International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSXV: INM) (the “Company” or “Northair”) is pleased to announce assay results from 4 infill core holes recently completed in the Las Carolinas Zone of its La Cigarra silver project, located in north central Mexico.

“These positive drill results continue to highlight the strength of the mineralization associated with this exciting emerging discovery,” said Fred Hewett, President and CEO of Northair. “The confirmation of significant silver mineralization within the potentially surface minable area of the Las Carolinas Zone provides important data for the Company to complete its upcoming initial resource calculation scheduled in Q3 2012.”

Highlights of the Las Carolinas Infill Drill Program:

  • Hole CC-12-069 intercepted 26.00 metres of 59.9 g/t silver, including 13.30 metres of 106.1 g/t silver. This hole was drilled to test the up dip extension of CC-12-063, which returned an intercept of 63.05 metres of 50.3 g/t silver.

  • Hole CC-12-070 returned intercepts of 69.95 metres of 28.7 g/t silver including 27.00 metres of 39.4 g/t silver and 9.00 metres of 54.6 g/t silver. Hole CC-12-070 was drilled to test the up-dip extension of hole CC-12-071;

  • Hole CC-12-071 intercepts of 3.30 metres of 35.1 g/t silver, and 13.10 metres of 33.0 g/t silver. This hole was designed as an infill hole positioned to test the gap between holes CC-11-015 and CC-11-014, which returned intercepts, respectively, of 28.80 metres of 30.2 g/t silver and 5.10 metres of 98.7 g/t silver;

  • Hole CC-12-072 returned 52.50 metres of 42.3 g/t silver, including 21.00 metres of 68.4 g/t silver. Hole CC-12-072 tested the up-dip extension of CC-11-017, which returned intercepts of 4.25 metres of 44.5 g/t silver, 10.25 metres of 55.1 g/t silver and 5.45 metres of 57.2 g/t silver in three distinct sections of the hole.
To view the comprehensive results of all the drill holes completed to date on the La Cigarra Project please click the link: http://www.internationalnorthair.com/i/pdf/2012-06-05-Drill_Hole_Interval_Comprehensive.pdf

Drilling continues on the La Cigarra Project with two core rigs focused on step out and infill drilling along the mineralized trend with the intent of completing a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource by the end of the third quarter. At this time, Northair has reported results from 70 of 88 core drill holes completed to date. Results from all completed holes will be reported once assays have been received and interpreted.

Drill Results

Drill Intercept
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Note 1: Intervals with silver values greater than 500 g/t reported as 500 g/t.
Note 2: Reported widths may contain intervals with values less than 10g/t silver.
Note 3: Intervals may also contain appreciable lead and zinc values.

Click the link below to view a plan of the Las Carolinas Zone:

Sampling and QA/QC

All technical information for the La Cigarra exploration program is obtained and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program. Samples are taken under the direction of qualified geologists and stored in sealed bags. Samples are delivered by the Company via courier to ALS Minerals (“ALS”) in Chihuahua and Inspectorate America Corporation (“Inspectorate”) in Durango City. In both cases the samples are dried, crushed and pulverized with the pulps being sent airfreight for analysis by ALS to Vancouver B.C. and by Inspectorate to Vancouver B.C. or Reno, Nevada. Systematic assaying of standards and blanks are performed for precision and accuracy. Analysis for silver, zinc, lead and copper and related trace elements was done by ICP four acid digestion, with gold analysis by 30 gram fire assay with an AA finish.

About the La Cigarra Silver Project

The La Cigarra Project is located in the state of Chihuahua along the eastern fringes of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. Local topography is gentle with good road access to the major city of Parral, located 26 kilometres to the south east. The La Cigarra Project hosts a silver-rich, epithermal vein system with three identified zones forming a three kilometre trend.

This news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and approved by Fred Hewett the Company’s President and CEO, and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.


“Fred G. Hewett”
Fred G. Hewett, P.Eng.
President & CEO


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