IMA Exploration Inc.
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IMA Exploration Inc.

August 24, 2005 14:01 ET

IMA Appoints Leonard Harris to the Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 24, 2005) - IMA Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IMR)(AMEX:IMR)(BERLIN:IMT)(FWB:IMT) (WKN 884971) is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonard Harris to the Board of Directors. Mr. Harris has spent most of his life in South America and his vast experience in the region is an excellent compliment to IMA's long standing presence in Argentina. The Board welcomes Mr. Harris and is looking forward to his contribution during the exploration and development of the Company's 100% owned Navidad silver discovery.

For 21 years Mr. Harris worked with Newmont in New York, Denver and Peru holding numerous positions, including: Manager of Minera Yanacocha; President and General Manager of Newmont Peru; Vice President and General Manager of Newmont Latin America; and many other appointments. He also spent 18 years with Cerro de Pasco Corporation in Peru and New York, and two years as Mine Manager at Texada Mines in Australia. Mr. Harris is a Graduate from the Mount Morgan School of Mines (Australia). At present he is Chairman, Resource Development Inc. and Chairman Emeritus, Mining, Energy and Petroleum Task Force Chamber of the Americas.

Mr. Harris has received numerous awards, including the MMSA Gold Medal, Western Mining Hall of Fame Medal of Merit, Newmont Chairman Award, the Peruvian Society of Engineers Engineer of the Year Award and the Peruvian College of Journalism Award. He is a Legion of Honor Member of SME and has received from SME/AIME the Saunders Gold Medal, Krumb Lecturer, President's Citation, Distinguished Member and Arthur C. Daman Lifetime Achievement awards.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Mr. Joseph Grosso, President & CEO

Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

2005 Number 19


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Contact Information

  • IMA Exploration Inc.
    Joseph Grosso
    President & CEO
    1-800-901-0058 or (604) 687-1828
    (604) 687-1858 (FAX)
    or
    IMA Exploration Inc.
    Sean Hurd
    Vice President - Investor Relations
    1-800-901-0058 or (604) 687-1828
    (604) 687-1858 (FAX)
    info@imaexploration.com
    www.imaexploration.com