International PBX Ventures Ltd.

International PBX Ventures Ltd.

January 16, 2008 09:01 ET

International PBX Drilling Update, Tierra De Oro Project, Chile

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 16, 2008) - International PBX Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PBX) -

The company's initial 5,000 metre reconnaissance reverse circulation drill program on the Tierra de Oro gold-copper-cobalt-silver property consisting of approximately 65 drill holes is near completion. To date 620 drill samples have been submitted for analysis with more to follow as drilling progresses. The drill program is designed to test gold targets generated from the company's previous work on the Tierra de Oro claims. To date, exploration programs have identified, mapped, sampled, trenched and drilled, to varying degrees, twenty large gold targets.

The wholly-owned property comprising 63 square kilometers, located in Region 3 Chile, hosts a shattered granitic body with criss-crossing major structural gold-mineralized shears as evidenced by extensive artisanal pits and workings. The granitic body is oxidized to depths of around 100 metres and may thus be amenable to open pit leaching operations in areas of concentrated structure.

The property is located 48 km south of the Candelaria Mine (400 million tonnes 1 per cent copper, 0.25 grams per tonne gold) discovered by drill-testing induced polarization anomalies.

The property is accessed by well-maintained gravel roads and is located 20 km from the Pan American highway, next to the main Chile power grid. With a maximum elevation of only 1,500 meters the region enjoys good climatic conditions, allowing year round exploration.

For more complete information and updated maps on the Tierra de Oro gold project please visit the company's website at


Dr. Gary Medford, P.Geo., President and CEO

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