CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL MINERALS 2011 EXPLORATION UPDATE

Trading Symbol CIN-TSX.V

VANCOUVER, April 21 /CNW/ - Canadian International Minerals Inc (CIN-TSX.V) is pleased to outline exploration programs that will be conducted on five of its properties this season.

CARBO

Nine potential drill targets have been defined from a review of airborne geophysics and a compilation of all soil geochemistry and geological mapping conducted by CIN, Commerce Resources Corp. (CCE-TSX.V) and Teck Corp. Current planning includes diamond core drilling four of these targets (A, B, C & D). Progression on targets will be determined by ongoing results.

Carbo Targets (see location map on web site):

A.  900 by 400 meter coincident airborne radiometric and magnetic anomaly with elevated Barium and Europium soil geochemistry. Drill targets will be further refined by geologic mapping and soil geochemistry as well as sampling of fresh rock exposure from the access construction.
B.  400 by 200 meter airborne radiometric anomaly. Barium soil anomaly with elevated values for Europium, Praseodymium and Lanthanum.
C. Teck trenches (1987) with coincident airborne radiometric and cerium soil geochemical anomalies.
D.  Teck trenches (1987) with coincident airborne radiometric anomaly.
E.  300 by 300 meter airborne radiometric anomaly with Barium and elevated Europium soil geochemistry.
F.  Northwest and adjacent to target B. Immediately east of and adjoining Spectrum's drilled off zone. Favourable airborne radiometrics and elevated Barium geochemistry.
G. Area of last season's drilling. Follow up diamond drilling on discovery hole CA-10-006.
H.  Strontium and Cerium soil geochemical anomalies. Further soil sampling and geological mapping required before drilling.
I.  Strontium and Barium soil geochemical anomalies. Further soil sampling and geological mapping required before drilling.

Allnorth Consultants Ltd. has prepared and submitted a permit application for approximately 5 km of exploration access. This access is included in CIN`s Notice of Work amendment which provides for 30,000 meters of diamond drilling and has been submitted to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, BC. Ecofor Consulting Ltd. has been retained for baseline environmental and archeological studies. Once permits are granted, Duz Cho Construction LP and Duz Cho Logging LP will begin access development. The Duz Cho group of companies is owned by the McLeod Lake Indian Band.

Mineralogical studies are ongoing under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Mariano and Professor Lee Groat.

The Carbo Property comprises 7 claims totaling 2,778.63 hectares in area, and is accessible by all weather gravel roads.  It is approximately 80 km north east of Prince George, BC, and is currently held in a joint venture with CIN holding 75% and Commerce Resources Corp. holding 25%.

DEADHORSE CREEK

Late in 2010, CIN completed approximately 2 km of exploration access to historic trenches that were excavated in 1986 by Unocal (Molycorp), and to previously unexplored radiometric anomalies identified in the 2010 airborne geophysical survey. Commencing early in May, initial work will include cleaning out old trenches and extending them prior to systematic sampling. Trenching of the new radiometric anomalies will provide further sites for sampling. Upon location and prioritization of targets, diamond drilling will commence.

The Deadhorse Creek Property (DHC) comprises of 218 mineral claims in 8 blocks covering 1,861 hectares in Grain and Walsh Townships. The property covers favorable geophysical features and geology known to host strategic metals such as Zirconium, Hafnium and Rare Earths.

PRAIRIE LAKE

The Prairie Lake North/South Property comprises 218 mineral claims in 16 claim blocks covering 3,504 hectares in Killala Lake and Cairngorm Lake Townships. The Prairie Lake West Property comprises 37 mineral claims in 3 claim blocks covering 592 hectares in Killala Lake Township.

Field work conducted by the vendor and confirmed by CIN has located multiple new occurrences of alkaline rocks with significant REE values as well as elevated radiometric signatures. These locations will be trenched and sampled during a program also expected to begin in early May. This program is based on the model of high grade REE deposits that are known to occur on the periphery of large carbonatite systems (Prairie Lake Carbonatite). CIN is planning a closely spaced airborne radiometric and magnetic survey which is expected to be completed in June. Previous similar surveys have been very successful as a cost effective method in establishing high priority targets for ground proofing.

These properties are readily accessible by the principal Deadhorse Creek mainline logging road and are approximately 20 km north of CIN's DHC property and adjacent to its KM 23 property.

COPPER MOUNTAIN

An induced polarization geophysical survey is planned for this season. The survey will cover prospective areas identified by an airborne magnetic EM survey completed in 2009. The Copper Mountain project directly adjoins the 35,000 tonne per day Similkameen copper mine (Similco - currently under development by Copper Mountain Mining Corporation - CUM-TSXV) which will enter into full production in June of this year at a cost of $438 million. Measured plus indicated resources at Similco are 518.6 million tonnes containing 3.226 billion lbs of copper and 390.7 million tonnes of inferred resource containing 1.758 billion lbs of copper for a total of 4.984 billion lbs (Giroux 2009).  CUM have been conducting exploration and development drilling outside their delineated deposit and have defined two new copper, silver, gold zones known as the Oriole and Rifle. The Oriole is approximately 1500 meters northeast and the Rifle is 1500 east of CIN`s property. On completion of the geophysical survey, CIN will consider several serious joint venture offers that it has received to fund a diamond drill program.

TREASURE MOUNTAIN SILVER

CIN has acquired 100% by staking 19 claims totaling 8,066.77 hectares in the emerging Treasure Mountain silver camp in south western British Columbia. The claims cover favourable geology similar to, and adjoin the Treasure Mountain silver mine on 3 sides. The mine is being put into production by Huldra Silver Inc. (HDA-TSXV) at a rate of 200 tonnes per day. HDA is also applying for a 9500 meter diamond drill permit to expand resources. Current indicated resources are 33,000 tonnes of 26.682 oz/t silver, 4.16% lead and 3.8% zinc. Total inferred resources are 161,000 tonnes of 24.25 oz/t silver, 2.48% lead, and 3.86% zinc. This may be expressed as 4.78 million ounces of silver, 11.830 million lbs of lead and 16.47 million lbs of zinc in both categories. A shipment of 390.73 tonnes to Teck Corp.'s Trail smelter in 1988 was reported to run 87.77 oz/t silver, 31.3 % lead and 6.9% zinc. (Ostensoe, Giroux, Beaton, 2009).  These figures for Treasure Mountain are from historical data and therefore not NI 43-101 compliant.

CIN is presently negotiating with a joint venture partner to undertake an airborne magnetic EM survey this summer with ground proofing of targets to follow.

CINDER LAKE

CIN has abandoned its claims at Cinder Lake in Manitoba. Uncertainty in permitting for early stage exploration combined with a very limited summer exploration season resulted in a management decision to deploy our resources in more favorable jurisdictions.

STOCK OPTIONS

CIN has granted under its stock option plan, options to purchase up to 2,750,000 shares to its directors and consultants for a period of five years at a price of $0.21, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Mr. Tor Burland, P.Geo., M.Sc., is a Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101 and has read and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Michael E. Schuss
President and Chief Executive Officer

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

 

SOURCE Canadian International Minerals Inc.

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on Canadian International Minerals Inc. please visit the Company website at www.cdnintlminerals.com or call Jeff Flowerdew at 604-669-9330

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