Diamonds North Resources Ltd.
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Diamonds North Resources Ltd.

October 01, 2009 16:01 ET

Diamonds North To Begin Processing Beluga-3 Bulk Sample

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - Diamonds North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DDN) provides an update on its 2009 diamond exploration program on the 100% owned Amaruk property, located in the Pelly Bay Diamond District of Nunavut. The Company has collected 6780 kilograms of kimberlite from the Beluga-3 kimberlite pipe by drilling. Diamond processing of this sample by dense media separation (DMS) is underway. Initial Beluga-3 results returned coarse diamonds including coarse diamond fragments (see news release NR09-05, April 29th, 2009).

In addition, a total of eight geophysical targets were drill tested in 2009 resulting in the discovery of the Kanguq kimberlite. A total of 868 kilograms of Kanguq kimberlite was collected from one vertical drill hole for DMS processing. The Kanguq kimberlite is located approximately 10 kilometres north of Beluga-3 and appears to represent a new kimberlite cluster on the Amaruk property.

The 2009 focus on Amaruk was to identify priority target areas on the 1.4 million acre property. Based on considerable review of mineral chemistry and geophysical data, the Company has identified several new areas of high priority that will be the future focus on the property.

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 how targets are defined and to date, hundreds of anomalies still require testing. A diamond stability field more than 25 kilometres thick has been estimated below Amaruk. This is based on a calculated minimum pressure and estimated temperature of pyrope garnet grains recovered from till samples across the property. This compares favourably with the diamond stability field beneath the Lac de Gras kimberlite field and reconfirms the potential for Amaruk.

Reverse-circulation drill cuttings were logged in secure facilities at the Amaruk field camp by geoscientists. Samples were securely sealed in solid containers and have been received at Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Saskatoon for processing.

Gold and Nickel

As part of the company's strategy to attain value for other commodity potential on its large land package, Diamonds North collected over 200 rock samples as a result of prospecting. Limited first pass prospecting was conducted around a gold occurrence where a grab sample yielded 5.8 g/T gold and around more than 20 gold-in-till anomalies (see news release NR09-11, July 14, 2009 & NR09-07, May 11th, 2009). In addition, 10 mafic and ultramafic occurrences on Amaruk were visited to test for additional nickel mineralization on the property. Complete assays for the samples are pending.

Bruce Kienlen (P.Geol) and Graham Gill (P. Geo) are Diamonds North's qualified persons reviewing this project. They are responsible for the design and conduct of exploration programs and the verification and quality assurance of analytical results.

About Diamonds North

Diamonds North Resources is rapidly evolving and committed to building long-term value for shareholders through ongoing discoveries and leveraging business opportunities from our vast land holding.

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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