Donner Metals Ltd.

Donner Metals Ltd.

September 13, 2007 09:02 ET

Donner Metals Ltd.: Exploration Program Planned for South Voisey Bay Nickel-Copper Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2007) - Mr. Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer of Donner Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DON)(FRANKFURT:D4M), announces that preparations are underway for a geophysical exploration program on the South Voisey Bay Project, located in Labrador. The geophysical work will be carried out in October, subject to crew availability and weather conditions; otherwise it will be carried out in the spring of 2008. The program will cover ground held under the Donner/Commander joint venture and is a first step in re-activating the entire South Voisey Bay Project.

The South Voisey Bay Project covers the Pants Lake Gabbro Complex, which hosts the best occurrences of anomalous nickel-copper sulphide mineralization in mafic plutonic rocks in Labrador outside of Voisey's Bay. The Pants Lake Complex is similar in age and chemical composition to the intrusions that host the 150 million tonne Voisey's Bay nickel deposits located 90 kilometres north of the project area. The South Voisey Bay Project is made up of claims that have been maintained since their acquisition during the staking rush that immediately followed the Voisey's Bay discovery in the mid-1990's.

The Pants Lake Complex is characterized by an extensive basal contact zone that locally contains significant concentrations of nickel and copper. For example, historical intersections on the Donner/Northern Abitibi joint venture, immediately west of the Donner/Commander joint venture, include:

(Hole 97-67) 1.93% nickel, 1.07% copper over 0.65 metres in gabbro

(Hole 97-75) 11.9% nickel, 9.6% copper over 1.10 metres in the footwall

(Hole 97-96) 1.13% nickel, 0.78% copper over 15.7 metres in gabbro

(Hole 98-131) 4.49% nickel, 2.6% copper over 0.20 metres in gabbro

(Hole 98-131) 3.44% nickel, 0.5% copper over 0.30 metres in the footwall

Large areas of the basal contact have not been sufficiently explored for nickel-bearing massive sulphide accumulation, and developments in the understanding of the genesis of the Voisey's Bay nickel deposits has provided new direction for the project. In a 2000 publication, Provincial Government geologists describe sulphide mineralization in the contact zone as "texturally and mineralogically similar to those at Voisey's Bay". The publication goes on to say that "virtually all of the gabbroic rocks have been depleted in nickel and copper by interaction with sulphidic liquids". These studies have calculated that a very large volume of nickel metal has been removed from the Pants Lake Gabbro melt and it is interpreted that the nickel has been concentrated in magmatic sulphides during the injection of the intrusions. The location of this concentration has yet to be discovered.

Previous work has determined that a large portion of the North Gabbro phase of the Pants Lake Complex underlies the Donner/Commander property. Very little of this portion of the North Gabbro has been tested by drilling, leaving ample room for a Voisey's Bay sized deposit. Potential also exists on the remainder of the South Voisey Bay property.

Previous geophysical surveys located discrete conductors at a depth coincident with the interpreted base of the North Gabbro. As high grade nickel sulphide deposits are usually highly conductive, an extensive low frequency UTEM electromagnetic survey will be used to better define the existing anomalies and identify new prospective targets.

Crews have been mobilized to the property to re-habilitate the camp facilities. Previously cut lines will be inspected and re-furbished with extra line cutting where necessary. It is expected that about 50 line kilometres of surveying will be completed in the initial survey.

The new geophysical data will be integrated with existing geological, geochemical and geophysical data to design additional geophysical programs for the entire South Voisey Bay Project and to generate drill targets for 2008.

About the South Voisey Bay Project

Donner's interest in the South Voisey Bay Project consists of a 76.69% share ownership in SVB Nickel Company Ltd., a 52% interest in the Donner/Northern Abitibi joint venture and a 51.8% interest in the Donner/Commander joint venture.

About Donner Metals Ltd.

Donner Metals Ltd. is a Canadian base metal exploration company. Donner's principal project is the Matagami VMS Project, located in Quebec. In addition to the Company's interest in the Matagami Project and South Voisey Bay Projects, the Company holds approximately 12.3 million shares of Knight Resources Ltd. (15.6%), giving it significant exposure to a large nickel project in the Raglan area of Quebec, known as the West Raglan Project.

Robin Adair, VP of Exploration for the Company is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical information in this news release.


Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer

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