Diamonds North Resources Ltd.
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Diamonds North Resources Ltd.

August 12, 2011 11:20 ET

Field Assessment of Nickel Targets on Diamonds North's Amaruk Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2011) - Diamonds North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DDN) reports that Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) has informed the Company that they have mobilized a field crew to conduct lake-bottom sediment sampling to follow-up on preliminary EM anomalies identified from the survey recently completed on the Amaruk nickel project in Nunavut (see news release July 14, 2010). To view a presentation on the nickel potential at Amaruk visit our website www.diamondsnorth.com.

MMG is project operator and is fully funding the nickel exploration program at Amaruk. Nickel potential of the property is demonstrated by a drill hole that intersected 2.49% nickel over 9 metres within a 35 metre zone assaying 1% nickel (see news release May 22, 2008).

Bruce Kienlen (P.Geol.) and Graham Gill (P.Geo.) will review the base metal data from this project for Diamonds North.

About Diamonds North

Diamonds North Resources Ltd. is rapidly evolving and committed to building long-term value for shareholders through ongoing discoveries and leveraging business opportunities from our vast land holding.

About MMG

MMG is owned by Minmetals Resources Limited (HKSE:1208), an international upstream base metals company. It is one of the world's largest producers of zinc as well as a substantial producer of copper, lead, gold and silver. Minmetals Resources Limited currently has mining operations located in Australia and Asia and a large portfolio of exploration and development projects in Australia, Asia and North America. Its operations include the Century mine in Queensland, Sepon copper and gold operations in Laos, Golden Grove underground base and precious metals mine in Western Australia and the polymetallic Rosebery mine in Tasmania.

On behalf of Diamonds North Resources Ltd.

Mark Kolebaba, President & CEO

Statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in resource exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

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