Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.

Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.

September 08, 2009 10:00 ET

Inter-Citic's Dachang Gold Project Exploration Update-20,000 Metre Drill Program Underway

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2009) - Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. (TSX:ICI) ("Inter-Citic" or "the Company") President and CEO James Moore, is pleased to provide an update to the Company's exploration progress at its Dachang Gold Project in China.

Inter-Citic's 2009 diamond drill program is well underway at Dachang. In 2009, up to 10,000 metres of drilling is planned on the Dachang Main Zone and is directed towards converting the remaining Inferred resource on the DMZ to the Measured and Indicated category. As described in the Company's press release of July 6, 2009, the Dachang Main Zone ("DMZ") currently hosts a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource inventory of 1.34 million ounces contained gold (12.4 million tonnes grading 3.37 g/t Au) in the Measured and Indicated category, plus a further 1.14 million ounces contained gold (11.9 million tonnes grading 3.00 g/t Au) in the Inferred category.

With the aim of increasing total gold mineral resources, an additional 10,000 metres of drilling is planned on exploration of previously identified gold targets. There are currently three drills in operation at Dachang. Numerous core samples have already been submitted for assay, and results will be reported as they are received.

Inter-Citic also has underway an extensive exploration trenching program of 10,000 metres across previously identified gold soil anomalies on the Dachang property with a view towards creating further opportunities for growth. Trenching has proven the most consistently reliable and cost-effective tool to discovering near surface gold mineralization and new drill targets at Dachang.

Exploration at Dachang is 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, Inter-Citic's Vice-President of Exploration. Maps, associated materials and the Company's recently published NI 43-101 Technical Report are available on the Company's website:

On Behalf of the Board:

James J. Moore, President & CEO


Toronto-based Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. is a gold exploration company with properties in the People's Republic of China, including its 279 km2 Dachang Gold Project, in Qinghai Province. 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 2007 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.

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