Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.

Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.

November 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Inter-Citic Releases Second Set of Drill Hole Results From Dachang Gold Project

Results Include 25 Metres Averaging 5.88 GPT Gold

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2009) - Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. (TSX:ICI) ("Inter-Citic" or "the Company") President and CEO James Moore, is pleased to report new results received from the Company's 2009 diamond drill program at its Dachang Gold Project in China.

"We are very pleased with the consistency of results we are reporting with the 2009 drill program at Dachang," said James Moore, President and CEO of Inter-Citic. "They continue to be consistent with geological expectations of our in-fill drilling program. We currently have seven drill rigs working at Dachang including in new areas of discovery."

Drilling results highlights include: 

  • Drill hole CJV-668 is an engineering drill hole on the Dachang Main Zone ("DMZ"), and intersected multiple mineralized zones, including 7.1 metres of mineralization averaging 3.16 GPT contained gold.

  • Drill hole CJV-714 is an infill drill hole on the DMZ, and intersected multiple mineralized zones, including 5.0 metres of mineralization averaging 5.04 GPT contained gold.

  • Drill hole CJV-716 is an infill drill hole on the DMZ, and intersected multiple mineralized zones, including 6.0 metres of mineralization averaging 5.38 GPT contained gold, and an additional zone of 6.0 metres averaging 4.48 GPT.

  • Drill hole CJV-717 is an infill drill hole on the DMZ, and intersected a mineralized zone reporting 12.4 metres of mineralization averaging 3.99 GPT contained gold.

  • Drill hole CJV-718 is an infill drill hole on the DMZ, and intersected multiple mineralized zones, including 11.2 metres of mineralization averaging 2.46 GPT contained gold.

  • Drill hole CJV CJV-723 is an infill drill hole on the DMZ, and intersected multiple mineralized zones, including 12.2 metres of mineralization averaging 4.08 GPT contained gold, and an additional zone of 9.5 metres averaging 5.01 GPT.

  • Drill hole CJV-729 is an infill drill hole on the DMZ, and intersected multiple mineralized zones, including 25.0 metres of mineralization averaging 5.88 GPT contained gold.

Detailed drilling results are set out in the chart below:

Hole No.
ZoneSection LineDipAzimuthFromToLengthAu g/t
CJV-663DMZ 15700-90 -109.50110.501.000.99
CJV-665DMZ 4275E-90 -45.3052.307.001.91
CJV-668DMZ 4400E-90 -79.9081.001.100.53
CJV-695DMZ 7700-452023.7025.601.900.72
CJV-695ADMZ 7700-502026.0028.302.301.04
CJV-706DMZ 6900-50204.405.300.901.15
CJV-708DMZ 6700-60206.809.102.305.90
CJV-709DMZ 6900-602065.5066.501.000.82
CJV-710DMZ 6700-612088.9090.902.001.24
CJV-711DMZ 6500-55207.408.601.200.54
CJV-714DMZ 6300-832073.7078.204.502.78
CJV-715DMZ 6100-582020.0022.002.005.07
CJV-716DMZ 6100-682035.8038.002.203.01
CJV-717DMZ 5900-502059.0071.4012.403.99
CJV-718DMZ 3700-74.52030.0032.002.002.08
CJV-719DMZ 5725-552060.3061.301.002.15
CJV-720ADMZ 5725-552029.0030.001.002.89
CJV-721DMZ 3300-602038.4041.002.603.36
CJV-722DMZ 5900-90 -70.8072.601.800.82
CJV-723DMZ 3700-502022.8035.0012.204.08
CJV-724ADMZ 3700-532042.7049.707.000.80
CJV-725DMZ 3700-762056.7057.500.801.59
CJV-726DMZ 5725-552055.4056.401.001.62
CJV-727DMZ 2700-502031.0032.501.501.01
CJV-728DMZ 3700-63.520117.00119.002.000.98
CJV-729DMZ 5725-792034.0059.0025.005.88
CJV-735DMZ 5400-502027.0028.001.000.75

DMZ: Dachang Main Zone – A continuous approximately 4 km long zone of mineralization that includes the original 2km long zone of mineralization defined by the 2006 DDH program and the Dachang Main Zone Extension (originally called the DMZ-X) that extends off the eastern end of the DMZ as defined by the 2007 and 2008 DDH programs.
PVZ: Placer Valley Zone – A south dipping mineralized fault 1 km south of the DMZ.

Assay cut-off for the above table was at 0.5 gpt Au, however, intervals were determined by geological interpretation of consistent mineralized zones. Broader intervals may include waste intervals of up to 2m. There was no evidence of nugget effect and none were topcut. True widths for the intervals above have yet to be determined.

The Company is operating seven drill rigs at Dachang and further results from in-fill drilling as well as step-out exploration drilling will be reported as they are received and compiled.

Infill holes are testing continuity of the Company's existing NI 43-101-compliant inferred resource area on the total 4 km extent of the Dachang Main Zone. Infill drilling is also a required step towards applying for a Chinese mining permit.

A visual representation of the location of the drill holes in this release can be seen at: or as a map on the Company's website. A location map showing drill hole locations is available on the Company's website at:

Sample Methodology:

Drill core samples were taken at geologically significant intervals, typically over one metre. Core recovery was in excess of 90%. The designated sample intervals were cut with a diamond saw by qualified technicians. One half of the cut core was selected for assay with the remaining half being placed back into the core box. Care was taken to ensure that neither half of the core represents a bias with respect to the nature and mineral content of the sample. The sample interval and methodology are consistent with industry standards. Drill core samples were shipped to SGS Geochemical Laboratories ("SGS") located in Kunming and Tianjin, China for sample preparation and 50g fire assay with AA finish. SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Analytical work is performed in accordance with recognized standards such as ASTM, ISO, JIS, and other accepted industry standards. Accuracy of the results is tested through the systematic inclusion of reference samples and duplicate samples.

Security of Samples: All of the samples collected at Dachang are stored in a restricted secure storage area. Samples are shipped by truck to Golmud and delivered to Inter-Citic's courier agent in Golmud for shipment to the various laboratories for analysis. Inter-Citic's courier agents are present at all transshipment points between Golmud and the laboratories. Exploration at Dachang was conducted with the assistance of the numerous professionals from the Qinghai Geological Survey Institute, working in co-operation with Inter-Citic's technical team on site and supervised by Mr. Garth Pierce, Vice-President of Exploration.

Mr. Gerald Bidwell, P.Geo., the Company's internal Qualified Person under the requirements of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the results reported in this press release.

Mr. B. Terrence Hennessey, P.Geo., of Micon International Limited is a Qualified Person under the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed a copy of this press release.

On Behalf of the Board:

James J. Moore, President & CEO

Toronto-based Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. is an exploration and development company with properties in the People's Republic of China, including its Dachang Gold Project in Qinghai Province. Inter-Citic is listed on the TSX under the symbol ICI. Inter-Citic's website is

Investors are encouraged to review "Risk Factors" associated with the Dachang project as outlined in the Company's 2008 Financial Statements and Annual Information Form, along with updates, available on the SEDAR website at The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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

Contact Information

  • Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.
    Stephen Lautens
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    (905) 479-5072 x 227