October 14, 2010 Northair Plans Additional Drilling at La Cigarra Silver Project, Mexico
International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSXV: INM) (the "Company" or "Northair") is pleased to announce that it is developing plans for the next stage of exploration at the La Cigarra silver project, located in north central Mexico. Northair is currently soliciting bids from drill contractors for a Phase II core drill program to commence in current quarter. The program will include step out and deeper drilling to follow up the highly successful initial reverse circulation drill program. In conjunction with drilling, a soil survey will be carried out between the Las Carolinas and San Gregorio zones in order to develop possible targets for additional drilling.
La Cigarra Phase I Drill Results
The phase I drill program was successful in testing three known mineralized targets on the property and intercepted significant widths of altered and mineralized sediments and volcanics. Drill highlights include 32 metres of 132.4 g/t silver in Hole CRC-10-06 and 21.3 metres of 101.6 g/t silver in Hole CRC-10-11 at the San Gregorio Zone, 10.7 metres of 172.5 g/t silver in Hole CRC-10-01 at the Las Carolinas Zone and a near surface intercept of 7.3 metres of 68 g/t silver in Hole CRC-10-13 at the La Boracha Zone. All intercepts returned anomalous and locally significant zinc with lead and copper.
The Company also conducted assaying for gold on certain select holes from the program. Highlights from the San Gregorio Zone include 19.8 metres of 0.305 g/t gold including 1.5 metres of 1.18 g/t gold in Hole CRC-10-11, 15.2 metres of 0.087 g/t of gold in Hole CRC-10-05 and 32 metres of 0.068 g/t gold including 6.1 of 0.142 g/t gold in Hole CRC-10-06. Highlights from the La Carolinas Zone include: 12.2 metres of 0.116 g/t gold including 6.1 metres of 0.132 g/t gold in Hole CRC-10-02.
Northair has received the anticipated remaining analytical results for gold. Although the entire intercepts from the holes were confirmed to be anomalous in gold, grades were relativity low.
To view a complete summary of the Company's drill results to date click on the following link:
To view a plan of the drilling, click on the following link:
The La Cigarra Project is located in State of Chihuahua along the eastern fringes of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. Local topography is gentle with good road access to the major city of Parral, located 26 kilometres to the south east. The La Cigarra Project hosts a silver-rich, epithermal mineral system that is controlled by a northwest striking fault system that has localized silver (lead, zinc, copper and gold) mineralization hosted in sediments and related to rhyolite dikes and flows. Grupo Northair de Mexico, S.A. de C.A., a subsidiary of Northair, can acquire a 100% property ownership by making payments over a 5 year period totaling US$445,000 with no royalties.
Sampling and QA/QC
All technical information for the La Cigarra drill program is obtained and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program. Samples are taken under the direction of qualified geologists and stored in sealed bags. Samples are picked up on site by ALS Chemex Labs and taken to Chihuahua for drying, crushing and pulverizing; with the pulps sent by airfreight to ALS Chemex in Vancouver BC for analysis. Systematic assaying of standards and blanks are performed for precision and accuracy. Analysis for silver, zinc, lead and copper was done by ICP four acid digestion, with gold analysis by 30 gram fire assay with an AA finish. Certain pulp and reject samples were analyzed by a second independent laboratory.
This news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed by Fred Hewett the Company's President and CEO, and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
INTERNATIONAL NORTHAIR MINES LTD.
"Fred G. Hewett"
Fred G. Hewett, P.Eng.
President & CEO
For further information please contact Fred Hewett, President or Chris Curran, Investor Relations
at 604-687-7545 or 1-888-338-2200
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