International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

January 02, 2008 20:01 ET

International Kirkland Minerals Inc.: Company Updates Activities at Rupert River and Creelman-Roberts Uranium Properties

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 2, 2008) - INTERNATIONAL KIRKLAND MINERALS INC. ("IKI" / the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:IKI) reports the following update on the Company's uranium exploration activities on the 900 km2 Rupert River Uranium Property ("Rupert Property") located in the James Bay Mining District of northern Quebec, and the Creelman-Roberts Uranium Property ("Creelman Property") in the Sudbury Mining District of northern Ontario.

Rupert Property

To date, 6,760 metres in 91 holes has been drilled on the 4.5 km2 Lacroix Lake East and West Anomalies. The best drill intersection was linked to granitic pegmatites containing millimetric uraninite fractures at the Lacroix Lake Western Anomaly, yielding grades of 0.096% U3O8 over 2.45 m (IKI-32), including 0.394% U3O8 over 0.35 m, and 0.014% U3O8 over 7.50 m (IKI-12) drilled approximately 700 m NE of IKI-32. Additional in-fill drilling at the 750 m long Lacroix Lake West Anomaly was undertaken, as well as at the Lacroix Lake East Anomaly located 4 km east of IKI-32. Of the 38 short drill holes completed at the East Anomaly, only drill holes IKI-45 and IKI-79 (drilled 1 km from IKI-45) were of significance yielding 0.015% U3O8 over 11.7 m and 0.013% U3O8 over 7.5 m, respectively.

The Company has received assays from 88 of 91 total drill holes. Assays from the final 3 drill holes are still pending. The assay and scintillometer results from the drilling are being incorporated in the project-wide data base that also includes the airborne and previous ground sampling/assaying and geophysics. The entire data base will be statistically processed in order to better define the next group of drill targets. At this time there are 15 other kilometric-sized uranium anomalies outside of the Lacroix Lake uranium anomaly. Additional drilling is scheduled for the first quarter of 2008 following the completion of and subject to the above noted the data processing.

Assaying has been completed by ALS-Chemex of Val-d'Or, Quebec, and North Vancouver, B.C. using assay techniques and protocols under the ME-ICP41 multi-element analysis.

Creelman Property

The Company completed a high resolution airborne radiometric survey in the final quarter of 2007 on the Creelman Property located about 50 km north of Sudbury, Ontario. The preliminary geophysical information indicates the existence of one significant kilometric radiometric anomaly in a region underlain by granites. Historic surface bulk sampling in this same region revealed uranium mineralization in the Mississagi Formation which is the similar sedimentary formation that hosts uranium mineralization in the Elliot Lake Uranium Camp, located 125 km to the SW.

Further airborne geophysics, mapping, surveying and ground reconnaissance is required at the Creelman property. This work will commence when the snow that presently is covering the main radiometric anomaly melts in the spring of 2008.

The Qualified Person for the Rupert River and Creelman properties is Mr. Jean Lafleur, P.Geo. of Val d'Or, Quebec and he has reviewed the contents of this release.


Dan M. Clark, President & CEO

The forgoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of the Company. Forward looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the appropriate regulatory authorities.

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