Northair Intersects 164 g/t Silver over 15.9 Metres at La Cigarra Project, Mexico

January 15, 2013

- Drilling Confirms a New Parallel Structure within a Strong Mineralized Trend

- Las Carolinas Zone Open Down Dip and to the South towards Las Venadas

International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSXV: INM) (the "Company" or "Northair") is pleased to announce assay results from ten recent core holes positioned in the Las Carolinas Zone of its La Cigarra silver project ("Property"), located in north central Mexico.

"We are very pleased with the results of our recent drilling, which was designed to infill and expand the La Carolinas system to the south. The program results support the continuation of a strong mineral system on trend with the Las Venadas Zone; lying 500 metres to the south," said Fred Hewett, President and CEO of Northair. "These results also confirm the discovery of a previously unknown hanging-wall structure that parallels the Las Carolinas main system. Drilling has shown this new discovery has a minimum strike length of 400 meters and is also open to the south and down dip."

Drill Highlights from the Las Carolinas Zone Infill Program:

  • Drill results from holes CC-12-120 (section 6+00S) and CC-12-121 (section 3+50S) confirm that earlier holes CC-12-065 (5+00S) and CC-12-067 (section 6+00S) intersected a newly discovered parallel hanging-wall structure located 50 metres to the east of the main La Cigarra system (the "Main System"). Drilling has traced this new structure for at least 400 metres (from section 2+00S to 6+00S), and it remains open. Hole CC-12-120 reported 10 metres of 32.0 g/t silver and 20.4 metres of 37.5 g/t silver, extending both the Main System and the new hanging wall structure for 85 metres down dip from hole CC-12-067;
  • Hole CC-12-119 returned multiple intercepts including 4 metres of 90.8 g/t silver and 4.9% lead starting from the bedrock contact; implying that the hole was collared in the zone. The upper 7 meters of the hole was logged as overburden, and retuned 52.2 g/t silver. Other intercepts from CC-12-119 include 4.40 metres of 45.6 g/t silver, 9 metres of 39.7 g/t silver and 2 metres of 41.6 g/t silver. This hole was drilled to test the up-dip continuity of both the Main System and the new hanging-wall structure 80 metres from where it was intersected in CC-12-067;
  • Hole CC-12-124 intercepted 14.80 metres of 147.7 g/t silver. This hole tested the down dip projection of hole CC-11-15, which returned 5.10 metres of 98.7 g/t silver, 4.0 metres of 38.0 g/t silver and 2.85 metres of 50.3 g/t silver;
  • Hole CC-12-125 intercepted 59.20 metres of 54.4 g/t, including 15.90 metres of 164.0 g/t silver. This hole tested the down dip projection of hole CC-12-060 which reported 69.65 metres of 22.5 g/t silver;
  • Hole CC-12-127 intercepted 13.10 metres of 162.5 g/t silver. This hole tested the up-dip projection of CC-12-055, and confirmed good silver grades within the connecting area between Las Carolinas and San Gregorio.
To view the site plan of the Las Carolinas Zone please click on the following link:

2012 Drilling Notes

Data collected from 2012 and all previous drilling within the Las Carolinas and San Gregorio area has defined a mineralized vein system, measuring 2.4 kilometres in length. This data will be used to calculate the Property's initial NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate due in Q1 2013.

To date, Northair has released the results of 128 of the 139 core holes completed on the Property. Assays for the remaining 11 core holes will be released once results are received and interpreted. Since the first drill program was initiated on the property in 2010, the Company has completed 23,876 meters of drilling in 15 reverse circulation holes and 139 HQ sized core holes.

Additional drilling is anticipated to commence in Q2 2013 to expand the initial Resource area, which remains completely open; and to test recently identified district targets generated from its ongoing field programs.

Drill Results

Hole Dip From To Drill Intercept Silver Gold
(metres) (metres) (metres) g/t g/t
CC-12-119 -50º 0.00 7.00 7.00* 52.2 0.014
7.00 11.00 4.00 90.8 0.014
42.80 47.20 4.40 45.6 0.012
54.50 63.00 9.00 39.7 0.054
73.00 75.00 2.00 41.6 0.042
CC-12-120 -51º 68.00 78.00 10.00 32.0 0.013
127.50 130.20 2.70 15.2 0.022
140.60 161.00 20.40 37.5 0.037
CC-12-121 -51º 47.80 60.00 12.20 20.0 0.044
100.20 118.80 18.60 45.5 0.053
CC-12-122 -51º 130.20 156.50 26.30 46.4 0.060
CC-12-123 -69º 162.80 192.80 30.00 28.1 0.051
Includes 183.00 192.80 9.80 46.0 0.041
CC-12-124 -52º 89.00 97.70 8.70 9.3 0.160
97.70 112.50 14.80 147.7 0.082
Note 1 97.70 112.50 14.80 147.3 0.082
154.00 159.00 5.00 26.0 0.031
177.50 179.60 2.10 87.3 0.016
CC-12-125 -54º 99.00 158.20 59.20 54.4 0.043
Note 1 99.00 158.20 59.20 31.5 0.043
Includes 103.50 119.40 15.90 164.0 0.047
Note 1 103.50 119.40 15.90 79.0 0.047
175.50 190.85 15.35 29.4 0.027
200.80 203.00 2.20 23.3 0.061
221.00 224.40 3.40 30.2 0.021
CC-12-126 -46º 1.50 7.30 5.80 3.3 0.257
7.30 14.20 6.90 25.5 0.048
22.00 24.00 2.00 39.7 0.023
CC-12-127 -50º 35.00 48.10 13.10 162.5 0.059
59.00 75.00 16.00 25.7 0.037
CC-12-128 -50º 13.00 24.00 11.00 15.8 0.028
37.60 43.30 5.70 70.1 0.058
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 also contain lead and zinc values.
* Collared in overburden and semi-competent rock from surface.

To view the comprehensive results of all the drill holes completed to date on the La Cigarra Project please click the link:

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 southeast. The 32,064 hectare property position controls an emerging mineral district with permissive geology and numerous historical mine workings. Of immediate significance is the San Gregorio/Las Carolinas area, measuring 2.4 kilometres in length, where an initial resource estimate is currently being calculated. Further exploration is currently being conducted with the objective of providing sufficient data to expand the property resource and define additional targets for drilling.

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

For further information please contact Fred Hewett, President, Chris Curran, Manager of Corporate Communications or Brent Levenstadt, Investor Relations Associate
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