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New Trenching Results Received From El Tesoro A and E Zones
January 12, 2004

International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSXV:INM) has received the second set of mechanical trenching results from the El Tesoro Project, Durango State , Mexico . At El Tesoro, Northair controls a contiguous land package of approximately 1000 hectares, covering 7 currently known gold bearing zones. (See Company Website for maps and photos). Previous sampling of these zones by the Company has returned significant gold values over appreciable widths. Northair has taken more than 750 samples on the project to date, 190 of these taken from trenches. The current mechanical trenching program has been very successful in extending previously known zones of mineralization, exposing apparent full widths, and providing excellent outcrops for geologic mapping.

E ZONE

Results from ten mechanical trenches recently completed on the E Zone are summarized below:

SUMMARY

SAMPLE

LINE

INTERVAL

(m)

AVERAGE

GOLD (G/T)

AVERAGE

SILVER (G/T)

37

3

5.90

45.7

38

3

22.42

72.0

39

4

13.88

67.0

40

3

16.07

86.0

41

3

6.01

51.0

42

2

13.42

62.0

43

3

8.81

46.0

44

2

1.29

15.0

45

2

2.60

19.0

46

4

includes 3

4.96

6.25

34.0

43.0



The E Zone has now been explored by trenching for a strike length of approximately 150 metres, and is open along strike in both directions. The E Zone is assumed to be a structural continuation of A Zone, 350 metres to south. The area between the A and E Zones is mainly covered by overburden and continuation of mineralization between the two zones has not been demonstrated. However, recent road construction has exposed a narrow, yet strongly altered and weakly gold anomalous rhyolite dike, usually associated with mineralization, between the two zones. The Company plans additional trenching in this area in the near future.

Previously announced intervals from hand trenching of the E Zone are:

SAMPLE

LINE

INTERVAL

(m)

AVERAGE

GOLD (G/T)

AVERAGE

SILVER (G/T)

14

5

13.07

91.4

15

7

5.69

38.1

16

2

15.93

132.0

17

2

2.18

19.0


A ZONE

The A Zone has now been explored by trenching and underground sampling over a strike length of approximately 100 metres, and appears to be open in both directions along strike. Trenches to the north and south of the zone failed to penetrate post-mineral cover; however, old underground workings in the area of these trenches returned high grade gold values. Results have been received from two additional mechanical trench sample lines at the A Zone with results as follows:

SUMMARY

SAMPLE

LINE

INTERVAL

(m)

AVERAGE

GOLD (G/T)

AVERAGE

SILVER (G/T)

23

NSV

NSV

32

4

0.920

30.5


Previously announced sample lines from the A Zone are:

SAMPLE

LINE

INTERVAL

(m)

AVERAGE

GOLD (G/T)

AVERAGE

SILVER (G/T)

1

2

18.88

168.0

2

3

27.00

145.3

24

6

27.04

702.2

25

2

9.12

157.0

26

3

56.93

261.7

27

6

16.09

114.0

28

4

10.43

77.75

29

3

13.26

119.0

30

2

17.03

98.0

31

1

3.43

54.0


Current work at El Tesoro is designed to give Northair the data and infrastructure necessary to optimize a drilling program set to commence in the first quarter of 2004. A summary news release, including pending results from the current program, will be issued following compilation and interpretation by exploration staff. The exploration program is under the direction of Mr. Jim Robinson, Vice President of the Company, who is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Assaying to date has been performed by ALS Chemex Laboratories in Vancouver with sample preparation at their facilities in Hermosillo , Mexico . Gold assays are performed on a 50 gram fire assay using an atomic “AAS” or gravimetric finish. The Company maintains a quality control program in the preparation, shipping and checking of all samples from the property.

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