SOURCE: i-minerals inc.

December 01, 2005 12:33 ET

Bulk Samples Shipped for Processing

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2005 -- i-minerals inc. (TSX-V: IMA) has shipped a 40 ton bulk sample of the Moose Creek potassium feldspar (K-spar) and quartz material to the Mineral Research Laboratory at the North Carolina State University ("MRL") for pilot level processing to produce a K-spar glaze product which is anticipated to be sold to the ceramics industry. This material is expected to fill demand created by samples previously distributed to ceramic customers. In addition, one ton bulk samples of both residual and sedimentary kaolin clays have been extracted and shipped to Ginn Mineral Technology for additional kaolin and halloysite metallurgical work.

MRL will begin the pilot scale production of a K-spar glaze product in January 2006. The pilot scale production is expected to have a through put of about 300 pounds per hour and should yield about 9 tons of K-spar product. i-minerals will be branding this product "Moose Creek Feldspar" and sell it into the pottery industry for use primarily in glaze applications.

The clay metallurgical work will follow up on some of the results achieved in the first phase of clay analysis discussed in the company's press release of August 2, 2005. This second phase of work will provide more detailed analysis including bench scale product preparation and market definition.

The company is also continuing its second level work on quartz processing.

"We are looking forward to the results of our next phase of work programs in clay, feldspar and quartz with great anticipation as they will mark important milestones for the Company, as well as, being able to produce a commercial product for the market," stated Roger Kauffman, President and CEO of i-minerals inc.

A. Lamar Long, CPG, is the Qualified Person ("QP") for the Helmer-Bovill project under NI 43-101. He oversees the quality control and quality assurance program and the construction of all samples for metallurgical analysis and reviews all analytical results prior to public release.

i-minerals inc.

per: "Roger Kauffman"

Roger Kauffman, President & CEO

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

This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are Forward-looking statements that involve various risks. Actual results could differ materially from those projected as a result of the following factors, among others: changes in the world wide price of mineral market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risk associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and uncertainty of access to additional capital.

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