Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.
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Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.

July 07, 2011 08:00 ET

Douglas Lake Gears Up Technical and Geological Team for Aggressive Work Program on Two Handeni Properties

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) - Douglas Lake Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "Douglas Lake") (OTCBB:DLKM) is pleased to announce the reorganization of its technical and exploration team to rapidly advance work program at both its Handeni East (Magambazi) and Handeni West (Kwandege) properties.

The following appointments take effect immediately.

Reyno Scheepers Pr.Sci.Nat., Ph.D. An agreement has been reached whereby Dr. Scheepers has been seconded to DLM as President of Exploration for DLM (Tanzania) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. His knowledge of the Handeni area and exploration experience in Tanzania will be invaluable to the Company's aggressive exploration drilling program earmarked for the Handeni East and West properties. Dr. Scheepers is focusing the Company's exploration efforts on three fronts, namely the drilling program as priority one, the preparations and planning for the FUGRO airborne survey, and the upgrading of QA/QC measurements to more than fulfill reporting requirements. The setting up of additional field camps for the continuous mapping, ground geophysics, and soil geochemical investigations of already outlined targets are in full progress under his direction. The building of a competent and experienced exploration team remains a top priority under his leadership as does the increased understanding of the gold mineralization on the Company's properties by involving academics and experienced consultants. These efforts combined with a constant flow of accurate and timely information to the investment community will position the Company in an attractive light to investors and current shareholders.

Dr. Scheepers' involvement with geology and the mining industry stretches over a period of 28 years. His career includes experience on South African coal fields as a researcher at the Fuel Research Institute of the CSIR, as a geologist at a South African gold mine (Witwatersrand gold deposits) where he gained experience in underground geology, underground and surface exploration, and gold exploration project planning. He obtained a Ph.D. in uranium geology following a seven month period at the CREGU in Nancy, France. In addition, he became an associate professor in mineralogy/petrology in 1999 at Stellenbosch University in South Africa where he established the Gemstone Research Centre and wrote 37 peer reviewed earth science articles. Since 2005 he has been a full-time consultant and director of companies based in the Republic of Tanzania. He is well known for his contribution to the technical aspects of the listing process of various companies on the JSE and AIM as an independent consultant. Dr. Scheepers is a registered Professional Natural Scientist in Geological Science (since 1984), is a member and past council member of the Geological Society of South Africa, and various other geological and mineralogical societies and organizations. Dr. Scheepers also serves as a Director of Douglas Lake Minerals, Inc.

Mr. B. McDonald M.Sc (Exploration Geology) has been appointed Exploration Manager at DLM (Tanzania) Ltd. He is an exploration geologist with vast experience in Africa, South America, Mexico, and Cuba. He has been exploration manager on numerous successful projects for various prestigious companies including Billiton S.A.(aka BHP Billiton) and GENCOR S.A. as well as managing exploration projects for smaller companies including Trans Hex, the O'Okiep Copper Company, and along with numerous others. The commodities within his experience portfolio span from base metals, gold, precious metals, asbestos, uranium, diamonds, and coloured gemstones. His gold experience covers the spectrum from sedimentary to high grade metamorphic related gold. Complementing his geological achievements are his people skills, often successfully managing a work force of more than 100 people, including several teams of professionals concurrently under difficult operational conditions. The Company is extremely glad to have acquired his services as Exploration Manager and is confident that he will perform well.

"Initial findings at our Handeni East and West properties clearly present very interesting times for Douglas Lake Minerals. We have a contingent of six exploration teams working relentlessly on our major drill sites as well as driving the exploration on our other targets. Under Dr. Scheepers' technical leadership and with Mr. McDonalds' steady hand on the ground, we hope to make our company one of most sought after gold exploration companies for investors at every level", commented Dr. Douglas Boateng, President and CEO of Douglas Lake Minerals, Inc.

About Douglas Lake

The Company is an emerging mineral exploration company focused on exploring and developing mining opportunities in Tanzania. For more information, go to www.douglaslakeminerals.com.

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