Dianor Resources Inc.
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Dianor Resources Inc.

January 18, 2007 16:40 ET

Dianor Resources Inc.: Processing of 60 Tonne Conglomerate Samples to Commence at Kennecott Facility in Thunder Bay

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - This news release is not for distribution to United States newswire services or for dissemination in the United States.

Dianor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DOR) is pleased to inform its shareholders that it has entered into an agreement with Kennecott Canada whereby four 60 tonne samples from the Leadbetter Diamond Project will be processed at their DMS facility in Thunder Bay. The four "60 tonne" samples were collected from the Northern and Central Sectors of the Leadbetter Conglomerate and are replicate samples from selected sites (see table below) where "6 tonne" samples returned commercial sized diamonds.



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Dry Wt Total(i) Carats Largest
Pit No. Sector Kg Diamonds Total Diamond
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MBP 101 North 4819 56 1.785 0.667ct
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MBP 136 North 4012 121 3.270 0.306ct
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MBP 184 Central 6001 27 0.980 0.576ct
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MBP 301 North 4903 105 2.009 0.135ct
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MBP (i)401 North 6360 147 3.324 0.347ct
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(i) Resample of MBP 301


Processing of the four replicate samples is expected to commence in early February and results will be used to determine the optimum sample size for confident diamond grade estimation. Dianor has retained Mineral Services of Vancouver to review the diamond results and provide guidance for future sampling campaigns. Mineral Services is a consulting and laboratory group that specializes in providing expert services to the diamond exploration and mining industry. The company was founded in the early nineties by Dr. John Gurney and his son James. Dr. Gurney has over 35 years experience in diamond exploration and research. The Vancouver office of Mineral Services is staffed by Dr. Rory Moore and Dr. Tom Nowiski both well recognized for their diamond exploration expertise. Associate, Dr Herb Helmstaedt, former head of Queen's University Geology Department visited the property in the past summer in order to review the geology and exploration program.

Dianor has also retained the services of Hatch, of Montreal to conduct a metallurgical review of the Kennecott plant facility and to offer ongoing process consulting to the company for diamonds and gold. Hatch supplies process and business consulting, information technology, engineering and project and construction management to the mining, manufacturing, energy and infrastructure industries. Hatch personnel have been involved with the design and operation of the three producing Canadian diamond mines since 1994.

Hatch will also investigate the gold potential associated with the Leadbetter Conglomerate where native gold has been described in caustic residues of conglomerate samples. Dr. Allan Miller during petrographic descriptions of drill core of the Leadbetter Conglomerate has identified minute native metal grains in the matrix of the conglomerate that is inferred to be gold. Routine geochemical analyses of over 3,500 drill core samples from have consistently reported detectible gold ( greater than 5ppb) to be present in the conglomerate samples. In addition, 39 samples returned gold values greater than 100ppb including two drill core samples showing gold values of 7.92 and 9.01 grams per tonne (g/t). Preliminary review of the data indicates that the gold may be of placer origin. Less than 10% of drill core samples of other rock types reported detectable gold.

Initial work on the DMS concentrates produced from the processing of 105 "6 tonne" samples recovered greater than0.85mm sized indicator mineral: G-10 and G-9 Garnets, Chrome Diopside, Olivine, Chromite, and Picroilmenite. Microprobe analyses of indicator mineral grains confirmed that numerous grains had Diamond Inclusion field chemical compositions. In addition to the indicator minerals, a number of blue sapphires and red rubies were also recovered. Further studies on the importance of these minerals will be undertaken on the concentrates from the "60 tonne" samples.

Dianor has also entered into an agreement for the acquisition of a 100% interest in the Chasseur - Roy Project located some 100km East of the town of Senneterre, Quebec. The project consists of 4 claim blocks covering isolated circular anomalies staked following a regional till sampling program. Under the terms of the agreement, Dianor will make a cash payment of 768$ and issue 25 000 common shares to Norquest for the acquisition the claims. The Nordquest will retain a 3% Gross Overriding Royalty on the claims.

Carl G. Verley, P.Geo is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical contents of this press release.

Dianor is an innovative exploration company focused on diamond exploration. The Company has entered into option/joint ventures in Quebec and Ontario with numerous exploration companies to explore for and discover diamond deposits.

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