International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

April 02, 2007 14:48 ET

International Kirkland Acquires Creelman-Roberts Uranium Property, Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 2, 2007) - International Kirkland Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IKI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has optioned and staked a 100% interest in the Creelman-Roberts Uranium Property (the "Property") located about 50 km north of Sudbury, Ontario, from Augen Capital (TSX VENTURE:AUG)("Augen").

The Property is accessible by road from Sudbury via Milnet, Ontario. It is underlain by Pre-Huronian granites and mafic intrusives, parts of the Huronian Gowganda Formation and the Mississagi Formation. Highlights include:

- Past surface sampling, trenching and shaft sinking between 1959 and 1972 revealed uranium mineralization in the Mississagi Formation which is the similar sedimentary formation that hosts uranium mineralization in the Elliot Lake Uranium Camp, located 125 km to the SW;

- Ground radiometric surveys were completed in the early 1970's outlining numerous anomalous areas on the Property;

- The main structural trend of the Property appears to extend for about 3 km in length and historically was part of ground held by Anglo American Corporation of Canada, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting and Nordic Mines Ltd. during a 1959 staking rush that took place in the immediate area as a result of a Uranium discovery on the Nordic claims;

- The current 600 claims which form the Property cover the entire 3 km trend and substantially all of the previous holdings of the above noted companies.

In one location on this trend in 1971, a 9.5 m shaft was sunk and 9 trenches were completed for a total of 9,910 tonnes of excavated material. Of this a total of 13 bulk samples were taken ranging in size between 300 kg and up to 13.5 tonnes. The range of these samples returned 0.025% U308 from the 13.5 tonnes sample and up to 0.49% U308 from the 300 kg sample. Both of these bulk samples were taken from the 9.5 m shaft. The 300 kg sample was at a depth of 1.5 m and the 13.5 tonnes sample was at a depth of 8.5m.

Bulk samples were crushed and mechanically sampled by Temiskaming Laboratories, Ontario Department of Mines, Cobalt, Ontario, and end samples were assayed in quadruplicate by the Ontario Department of Mines, Toronto, Correlation Laboratories, Codben, Ontario and four other laboratories active in Ontario in 1972 (A.S. Bayne, P.Eng., March 17, 1972).

The Company proposes to complete an airborne radiometric survey over the entire Property and carry out ground reconnaissance in the coming months in order to conclude a National Instrument 43-101 technical report and establish a comprehensive exploration program for 2007.

The Company may earn a 100% interest in the Creelman-Roberts Uranium Property by paying Augen Capital C$ 55,000 cash, 3,000,000 shares of the Company and incurring C$ 200,000 in exploration and claim staking expenditures over the next three years. The Property is subject to a 2% NSR of which half may be purchased by the Company at any time for C$ 1 million. The agreement is subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities.

Based in Toronto, Augen is a merchant bank specializing in the financing of, and investment in, early stage resource companies and is an industry leader in tax-advantaged flow-through investments in Canada's resource sectors. Augen has raised over C$ 40 million in flow-through limited partnership assets in the last four years. Augen now has under management a core portfolio of primarily emerging resource stocks, two Resource Flow-Through Limited Partnerships, and its mutual fund, Augen Resource Strategy Fund. For further information regarding Augen, contact J. David Mason, Chairman at (416) 777-2007 (ext. 223) or

Rupert River Uranium Property, Quebec

Finally, the Company announces that the upcoming drill program (refer to the Company news release on January 31, 2007) on its 588 km2 Rupert River Uranium Property in northern Quebec has been amended and delayed due to drill rig availability. Instead of drilling 500 holes at 10 m each with a small portable rig the Company has secured a larger surface diamond drill rig that will drill an initial 100 holes of approximately 60 m in core length per hole. The holes will be drilled on two initial lines approximately 400 m apart and drill hole spacings of 150 m each in order to initially test the first priority Lacroix Lake uranium anomaly which covers an area of about 4 km by 2 km. An exploration camp has almost been completed with drilling expected to start on or about April 12, 2007.


Dan M. Clark, President

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and that actual developments or results, may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements.

Shares Issued: 53,838,858

Restricted Shares: 8,000,000

Stock Options: 2,550,000 @$0.08 to $0.16

Warrants: 10,857,143 @ $0.10 to $0.20

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