International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

International Kirkland Minerals Inc.

March 11, 2008 16:00 ET

International Kirkland ("IKI") Options the Cosby Gold Property, Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - International Kirkland Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IKI) ("IKI" / the "Company") announces that it has entered into an option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Cosby Property in northern Ontario, Canada.

The Cosby property is located 60km east - northeast of Timmins, Ontario. The property is comprised of 45 claim units in Walker Township, Ontario.

The property consists of felsic, mafic and ultramafic volcanic units within the Kidd-Munro Assemblage. Previous work by AMAX, Falconbridge and Cosby includes magnetometer, VLF-EM, HLEM, geology and geochemical surveys and five diamond drill holes. In 2005 a hole drilled by the property owner returned 1.79 g/t Au over a core length of 3.7m in felsic tuff near the felsic-mafic volcanic contact.

An Insight Geophysics deep Induced Polarization survey in 2007 commissioned by the property owner has generated new targets with the potential for hosting gold and base metal mineralization. A four hole DDH program totalling 1900m is recommended and is scheduled to be mobilized by late April 2008.

IKI may earn its 100% interest in the Cosby Property by paying $10,000 cash , issuing 500,000 IKI shares on signing and incurring $100,000 in exploration by the first anniversary date of regulatory approval of the option agreement. Thereafter, IKI must pay a further $35,000 in cash and issue 1,000,000 shares of IKI within 24 months of regulatory approval of the option agreement. The property is subject to a 2% NSR to be retained by the vendor, of which 50% of this royalty may be purchased at any time by IKI for $500,000.

The Cosby option agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Qualified Person for the Cosby Property is Mr. Fred Sharpley of Kirkland Lake, Ontario and he has reviewed the contents of this release.


Dan M. Clark, President

The forgoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of the Company. Forward looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the appropriate regulatory authorities. We seek safe harbour.

Shares Issued: 86,554,329

Restricted Shares: Nil

Stock Options: 2,520,000 @ $0.08 to $0.16

Warrants: 16,555,950 @ $0.09 to $0.20

The TSX Venture Exchange neither approves nor disapproves of the information contained herein.

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