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Trenching Results From El Tesoro G Zone Include High Grade Gold Intercepts
July 5, 2004

International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSXV:INM) is pleased to provide an update of exploration activities at the Company's El Tesoro Project located in the state of Durango, Mexico. Results from the ongoing exploration program include 12 meters averaging 18.86 g/t gold from mechanical trenching of the G Zone.

Exploration programs on the property during the last 18 months have included geologic mapping, sampling, trenching, road building to five of the known zones and a first phase drill program. These programs have to date defined seven distinct zones of epithermal low sulfidation gold mineralization, with appreciable gold values over significant widths.

The Company recently constructed an access road to the G Zone to facilitate mechanical trenching and further exploration. The G Zone is almost entirely concealed by talus and soil, making trenching necessary to expose bedrock. Five mechanical trenches, in conjunction with four previous hand trenches, have been excavated to date. Mineralization has been exposed in seven trenches along approximately 90 metres of the postulated northwesterly striking zone. Trench #53, a mechanical trench in the area of previously reported hand trenches #20 and #21, exposed high grade gold mineralization which is open to the southwest. The two northwestern most trenches failed to expose mineralized bedrock and the zone apparently remains open along strike to both the northwest and southeast.

Summary of G Zone Trench Sampling

(northwest to southeast) 

TRENCH

#

INTERVAL

(metres)

AVERAGE

GOLD (G/T)

AVERAGE

SILVER (G/T)

COMMENTS

56

NSV

NSV

Talus and soil. Trench failed to expose mineralized bedrock.

52

NSV

NSV

Talus and soil. Trench failed to expose mineralized bedrock.

47

3

3.23

8.0

Zone open. Hand trench.

22

2

2.84

5.0

Hand trench results previously released. Zone open to

the northeast.

53

12

includes 4

includes 2

18.86

54.54

106.20

13.0

33.0

56.9

Zone open to the southwest. Mechanical trench in area

of hand trenches #20 and #21. High gold values have

not been cut.

21

11

4.81

26.7

Hand trench results previously released.

20

4

6.40

25.0

Hand trench results previously released. Open in both directions.

54

NSV

NSV

Encountered strongly anomalous gold values

55

6

1.13

11.0

Zone open to the southeast

The road construction to the G Zone also exposed previously unknown mineralization, approximately 75 meters west of the trenching reported above. This area returned anomalous gold values, with a high of 1.08 g/t over one metre.

The Company is encouraged by these recent results and believes significant exploration potential exists on the property, both to expand mineralization in the known zones and to discover mineralization in other areas where less exploration has been conducted. Property exploration continues with a detailed geological mapping, stream sediment and soil sampling program. 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.

Concurrent with the El Tesoro Project exploration program, the Northair exploration team has completed additional work at its wholly owned La Joya and Las Moras Projects, also located in the state of Durango . As well, the Company continues to maintain an aggressive Mexican generative exploration program.

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