ICS Copper Drills 40.9 meters of 1.10% Cu and 16.0 meters of 1.56% Cu at the Mokambo Property



    ABBOTSFORD, BC, July 23 /CNW/ - ICS Copper Systems Ltd. (ICX:TSX.V) is
pleased to announce that the Company has obtained important assays and widths
from the sulphide twinning confirmation diamond drill program which is now
completed. The latest results show that HOLE M-08-S-04 INTERSECTED 40.9 METERS
TRUE THICKNESS OF 1.10% TOTAL COPPER AND HOLE M-08-S-05 INTERSECTED 16.0
METERS TRUE THICKNESS OF 1.56% TOTAL COPPER.
    To confirm that the historic mineral estimate was accurate and to bring
the estimate into a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource, ICS re-sampled the
same historic sulphide drill holes that were twinned. The re-sampled new assay
results show a very good correlation to the historic assay results as
illustrated below.
    The first table illustrates a few selected mineralized zones in each
drill hole, for direct comparison of the historic assays and the re-sampled
assays (A H Knight Labs, Kitwe, Zambia, 2008).

    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hole       Intersection           Assay T Cu (%)        Assay AS Cu (%)
    No.     -----------------------------------------------------------------
            From (m)    To(m)     Original  Re-Sampled  Original   Re-Sampled
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN20     173.1      174.2        2.90       3.57       1.73        2.16
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             204.8      206.8        2.56       2.66       0.12        0.18
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             242.0      242.8        1.57       1.44       0.15        0.18
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN21     266.4      269.7        1.88       1.36       0.11        0.10
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             289.9      291.4        1.56       1.27       0.22        0.05
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             313.3      314.6        1.70       1.76       0.64        0.45
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN22     332.5      336.2        1.73       1.97       0.20        0.93
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             346.3      351.1        1.69       1.73       0.01        0.02
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             373.1      374.6        1.28       1.20       0.01        0.01
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN33     325.7      327.1        2.85       1.86       2.78        1.32
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             346.7      347.7        1.38       1.24       0.03        0.03
            -----------------------------------------------------------------
             378.9      382.2        0.53       0.50       0.06        0.02
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note:       T Cu - Total Copper in percent.
                AS Cu - Acid Soluble Copper in percent.

    The second table illustrates the statistical analysis, for all the
intersections, for each hole, in the resampling program. The low variance and
a small standard deviation confirm the good correlation between the current
assays and assays that were done over 50 years ago using the same
intersections of core.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hole No.  Copper   Variance - Historic Assays VS Re-Sampled Assays (% Cu)
               Type   -------------------------------------------------------
                      Average     Maximum     Minimum  Standard Dev.  Median
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN20       T Cu     0.12        0.94       -0.35       0.291        0.05
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               AS Cu    0.05        0.43       -0.13       0.121        0.02
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN21       T Cu     0.09        3.80       -0.52       0.751       -0.01
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               AS Cu    0.02        2.19       -0.19       0.432       -0.06
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN22       T Cu    -0.02        0.25       -0.69       0.200        0.00
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               AS Cu    0.11        0.73        0.00       0.225        0.01
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KN33       T Cu    -0.09        0.09       -0.99       0.206       -0.05
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               AS Cu   -0.08        0.09       -1.46       0.296       -0.02
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note:      T Cu - Total Copper in percent.
               AS Cu - Acid Soluble Copper in percent.
    

    Sulphide Twin Drill Program

    The twinned hole drill sites were chosen not only to confirm the largest
defined areas of mineralization but to confirm the other mineralization along
strike (+ 3,400 meters) over the property.
    The 5 hole sulphide twinning program results are now complete and again
the assay results compare well with the historical drill results. Direct assay
comparison with respect to lithology or depth within the hole is difficult,
due to hole deflections in the historic and twinned holes that subsequently
vary the depth and the lithologie thicknesses. Indirect comparison shows
however, highly anomalous mineralized zones that are equivalent within those
lithologies. In several holes, the mineralized intersections were thicker than
the historic sulphide holes due to previous operators not sampling all
mineralization in the core.

    
    Highlights of the Program

                                       M-08-S-01 (DH3)
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                From     To    Intersection      Total       Oxide    Cobalt
                 (m)     (m)   True Width (m)  Copper (%)  Copper (%)   (%)
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                69.10   84.43      9.44           0.82       0.42      0.001
               --------------------------------------------------------------
    including   74.10   74.75      0.40           1.76       0.89      0.001
               --------------------------------------------------------------
    including   75.75   76.95      0.74           1.22       0.05      0.001
               --------------------------------------------------------------
    including   78.65   80.50      1.14           1.69       0.97      0.001
               --------------------------------------------------------------
    including   81.99   82.91      0.57           1.30       1.09      0.001
               --------------------------------------------------------------
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                85.65   92.90      4.46           0.35       0.13      0.001
               --------------------------------------------------------------
               --------------------------------------------------------------



                                       M-08-S-02 (KN33)
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                From     To    Intersection      Total       Oxide    Cobalt
                 (m)     (m)   True Width (m)  Copper (%)  Copper (%)   (%)
               --------------------------------------------------------------
                375.5   391.7       9.3           0.41       0.29       0.01
               --------------------------------------------------------------
    including   387.1   391.7       2.6           0.87       0.65       0.01
               --------------------------------------------------------------
               --------------------------------------------------------------

    This hole was abandoned due to extremely high hydraulic pressure from an
intersected aquifer just as the hole was intersecting the mineralization.


                                       M-08-S-03 (KN22)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
                From     To    Intersection      Total       Oxide    Cobalt
                 (m)     (m)   True Width (m)  Copper (%)  Copper (%)   (%)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               286.55  323.30     21.08           0.88       0.61      0.005
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  294.00  301.80      4.47           2.29       2.08      0.008
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  310.00  312.60      1.49           1.31       0.29      0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               326.30  369.30     24.66           0.40       0.07      0.002
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  330.30  332.80      1.43           2.25       0.11      0.010
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  338.90  344.10      2.98           1.94       0.23      0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  356.60  358.60      1.15           1.74       0.10      0.020
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  364.70  367.30      1.49           1.12       0.18      0.003
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              ---------------------------------------------------------------


                                       M-08-S-04 (KN21)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
                From     To    Intersection      Total       Oxide    Cobalt
                 (m)     (m)   True Width (m)  Copper (%)  Copper (%)   (%)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
                272.9   344.2      40.9           1.10       0.04      0.006
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including   281.1   297.2       9.2           2.09       0.03      0.012
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including   299.3   304.5       3.0           2.40       0.03      0.019
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including   311.7   315.1       2.0           1.66       0.03      0.010
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including   317.1   320.6       2.0           2.22       0.35      0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including   335.2   336.6       0.8           2.47       0.08      0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              ---------------------------------------------------------------


                                       M-08-S-05 (KN20)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
                From     To    Intersection      Total       Oxide    Cobalt
                 (m)     (m)   True Width (m)  Copper (%)  Copper (%)   (%)
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               163.05  180.20      10.1           0.60                 0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  168.00  172.20       2.4           1.33                 0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               181.20  198.20       9.8           0.62                 0.010
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  186.20  187.20       0.6           1.08                 0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
               199.20  227.10      16.0           1.56                 0.010
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  199.20  200.20       0.6           1.02                 0.010
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  203.60  210.90       4.2           2.64                 0.010
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  213.90  214.90       0.6           1.33                 0.010
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    including  215.60  224.10       4.9           1.74                 0.001
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

    These results are very encouraging as it confirms the historic sulphide
mineralization identified by previous operators not only exists but that it
covers a strike length across the entire concession. RSG Global, a subsidiary
of Coffey Mining is presently auditing these results as part of their
requirements under NI 43-101 as they prepare to undertake a new mineral
resource calculation and subsequent Technical Report.

    Oxide Copper Drill Program

    ICS is also pleased to announce that the shallow (100 meter) grid drill
program covering the property is now complete. Assay results are pending but
will be fast tracked so that they can be included in RSG Global's mineral
resource estimation and subsequent Technical Report.
    It is anticipated that the report will be finalized by mid to late August
so that GRD Minproc can economically evaluate the Mokambo Property.
    David Makepeace, P.Eng. M.Eng, a director of the Company and its acting
Chief Operating Officer, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument
43-101, supervised the preparation of the technical information in this news
release.
    President and CEO of ICS, Graham Chisholm comments: "The sulphide drill
program corroborates the historical assays and the results above speak for
themselves. We are pleased with these drilling results and we look forward to
receiving the NI 43-101 Technical Report being prepared by Coffey Mining."

    ICS COPPER SYSTEMS LTD.
    Signed "Graham Chisholm"
    Graham Chisholm, President & CEO

    This release includes certain statements that are "forward-looking
statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of
historical facts that address future exploration, development and production
activities, and other circumstances, events and developments that the Company
expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management believes the
expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on
reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance, and actual results, events and developments may differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. The occurrence of certain risk
factors, the probability of which is unknown, may also affect actual results,
events and developments expected by the Company.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.




For further information:

For further information: Graham Chisholm, graham@icscopper.com, Office:
(604) 859-3007, Cell: (604) 302-0746; For Investor Relations: Brett Whitelaw,
brett_whitelaw@telus.net, Tel: (604) 662-8633, Web Page: www.icscopper.com


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