Cu cut-off  717.75 1032    314.3  0.132  0.270  0.068  0.01  2.3
     NW-SE  MEX-0477   @0.3% Cu cut-off  896.75 1152    255.3  0.074  0.170  0.043  0.01  1.3
     NW-SE  MEX-0475   @0.3% Cu cut-off  881.25 1108    226.8  0.110  0.246  0.058  0.01  1.8
     NW-SE  MEX-0470   @0.3% Cu cut-off  932    1212.6  280.6  0.147  0.306  0.103  0.01  2.9
     NW-SE  MEX-0465   @0.3% Cu cut-off  967    1243.5  276.5  0.111  0.245  0.067  0.01  2.3
     NW-SE  MEX-0461   @0.3% Cu cut-off 1036    1287    251.0  0.127  0.308  0.083  0.01  2.5
     NW-SE MEX-0455-W1 @0.3% Cu cut-off 1065    1322    257.0  0.123  0.311  0.080  0.01  2.6
     NW-SE MEX-0450-W1 @0.3% Cu cut-off 1093    1358    265.0  0.121  0.246  0.067  0.01  2.1
     NW-SE  MEX-0447   @0.3% Cu cut-off 1109    1398.5  289.5  0.131  0.284  0.073  0.01  2.2
     NW-SE  MEX-0442   @0.3% Cu cut-off 1183    1508    325.0  0.117  0.282  0.074  0.01  2.4

Twin Metals' resource estimation consultant, AMEC E&C Services Inc. (AMEC), is
working on a revised resource estimate that will incorporate all drilling
completed since September 2012. In addition to results from the fence drilling
program and revised resource definitions, the estimate will incorporate
results of an ongoing drill program designed to upgrade targeted areas of the
Maturi resource base from Inferred to Indicated Resource classification. The
updated resource estimate and revised Technical Report are expected in the
spring of 2014.

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 of 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 four acid (near
total) digestion followed by ICP-MS. The remaining half core samples are being
stored in Minnesota.

Drill collar information for MEX-0442 to MEX-0467 and MEX-0469 to MEX-0477 is
shown in the table below:


    Hole           Easting    Northing     Azimuth     Inclination
                                          (bearing)     (degrees)
    MEX-0442       2954436      805006          002            -89
    MEX-0443       2953985      805133          272            -65
    MEX-0444       2954105      805400          084            -90
    MEX-0445       2954104      805401          333            -88
    MEX-0446       2953985      805134          279            -67
    MEX-0447       2954436      805007          320            -85
    MEX-0448       2954104      805402          321            -84
    MEX-0449       2953986      805135          287            -70
    MEX-0450-W1    2954436      805007          320            -83
    MEX-0451       2954103      805402          321            -80
    MEX-0452       2953986      805136          298            -72
    MEX-0453       2954102      805403          321            -74
    MEX-0454       2953986      805138          310            -74
    MEX-0455-W1    2954436      805007          320            -81
    MEX-0456       2954102      805404          321            -70
    MEX-0457       2953988      805139          323            -74
    MEX-0458       2954102      805404          321            -65
    MEX-0459       2953989      805140          336            -75
    MEX-0460       2954101      805405          321            -59
    MEX-0461       2954436      805008          320            -78
    MEX-0462       2954099      805406          321            -53
    MEX-0463       2954098      805408          321            -47
    MEX-0464       2953989      805142          357            -71
    MEX-0465       2954435      805009          320            -74
    MEX-0466       2954259      805618          154            -89
    MEX-0467       2954095      805386          002            -82
    MEX-0468       2955379      803274          092            -71
    MEX-0469       2953994      805141          004            -69
    MEX-0470       2954434      805009          320            -71
    MEX-0471       2954260      805619          050            -86
    MEX-0472       2954098      805388          017            -81
    MEX-0473       2953980      805128          267            -63
    MEX-0474       2954261      805619          050            -81
    MEX-0475       2954434      805009          320            -68
    MEX-0476       2954098      805383          031            -74
    MEX-0477       2954434      805010          320            -63

*Collar easting and northing coordinates are given as feet in Minnesota North
State Plane Coordinates, NAD83 datum.

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 a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta plc (Antofagasta)
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. 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.

Image with caption: "Figure 1: Fence Drill Hole Locations. (CNW Group/Duluth
Metals Limited)". Image available at:
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131206_C8313_PHOTO_EN_34622.jpg

Image with caption: "Figure 2: SW to NE fence drill hole cross section. (CNW
Group/Duluth Metals Limited)". Image available at:
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131206_C8313_PHOTO_EN_34623.jpg

Image with caption: "Figure 3: NW to SE fence drill hole cross section (CNW
Group/Duluth Metals Limited)". Image available at:
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131206_C8313_PHOTO_EN_34624.jpg

For further information:

Mara Strazdins Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Telephone: +1(416)369-1500 ext. 222 Email: mstrazdins@duluthmetals.com

Vern Baker President Telephone: +1(651)389-9990 Email:
vbaker@duluthmetals.com

Webpage:  www.duluthmetals.com

(DM. DM.U.)
 
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