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Drill Program Commences at El Tesoro Project
March 8, 2004

International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSXV:INM) has commenced a first phase initial drill program at the El Tesoro Project, Durango State, Mexico. At El Tesoro, Northair controls a contiguous land package of approximately 1000 hectares, with 7 currently known gold bearing zones occurring along a strike length of over 2.5 kilometres.

An approximate 2000 metre, initial drill program is currently underway to test 5 of the 7 known gold bearing zones. A reverse circulation rig will complete approximately 15 holes distributed across the zones. The greatest focus during this phase will be on the A, B and E zones, with additional selective drill testing of the C and D zones. Results from this first program are expected within 6 weeks. In conjunction with the drill program, the Company is continuing with an aggressive property exploration program which includes mapping, sampling and trenching of the lesser explored portions of the property; and completion of road access to the G Zone.

Northair has taken more than 750 samples on the project to date, 190 of these taken from trenches. Highlights of hand trenching include; 3 m of 18.89 g/t gold from the A Zone and 10 m of 9.00 g/t gold from the B Zone. A recently completed mechanical trenching program successfully extended previously known zones of mineralization, exposing apparent full widths, and providing additional outcrops for geologic mapping band sampling. Examples of mechanical trenching results include; 6 m of 27.04 g/t gold and 702.2 g/t silver from the A Zone and 3 m of 22.42 g/t gold and 72.0 g/t silver from the E Zone. The current drill program is designed to establish the mineralized zones down dip continuity.

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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