International Millennium Mining Corp.

International Millennium Mining Corp.

May 27, 2009 09:00 ET

International Millennium Mining Corp.: Simon Mine Nevada Property Exploration Update

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - International Millennium Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IMI)(FRANKFURT:L9J) (the "Company" or "IMMC") is pleased to provide an update on its exploration activities completed in 2008 on its Simon Mine Property, located in the Cedar Mountains of Western Nevada. The Simon Mine produced approximately 97,000 tons intermittently between 1916 and 1968 averaging 3.2oz/ton Ag; 4.8% Pb and 5.4% Zn; however the grades became better with depth. For example 89 railcars of ore shipped from the 905 drift area (approximately 7,000 tons) averaged 0.04 oz/ton Au; 12 oz/ton Ag; 9.0% Pb; 5.7% Zn and 3.0% Cu.

Following up the Phase 1, early 2007 geophysics and mobile metal ion (MMI) geochemistry work completed pursuant to recommendations in the Seymour M Sears, P.Geo, May 9, 2006 NI 43-101 technical report, IMMC added an initial 100 claims contiguous to the south boundary of the Simon Mine property, and continued the IP/resistivity and magnetic geophysics and MMI geochemistry programs in late 2007 and early 2008. This was followed up with staking of additional claims; a full land survey of the majority of the Simon property; acquisition of a 61% interest in the estate holding the Company's Simon Property Option Agreement; and completion of a comprehensive geological mapping program over the entire Simon property which now comprises 20 patented and 158 non-patented claims.

The purpose of the 2007 and 2008 work was to determine (1) possible extensions of the Simon Mine mineral zone to the south, to the east and especially to the west; (2) the possible existence of sub-parallel zones of Simon Mine-type mineralization; and (3) whether any other type of mineralization may exist within the property area.

2007 IP/Resistivity surveys, carried out by S.J. Geophysics, were 3D in nature and consisted of 70 line kms, with a station spacing of 100 meters along lines 200 meters apart. A detailed grid was also carried out around the mine area and consisted of a station spacing of 50 m along lines 100 meters apart. The data was inversion interpreted in order to more accurately locate the causative sources.

The 2007 magnetic survey consisted of 41 line kms, with readings taken every 25 meters along lines 100 or 200 meters apart. The data were plotted on a plan map and contoured.

1,345 MMI samples were bagged in 2007 and 2008 along 53.6 kms of survey lines, with samples originally picked up every 50 meters along lines 200 meters apart. Very strong anomalous results were obtained and thus several hundred fill-in samples were taken every 25 meters on lines 100 meters apart. All samples were tested for 46 elements and the results for 13 metals, including silver, lead, zinc, copper, gold, cadmium, arsenic, antimony, molybdenum, uranium, cobalt, nickel, and cerium, were plotted and contoured. The exploration program, primarily as a result of the MMI survey compilation, has revealed four significant anomalous zones of prime exploration interest.

Zone A, the Simon Mine Anomaly, correlates directly with the old mine workings, strikes in a direction of west-southwest for a minimum distance of 1,750 meters and is open to the west-southwest on new ground staked by the Company.

Zone B occurs within the northwest portion of the new claims staked by the Company, to the immediate north of Zone A. It consists of very strong gold values correlating with anomalous silver, copper and uranium. This zone has a width of up to 400 meters.

Zone C occurs along the western edge of the Luning limestone where there is much jasperoid breccia, as well as areas of calcite, hematite and silicate veining or replacement of limestone. This gold zone, with anomalous values of copper and silver, strikes in a north-northwest direction for a minimum distance of 2,400 meters.

Zone D primarily consists of uranium, molybdenum, arsenic and antimony anomalous values, with some copper values. It occurs in the southwest corner of the survey area to the immediate east of Zone C within the volcanogenic lacustrine sediments. It strikes east-west with a minimum strike length of 800 meters.

The four primary anomalous zones are targets over which exploration should continue on a priority basis. Recommendations have been made to continue the MMI detail sampling at 25-meter intervals on lines 100 meters apart. In addition, the MMI and magnetic surveys should continue to the west, as well as to the south and southeast where the anomalous zones are open. The anomalies within the anomalous zones should then be diamond drilled. All of these anomalies should be ready to be drilled later this year.

About International Millennium Mining Corp.

International Millennium Mining Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of polymetallic mineral properties in Canada and the Americas, with a particular focus on small mine deposits. To date, the Company has acquired and is exploring mineral properties in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada; Nevada, USA; and Sonora State, Mexico. Emerging mineral targets include gold, silver, cobalt, molybdenum, zinc, lead, nickel, copper and platinum group metals. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: IMI, and on the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol: L9J.

David Mark, P. Geo, in charge of exploration on the Simon Property, and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument ("NI") 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.


John A. Versfelt, President and CEO

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Contact Information

  • International Millennium Mining Corp.
    John A. Versfelt
    President & CEO
    (604) 984-9907
    (604) 983-8056 (FAX)
    International Millennium Mining Corp.
    Lindsay Malcolm
    (604) 569-2508
    International Millennium Mining Corp.
    Wayne Meredith
    (604) 569-2509