Drilling Begins On Simon Mine Property, Nevada, $252,000 Private Placement Announced

North Vancouver, BC: International Millennium Mining Corp. (the “Company” or “IMMC”) has begun the drilling program on the Company’s 100% owned Simon Mine Property located in the Walker Lane Trend, near Mina, Nevada. Following the recommendations in the June 11, 2009 Report of David Mark, P.Geo, IMMC has initiated a minimum 3,000 meter drill program to test certain primary coincident mobile metal ion (MMI) geochemistry and induced polarization (IP) geophysics targets developed from programs carried out by the Company in 2007 and 2008.

The first hole will be drilled S65oE, at map coordinates 424140E and 4268735N, -80o, to test the depth extension of the ore zone that was last mined at the 1,050 foot level. These workings underlie the main MMI anomaly – the Simon Mine anomaly – consisting of highly anomalous values of lead, zinc and silver. This anomaly has also been labeled anomaly ‘A’ and strikes west-south-west (WSW) along the northern edge of the Luning limestone, a minimum length of 1,750 meters, being open to the WSW. The Simon Mine workings occur along anomaly ‘A’, but for only 550 meters, indicating that there is a minimum of 1,200 meters of untested geochemical anomalies which may be underlain by lead-zinc-silver mineralization, potentially of similar grade to that which was mined. In addition, the Simon Mine anomaly extends a few hundred meters to the north in the Simon Mine area suggesting the possible presence of unknown lead-zinc-silver mineralization.

A second drill hole is planned from the same drill platform as hole # 1, but will be drilled SW to test the main gold anomaly, reported as anomaly ‘B’ in the Company’s news release dated December 9, 2009. Anomaly ‘B’, is immediately north of the Simon Mine anomaly ‘A’. Consequently, this second drill hole will also test the Simon Mine anomaly ‘A’ at depth. Anomaly ‘B’ has a minimum strike length of 1,000 meters from East to West and an approximate width of 300 meters.

As the drill program progresses, IMMC will announce the locations and targets of the next planned drill holes. Drill results will be published as they become available.

The Simon Mine is a past lead, zinc, silver, gold and copper producer. In addition, there are unsubstantiated reports that 50,000 to 100,000 tons of ore, with unknown grade, remain within the mine; however, this cannot be confirmed until the underground workings are dewatered.

David G. Mark P.Geo, a qualified person under NI 43-101, has read and approved the contents of this news release with respect to Simon Mine property.

Private Placement
The Company announces that it has arranged a new private placement of up to $252,000 at $0.07 per unit. Each unit is comprised of one (1) common share and one-half (1/2) non-transferable share purchase warrant, each full warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share in the capital stock of the Company at $0.11 per share for a period of two (2) years from the date of acceptance. The Company will pay an 8 ½% finder’s fee and issue broker unit warrants up to 8 ½% of the private placement units. Broker unit warrants entitle the holder to acquire one broker unit at $0.07 per unit, each unit consisting of one common share and one ordinary share purchase warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional share at $0.11 per share. The private placement is subject to regulatory acceptance.

Jason Property Drilling
The drilling program on IMMC’s Jason Property near Harrison Lake, BC, which was testing two self-potential (SP) anomalies, has been terminated after two drill holes were completed. Neither hole intersected the target sulphide mineralization and the assay values were insignificant. The Company will be terminating the Jason Property option agreement and returning the Jason Property to the underlying owner.

About International Millennium Mining Corp.
International Millennium Mining Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company engaged in acquiring known small mines world-wide and in the exploration of polymetallic mineral properties in Canada and the Americas. To date, the Company has acquired and is exploring mineral properties in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada; Nevada, USA; and Sonora State, Mexico. Emerging mineral targets include gold, silver, cobalt, molybdenum, zinc, lead, nickel, copper and platinum group metals. The Company’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: IMI and on the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol: L9J.


On Behalf of the Board,

John A. Versfelt

John A. Versfelt,
President & CEO


Further information about the Company can be found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) or by contacting Mr. Wayne Meredith: 604-569-2509 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mr. John Versfelt, President & CEO of the Company at 604-984-9907.

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