Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.

Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.

November 02, 2006 12:45 ET

Inter-Citic Receives Results From 10 New Drill Holes at Dachang Gold Project

Results Include 5 metres of 20.4 grams per tonne gold in Drill Hole CJV-100

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. (TSX:ICI) ("Inter-Citic" or "the Company") President and CEO James Moore, is pleased to report results received from the fifth set of drill holes from its 2006 diamond drill program at its Dachang Gold Project in China.

This news release provides results from 10 drill holes, all of which were drilled in the Dachang East area of the Company's Dachang gold project. Maps of the Dachang East area illustrating drill hole locations are available on the Company's web-site:


- Nine of ten drill holes reported in this release contain gold mineralization;

- Drill hole CJV-100 includes a 5 metre near surface interval of 20.4 grams per tonne gold;

- Drill hole CJV-98 includes a 17 metre near surface interval of 3.0 grams per tonne gold, plus another 5 metre interval of 5.34 grams per tonne gold;

- Drill hole CJV-106 includes a 7 metre interval of 5.0 grams per tonne gold at a depth of 120-127m, which is below the previously estimated inferred resource at Dachang East Main Zone;

- With this release, 66 of the drill holes on Dachang Main Zone from 2006 are now reported, of which 62 have reported gold mineralization;

Detailed drilling results are set out in the chart below:
Diamond Grid Dip/Azimuth From To Drill Gold Assay
Drill Hole Section (degrees) (metres) (metres) Width (grams per
(DDH) (metres) tonne)
CJV-97 10700 70/20 84.0 86.0 2 1.12
93.0 97.0 4 1.90
128.0 135.0 7 3.35
148.0 150.0 2 1.18
CJV-98 10700 70/20 64.0 81.0 17 3.01
89.0 94.0 5 5.34
CJV-99 10000 45/20 26.0 29.0 3 6.36
CJV-100 10000 45/20 25.0 29.0 4 4.00
35.0 40.0 5 20.41
CJV-101 10100 70/20 55.0 61.0 6 3.92
63.0 77.0 14 2.31
CJV-102 10100 70/20 53.0 57.0 4 1.97
61.0 65.0 4 1.14
69.0 75.0 6 6.55
99.0 108.0 9 4.97
CJV-103 10100 60/20 91.0 93.0 2 0.74
140.0 142.0 2 3.11
CJV-105 6700 70/20 44.0 46.0 2 2.87
50.0 54.0 4 1.91
84.0 86.0 2 6.56
CJV-106 6700 45/20 98.0 100.0 2 0.77
120.0 127.0 7 5.03

Note: Assay cut-off for the above table was at 0.5 gpt. There was no evidence of nugget effect and none were topcut. True widths for the intervals above have yet to be determined.

In addition, hole CJV-104 on grid section 6700 did not yield significant results. The Company believes that poor core recovery evident in steeply dipping holes may be a factor in returning lower gold assay values in some holes.

Additional Information:

- The 66 holes reported thus far during 2006 represent the results from approximately 10,000 metres of a planned 20,000 metre diamond drill program.

- Drilling continues on site and results will continue to be reported as they are received.

- Mineralization in the Dachang Main Zone has now been mapped by detailed trenching (40 metre intervals) for a two and a half kilometre strike length, showing sulphide mineralization across widths of 7 to 23 metres, and remains open along strike.

- The majority of holes drilled on the Dachang Main Zone have been relatively shallow (typically less than 150m in depth), and are showing continuity of width; and,

- Drill core recovery has averaged in excess of 90%, with relatively poorer core recovery in steeply angled holes. The Company has begun using larger drill core (HQ) to improve future core recovery in the fault zone.


Drill core samples were taken at geologically significant intervals, typically over one metre. Core recovery was in excess of 90%. The designated sample intervals were cut with a diamond saw by qualified technicians. One half of the cut core was selected for assay with the remaining half being placed back into the core box. Care was taken to ensure that neither half of the core represents a bias with respect to the nature and mineral content of the sample. The sample interval and methodology are consistent with industry standards. Drill core samples were shipped to SGS Geochemical Laboratories ("SGS") located in Kunming and Tianjin, China for sample preparation and 50g fire assay with AA finish. SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Analytical work is performed in accordance with recognized standards such as ASTM, ISO, JIS, and other accepted industry standards. Accuracy of the results is tested through the systematic inclusion of certified reference standards, blanks and duplicate samples.

Security of Samples: All of the samples collected at Dachang are stored in a restricted secure storage area. Samples are shipped by truck to Golmud and delivered to Inter-Citic's courier agent in Golmud for shipment to the various laboratories for analysis. Inter-Citic's courier agents are present at all transshipment point between Golmud and the laboratories. All the laboratories used by Inter-Citic are ISO approved and subject to the security protocols of that designation. Exploration at Dachang was conducted with the assistance of the numerous professionals from QGSI, working in co-operation with Inter-Citic's technical team on site and supervised by Mr. Garth Pierce, Vice-President of Exploration.

Mr. B. Terrence Hennessey, P.Geo, of Micon International Limited is a Qualified Person under the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed a copy of this press release.

On Behalf of the Board:

James J. Moore, President & CEO


Toronto-based Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. is an exploration and development company with properties in the People's Republic of China. The Company has strategic partnerships with several large financially strong and established groups in China to facilitate investment in China for both Western and Chinese partners. Inter-Citic is listed on the TSX under the symbol ICI. Inter-Citic's website is

Investors are encouraged to review "Risk Factors" associated with the Dachang project as outlined in the Company's 2005 Financial Statements and Annual Information Form available on the SEDAR website at The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement. The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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