Pure Nickel Inc.
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Pure Nickel Inc.

September 13, 2007 11:12 ET

Pure Nickel's Fond du Lac Drill Program Confirms Extensive Zones of Nickel Mineralization

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2007) - Pure Nickel Inc. (the "Company") (TSX:NIC)(OTCBB:PNCKF) reports drill results for remaining 8 holes of the 2007 drilling program on its 100% owned Fond du Lac Ni-Cu property, Northern Saskatchewan.

During the 2007 drill program the Company completed 19 diamond drill holes totaling 3,127 metres. Drilling tested a focused area of known mineralization on the Rea Lake mineralized horizon, a strong magnetic feature 600 m to the south, and a possible extension to the Axis Lake East Zone horizon. Results from the first 11 holes were reported on August 15, 2007.

Highlights of the new drill results include:

- Drill hole RL-PNI-07-15 intersected 41.4 m of 0.12% Ni and 0.11% Cu confirming the thickness and extent of the stratabound mineralization associated with the western portion of the Rea Lake Ni-Cu horizon. Drilling the 3 km length of this horizon in 2007 has demonstrated that the western portion of this horizon is at least two to three times as thick as its central and eastern counterparts.

- Localized sulphide enrichments within this disseminated horizon have striking compositional and textural similarities to sulphide counterparts in the Axis Lake East Zone Ni-Cu deposit.

- Drilling 1.3 km east of the previously defined extent of the Axis Lake East Zone of mineralization (drill hole AL-PNI-07-01,02) has demonstrated that the horizon extends much further east than previously recognized.

- An exploratory drill hole in a large magnetic feature (Rea Lake South Magnetic Anomaly) 600 m south of the Rea Lake horizon intersected 3 disseminated Ni-Cu sulphide intervals with grades similar to those in the Rea Lake horizon. The presence of magmatic Ni-Cu sulphides with this body, its size, anomalous magnetic intensity, and proximity to the Axis and Rea Lake mineralized horizons warrants further investigation.

The Rea Lake mineralized horizon is an extensive east-west trending Ni-Cu sulphide horizon. It is located 1.4 km south of the Axis Lake mineralized horizon. The 2007 drill program established that this mineralized horizon has a strike length of at least 3 km, and a shallow 25-40 degrees southerly dip, and a variable thickness from east to west. The largest thicknesses are encountered in the western portion of this horizon proximal to a major structural break which appears to have some control on the localization of the Ni-Cu sulphide mineralization here, and at Axis Lake. The new results from hole RL-PNI-07-15 confirm that thick intervals (up to 41.4 m) in the western portion of this mineralized horizon can be traced from surface down dip for at least 250 m. Drill intersections from the western (RL-PNI-07-15) and central (RL-PNI-07-12) portion of this mineralized horizon also cored localized sulphide enrichments (13% to 18% sulphides) containing 0.43% Ni and 0.32% Cu to 0.60% Ni and 0.70% Cu) over widths of 0.30 to 0.14 m respectively. Texturally and compositionally these enriched areas are strikingly similar to equivalent sulphide concentrations associated with the Axis Lake East Zone Ni-Cu deposit.

Drilling along the margin of the same aeromagnetic feature that hosts the Axis Lake East Zone Ni-Cu deposit and mineralized horizon intersected numerous norite-hosted disseminated sulphide intervals within a 40 to 50 m wide zone (AL-PNI-07-01 & 02). Localized, thin (0.10 m) texturally distinct sulphide concentrations containing 0.64% Ni confirms the presence of the Axis Lake East Zone type mineralization 1.3 km further east than previously recognized.

A drill hole collared on the recently discovered Rea Lake South Magnetic Anomaly (RL-PNI-07-16) 600 m south of the Rea Lake Horizon encountered three narrow bands of disseminated Ni-Cu sulphides over a cored length of 23 m. The mineralization is very similar to that associated with the Rea Lake horizon to the north. 3D magnetic inversion studies revealed that this anomaly is the largest and strongest in the Axis-Rea Lake area and the Rea Lake horizon may be physically connected to this body.

Larry Hulbert, Chief Exploration Officer, said: "We are pleased with the results of the 2007 program on the Fond du Lac property, and the continually increasing size of the Ni-Cu mineralized horizons and resources in the Axis-Rae Lakes area. These results enhance our understanding of the controls on localization of mineralization in the area."

A complete listing of the Ni-Cu assays and drill hole location map from the 2007 program can be found at the company's website: www.purenickel.com

The Fond du Lac property consists of eight large contiguous mining claims (with a combined area of 95,000 acres) encompassing some 40 km of prospective norite-sediment hosted nickel-copper stratigraphy in the Snowbird Tectonic Zone, northern Saskatchewan. The area contains a number of Ni-Cu prospects, horizons and deposits. The most prominent mineralized horizon is the Axis Lake mineralized horizon. It is at least 2.5 km long and consists of a "West" and "East" zone of Ni-Cu sulphide mineralization. The Axis Lake "East Zone" contains a non compliant National Instrument 43-101 estimated resource of 3,400,000 tonnes of 0.66% Ni, 0.60% Cu, and 0.15% Co. The deposit is located 14 km northwest of the community of Stony Rapids. Stony Rapids has year round road access and offers a wide range of supply and transportation services including daily direct flights connecting Stony to Saskatoon and Regina.

Quality Control

Aurora Geosciences Ltd. of Yellowknife is the project operator for Pure Nickel. Drill core is logged on site by Aurora's geologist. Core is then cut, one half is retained and stored on site for reference, and one half is sent for analysis. Blanks and CANMET certified reference material are inserted at regular intervals as quality control. Additional standards, blanks and duplicate analyses are also employed by the analytical laboratory.

Core samples are delivered to Acme Analytical Laboratories' Vancouver preparation facility for crushing and pulverizing. Pulps are analyzed for multiple trace elements by ICP-MS using a four acid digestion (method Group 1EX). Samples exceeding 1.0% copper or nickel are assayed using a hot 4-acid digest and ICP-ES (method Group 7TD). Major elements are also determined for the selected samples by fusion-ICP-MS (method code 4A-B).

Dr. Larry Hulbert, P.Geo. is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for reviewing the technical disclosure in this press release.

About Pure Nickel:

Pure Nickel is a mineral exploration Company with multiple, advanced nickel sulphide and PGE projects in Canada and Alaska. The Company's 2007 exploration program is underway on multiple properties and is fully funded.

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