Donner Metals Ltd.
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Donner Metals Ltd.

October 22, 2007 09:00 ET

RETRANSMISSION: Donner and Xstrata Continue to Intersect High Grade Sulphides at Matagami

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - Mr. Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer of Donner Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DON)(FRANKFURT:D4M) reports new high-grade massive sulphide intersections at both the Bracemac and McLeod areas of the Matagami Project. At Bracemac, three drill holes have intersected high-grade massive sulphides at the Key Tuffite Horizon. At McLeod, high-grade massive sulphides have been intersected in three drill holes, also at the Key Tuffite Horizon, in two separate zones spaced 225 metres apart.



Drilling Highlights:

Bracemac Area - Key Tuffite Horizon,
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Core
length
DDH Zone From To (metres) % Zn % Cu g/t Ag g/t Au
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BRC-07-50 KT 321.65 330.5 8.85 13.66 0.68 37.6 0.53
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BRC-07-52 KT 292.00 305.55 13.55 16.88 0.84 26.69 0.13
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BRC-07-53 KT 305.60 309.70 4.10 11.81 1.01 42.24 0.19
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McLeod Area
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Core
length
DDH Zone From To (metres) % Zn % Cu g/t Ag g/t Au
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MC-05-18W6 NM 845.03 877.25 32.22 9.62 1.33 9.96 0.26
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Including 845.03 857.40 12.37 22.38 0.31 9.19 0.36
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and 865.40 877.25 11.85 1.13 3.06 15.96 0.27
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MC-07-26 OM 547.13 556.21 9.08 18.30 1.13 48.84 0.50
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566.15 569.37 3.22 10.51 3.94 92.38 0.85
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MC-07-27 OM 526.30 532.97 6.67 18.45 2.11 66.41 1.12
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542.80 544.10 1.30 7.36 3.19 143.00 0.90
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The McLeod Area is located approximately 1 kilometre southeast of Bracemac which is located 4 kilometres southeast of Xstrata's Matagami mill. Details of the new drill results are reported in the attached Table 1. Additional geological information, including updated maps and sections, on both areas is available at www.donnermetals.com. Assays have been received for nine additional drill holes totaling 5068.8 metres of drilling. Three drills are active on the Matagami Project.

Bracemac

BRC-07-50, 52 and 53 extended the Bracemac Key Tuffite Zone approximately 75 metres to the east. The present extent of the zone is approximately 150 metres in an east-west direction with a dip extent of approximately 70 metres. BRC-07-51 was drilled 50 metres down-dip of BRC-07-52 and BRC-07-49 was drilled 50 metres down-dip of BRC-07-46 (33.9% Zn, 0.1% Cu over 7.0 metres and 28.66% Zn, 0.25% Cu over 7.15 metres). The zone is limited by drilling except to the west where continued drilling is in progress to investigate further potential focused on the well developed stringer/alteration zone that occurs in the footwall of the massive sulphides. The Bracemac Key Tuffite Zone is at a vertical depth of approximately 300 metres and is stratigraphically below the previously reported Upper Bracemac and Bracemac massive sulphide zones.

McLeod Zones

The New McLeod Zone occurs on the Key Tuffite horizon at a vertical depth of 800 metres. It is situated approximately 225 metres directly down dip from the Old McLeod Zone. Drilling continued through wedging from a pilot hole, designed to investigate the zone at approximately 50 metre centers. DDH MC-05-18W6 is a 40 meter step-out east of MC-05-18W2 that returned 9.24% Zn, 0.99% Cu over 27.95 metres. The New McLeod Zone is open and continued drilling will focus on extending this zone.

The Old McLeod Zone is situated on the Key Tuffite Horizon at a vertical depth of 500 metres. Follow-up of historical drilling at 50 metre intervals has extended the zone in an east - west direction. The zone is poorly defined, but constrained by widely-spaced historical drilling. The results of MC-07-26 and 27 extend the distribution of massive sulphides first encountered in historical drill hole MC-04-07 (11.15% Zn, 2.04% Cu over 10.8m) by 100 metres. The entire zone, including the confining drill holes, is underlain by a very well developed stringer/alteration zone suggesting a robust VMS system in this area.

A connection between the two zones is not known at this time, however mineralization has been intersected between the two zones in two widely spaced drill holes, MC-07-25 (35.6% Zn, 1.82% Cu, 2.98 g/t Au over 0.96m) and MC-07-22 (15.06% Zn, 0.99% Cu over 7.0m), both previously reported.

About the Matagami Project

The Matagami Project has an area of mutual interest of 4,737 square kilometres and presently includes 2794 mineral claims covering 717 square kilometres. Taking advantage of Xstrata Zinc's extensive historical database, Donner and Xstrata Zinc Canada (Xstrata Zinc) are using a combination of 3D data integration, innovative advanced technologies, new concepts and diamond drilling to explore for new deposits in this prolific mining camp.

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 2,600 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 to $23 million of expenditures on exploration and related work on or before May 31, 2011. Upon earn-in 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 each area by incurring up to $20 million on a feasibility study.

The Company's strategy is to explore for and discover zinc - copper deposits in the Matagami Camp and to leverage the general infrastructure and existing processing facilities within a known and well-established cost structure for developing VMS deposits. Donner's exploration objective is to investigate multiple stratigraphic horizons with potential for VMS mineralization including the prolific Key Tuffite horizon throughout the Matagami Camp. Donner has discovered new mineralization on the Bracemac Property in the Upper Bracemac and Bracemac Zones and at the Key Tuffite horizon in both the Bracemac and McLeod areas.

Supplementary Information

The field work on the Matagami Project is being carried out by project operator Xstrata Zinc Canada who is responsible for the sampling, submittal of samples for assay, assay verification and QA/QC. 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



TABLE 1 - New Results
1) BRACEMAC AREA

Key Tuffite Zone,
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Hori-
Angle/ zon
UTM direc- name - Core
Location tion Mine- length
DDH NAD 83 (True ral (met- g/t g/t
(Depth) Zone 18 N) Type From To res) % Zn % Cu Ag Au
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BRC-07-49 307381E, -54 KT-SM 419.20 421.00 1.8 5.64 1.97 81.17 0.19
(510m) 5506078N degr-
ees/
027
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rees
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446.50 457.00 10.50 2.86 0.30 5.34 0.01
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BRC-07-50 307545E, -70 KT-MS 321.65 330.5 8.85 13.66 0.68 37.6 0.53
(454.7m) 5506123N degr-
ees/
027
degr-
ees
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BRC-07-51 307584E, -75 KT-SM 303.80 314.60 10.80 0.75 0.09 3.11 0.02
(436m) 5506095N degr-
ees/
025
degr-
ees
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314.60 320.40 5.80 0.93 0.18 8.56 0.05
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BRC-07-52 307568E, -64 KT-MS 292.00 305.55 13.55 16.88 0.84 26.69 0.13
(391m) 5506110N degr-
ees/
027
degr-
ees
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BRC-07-53 307545E, -55 KT-MS 305.6 309.7 4.10 11.81 1.01 42.24 0.19
(350m) 5506123N degr-
ees/
027
degr-
ees
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Horizon: KT equals Key Tuffite.
Mineral Type: MS equals massive sulphides, SM equals semi-massive sulphides
True widths are anticipated to be the same as core lengths.


2) MCLEOD AREA

New McLeod Zone
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Hori-
Angle/ zon
UTM direc- name - Core
Location tion Mine- length
DDH NAD 83 (True ral (met- g/t g/t
(Depth) Zone 18 N) Type From To res) % Zn % Cu Ag Au
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MC-05-18W5 308266E, -80 KT-MS 891.60 892.18 0.58 11.7 2.21 36.4 NA
(971m) 5504910N degr-
ees/
037
degr-
ees
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KT-SM 892.18 893.00 0.82 0.88 6.21 85.6 NA
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MC-05-18W6 308266E, -80 845.03 877.25 32.22 9.62 1.33 9.96 0.26
(952m) 5504910N degr-
ees/
037
degr-
ees
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Including KT-MS 845.03 857.40 12.37 22.38 0.31 9.19 0.36
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KT-SM 865.40 877.25 11.85 1.13 3.06 15.96 0.27
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Horizon: KT equals Key Tuffite.
Mineral Type: MS equals massive sulphides, SM equals semi-massive sulphides
True widths are anticipated to be 80% of the core lengths.
Note: Holes MC-05-18W5 and 6 are wedge cuts from a single pilot hole,
designed to produce a 50 metre separation at the Key Tuffite. The
collar information is the same for each wedge cut.


Old McLeod Zone

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Hori-
Angle/ zon
UTM direc- name - Core
Location tion Mine- length
DDH NAD 83 (True ral (met- g/t g/t
(Depth) Zone 18 N) Type From To res) % Zn % Cu Ag Au
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MC-07-26 308281E, -64 KT-MS 547.13 556.21 9.08 18.30 1.13 48.84 0.50
(643.80) 5505012N degr-
ees/
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degr-
ees
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566.15 569.37 3.22 10.51 3.94 92.38 0.85
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MC-07-27 308367E, -62 KT-MS 526.30 532.97 6.67 18.45 2.11 66.41 1.12
(690.3m) 5504990N degr-
ees/
027
degr-
ees
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542.80 544.10 1.30 7.36 3.19 143.00 0.90
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Horizon: KT equals Key Tuffite.
Mineral Type: MS equals massive sulphides, SM equals semi-massive sulphides
True widths are anticipated to be 80% of the core lengths.


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