April 09, 2010 12:39 ET

Darnley Bay Resources Completes Airborne Surveys and Prepares for Drilling

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) - Darnley Bay Resources Limited (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DBL) is pleased to announce that the 5,980 line-km airborne gravity and magnetic survey carried out by Sander Geophysics Limited on its properties near Paulatuk NT has been completed. The data from that survey and the Geotech VTEM surveys are now being processed and modeled. A report on the surveys with images and prioritized drill targets for both metals and kimberlite pipes will be posted on the Company's website before the end of April 2010.

The Company is working with Kavik-Axys and Aurora Geosciences to complete its submission to the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for drilling and associated ground exploration activities on its properties. It will be completed in mid-April and considered at the EISC meeting in Inuvik, June 24, 2010. See www.screeningcommittee.ca for details on the process. Barring unforeseen delays, the Company plans to commence its drill program later in June 2010. The Company is currently tendering its drill contract and will announce the selected contractor when negotiations are concluded.

About Darnley Bay Resources Limited:

The Company was formed in 1993 to explore and develop an area of geophysical significance in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Initial base metal exploration fortuitously resulted in the discovery of diamonds, indicating that the area is host to both metallic and non-metallic mineral deposit interests. The Company's objectives are to secure and maintain successful financing partnerships to continue exploration for base metals, gold and diamonds that will result in the development of a profitable mining venture.

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This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the statements. There are certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. These include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review registered filings at www.sedar.com.

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