IMA Exploration Inc.
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IMA Exploration Inc.

October 18, 2007 12:22 ET

IMA Hires Dr. Greg Myers, P.Geo.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2007) - IMA Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IMR)(AMEX:IMR)(FRANKFURT:IMT)(WKN:884971) ("IMA" or "the Company") is very pleased to announce that Dr. Greg Myers, P.Geo. has joined the Company at its Vancouver head office with a mandate to review advanced-stage projects and acquisition or joint venture opportunities that have been identified.

Dr. Myers has 25 years of experience in the resource industry ranging from grass-roots exploration to mine geology and managing feasibility studies. Dr. Myers is a recognized expert in the assessment and evaluation of base and precious metal systems and has enjoyed a distinguished career that has been strongly field and research-oriented. Prior to joining IMA Exploration, Dr. Myers was the COO, VP Exploration, and Director of Zacoro Metals, a private Canadian company that has recently put the 80 million tonne El Cobre copper-gold project in Zacatecas, Mexico back into production. Dr. Myers was the manager of mine exploration for BHP at the Tintaya mine in Peru. During his 3 year tenure the mine reserve increased from 48 million tonnes to more 170 million tonnes.

Dr Myers has designed and implemented several successful exploration and mine feasibility programs in Mexico, Peru, and North America for base and precious metal mineralization, working for several companies including Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, Newmont, and several junior companies. During his career he has been involved with the discovery of three gold mines and the significant resource expansion at several gold and copper mine properties in Alaska, Nevada, New Mexico, Mexico, and Peru. His achievements range geographically from Alaska, along Western North America to Chile.

IMA Exploration Inc. is an exploration company that has over a decade of experience in South America. IMA has internationally recognized Management and Exploration Teams and a large and diverse network of contacts throughout South America that can quickly identify new opportunities for socially and environmentally responsible exploration and development.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Mr. Joseph Grosso, President & CEO

Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • IMA Exploration Inc.
    Joseph Grosso
    President & CEO
    (604) 687-1828 or Toll Free: 1-800-901-0058
    or
    IMA Exploration Inc.
    Sean Hurd
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (604) 687-1828 or Toll Free: 1-800-901-0058
    (604) 687-1858 (FAX)
    Email: info@imaexploration.com
    Website: www.imaexploration.com