New Discovery of the Dakota Zone at Cantung-17.3 ft Interval of 0.76% WO3; 21.2 ft Interval of 0.72% WO3; 13.3 ft Interval of 1.77% WO3

Sat Mar 2, 2013 5:00pm EST

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North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

March 2, 2013 - 05:00:00 PM

New Discovery of the Dakota Zone at Cantung-17.3 ft Interval of 0.76% WO3;
21.2 ft Interval of 0.72% WO3; 13.3 ft Interval of 1.77% WO3

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2013) - North American
Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NTC) ("NTC" or "the Company") is
pleased to announce the results of the Fall 2012 surface diamond drill program
and the discovery of what is now known as the "Dakota Zone" located a mere 700
metres from the main E Zone.

A surface diamond drill program was put into place to follow up on surface
diamond drill hole S09-07 (drilled in 2009) and the results from underground
drilling in 2012. As a result a total of 9,140 feet in 9 holes were drilled
from one surface location.

Drilling and Modeling Program Complete

The surface program utilized a track mounted diamond drill fitted with NQ size
core. Nine holes averaging over 1000 ft. each were drilled with spacing at
depth varying from 100-180 feet. Core recovery was excellent and close to
100%. The core was logged by in-house geologists and samples were assayed both
in-house and at ALS Laboratories, Vancouver. Visual estimates (using a black
light) was also used as a final check.

Significant results from the 9 holes (using a    0.3% WO3 cut off) include
17.3 ft. averaging 0.76%WO3 and 0.31% copper (hole S12-31), 11.6 ft. averaging
0.30% WO3 and 5.00% zinc (hole S12-32) and 13.3 ft. averaging 1.77% WO3 (hole
S12-39). Results from the drilling are summarized below.

Drill                            Interval   Thickness                       
Hole             From        To      (ft)        (ft)    %Wo3     %Cu    %Zn
S09-07(ii)     872.00    879.00       7.0         6.0    0.42       -      -
S12-31         872.00    879.00      17.3        16.1    0.76    0.31   0.01
S12-32         863.35    880.70      16.5        11.6    0.30    0.13   5.00
S12-34         829.80    851.00      21.2        13.8    0.72    0.29   0.11
S12-39         806.30    814.40       8.1         5.3    0.57    0.09   0.01
S12-39         947.50    960.80      13.3        12.0    1.77    0.03      -
S12-33     no significant intersections                                     
S12-35     no significant intersections                                     
S12-36     no significant intersections                                     
S12-37     no significant intersections                                     
S12-38     no significant intersections                                     
(ii) S09-07 was previously drilled in 2009 - no copper/zinc available       
Using a 0.3% WO3 cut off                                                    

The new area termed the "Dakota Zone" is located on the north flank of the
granitic intrusive that lies in close proximity to the "ore limestone" and
"Swiss Cheese" horizons of the Cantung Mine.

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Results are encouraging. It was previously thought that the granite truncated
the limestone in this area of the property. It is now evident that this is not
case and that the limestone is following the granite contact. There is some
structural complexity in the area (faulting and folding) which may account for
some of the dissimilar assay results. The overall continuity of the zone
however is very encouraging, as is its close proximity to mine infrastructure.
Additionally, a second lower occurrence of mineralization was intersected in a
zone bounded by granite. While unusual for this mine site, it has similarities
to mineralization encountered in the Amber Zone. The unusually high grade of
the zinc in hole S12-32 is also encouraging for future exploration.

A summer diamond drill and geophysics program is planned to follow up on this

Mr. Stephen Leahy, CEO stated "This is an important discovery for the Cantung
Mine as it indicates the presence of a potential new zone very near our
existing workings. In addition, the possibility of accessing this new area
from underground could make the Dakota Zone a significant component to our
future mine plan."

Quality Assurance 

Sample analyses were completed at the laboratory located at the Cantung Mine
site utilizing both XRF and colorimetric methods. Results for both methods
were comparable. Check assays were done by ALS Chemex Labs in Vancouver.
Comparisons were acceptable and reliable.

Qualified Person 

The technical information contained in this release has been reviewed and
approved by Finley Bakker, P. Geo, Superintendent of Technical Services for
the Cantung Mine for the Company, who is a qualified person pursuant to the
terms of National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.


The Company is a publicly listed Tier 1 Junior Resource Company engaged
primarily in the operation, development, and acquisition of tungsten and other
related mineral properties in Canada. The Company's 100% owned Cantung mine
and Mactung development project make it one of the few tungsten producers with
a strategic asset in the western world. Mactung is one of the world's largest
known undeveloped high grade tungsten-skarn deposits.


Stephen M. Leahy, 

Chairman & CEO

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