Duluth Metals Announces Results from Twin Metals Fence Drilling Program

Duluth Metals Announces Results from Twin Metals Fence Drilling Program 


    --  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.

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - 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)

 SW-NE        MEX-0473       @0.3%        689         941      252.0        0.53       0.16       0.371
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0443       @0.3%        655         834      179.0        0.66       0.20       0.504
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0446       @0.3%      639.3         824      184.7        0.75       0.25       0.574
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0449       @0.3%        636         884      248.0        0.66       0.19       0.465
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0452       @0.3%      638.75        847      208.3        0.80       0.23       0.701
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0454       @0.3%        640         845      205.0        0.77       0.22       0.535
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0457       @0.3%        659         904      245.0        0.66       0.19       0.427
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0459       @0.3%        681         906      225.0        0.67       0.20       0.498
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0464       @0.3%      699.5         962      262.5        0.74       0.22       0.519
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0469       @0.3%      707.3         986      278.7        0.72       0.21       0.482
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0448       @0.3%        660         924      264.0        0.66       0.19       0.419
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0467       @0.3%        674         991      317.0        0.63       0.19       0.425
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0472       @0.3%        689         997      308.0        0.64       0.21       0.469
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0476       @0.3%      690.7      1038.3      347.6        0.62       0.19       0.393
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0466       @0.3%      621.25       1009      387.8        0.61       0.19       0.419
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0471       @0.3%      633.75     1005.5      371.8        0.58       0.18       0.454
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 SW-NE        MEX-0474       @0.3%        634      1007.25     373.3        0.52       0.16       0.359
                              Cu
                            cut-off
                                                                                                      

 NW-SE        MEX-0463       @0.3%      550.75        763      212.3        0.69       0.20       0.404
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0462       @0.3%        544         781      237.0        0.76       0.22       0.492
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0460       @0.3%      545.6         786      240.4        0.81       0.24       0.476
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0458       @0.3%        557         807      250.0        0.70       0.21       0.444
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0456       @0.3%      601.25        808      206.8        0.74       0.23       0.461
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0453       @0.3%      614.4         903      288.6        0.69       0.20       0.459
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0451       @0.3%        644       886.5      242.5        0.73       0.22       0.457
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0445       @0.3%        690         994      304.0        0.58       0.17       0.382
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0444       @0.3%      717.75       1032      314.3        0.67       0.19       0.470
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0477       @0.3%      896.75       1152      255.3        0.45       0.13       0.287
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0475       @0.3%      881.25       1108      226.8        0.61       0.18       0.415
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0470       @0.3%        932      1212.6      280.6        0.74       0.22       0.557
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0465       @0.3%        967      1243.5      276.5        0.65       0.20       0.423
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0461       @0.3%       1036        1287      251.0        0.72       0.21       0.518
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE      MEX-0455-W1      @0.3%       1065        1322      257.0        0.71       0.22       0.514
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE      MEX-0450-W1      @0.3%       1093        1358      265.0        0.61       0.18       0.433
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0447       @0.3%       1109      1398.5      289.5        0.65       0.19       0.487
                              Cu
                            cut-off

 NW-SE        MEX-0442       @0.3%       1183        1508      325.0        0.65       0.19       0.473
                              Cu
                            cut-off

**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                       @0.3%        689         941      252.0      0.102       0.220       0.049       0.01      
  1.8 
                          Cu 


              MEX-0473      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        655         834      179.0      0.137       0.288       0.079       0.01      
  2.2
                              Cu
              MEX-0443      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%      639.3         824      184.7      0.133       0.345       0.095       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0446      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        636         884      248.0      0.112       0.272       0.081       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0449      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%      638.75        847      208.3      0.300       0.325       0.076       0.01      
  2.9
                              Cu
              MEX-0452      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        640         845      205.0      0.133       0.320       0.082       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0454      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        659         904      245.0      0.104       0.253       0.070       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0457      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        681         906      225.0      0.137       0.295       0.067       0.01      
  2.3
                              Cu
              MEX-0459      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%      699.5         962      262.5      0.133       0.303       0.083       0.01      
  2.6
                              Cu
              MEX-0464      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%      707.3         986      278.7      0.126       0.279       0.077       0.01      
  2.7
                              Cu
              MEX-0469      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        660         924      264.0      0.101       0.244       0.075       0.01      
  1.8
                              Cu
              MEX-0448      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        674         991      317.0      0.094       0.246       0.085       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0467      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        689         997      308.0      0.119       0.276       0.074       0.01      
  2.7
                              Cu
              MEX-0472      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%      690.7      1038.3      347.6      0.094       0.237       0.062       0.01      
  2.3
                              Cu
              MEX-0476      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%      621.25       1009      387.8      0.118       0.244       0.057       0.01      
  2.1
                              Cu
              MEX-0466      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%      633.75     1005.5      371.8      0.111       0.250       0.093       0.01      
  2.1
                              Cu
              MEX-0471      cut-off

 SW-NE                       @0.3%        634      1007.25     373.3      0.088       0.214       0.057       0.01      
  1.6
                              Cu
              MEX-0474      cut-off
                                                                                                                        
     

 NW-SE                       @0.3%      550.75        763      212.3      0.105       0.234       0.065       0.01      
  2.2
                              Cu
              MEX-0463      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%        544         781      237.0      0.134       0.275       0.083       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0462      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%      545.6         786      240.4      0.113       0.271       0.091       0.01      
  2.8
                              Cu
              MEX-0460      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%        557         807      250.0      0.115       0.260       0.069       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0458      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%      601.25        808      206.8      0.107       0.277       0.077       0.01      
  2.6
                              Cu
              MEX-0456      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%      614.4         903      288.6      0.115       0.268       0.076       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0453      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%        644       886.5      242.5      0.115       0.279       0.064       0.01      
  2.5
                              Cu
              MEX-0451      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%        690         994      304.0      0.095       0.223       0.064       0.01      
  1.7
                              Cu
              MEX-0445      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%      717.75       1032      314.3      0.132       0.270       0.068       0.01      
  2.3
                              Cu
              MEX-0444      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%      896.75       1152      255.3      0.074       0.170       0.043       0.01      
  1.3
                              Cu
              MEX-0477      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%      881.25       1108      226.8      0.110       0.246       0.058       0.01      
  1.8
                              Cu
              MEX-0475      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%        932      1212.6      280.6      0.147       0.306       0.103       0.01      
  2.9
                              Cu
              MEX-0470      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%        967      1243.5      276.5      0.111       0.245       0.067       0.01      
  2.3
                              Cu
              MEX-0465      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%       1036        1287      251.0      0.127       0.308       0.083       0.01      
  2.5
                              Cu
              MEX-0461      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%       1065        1322      257.0      0.123       0.311       0.080       0.01      
  2.6
                              Cu
            MEX-0455-W1     cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%       1093        1358      265.0      0.121       0.246       0.067       0.01      
  2.1
                              Cu
            MEX-0450-W1     cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%       1109      1398.5      289.5      0.131       0.284       0.073       0.01      
  2.2
                              Cu
              MEX-0447      cut-off

 NW-SE                       @0.3%       1183        1508      325.0      0.117       0.282       0.074       0.01      
  2.4
                              Cu
              MEX-0442      cut-off

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.





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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