Simon, Nevada Drilling Intersects Strong Sphalerite/Galena Mineralization In Drill Hole No. Seven

International Millennium Mining Corp. (the “Company” or “IMMC”) has, completed diamond drill holes S10-4, 5, 6 & 7 at its Simon Base Metal / Silver Project in Mineral County, Nevada.  Total core footage of 5,780 feet (1,762 meters) has been drilled to date in 7 holes.

Qualified Person, California Professional Geologist, Thomas L. Evans, reports drill hole S10-4 was drilled to a depth of 597 feet from the same pad and on the same section as S10-3 (reported on in June 1, 2010 News Release) but at a flatter minus 65o angle to test the favorable rhyolite–limestone contact to the south of the strong Pb/Zn mineralization found in S10-3.  Drill hole S10-4, collared in rhyolite welded tuff (Simon Rhyolite), encountered strongly brecciated, sericite altered rhyolite, felsite and alaskite.  Weak to moderate sphalerite-galena-pyrite mineralization occurs from 327.5 - 328.6 ft. and again from 377.8 – 381.0 ft.  The hole hit limestone at 452.5 ft. where only minor amounts of sphalerite were noted.

Hole S10-5, drilled to a depth of 466 ft., was collared 100 ft. behind (northerly) S10-3 & 4 and on the same section at a minus 72o angle, at NAD 27 UTM coordinates E424580, N4268685.  This hole drilled through similar rhyolite and breccia geology to the limestone contact at 425 ft. where 1.5 ft. of moderate to good galena-sphalerite with chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite occurred from 423.7-425.2 ft.

Hole S10-6 was collared 400 ft. east of S10-5 and 400 ft. north-northeast of the old No. 1 shaft.  S10-6 was designed to duplicate angled reverse circulation (RC) hole SR-17, drilled by American Gold Resources (AGR) in 1988 and known to have a good Pb, Zn and Ag intercept (Barringer and Bondar Clegg assays being available).  However, the exact azimuth and dip angle of SR-17 were not known at the time IMMC drilled S10-6.  Only after purchasing a complete AGR data package on June 10, 2010 from Magallan Resources, a small Utah exploration company, were the azimuth and dip obtained.  As it turned out, IMMC’s S10-6 was drilled on the correct site and azimuth (Az) at S30oW (210oAz), but at minus 68o instead of minus 45o and thus missed the intercept drilled in SR-17.  This drill hole will be re-drilled at the correct dip with a slight variance in azimuth when the Company returns for phase 2 drilling.  ARG’s SR-17 intercept is noteworthy and is reported as follows from assay certificates and from a February 21, 1989 report on behalf of ARG by Mark Malkoski:


From ft.

To ft.

Length ft.


% Pb

% Zn








Low-grade halo near old slope







Stope-fill and remnant pillars

(Assays by Barringer with check assays by Bondar Clegg confirming the results are believed to be accurate)

Shorter intervals assayed higher grades.
Significantly, from a mining standpoint, the values were reported as zinc and lead sulphides, not oxides. Oxides would be difficult to recover in a milling process.  Silver presumably occurs with the mineral galena (Pb S).

IMMC’s drill hole S10-7 appears to be the best hole so far and contained a significant galena, sphalerite intercept.  S10-7 was collared from the same sites as S10-3 and S10-4 but drilled S 42oE (138o Az) at minus 74o dip.  The hole was designed to test an undrilled and un-mined block below the old 353 ft. level between the No. 1 and No. 3 shafts.  The S10-3 intercept (currently being assayed), situated some 90 ft. west from the S10-7 intercept, showed similar mineralization.  For recall purposes the NAD 27 UTM coordinates for S10-7, S10-3 and S10-4 are E424592, N4268627.

Hole S10-7 was collared in the usual quartz crystal rhyolite welded tuff unit and crossed a fault into breccia at 235 ft. but hit a fine grained latite porphyry dike from 254 – 322.5 ft.  This latite dike became brecciated and well mineralized from 325 to 336.8 ft.  Weakly to un-mineralized alaskite occurred from 336.8 to 361 ft., at which depth the hole entered strong sphalerite and galena mineralization.  The 21.5 ft. visually good grade zone was mineralized in its entirety, but contained several 2 to 3 ft. bands of very heavy sphalerite and galena with lower grades in between.  Sphalerite occurs as coarse reddish-brown clots and streaks, intimately mixed and sometimes rimmed by galena in an altered and fractured alaskite host, but also in calcite veinlets.  S10-7 encountered fractured, bleached and calcite veined limestone at 382.5 ft.  A 1.4 ft. zone showing very strong and coarsely crystalline sphalerite, galena and pyrite, was intercepted past the contact at 388.5 ft.  The hole continued in barren limestone from 388.5 ft. to its terminal depth at 477 ft.

Completion of drill hole S10-7 marks the end of phase I drilling on the Simon mine property.  The Company is now awaiting assays.  Priorities for Phase II drilling will be based on geological interpretation of the Phase I drill data and compilation of the Phase I drill data, with the Company’s existing mobile metal ion and geophysics data and the AGR data package acquired from Magallan.  “We are encouraged by what has been seen to date in the Phase I drilling at the Simon Mine and are looking forward to a second phase of comprehensive drilling.” states IMMC President & CEO, John A. Versfelt, “In addition to following-up Phase I findings with the next drilling phase, we are also looking forward to the opportunity to drill test other targets on the Simon property.”  

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

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