March 01, 2013 at 18:42 PM EST
North America Tungsten Continues to Intersect High Grades Throughout the "Amber Zone" Including 15 Ft. Averaging 4.27% WO3 (DDH-U2082)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: NTC) ("NTC" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on its continuing underground diamond drill exploration program in the Amber Zone on its 100% owned Cantung tungsten mine in the Northwest Territories. Drifting toward this zone has commenced.

Stephen Leahy, CEO, stated: "We believe that this new Amber Zone will become an important integral component of our underground Life of Mine Plan at Cantung. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our Tungsten Team in the discovery and the definition drilling in the new Amber Zone."

Diamond Drilling was implemented to fill 450 ft. gap between high grade intercepts in drill holes U1943, U1936, and U1937, discussed in the NTC February 6th, 2012 news release, and holes U1978 to U1985, discussed in the NTC June 6th, 2012 news release. A total of 87 Diamond Drill Holes amounting to 25,000 ft. of drilling were completed. Many of the holes intersected one to three zones of mineralization. This recent phase of drilling verifies the continuity of the mineralization within the Amber Zone and the Central Flats over an area with an approximate strike length of 600 ft. and an approximate down dip length of 650 ft. In addition it opens up 800 ft. of strike length of potential mineralization to the east. Drilling is now commencing in the area of "Amber Zone East" to test the continuity of two areas. Drifting toward the Amber Zone West has commenced from 4 headings within the current mine workings.

Significant results from the drill program include 15 ft. averaging 4.27% WO3 (DDH - U2082), 22.7 ft. averaging 4.30% WO3 (DDH - US2083), 10.3 ft. averaging 3.60% WO3 (DDH - U2114) and 15.4 ft. averaging 2.44% WO3 (DDH - U2081). The table shown below provides the tungsten containing intervals and the estimated true widths for those intersections.

All drilling was completed from underground drill stations. All drill core was BQ and core recovery in the assay intervals was close to 100%. Sampling was based on lithology with a maximum individual sampled interval of 5 feet. The averaged assays shown in the table have a minimum bounding grade of 0.25% WO3.

Results from the 87 holes are summarized in the table below:

Summary of Results:


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                                                       Est. True
                                            Interval   Thickness
Hole ID           From (ft.)    To (ft.)       (ft.)       (ft.)        WO3%
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U1997                  166.8       188.9        22.1        11.4        0.80
U1997                  196.0       213.9        17.9         7.0        0.33
U1997                  260.6       302.3        41.7        22.7        0.32
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U1998                  111.9       137.8        25.9        17.0        1.36
U1998                  156.4       159.0         2.6         1.9        0.43
U1998                  206.1       231.6        25.5        19.0        0.87
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U1999                  106.1       113.2         7.1         5.2        2.37
U1999                  172.7       183.7        11.0         7.8        0.31
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U2000                  103.5       106.0         2.5         2.3        0.72
U2000                  127.0       142.0        15.0        14.1        0.42
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U2001                   69.5        84.5        15.0        14.8        1.06
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U2011                  228.7       235.5         6.8         4.2        2.24
U2011                  289.5       352.5        63.0        39.2        0.30
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U2012                  145.0       164.3        19.3        12.0        1.06
U2012                  218.5       233.5        15.0         9.8        0.72
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U2013                   71.0        94.2        23.2        19.7        1.00
U2013                  118.2       126.5         8.3         7.3        0.76
U2013                  136.5       151.5        15.0        13.8        0.41
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U2014                   51.3        73.4        22.1        22.0        1.41
U2014                   80.2        94.0        13.8        13.8        0.81
U2014                  119.5       134.9        15.4        15.3        0.66
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U2015                   57.0        72.1        15.1        15.0        0.38
U2015                   84.5        89.5         5.0         5.0        2.79
U2015                  123.4       136.5        13.1        12.8        1.26
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U2016                   93.2        98.2         5.0         4.6        0.44
U2016                  126.9       138.1        11.2        10.3        0.77
U2016                  170.8       197.0        26.2        24.9        0.52
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U2017                   98.1       133.4        35.3        34.3        0.81
U2017                  172.5       175.4         2.9         2.9        2.15
U2017                  234.5       259.0        24.5        24.4        0.52
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U2022                  259.5       298.5        39.0        26.3        0.52
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U2023                  248.8       262.8        14.0         9.5        0.52
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U2024                  150.9       165.4        14.5         7.7        1.15
U2024                  289.6       299.6        10.0         5.6        0.68
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U2025                   78.3        92.7        14.4        14.0        0.72
U2025                   97.2       114.0        16.8        16.2        1.04
U2025                  164.2       173.2         9.0         7.0        1.02
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U2026                   76.4        81.6         5.3         5.2        0.33
U2026                   97.0       134.8        37.8        36.8        0.81
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U2027                   84.2        90.9         6.7         6.3        0.69
U2027                  101.0       132.0        31.0        28.7        0.93
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U2028                  110.7       211.0       100.3       100.1        0.42
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U2029                  192.3       200.0         7.7         5.3        0.97
U2029                  215.8       217.5         1.7         0.9        1.06
U2029                  244.0       259.6        15.6        12.6        1.43
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U2030                  190.1       197.0         6.9         5.3        0.55
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U2031                   88.1        95.2         7.1         5.6        0.76
U2031                  118.8       125.3         6.5         5.5        1.54
U2031                  135.0       172.5        37.5        35.5        0.40
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U2032                   99.3       103.3         4.0         4.0        3.07
U2032                  128.3       167.8        39.5        39.4        0.47
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U2033                   71.5        80.3         8.8         8.6        2.42
U2033                   90.5       148.9        58.4        56.4        0.40
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U2034                  162.8       165.9         3.1         1.9        1.51
U2034                  179.8       201.8        22.0        15.5        0.91
U2034                  265.3       286.3        21.0        14.8        0.63
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U2035                  107.4       115.5         8.1         5.0        1.95
U2035                  175.6       178.0         2.4         1.6        0.37
U2035                  195.9       216.0        20.1        13.7        0.42
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U2036                   72.2        76.8         4.6         4.3        0.93
U2036                  103.5       107.1         3.6         3.0        1.10
U2036                  142.4       159.9        17.5        16.7        0.41
U2036                  187.2       188.5         1.3         1.2        2.31
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U2074                  253.0       269.0        16.0        11.7        0.30
U2074                  297.8       302.0         4.2         3.3        2.48
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U2075                  244.0       247.9         3.9         3.0        0.37
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U2076                Intersected Granite
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U2077                Intersected Granite
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U2078                  192.4       206.6        14.2        13.7        0.50
U2078                  214.5       224.7        10.2         9.9        1.66
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U2079                  219.3       231.0        11.7        10.8        0.04
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U2080                  221.4       236.4        15.0        14.8        2.58
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U2081                  221.7       237.1        15.4        15.3        2.44
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U2082                  238.0       253.0        15.0        10.8        4.27
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U2082A               Intersected Granite
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U2083                  273.0       303.0        30.0        23.0        0.41
U2083                  316.2       338.9        22.7        14.3        4.30
U2083                  344.4       348.7         4.3         2.9        0.70
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U2084                  233.2       239.3         6.1         5.4        0.85
U2084                  242.9       247.9         5.0         4.5        0.70
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U2085                Intersected Granite
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U2086                  219.0       222.4         3.4         3.4        2.28
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U2087                Intersected Granite
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U2088                  184.0       189.0         5.0         5.0        0.56
U2088                  210.2       228.7        18.5        18.4        1.81
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U2089                  215.4       234.8        19.4        16.5        0.64
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U2090                  189.6       198.0         8.4         5.8        0.42
U2090                  218.0       248.0        30.0        20.7        2.15
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U2091                  232.2       270.4        38.2        21.1        2.09
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U2092                  208.0       248.0        40.0        21.8        0.70
U2092                  324.0       328.1         4.1         2.3        0.61
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U2093                  199.0       204.0         5.0         4.6        0.38
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U2094                  164.0       179.0        15.0        14.6        0.38
U2094                  209.0       214.0         5.0         5.0        0.65
U2094                  227.7       234.1         6.4         6.4        1.04
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U2095                  159.0       169.0        10.0         9.6        0.40
U2095                  198.1       207.3         9.2         9.2        0.54
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U2096                  169.0       174.0         5.0         5.0        1.08
U2096                  214.6       225.6        11.0        10.9        0.72
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U2097                  258.7       279.0        20.3        20.3        2.21
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U2098                  178.0       188.0        10.0         9.0        0.35
U2098                  211.7       213.6         1.9         1.7        0.65
U2098                  250.8       253.7         2.9         2.5        1.72
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U2099                  158.5       178.0        19.5        19.0        0.48
U2099                  206.3       215.1         8.8         8.2        1.54
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U2100                  159.7       174.2        14.5        14.1        0.96
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U2101                  174.4       188.4        14.0        13.5        0.49
U2101                  229.5       251.3        21.8        21.0        1.52
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U2102                Intersected Granite
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U2103                Intersected Granite
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U2105                  197.0       212.0        15.0        13.1        0.47
U2105                  227.0       232.0         5.0         4.4        3.34
U2105                  240.5       270.0        29.5        23.6        1.33
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U2106                  182.5       197.0        14.5        13.9        0.72
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U2107                  183.3       187.0         3.7         3.4        0.63
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U2108                  170.5       182.0        11.5        11.2        0.35
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U2109                Intersected Granite
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U2110                Intersected Granite
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U2111                  230.6       255.4        24.8        24.8        0.57
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U2112                  193.0       208.0        15.0        14.0        0.39
U2112                  218.0       222.0         4.0         3.7        0.43
U2112                  228.8       234.5         5.7         5.3        0.37
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U2113                  173.0       182.0         9.0         7.9        0.52
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U2114                  197.3       202.3         5.0         5.0        0.50
U2114                  228.3       238.6        10.3        10.3        3.60
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U2115                  198.0       213.0        15.0        14.4        0.40
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U2116                  193.0       213.0        20.0        18.8        0.32
U2116                  225.6       232.6         7.0         6.6        0.48
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U2117                  182.0       207.0        25.0        24.6        0.31
U2117                  227.0       247.0        20.0        19.8        0.47
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U2118                  272.0       273.0         1.0         1.0        0.16
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U2119                  187.5       217.0        29.5        29.3        0.37
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U2120                Intersected Granite
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U2121                  255.0       267.6        12.6        12.3        0.66
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U2122                  259.5       269.2         9.7         9.6        1.47
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U2123                Intersected Granite
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U2124                Intersected Granite
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U2125                Intersected Granite
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U2134                  221.3       223.9         2.6         0.9        2.60
U2134                  296.3       413.7       117.4        30.4        0.58
U2134                  422.2       425.4         3.2         0.8        3.01
U2134                  435.5       491.0        55.5        14.4        1.98
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U2135                Intersected Granite
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U2135A               Intersected Granite
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U2136                  289.4       330.2        40.8        22.2        0.90
U2136                  340.2       341.9         1.7         0.9        2.52
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U2137                Intersected Granite
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U2138                  265.3       270.8         5.5         5.4        0.29
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U2139                Intersected Granite
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U2140                  249.1       255.1         6.0         6.0        1.07
U2140                  263.3       266.8         3.5         3.5        1.00
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Quality Assurance

Sample analysis was 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 Canada Ltd. 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 as defined in National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.

ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN TUNGSTEN CORPORATION LTD.

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stephen M. Leahy, Chairman & CEO

Cautionary Note: The Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

Safe Harbour Statement under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation: Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented contains "Forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," or variation of such words and phrases that refer to certain actions, events or results to be taken, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. To be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the actual results of reclamation activities, the estimation or realization of mineral reserves and resources, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, future prices of commodities, possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates, efficacy and efficiency of milling process, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents, labour disputes and other risks in the mining industry. Although North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained herein and in North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.'s other filing incorporated by reference.

Cautionary Note to United States Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resources: This press release may use the terms "Measured," "indicated" and "inferred" Resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulators, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. "Inferred Mineral Resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of Measured or Indicated Mineral Resources will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. United States investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

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