Donner Metals Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : DON
FRANKFURT : D4M

Donner Metals Ltd.

January 30, 2007 00:35 ET

Donner Metals Ltd.: Additional Assays From the New Bracemac Zinc-Copper Discovery at Matagami

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 30, 2007) - Further to the Company's news release dated January 19, 2007, Mr. Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer of Donner Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DON)(FWB:D4M), reports that assays from drill hole BRC-07-28, returned an average of 9.83% zinc and 0.98% copper over 6.90 metres; including 9.8% zinc and 0.84% copper over 2.95 metres and 14.39% zinc and 1.36% copper over 2.65 metres in massive sulphides.

Drill hole BRC-07-28 is a 50 metre step-out to the east of the massive sulphides intersected in BRC-06-26 that returned an average of 9.12% zinc and 1.21% copper over 16 metres and BRC-06-27 that returned an average of 13.98% zinc and 3.69% copper over 8.8 metres (see news release dated January 19, 2007). Details of BRC-07-28 are provided in the table included in this news release.

Under the terms of the Matagami Project Option and Joint Venture Agreement with Xstrata Zinc Canada (Xstrata Zinc), in the event that a discovery is made during the option period, Donner must contribute a one-time additional expenditure to a maximum of $3 million towards establishing an inferred resource on the new discovery or discoveries. This clause in the agreement has now been triggered and ongoing exploration expenditures at Bracemac will be applied toward this requirement.

Drilling continues with three rigs as part of a 45,000 metre drill program.

About the Matagami Project

The Matagami Project has an area of mutual interest of 4,737 square kilometres and presently includes 2,138 mineral claims covering 499 square kilometres. The Matagami Mining Camp is a world-class mining district, with 18 known VMS deposits, including 10 past producers of varying sizes, including the giant Mattagami Lake deposit (25.64 million tonnes of 8.2% Zn, 0.56% Cu, 20.91 g/t Ag and 0.41 g/t Au) discovered in 1957 and mined from 1963 to 1988. The area is host to historical production of 8.6 billion pounds of Zn and 853 million pounds of Cu and has established infrastructure including the town of Matagami, a railway, a paved road, and a 2,350 t/day mill owned by Xstrata Zinc.

Donner has the option to earn a 50% participating joint venture interest in the Matagami Project by incurring a total of $20 million of expenditures on exploration and related work on or before May 31, 2011. Upon the expenditure of $20 million by Donner, five separate joint ventures will be formed, covering the property and the area of interest. In each of the five joint venture areas, Xstrata Zinc has the option to earn back a 15% interest in such area by incurring up to $20 million on a feasibility study.

Supplementary Information

The field work on the Matagami Project is being carried out by project operator Xstrata Zinc. Xstrata Zinc is responsible for the sampling and submittal of samples for assay. Assaying of samples reported in this news release was carried out and certified by ALS Chemex-Chimitec, of Val D'Or, Quebec (zinc, copper and silver by atomic absorption, and gold by standard fire assay procedures). Sample preparation was done by ALS Chemex of Val D'Or, Quebec. Robin Adair, VP of Exploration for the Company is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical information in this news release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DONNER METALS LTD.

Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer



Bracemac
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UTM
DDH Location Angle/ Zone name
(Depth) NAD 83 direction - Mineral From To
Zone 18 (True N) Type
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BRC-07-28(i) 307265E -55 degrees
(437.4m) 5505784N /027 degrees UT - MS 335.8 338.75
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UT 338.75 340.05
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UT - MS 340.05 342.70
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Total Composite interval: 335.80 342.70
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UTFW-S 342.70 433.3
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DDH Core length
(Depth) (metres) % Cu % Zn g/t Ag g/t Au
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BRC-07-28(i)
(437.4m) 2.95 0.84 9.80 14.71 0.16
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1.30 0.12 0.61 1.74 0.01
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2.65 1.36 14.39 17.34 0.30
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6.90 0.90 9.83 13.28 0.18
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Weak to strong chlorite alteration with local
pyrite, and sphalerite.
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Zone: UT equals Upper Tuffite Horizon, UTFW equals Upper
Tuffite Footwall
Mineral Type: MS equals massive sulphides
(i) - denotes holes drilled to test the Upper Tuffite/Upper
Tuffite Footwall only.


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