WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) - IMX Resources Limited (TSX:IXR)(TSX:IXR.WT)(ASX:IXR) ('IMX' or the 'Company') has commenced drill testing of magnetic targets at the Mt Woods Magnetite Project. Several particularly strong magnetic anomalies have been identified lying approximately 25km southeast of IMX's Cairn Hill magnetite-copper-gold mine and 30km east of the Snaefell prospect, which currently has an Inferred Resource of 569Mt at 27.1% Fe (18% Fe cut-off).(1)
Managing Director Neil Meadows commented, "This new phase of exploration drilling is designed to test the strongest targets with the best potential for the quality high grade coarse magnetite that makes the Mt Woods Magnetite Project unique. This is consistent with our strategy to demonstrate the potential of the numerous untested magnetic targets within our tenements, and to significantly increase the resource base of the Mt Woods Magnetite Project to make it more attractive to a potential development partner. "
Geophysical modelling from recent ground magnetics surveys indicates that four of the new targets have a greater magnetic intensity than the nearby Tomahawk prospect where up to 9m at 44.4% Fe was intersected in coarse magnetite earlier this year(2). It is expected that coarse grained magnetite that is characteristic of the Mt Woods Magnetite Project will also be intersected at the new targets.
In addition to the magnetite potential, by increasing drill coverage of the most iron rich rocks this programme also has the potential to discover specular hematite in a style similar to Arrium Limited's Peculiar Knob mine, located just 20km to the south of IMX's Tomahawk prospect (Figure 1).
The reverse circulation (RC) drilling programme is expected to be completed during November with the results available in the first quarter of 2013.
To view Figure 1, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ixr1025I.pdf.
Competent Persons / Qualified Person / NI 43-101 Statement
Information in this report relating to exploration results is based on data compiled by Bianca Manzi who is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and who is a full-time employee of the Company. Bianca Manzi has sufficient relevant experience to qualify as a Competent Person under the 2004 Edition of the Australasian Code for reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. Bianca Manzi consents to the inclusion of the data in the form and context in which it appears.
About IMX Resources Limited
IMX Resources Limited is an Australian based mining and base & precious metal exploration company dual-listed on the Australian and Toronto stock exchanges (TSX:IXR)(TSX:IXR.WT)(ASX:IXR), with exploration projects located in Australia, Africa and North America.
In Africa, IMX owns and operates the highly prospective Nachingwea Exploration Project in southeast Tanzania, which includes the potentially word-class Ntaka Hill Nickel Sulphide project. Nachingwea is highly prospective for nickel and copper sulphide, gold and graphite mineralisation. The Ntaka Hill Nickel Sulphide Project is one of the world's best un-developed nickel sulphide projects and has the potential to produce a very clean, high quality premium nickel concentrate.
In Australia, IMX operates and owns 51% of the Cairn Hill Mining Operation, located 55 kilometres south-east of Coober Pedy in South Australia, where it produces a premium coarse-grained magnetite-copper-gold DSO product at a rate of 1.8Mtpa.
IMX is actively developing the Mt Woods Magnetite Project on the highly prospective Mt Woods Inlier in South Australia. IMX currently has a JORC Inferred Resource of 569Mt @ 27% Fe at the Snaefell Magnetite Deposit and a Global Exploration Target of between 200-380Mt @ 25-35% Fe elsewhere in the project. Studies indicate that coarse grained concentrates that could be produced at Snaefell have the potential to produce a direct sinter feed product which has the potential to attract a significant price premium.
IMX has also entered into a joint venture with OZ Minerals (the Mt Woods Copper-Gold JV Project) to explore the Mt Woods tenements for copper and gold. OZ Minerals is spending a minimum of $20M for a 51% interest in the non-iron rights, with IMX retaining a 49% interest in the non-iron rights and 100% of the iron ore rights.
IMX owns 25.65% of Uranex (ASX:UNX), which is a dedicated uranium exploration company, which is developing the Mkuju Uranium project in southern Tanzania.
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(1) ASX 1 March 2012
(2) ASX 25 January 2012
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