Area 1 - East Shore PGE Mineralization
Exploration work is also continuing on the first new area of mineralization referred to as Area 1. PGE mineralization within this area along the eastern side of the SKI and within the adjacent anorthositic rocks on the East Shore Property was previously reported in the Company's February 5, 2013 press release. The near term focus is to compile and analyze the geological and assay data from both drilling as well as surface mapping and sampling in order to determine the nature and geometry of this mineralization, which is unusual in that it is highly enriched in PGEs relative to copper.
Ongoing Exploration Program
Duluth is continuing with an extensive exploration program for the remainder of 2013. The spring season will see a reduction in drilling activity as sites become difficult to access due to the spring melt. This press release can also be found on the Company website at http://www.duluthmetals.com.About the Sampling Duluth Metals adheres to a rigorous QA/QC program as a part of sampling procedures throughout the drill program. Duplicate, blank, and reference standards are inserted into the sample stream prior to submittal the laboratory. Half core samples are crushed and pulverized at ALS Minerals in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and then shipped to its analytical facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia. Samples are analyzed for Au, Pt, and Pd using a 30 gram fire assay with an ICP-AES finish, and for Cu, Ni, and other trace elements using a four acid (near total) digestion and a combination of ICP-MS and ICP-AES finishes. Overlimits are re-analyzed using sodium peroxide fusion, acid dissolution, followed by an ICP-MAES finish. The remaining half core samples are 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 Metal's technical content of this press release and quality assurance of the exploration data and analytical results. About Duluth Metals Limited