Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.
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Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.

September 22, 2010 08:30 ET

Douglas Lake Acquires 100% Interest in 4 New Properties Bordering Canaco in the Handeni District

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - Douglas Lake Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "Douglas Lake") (OTCBB:DLKM)(FRANKFURT:D60) is very pleased to announce that the Company has recently received approval from its Board of Directors to both enter into and immediately close upon the terms and conditions of a certain Mineral Property Acquisition Agreement (the "Acquisition Agreement"), with IPP Gold Ltd. ("IPP Gold"), to acquire a 100% interest in four prospecting licences (the "PLs"), totaling approximately 800 square kilometres, located in the Handeni District of Tanzania and which are owned or controlled by IPP Gold and its affiliates.

Harp Sangha, CEO of the Company, stated: "This new Acquisition Agreement with IPP Gold represents a significant step forward for the Company. Along with our new partners at IPP Gold, we will map out our new strategy and course of action over the coming weeks and months. The Handeni District has become alive with activity since the extraordinary drilling results from Canaco Resources have placed this region on the world stage. We plan to focus our energy and resources on the exploration and potential development of this new acquisition. Our aim is to direct Douglas Lake down a path towards success."

On September 13, 2010 Canaco announced significant new exploration developments including the identification of important new parallel trends of gold mineralization and discovery of a new mineralized zone five kilometres W/NW of the Magambazi Gold Discovery. Early results from the regional exploration on the Handeni Gold Trend indicate the work program has already made significant progress in identifying new gold targets and upgrading the potential of previously identified gold zones. Over the past month, the regional program has included over 3000 metres of Reverse Circulation ("RC") drilling, approximately 10,000 metres of reconnaissance Rotary Air Blast ("RAB") drilling, a detailed airborne survey, detailed mapping of some of the key target areas defined to date and geochemical interpretation. The Handeni Gold trend is now recognized as consisting of two, parallel gold trends with a combined strike length of over 15 kilometres (Source: Canaco Resources).

In April 2010, TD Newcrest, A Division of TD Securities, initiated coverage of Canaco Resources and announced a speculative buy recommendation with a $1.25 target price. They now believe that $175/oz is an appropriate resource multiple given the forecast high grade/low cost nature of the ounces discovered to date by Canaco. They have revised their target price to $6 per share and maintain their speculative buy rating.

The closing of the Acquisition Agreement

In accordance with the closing today of the Acquisition Agreement IPP Gold has now become a major stakeholder in the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the Acquisition Agreement the Company has now issued 133,333,333 restricted shares of common stock to IPP Gold in exchange for 100% interest in the four PLs of the new Handeni Project, with no further payments in shares or cash required. This acquisition of these four PLs as a whole represents the largest land position in the Handeni District, and the boundary area is geologically contiguous to Canaco's Magambazi gold project.

In addition, and accordance with the closing of the Acquisition Agreement, the Board of Directors of the Company has also accepted the consent to act as both a director and as the Chairman of the Company from Reginald Mengi, together with the consents to act as directors of the Company from each of Reyno Scheepers and Douglas Boateng. Mr. Mengi will replace the Honorable Joseph Rugumyamheto as the Company's Chairman and Mr. Rugumyamheto will continue to serve as a director of the Company.

The Company's new directors

About Reginald Mengi

Mr. Reginald Mengi is the Chairman and owner of IPP Resources. He also chairs IPP Ltd., one of the largest private sector holding companies in Tanzania. Mr. Mengi commenced IPP Ltd.'s business in the mid 1980's manufacturing ball point pens. Today the IPP group of companies is engaged in various areas including bottling of Coca Cola products, drinking water, manufacturing and bottling of drinks and spirits, mining of minerals and gemstones, gemstone cutting, lapidary and media.

Until 1985, Mr. Mengi also worked as a Chartered Accountant for Coopers & Lybrand Tanzania where he served in the role as Chairman and Managing Partner and led auditing and consultancy teams and participated in the establishment of companies and institutions.

About Reyno Scheepers

Dr. Reyno Scheepers' involvement with the mining industry stretches for a period of 22 years. He started off as a researcher at the Fuel Research Institute (CSIR) of South Africa where he gained experience in the composition and characteristics of various South African coal fields. This was followed by a two year period as a geologist at a South African gold mine where he gained experience in underground geology, underground and surface exploration and gold exploration project planning. He then joined the University of Stellenbosch where he became a professor in petrology/mineralogy in 1999.

Since 1995 Dr. Scheepers directed his efforts towards the investigation of gemstone deposits covering alluvial and kimberlitic diamond deposits in South Africa, the DRC and in Tanzania. One of his major achievements in Tanzania was the investigation of the geology and technical aspects of the Merelani tanzanite deposit which eventually led to the successful listing of the first colored gemstone company on the JSE.

Professor Scheepers is also closely involved in the application and development of geochemical analytical techniques and was in charge of the running of an XRF laboratory, an ICP-AES laboratory and a micro thermometric laboratory. He participated in the development of international geochemical reference standards and completed numerous challenging analytical problems for the industry over the years.

Dr. Scheepers' interest in providing small scale miners with the necessary skills to conduct safe and effective mining led to the establishment of the Gemstone Research Centre at Stellenbosch University and currently the Unit for Gemstone Geology ("UGG"). The UGG is a collaborative training and research unit between Free State and Dar es Salaam Universities through which research on gemstone deposits is currently conducted.

Dr. Scheepers received his B.Sc. (Hons), Cum Laude in 1979, his M.Sc, Cum Laude in 1982 and his PhD in 1990 from the University of Stellenbosch.

About Douglas Boateng

Dr. Douglas Boateng has over 18 years of extensive multi-sector international experience. His career includes positions as a CEO, director and senior level consulting in Technology (ICT), Chemicals/Pharma-chemical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Aviation, Engineering, Business management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic alliance and partnerships, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Media, Consulting, Corporate and Strategic Business Development, Corporate Governance and Advisory services to selected Government ministries. Dr. Boateng has also successfully worked and consulted for some of the world's leading corporation's in Europe, USA and Africa.

Prior to joining IPP Resources, Dr. Boateng founded PanAvest International, an organization with a vision to assist companies profitably extend their market reach through the application of innovative Business Development Logistics and Supply Chain Management solutions. He has acted as an independent advisor and consultant to one of Scandinavia's largest generic pharmaceutical companies on logistics, supply chain and business development and strategies and one of Africa's leading healthcare distributors.

Dr. Boateng is also a post graduate visiting professor on logistics and supply chain management and a Masters and Doctoral project supervisor at one of Africa's largest and most respected business schools. He current sits on the editorial board of Smart Procurement, the largest supply chain related portal in Africa and the Middle East. 

Dr. Boateng holds a Graduate Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, a Doctorate in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick-UK, a MSc in Industrial Logistics from the University of Central England-UK and a post graduate diploma in transport and logistics from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK.

As a consequence of the appointments of each of Mr. Mengi, Dr. Scheepers and Dr. Boateng with the closing of the Acquisition Agreement, the Board of Directors and Executive Officers of the Company are now comprised of the following:

Name Position
Harpreet Singh Sangha President, Chief Executive Officer and a director
Reginald Mengi Chairman of the Board and a director
Honorable Joseph Rugumyamheto Director
Wenqin Zhang Director
Revno Scheepers Director
Douglas Boateng Director
Herminder Rai Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer

About Douglas Lake

The Company is an emerging mineral exploration company focused on exploring and potential development of mining opportunities in Tanzania. For further information please contact Douglas Lake at (604) 575-3552 or go to

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