Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.
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Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.

November 09, 2009 13:49 ET

Douglas Lake Signs an Agreement on the Mkuvia Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2009) - Douglas Lake Minerals Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB:DLKM) (FRANKFURT:D6O) is pleased to announce that it has signed an Agreement with Ruby Creek Resources, Inc. ("Ruby Creek") with respect to the Company's Mkuvia Alluvial Gold Project.

Under the terms of this Agreement, the Company and Ruby Creek have entered into a Joint Venture that will cover 125 square kilometers of the Company's 380 square kilometer Mkuvia property. Ruby Creek will earn a 70 percent interest of the 125 square kilometers by making payments totaling $3,000,000 within three years of the Closing transaction, where the Closing transaction is expected to occur shortly after the 90 day due diligence period by Ruby Creek. The Agreement provides that Ruby Creek will make payments to the Company of $100,000 and $150,000 within 5 and 15 business days respectively. On confirmation of a satisfactory Due Diligence, Ruby Creek will make an additional $100,000 payment. On the day of the Closing transaction and receipt of the first mining license, Ruby Creek will make another payment of $400,000 to the Company for a total of $750,000 in payments from Signing to Closing. Ruby Creek will also pay an additional $750,000 payment for a total of $1,500,000 within 12 months of Closing. The Agreement also provides that within 12 months of the Closing transaction, Ruby Creek has the option to increase their interest to 75 percent of the 125 square kilometers by making an additional $1,000,000 payment to the Company. Ruby Creek will make additional payments of $750,000 each within 24 and 36 months of the Closing Transaction. In all cases, the original owner of the prospecting licenses, Mr. Mkuvia Maita, retains a 3 percent Net Smelter Royalty as per the Joint Venture Agreement between Mr. Maita and the Company. Ruby Creek has budgeted $500,000 for its Mining License and Development plan. In addition, Ruby Creek has a development budget of $5,000,000 for the two years following the issuance of the Mining License.

Management from Ruby Creek, along with management from the Company, was on the initial site visit to the Mkuvia property in April 2008. They have followed the development of the property over this time and have been encouraged by the work and results produced thus far. The Company is pleased that its efforts have resulted in a great deal of interest from various groups focused on development of its Mkuvia property.

This Ruby Creek Agreement, covering approximately one third of the Mkuvia property, provides the Company with a non-dilutive source of financing while retaining more than two thirds of the area covered by the 380 square kilometers of its 4 prospecting licenses. The Company is actively pursuing and has initiated discussions with other potential joint venture partners, including the investment group from China mentioned in prior news releases.

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