Diamonds North Resources Ltd.
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Diamonds North Resources Ltd.

April 16, 2010 09:00 ET

Diamonds North Plans Bulk Sample of Beluga-3 Kimberlite

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) - Diamonds North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DDN) announces plans to collect a bulk sample from the Beluga-3 kimberlite located on its 100% owned Amaruk property in the Pelly Bay Diamond District of Nunavut.

The collection of a 25 to 50 tonne bulk sample of Beluga-3 is planned to test for larger diamonds. The 2009 mini-bulk sample of Beluga-3 demonstrated larger diamond potential giving the Company confidence to proceed with this bulk sample (see News Release NR09-17, December 1st, 2009). Based on rough reconstructive analysis provided by Saskatchewan Research Council Laboratory, the Company estimates the largest diamond fragment recovered in 2009 to have been a diamond between 0.2 to 0.25 carats.

A comparison of garnet chemistry from the Beluga-3 kimberlite and surrounding till samples suggests that a high chrome garnet population observed in the till was not recovered in the DMS concentrate in last years sample of the Beluga-3 kimberlite. This may suggest that other high priority kimberlites occur in the immediate area or there is another phase of kimberlite present in Beluga-3 that has not yet been sampled. Additional exploration drilling is planned around Beluga-3 to test for other nearby kimberlites or other phases of kimberlite within Beluga-3.

Diamonds North will be using a low cost, light weight bulk sampling drill that utilizes reverse circulation without percussion to reduce and or eliminate significant diamond breakage. Estimated collection cost with this drill, that the Company jointly owns, is $20 per kilogram in contrast with core drilling which is approximately $150 per kilogram.

In addition to the bulk sample the Company will continue to better define new kimberlite targets for drilling.

A total of 25 kimberlites have been discovered on the Amaruk property and 90% of the kimberlites processed for diamonds are proven to be diamondiferous.

Diamonds North continues to refine kimberlite targeting methods and hundreds of anomalies still require testing. A diamond stability field beneath Amaruk compares favourably with the diamond stability field beneath the Lac de Gras kimberlite field which hosts both the Ekati and Diavik Diamond Mines.

Bruce Kienlen (P.Geol) and Graham Gill (P. Geo) are Diamonds North's qualified persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101, reviewing this project. They are responsible for the design and conduct of exploration programs and the verification and quality assurance of analytical results.

On behalf of Diamonds North Resources Ltd.

Mark Kolebaba, President & CEO

Statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in resource exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

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