IC Potash Corp announces further core results and commencement of tendering
process for pre-feasibility study

TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - IC Potash Corp. ("ICP"or the "Company") (TSXV: ICP) announced today positive results for drill holes 3, 4 and 5 of the Phase I Ochoa Potash drill program in New Mexico. The geology of the cores matches that found in the core holes reported in the press release of December 23, 2009. As expected from the geophysics logs previously studied, and from the earlier drill results, good quality polyhalite is found between thin anhydrite layers, all located within the salt bed of the Rustler formation of the Permian Delaware basin.

These continued positive results, and predictable stratigraphy further validate the Company's exploration model, methodology, and expectations.

"These continued positive results further validate the stratigraphy of the deposit which will determine optimal locations for the Phase II in-fill drilling program," said Sidney Himmel, the President and CEO of IC Potash Corp. "With the initial success of the Phase I drill program, we anticipate the completion of drilling and analytical testing by no later than mid-February. At that point we should be positioned to plan detailed Phase II drill programs and commence our pre-feasibility study."

The company is now commencing the tendering process for a pre-feasibility study which is expected to begin during the second quarter of this year. It is intended that the pre-feasibility study will include resource evaluation, mining and processing methodologies, and hydrology.

Initial grade, based on X-ray diffraction, is given below for second set of drill cores completed. Detailed analytical techniques are being applied to the cores to confirm the preliminary X-ray diffraction analytical results. The Company is using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, thin section microscopy and Scanning Electron Microprobe (SEM) analysis for confirmation purposes.

The preliminary Polyhalite thickness and grade based on X-ray diffraction are as follows:

    
    Hole No.                Thickness (Depth)              Polyhalite Grade

    ICP-5                6.28 Ft (992.14-998.42)                 86%
    ICP-4                5.35 Ft (964.53-969.88)                 70%
    ICP-3                5.00 Ft (1554.2-1559.2)                 79%


                       IPC-3 Polyhalite Cored Interval
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               Depth from Surface                     XRD analyses
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    Sample No.       from             to     Polyhalite  Anhydrite   Halite
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    569061          1554.2          1554.7       28         60           -
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    569063          1554.7         1555.15       85          -           -
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    569064         1555.15         1555.55       74          7           3
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    569065         1555.55            1556       89          -           -
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    569066            1556         1556.45       93          -    less than 3
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    569068         1556.45         1556.85       86          -           9
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    569069         1556.85          1557.3       90          -           -
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    569070          1557.3          1557.8       82          -          12
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    569071          1557.8         1558.15       86          -           5
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    569072         1558.15         1558.75       85          -          10
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    569073         1558.75          1559.2       77          -          14
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                       IPC-4 Polyhalite Cored Interval
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               Depth from Surface                     XRD analyses
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    Sample No.       from             to     Polyhalite  Anhydrite   Halite
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    569109          963.91          964.53        5         68          16
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    569110          964.53          965.03       71         20           -
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    569113          965.03          965.43       88          5           5
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    569114          965.43          965.84       88          -           6
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    569115          965.84          966.27       92          -           -
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    569117          966.27          966.75       88          -           -
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    569119          966.75          967.18       21         67    less than 3
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    569121          967.18          967.68        -         85           7
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    569122          967.68          968.16       39         37          16
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    569123          968.16           968.7       90          -           -
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    569124           968.7           969.4       94          -           -
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    569125           969.4          969.88       94          -           -
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                       IPC-5 Polyhalite Cored Interval
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               Depth from Surface                     XRD analyses
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    Sample No.       from             to     Polyhalite  Anhydrite   Halite
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    569134          991.74          992.14       11         73          10
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    569136          992.14          992.65       81          8           5
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    569137          992.65          993.26       93          -           1
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    569138          993.26          993.78       93          -           -
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    569140          993.78           994.2       95          -           -
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    569141           994.2          994.65       95          -           -
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    569142          994.65           995.2       94          -           3
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    569143           995.2          995.65       90          -           5
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    569145          995.65           996.1       85          3           5
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    569147           996.1          996.49       70          -          23
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    569148          996.49          996.97       90          -           5
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    569149          996.97          997.39       77          -          17
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    569150          997.39          997.96       85          -           7
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    569201          997.96          998.42       64         12          17
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    569202          998.42             999       10         58          21
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All scientific and technical disclosure in this press release has been prepared under the supervision of ICP Chief Geologist, Marc Melker CPG, and has been verified by him. Marc Melker CPG is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.

The Phase I drill program has been designed to: (i) validate interpretations of historical oil and gas geophysical logs; (ii) expand the classification of resources reported in the 43-101 Technical Report; (iii) extend the polyhalite target bed to the north-west where it appears to ramp-up closer to the surface than further to the east; (iv) ascertain chemical and thickness variability; and (v) determine optimal locations for Phase II in-fill drilling and prefeasibility studies. The Company anticipates completing the Phase I drilling program by no later than mid February 2010. For further information concerning the Ochoa Project, please refer to the technical report dated August 19, 2009 entitled "Polyhalite Resources and a Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Ochoa Project, Lea County, Southeast New Mexico" available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

National Instrument 43-101 compliant QA/QC measures are being employed in the field and laboratories to ensure defensibility of the data through a validation process using blanks, standards and replicates. Core splits are carefully preserved against moisture degradation and placed in secure, temperature controlled storage area to enable any future confirmation audits of the core. Reference samples are collected and photographed of all rock units encountered during drilling for future observations. Select chip samples from core are procured for density measurements and thin section microscopy and Scanning Electron Microprobe (SEM) validation.

About Intercontinental Potash Corp

ICP is developing its Ochoa New Mexico property with the primary purpose of using polyhalite as feedstock to produce Sulphate of Potash. Sulphate of Potash, "SOP" or Potassium Sulphate, is premium priced potash. The market for SOP is approximately 4 million tonnes per year. SOP is used as a significant alternative fertilizer to sylvite (Muriate of Potash or MOP) for agricultural products such as fruits, vegetables, tobacco, potatoes, and horticultural plants. SOP has low "salinity" compared to MOP, and therefore is also used in various saline soils in the world, which are found for example in China, India, the Mediterranean, and the United States. Polyhalite may also be developed as a slow release multi-nutrient fertilizer which contains the plant macronutrients Potassium, Sulphate, Magnesium and Calcium.

ICP's Ochoa property consists of federal sub-surface potassium permits granted by the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") covering more than 36,500 acres of land. All reclamation plans, environmental plans, and archeological work have been approved by BLM. The Company is currently conducting a Phase I drill program, which commenced in November, described in the press release of Trigon Uranium Corp., December 8, 2009, and which is available at www.intercontinentalpoash.com . ICP carries out all activities through its wholly owned subsidiary, Intercontinental Potash Corp.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of ICP, including, but not limited to, risks associated with mineral exploration and mining activities, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory approvals, and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE IC Potash Corp.

For further information: For further information: please visit www.intercontinentalpotash.com or contact: Investor Relations, Joanna Longo, Vice President, The Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 ext. 233, jlongo@equicomgroup.com

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